Benotto Modelo 3000 Filotex Classic Road Bike 1979

Benotto Modelo 3000 Filotex Classic Road Bike 1979

Top notch frameset. Campagnolo Super Record parts. Diamante rear stays.

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ID 22627
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Size 54 cm i
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Shown in the opening scene, of the legendary cycling movie A Sunday In Hell, the Benotto 3000 was one of the iconic bicycles of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Benotto was founded by Giacinto Benotto in Torino, Italy, in 1931. Like so many Italian bike manufacturers of the era, Benotto himself was a passionate racer and had first hand experience of the competitive world of racing. He knew of the need for high-quality designs.

Giacinto, together with his brother, researched extensively into the development of racing bikes for the future. However, early in 1948, the story of the brand took an unusual turn. Having read about the newly discovered oil in Venezuela, Benotto was keen to travel to South America in order to set up his classic bicycle brand and capitalise on this new found area of wealth.

The Benotto brothers reached port La Guaira in the summer of 1948, along with 200 newly designed Benotto bikes. As they went through customs, Giacinto explained his concept of introducing bikes to Latin America. Despite his best efforts, they weren't convinced. They maintained, 'here in Venezuela we don’t ride bicycles, we drive Cadillacs'. Despite this initial opposition, Giacinto became a successful bicycle pioneer.

The brother's brand would also sponsor a series of successful professional cycling teams. 11 World Championship titles have been won by riders of Benotto bicycles.

And for several years, the top model of the brand was the Benotto 3000. The frame was made from Columbus SL tubing and only the best components were installed: a Campagnolo Super Record groupset

The bike we present here seems to be from late 1978 as it has a the famous Diamante chainstays with a rhombic diameter which have actually been a trademark of Ugo De Rosa. Fine details like the beautiful fork, Campagnolo dropouts, the Benotto bar tape and the Campagnolo Super Record groupset leave no doubt concerning the thorough quality of this racing machine. Some parts expecially need to be mentioned like the precisely drilled Campagnolo parts, Cinelli Record cockpit and Unicanitor saddle and the Mavic OR10 rims with gold anodizing.

The frame has been refurbished in a very special gold of the Team Filotex. And who would not have chosen this colour, when just some 2 years before this frame was made, Francesco Moser had won the world championships on his Benotto Team bike.

A beautiful ride and a gorgeous sight, this Benotto 3000 can be instantly used since it has been thoroughly checked by our mechanics.

Condition Used
The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork has been professionally refurbished by a previous owner. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! Parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in fantastic riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.

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Storage BMB 05-20
Marke Benotto
Product Name Benotto Modelo 3000 Filotex Classic Road Bike 1979
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Benotto Modelo 3000 - Columbus SL tubes
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Reecord
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Reecord
Shifters Campagnolo Record drilled
Brakes Campagnolo Record Drilled
Brake Levers Campagnolo Nuovo Record drilled
Headset Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record; 170 mm; 52/42
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Seat Post Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs Campagnolo Record; 6-speed; 26/16 ratio
Rims Mavi OR10; 700C tubulars
Tires Continental Giro; 622/22 tubulars NEW
Stem Cinelli 1R; 10 cm
Stem Bar Cinelli Giro d'Italia; 39 cm
Seat Cinelli Unicanitor
Chain YBN classic NEW
Handlebar Tape Benotto Cello NOS

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Size 54 cm
Seat Tube 54 cm
Top Tube 54 cm
Head Tube 12 cm
Standover 79.5 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 78 cm - 81 cm