Benotto Filotex by Giuseppe Pelà Original Road Bicycle 1970s

Benotto Filotex by Giuseppe Pelà Original Road Bicycle 1970s

Made by Giuseppe Pelà. Campagnolo Nuovo Record. Fine original condition.

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ID 23652
Brand Benotto
Size 54 cm i
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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.

Here we present you an absolute gem, a top level Benotto made by one of the most famous frame builders of the 20th century - Giuseppe Pelà. That is to be recognized not just by the trademark fork crown but also by the bottom bracket shell with 4 cutouts. The frame is made of Columbus SL tubeset and still sports the original and typical Benotto beige paintjob used by team Filotex. Luckily, this rare piece has survived these roughly 45 years very well and thanks to the careful storage it is in exceptionally good condition.

As for the parts, it is fully equipped with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset and some fine parts which complete this very prestigious built. Cinelli has been chosen for both cockpit and saddle while the Nisi rims were the first choice of top class Italian bikes back then. The Benotto pantographes elevate the bike even higher and you can find them on the chainring, stem and even the seatpost.

A stunning piece of cycling history in original top shape.

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 especially need to be mentioned like the precisely drilled Campagnolo parts, Cinelli Record cockpit and Unicanitor saddle and the Mavic OR10 rims with gold anodizing.

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 and is not bent. The paintwork is original with some minor signs of usage like small scratches and abrasions. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! All 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 R6
Brand Benotto
Product Name Benotto Filotex by Giuseppe Pelà Original Road Bicycle 1970s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Auction AND regular sale No
Frame & Fork Benotto Filotex by Giuseppe Pelà - Columbus SL steel tubes
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Crankset Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 170 mm; 52/42; pantographed chainring
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Seat Post Campagnolo Nuovo Record; pantographed
Hubs Campagnolo Record; 6-speed Regina freewheel 24/14 ratio
Rims Nisi; 700C tubulars
Tires Tufo S33Pro; 622/24 tubulars NEW
Stem Cinelli; 100 mm; pantographed
Stem Bar Cinelli; 39 cm
Seat Cinelli Unicanitor
Chain YBN classic NEW
Handlebar Tape Benotto cello tape

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Size 54 cm
Seat Tube 54 cm
Top Tube 54 cm
Head Tube 12 cm
Standover 79 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 79.5 cm - 82.5 cm