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Thank you to Steve Whitmore for sharing this Benotto catalogue from 1979. This is part of the attempt to document all pre 1985 Benotto models. Hopefully this will help others identify or restore their 1979 models. Here are links to the PDF versions of these files: Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 1 of 12 Benotto Catalogue 1979…

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Benotto restoration Benotto restoration

The restoration is coming along nicely. Ordered some NOS Benotto forks and they arrived safely today. The forks are made of Columbus SL tubing, the kind found on Benotto modelo 2500 and 3000. Part 1 and Part 2 of the restoration are here. Step 1: Sanding (3-4 hrs) I started with 180 grit sandpaper. Because I had previously…

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Ole Ritter breaks the hour record in 1968 Ole Ritter breaks the hour record in 1968

The restoration – A background. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright sunny morning and I had just gotten a phone call from my friend Ryan, “You’ve got to come quick … there’s another guy that really wants this bike.” The bike was a $5 Benotto at Ryan’s garage sale. It was…

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Benotto Benotto

This is an attempt to document all of Benotto’s pre 1985 models. I need your help, if you have a photo of a Benotto and know the year/model please send it to me or share a link to it in the comment section. That will really help out the community. About 10 years ago I was…

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Moser with Benotto Moser with Benotto

The 1960s to 80s were the golden years of Benotto bicycles. By the mid 1980s Benotto had numerous 1st place titles including 11 world championships and countless local, national and international competitions such as the Giro d’italia. In 1968 Ole Ritter famously broke the hour record while riding a Benotto Bicycle. He road a staggering 48.653 kms in one hour.…

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