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 page 2 of 12_0001
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 3 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 4 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 5 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 6 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 7 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 8 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 9 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 10 of 12
Benotto Catalogue 1979 page 11 of 12
17 replies on “Benotto Bicycle 1979 Catalogue”
My name is Ruud Kempers from The Netherlands and I’m on a quest regarding a Benotto I just bought. Can you tell whaat type of Benotto is in de hands of the little girl in the brochure? The one with the open lugs colored with blue probably?
Hope you can help me out?
Hi Ruud, that’s a Benotto 2000. Great bike, great model.
I’m in need of your assistance (email) in tracking down information regarding a Benotto frame/fork that was given to me by my uncle (in mid ‘90’s) as he did not like the paint color his brother had commissioned. There are different identifying markers that I can’t seem to track down.
Any assistance is appreciated.
Hi Roberto, can you post a link to picture of the bike? All the best
Thanks for your answer and reminders. There is no way to send you picture by this form communication system. For shure, you have got my email adress. Then can you send me an e-mail. I will send you pictures of my Benetto bike.
Hi Jonathan, I have bought, few years ago now, a Benetto bike. Looking your web site this bike seem’s to be a pre 1981 bike because the derailleurs cables guides are weld above the bottom bracket shell. It will be nice for me to send you some pics of this bike but need your email adress for that. Thanks for your answer. Pierre
Hi Pierre, very cool. Will reach out
I gave two benottos
800 and 2500 ex
Any idea what ex means and is their a source where i can check frame numbers
Did it have Shimano EX components? I believe it may be related to the type of componentry that came with your bike. As for a source for frame numbers? I’m not sure if there is a reliable place for Benottos.
Gday jonathon.thank u for all the info on bennotto bikes.i have just bought one with serial nos dn38713n and95301 just below it.it has no rear derailleur hanger or cable guides so i think its a track model.its seatpost 26.0 i rekon i may have bought a fakey maybe
Hi Stephen, yes it’s likely a track bike if it doesn’t have the rear derailleur hanger or cable guides. Is the bike’s paint original or repainted? Some Benotto bikes have been retrofitted into single speeds because their geometry lines up so well.
The 26mm seat post opening is throwing it off. It should be at least 26.4mm. Or perhaps a different kind of steel was used, but that’s unlikely.
I Have a benotto with a serail number: A986422. Any Idea how I can figure out where and when it was made?
I have just been given a benotto modello ‘Milano San Remo’ but can’t find this model anywhere. What year is it? Is it 800 or what? Hope you can help.
Hi Eddie, do you have some photos of your bike you could share? It would make it easier to identify it. What are the shapes of the chain stays? Roger DeVlaeminck won Milan San Remo riding a Benotto in ’78. They likely made a model to celebrate that win.
I bought my Benotto while station in Wiesbaden AB, Germany in or about 1973. I still have it today. Haven’t ridden it in over 25 years. If I get the chance I will sent you a photograph.
Hi John, that would be great. I will send you an email. Cheers
@John: would like to have a photo too.
@Jonathan: Thanks for sharing