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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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I made the mistake of painting my Benotto black after first getting it about a decade ago. Today I’m restoring it back to something fitting of the Benotto name. But first I wanted to research and find out the model of my bike. It’s proving really difficult so I’m documenting what I’m learning about Benotto’s and…

Read More Benotto Bicycle Restoration – How to identify a vintage Benotto bike frame’s year and model – Part 2

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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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