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benotto track project

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benotto track/ 56cm/ 1980's

cinelli

benotto

i got this frame, original fork, tange fork, cinelli brev stem, cinelli crit track bars, sr crankset, sr royal seatpost for a real steal! so i was not going to miss the chance to restore such a beautiful frame, the frame itself is Columbus tubing with Brev Campagnolo dropouts, the rear bridge is not drilled for a brake, the original fork was not drilled as well but the previous owner drilled it. i sanded most of the old chrome off of the fork so in the pics it is just raw steel, the frame is in beautiful condition and just needs to be repainted, i have replacement decals on the way already but since i am fairly new to Iowa i will unfortunately have to find the places i can re-chrome and repaint. i will not be riding this i only threw some spare parts and my pedals and wheels on for the pics and a test ride, she handles unbelievably well and the geometry is really tight and fun. this will be my winter project and i am very excited about it. i am either going to try to do all NOS Campy and Italian, or full Dura-ace (i like Dura-ace) so please, i dont need any critique, almost every new Italian bike these days is stock Dura-ace or other japanese. they make good stuff :)

here is also a little history of the benotto track, pretty cool video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF-9K6CQ6S0

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Is she tight? heh heh

Is she tight?

as in geometry

I know what you were thinking

haha

funny how that is the first thing that popped in my head, of course as a joke lol.

but yes, the geometry is very tight. i do need to get a shorter stem though, its perfect if i was racing track but on the street i prefer to be a little closer

I like 'em tight haha

I like 'em tight haha

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i hope so! haha

The impossible hour

Check the "Impossible Hour" Movie
Ole Ritter rode a frame very similar to yours.
Would try to build a nice classic of this beautyful frame!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF-9K6CQ6S0

Was that the one in Mexico D.F.?

I have one of the Mexican built Benotto Pistas from the Ole Ritter period. Need to post it up here soon. I assume yours is one of the Italian built frames? I have ridden the tar out of mine and it is still as stiff as it was when I bought it from Euro-Asia. Ahh, shop discount....

thanks

im going to put that up

awesome!

awesome frame! i would leave the paint it looks quite good tho. can't wait to see it built up with some classic parts!

this is beautiful!

this is beautiful!

thanks

i really cant wait to repaint her and get some new parts, you cannot tell in the pics but the paint is pretty rough

Repaint? I'd reconsider.

Why would you repaint? I see no reason to repaint and it drops the overall value and elan of the bike. Don't sterilize it with another antiseptic paint job from 2010.

- kh

I'd leave the paint as is!

I'd leave the paint as is! Anyone can re-paint a frame, but patina is priceless :) Every scar has a story...

YES

YES

<3

well guys i was going to paint it the same color, it is not my intention to destroy this beauty, only to restore. i would like it to look as if it were new, like i mentioned the paint look far better in the pictures and the fork is raw steel so it would definitely need to be repainted or rechromed to prevent corrosion and rust.



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