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    Ever heard of Benotto frames?

    A Benotto steel frame was my first venture into building a real road bike. I bought it from Steve Hed in the early '80's. Steve Hed is now building wheels used by pro cyclists, and has also worked with Lance Armstrong.

    The Benotto was heavy but did have racing geometry. I believe they were used by Roger de Vlaeminck and the Brooklyn Belgian cycling team in the '70's
    My 1996 Miata is my other "road bike"

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    looks like they've given up making real road bikes...

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    eff all y'all...

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    Italian Benotto or later Mexican Benotto?

    Not sure when they moved everything to Mexico, but I suspect it was in the 80's. The Italian bikes are nice. There are some Mexican bikes that are okay, too, some had a tendency to break, if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmudshark View Post
    Italian Benotto or later Mexican Benotto?

    Not sure when they moved everything to Mexico, but I suspect it was in the 80's. The Italian bikes are nice. There are some Mexican bikes that are okay, too, some had a tendency to break, if I recall correctly.
    Or Sam Benotto?
    Can't chrome carbon.
    Yes, you can call me a slightly opinionated retrogrouch.

    "Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the bars"

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