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BENOTTO Crono 26″/28″ , Campagnolo C Record Delta, 58.5cm (late 1980s) – SOLD

Giacinto Benotto was born in 1907 in Piemonte, was a successful Italian bike racer and founded Cicli Benotto in 1931 in Turin, Italy (at age of 24). In 1948, Giacinto Benotto had read the news about newly discovered oil in Venezuela and thought it a good opportunity to bring cycling there. Eager to expand into emerging markets he took his brother and 200 bicycles with him on a boat and headed towards Venezuela. At first he encountered opposition in Venezuela as he was told they “drive Cadillacs” not bicycles, but it wasn’t long before he began getting popular press excited about the Benotto bikes.

The Benotto brand is affirmed in Italian cycling history as a guarantee of traditional craft with the passion for a totally custom approach.  The 1960s, 1970s and 1980s represents the golden age of Italian cycling and Benotto embodied, among other brands, the values of historic framebuilders worldwide. Licinio earned its reputation in top level framebuilding by hand-built meticulous and craftsman’s attention to detailBenotto is one of the most winning cycling brands of all time. Although they moved in 1953 their factory to Mexico, the professional racing bicycles have been always manufactured in Italy. 11 world championship titles have been won by riders of Benotto bicycles, the most most notable winner being Franscesco Moser in San Cristobal, Venezuela, in 1977.

Here we are proudly presenting another superb Italian racing machine – BENOTTO Crono which dates back to mid/late 1980s. The frame is work of art, ready for 26″/28″ wheels, made of ORIA Special tubing with aerodynamic approach. Only the best parts are good enough for such a masterpiece: Campagnolo C-Record groupset and iconic Delta brakes, Ambrosio Logos full disc wheels, 3ttt 51.151 stem and handlebar. Love at first sight.

Nice catch for any vintage bike collector.



Frame&Fork: Benotto Crono 26″/28″, Oria Special tubing


– seat tube (c-t): 58.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm

– headset tube: 10 cm

Wheelset: Ambrosio Logos full disc 26″/28″

Crankset: Campagnolo C-Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo C-Record

Brakes: Campagnolo C-Record Delta

Headset: Campagnolo C-Record

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C-Record

Stem: 3ttt

Handlebar: 3ttt  51.151

Shifters: Campagnolo C-Record

Seatpost: Campagnolo C-Record (27,2mm)

Seat: Vetta

Pedals: Campagnolo C Record

Leather straps: Christophe, red

Tubulars: Vittoria Rally

Water bottle: Profil Aerodynamic



Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are in very good condition and are working fine.

Era: late 1980s

Price: SOLD (December 2022)