BIANCHI XL Titanium Reparto Corse – authentic bike of R.Forconi Team Mercatone Uno (2000) – SOLD23/11/2022
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BENOTTO Pista by DE ROSA, Campagnolo C Record Track, 56cm (mid 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 detail. Benotto 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.
Here we are proudly presenting Italian steel track masterpiece – BENOTTO Pista made by DE ROSA. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing and was the reference by which other track steel frames were judged back in mid 1980s. The frame is featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect. The ”diamante” chainstays, beautiful Benotto fork crown, cut-outs and Benotto pantographs are the highlights. Only the best parts are good enough for such a masterpiece: Campagnolo C Record track groupset with stunning “Sheriff” hubs, pantograph Benotto Cinelli cockpit, Campagnolo track rims. Love at first sight.
Nice catch for any vintage bike collector.
Frame&Fork: Benotto Pista by De Rosa / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55 cm
– headset tube: 13 cm
– standover: 79.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record Pista Benotto pantograph
Headset: Campagnolo C Record Pista
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Stem: Cinelli Benotto Pista
Handlebar: Cinelli Benotto Pista
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record Benotto (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record Pista
Toe cage / leather straps: Campagnolo
Handlebar tape: Benotto blue (original)
Tubulars: Tufo for Italian Cycling Federation
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Refurbished. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Era: mid 1980s