[CR]Classic Benotto spotted rusting but ridden hard

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From: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 15:53:42 -0400
Subject: [CR]Classic Benotto spotted rusting but ridden hard

For the record, Warren, I was on my Raleigh 531C Prestige, and one of the reasons I have trouble on the hills (gasping) is because I still insist on a regular fast cadence, but my low gear is only 42/19. Unfortunately I am not powerful enough and I really need a 42/24. About five months ago I saw a 70's Benotto in my 54 cm size and it was all Campy NR. The paint was a little crummy but it was a beautiful robins blue and white. The price $500.00 and it needed hoods, paint, cables, tires, tape, etc. In retrospect it seems like not too bad a deal. Garth Libre