Re: [CR]Benotto questions

Example: Bike Shops

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:39:29 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
From: "Marc Boral" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto questions

I've got an '86 Benotto dealer price list. They list complete bicycles as well as framesets. Here is what they list under framesets:

5000SL Turbo (Italy) 3000SLX Aquila del Tachira (Italy) 3000SL Aquila del Tachira (Mexico) 2700 Campione del Mondo (Mexico) 2000 America (Mexico)

Marc Boral Long Beach

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From: Marc Boral Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:18:56 AM To: Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto questions

I don't know the answers about when the Mexico facility was opened, or when the Italian facility was closed. However, a least during the mid '80s, the high-end Benotto frames were still made in Italy, while the rest of their line was made in Mexico.

Marc Boral Long Beach, CA

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From: Aldo Ross Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 7:32:46 AM To: Subject: [CR]Benotto questions

When did Benotto move production from Torino to Mexico? Did they build bikes in both places concurrently? When did the Torino plant close?

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio