Re: [CR]Benotto questions


Example: Racing:Jean Robic

From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <003101c32f5d$00d79be0$6cf9fea9@j4g1x1> <3EE5F6E0.000001.01980@ibm2>
Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto questions
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:34:17 -0400


I have a Benotto postcard picturing Francesco Moser, "Italian Champion 1975-76" and a logo that says BENOTTO Fabrica Bicicletas Mexico (note: that is Spanish), and this address: Bicicletas BENOTTO, Escuela Medico Militar No. 14, Mexico 1, D.F. And, a list of telephone numbers.

There are probably some people floating around in Mexico City that would have quite a bit of info. I'll try to track down a cycling club in Mexico City and see if anyone can tell us more.

Come to think of it, I have a few of these kinds of postcards: also from Durkopp, Bianchi, Gios, Peugeot. I guess was a popular way to advertise???

Angel Garcia Long Valley, NJ

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 theirt line was made in Mexico.s

Marc Boral
Long Beach, CA