Re: [CR]Benotto questions


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
References: <43b71a43f21e.43f21e43b71a@icomcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto questions
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 14:34:32 -0400
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Those Benotto pics are up already:

http://tinyurl.com/dyq1

Woo-hoo - what a beauty! And what a colour! That thing looks near-mint.

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio


----- Original Message -----
From: Mara & Steven Maasland
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Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto questions



> Angel wrote:
>
> > 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
> > MilitarNo. 14, Mexico 1, D.F. And, a list of telephone numbers.
> >
> > There are probably some people floating around in Mexico City that
> > wouldhave 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.
>
> In response to Marc's previous note:
> >
> > 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
>
> Benotto has a web site at http://www.benotto.com.mx it doesn't say anything
> about their history, but I have an Italian book that describes how they
> started in Turin in 1931. One of the family members moved to Mexico
> City in the 70's and production was started up there. From the
> information that I have seen their top bikes were still built in Italy
> for a few years after the start-up in Mexico. Once the quality was at
> least as good in Mexico as it was in Italy, they moved all production
> to Mexico. They sponsored pro teams almost continuously from the 40's
> onwards and therefore are probably one of the most long-standing pro
> bike suppliers. I have a lovely 1952 Benotto with Cambio Corsa with
> original paint. I have sent photos to Dale to post to the Benotto page
> when he has time.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ