[CR]Benotto DeRosa link

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From: PGelSAFC@aol.com
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:39:00 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Benotto DeRosa link

Does any of the members out there know anything of a link between these two companies ? Did DeRosa once build frames for Benotto ? I have seen quite a few Benotto frames with a trademark DeRosa heart cutout in the BB shell and the 3000 model of the late 70s early 80s had the trademark diamante section chainstays with DuBois lugs. I have been told by (I Believe) a reliable source that Benotto never actually made frames in Italy, they were made by someone else and that the only production facility that they ever had is in mexico. Another version is that the production transferred there sometime in the mid eighties.


Pete Geldard

London UK

P.S Does anyone know when DeRosa made the Nuovo Classico frame in columbus TSX. A little late for the list I know but thanks anyway.