[CR]Benotto stays--Was DeRosa connection

Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 09:54:46 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Brook Watts <brook.watts@comcast.net>
Subject: [CR]Benotto stays--Was DeRosa connection

Roger DeVlaeminck rode the Benotto bicycle for the Sanson team from Italy. The diamond stays were present on Benottos, both Italian and Mexican Benottos though I can't say Roger is riding a Benotto bike in the movie.

The diamond stays are made, to this day, by stamping Columbus (or other makes) stays in a press. I've watched it done in the Mexico plant. Some Benotto sponsored riders thought that a diamond stay meant it was an Italian Benotto, though this is not correct.

Brook Watts Longmont Colo.

On Wed, 05 May 2004 11:46:36 -0400 Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca> writes:
> Hello Listers,
> Last evening I was watching my new dvd copy of
> "hell of the north". I noticed the Benotto bike
> that is being serviced in the opening scene has
> some very "de rosa-like" qualities, like diamond
> shaped chainstays. I can't remember which team
> rode these bikes, does anyone have more details?
> There are very similar details on this benotto:
> http://www.cycles-yokoo.co.jp/benotto.html.html
> Grant McLean
> Toronto.Ca
> ____________