Re: [CR] benetto frame find


Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:37:06 -0700
From: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net>
To: Bianca Pratorius <biankita@comcast.net>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] benetto frame find


Doubt the flag decal is original...

1. What Columbus tubing? 2. What does the "Made In" sticker say country-wise? "Made in Italy" or "Made

in Mexico"? (Check bottom of seatube - and top of downtube.) 3. What's the color? Straight - or two tone? 4. By 80's, do you mean 1980 or do you have a more exact date?

Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

Quoting Bianca Pratorius <biankita@comcast.net>:
> I just purchased an 80's Benotto frame in nice condition. It has
> Columbus tubing, Benotto rear dropouts, braze on front derailleur
> hanger and shift levers, and a chrome fork with delicate looking fully
> sloping fork crown (Benotto engraved too). There is a small American
> flag decal that looks original on the back of the seat post at the top.
> What in the world is this supposed to signify? Made in the US? Champion
> of the US roads? HUh? All the other decals look very Benotto standard
> issue.
>
> Garth Libre
> Miami Fl USA