Benotto Model 3000 - 1979
Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
I obtained this frame in February 2007 and is an all original Model 3000 as portrayed in the catalogue. It is a classic Italian masterpiece built from Columbus SL tubing by master craftsmen using investment cast lugs, bottom bracket and fork crown and built with low-temperature silver-bronze solder to maintain frame strength. Diamond chainstays to maintain a rigid rear triangle. This model was used professionally on the Paris/Roubaix race by Francesco Moser, etc. It is a rare and special frame as denoted by the unique serial number and the special finish.
The frame was originally finished in chrome with a gold laquer finish (see image below) and it was refurbished by Atlantic Boulevard in Bury. As it would have been too expensive to replate and re-laquer they finished the frame as near as possible to the original with paint. The bike is now for sale, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|Frame||Benotto Model 3000 - 1979, frame numbers under BB - 1-81-57 and 1-23-79; seat tube 57cm; Columbus SL tubing; investment cast lugs and bottom bracket (heart-shaped cutout); Campagnolo micro-adjustable dropouts; braze-on cable guides; Benotto engraved fork crown and seat stays. Forks with Helicol steering column and blade stiffeners.|
|Wheels||Campagnolo Record rims on Super Record Hubs fitted with Clement Strada tubular tyres|
|Chainset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Pedals||Lyotard platform pedals with Christophe straps (Am looking for a reasonably-priced set of Campagnolo Super Record pedals for authencity)|
|Gears||Campagnolo Super Record rear and front changers with Campagnolo Super Record 6-speed titanium freewheel - Regina Oro perforated chain|
|Stem/Bars||Cinelli 1R with Benetto pantograph on stem|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Extra details||Total weight of machines 19.5lbs (9 kilos)|