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 Post subject: Help me ID a Benotto?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:32 pm 

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I have a stripped Benotto frame that needs repair and repainting sitting in my garage and I need to figure out what I'm going to do with it. Problem is, I can't really trust anything I've seen so far on it. It has been crashed, I discovered after removing paint and I think it was shoddily repaired to do as a winter trainer.

When I bought it, it had red paint in a "net pattern", but the quality was very poor. It also had a cromor sticker, but it was on the seat tube not the top tube as I've seen on others. I'm not sure the paint was original, nor the sticker. It have a mixture of Shimano 600 (headset & FD) and Campy Triomphe shifters.

What I know for sure:

1. It has the heart shape in the bottom bracket, with the code: B3886C
2. It had chrome on the seat stays and polished metal on the chain stays.
3. It has the Benotto signature pantografing at the top of the seat stays.
4. The brake bridge has pantografed Bs in it.
5. It has internal cabling

The only picture I can find that comes close to it is this:


Actually, the backend of it looks like this:


Any ideas?

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