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 Post subject: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Are italian MTBs any good? Here's a red e-stay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Itali ... 4ac50d7ca6


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:07 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I don't know about this one, but some certainly are.

I'm off to see this tomorrow if there's anything anyone wants me to check.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:38 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Yeah see if it will fit me please Will.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I don't think it will fit you Chris - 16" C-C 17.5" C-T 22" top tube.

It weighs 14.2kg (30lbs 5oz) in its current setup.

Quite a variety of parts on it - you'd only be buying it for the frame really, though the front Pulstar wheel on a Araya TM-18(iirc) looked in decent condition (off a Parkpre). It's been repainted red over what looked like it was originally blue.

The seller's a really nice guy, I chatted to him for ages about retro bikes. They've owned the bike about 15 years and both his son and daughter used to ride it. If it doesn't sell he'll probably get it repainted and do it up in a road-friendly style.

If anyone wants more info or help with it let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:04 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Nice bit of detective work there Will, thanks for taking a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:01 pm 
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reminds me to much of:

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For me, not the prettiest. E-stays were supposed to bring the rear wheel in for climbing, there are some designs that were simply elevated and little else.

And I'm totally biased towards:

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 Post subject: Re: Benotto E-stay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:46 pm 
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E-stays were supposed to bring the rear wheel in for climbing


Really :?: I always thought they were to eliminate the dreaded chain-suck :?


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