For sale, a Benotto Modelo 1500 frame.
Originally imported from Italy to the Netherlands by the Company Alimo (Algemene Import Onderneming). Frame is most likely a Columbus SL frame, given the seatpost diameter of 27,2mm.
Year of build is most likely late 70's since the brazzed on cableholders rest on top of the chainstay.
The frame is in excellent condition, the paint however needs some work. Head tube is in good condition. The frame is light for a bike of 40 years old, but that's the beauty of this bike.
Framewidth rear wheel is 125mm, front wheel is 100mm, the pads are engraved 'Campagnolo'. If needed, I also have the steer and seatpost.
Price for the frame is £75 including shipping to the UK. If it needs to be shipped elsewhere, please contact me for the price.
I also have the whole brake set available for £25 extra (when frame is bought as well). Shimano 600 Arabesque levers and callipers. Will try to add photos this evening
I saw the auction of this:
Any reason you didn't end up building it up yourself? I'm not asking this to make a point. I'm just interested in the frame and wondering if there are any things I should consider.
Well, actually it's still with me (the guy who auctioned it in the first place). Unfortunately the buyer has not paid within the three days which means it has been cancelled. So no, no worries there mate ;)
Ahh, makes sense. Sorry the buyer pulled out.
It looks nice, could be built in a number of ways. It is probably too small (out of interest is it 56 or 57 as in the auction ad?) for me but GLWS.
Thanx, from what I've seen in old folders it was sold as being a 56cm frame. However when I measured it I found it was more 57cm
When you check out the part where the seatpost meets the frame, you can clearly see it has some kind of decorational cutout. So it all really depends on how you measure it, but it's leaning towards a 57cm.
Added photos of brakeset as well
Price update: when bought together with the brakeset a total of £105 including shipping
Frame only with shipping to UK: 80
When bought together with the brakeset a total of £95 including shipping
Frame only including shipping to UK: £75
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