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Hello group. I have what I think is a Benotto model 2000. I need information

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Hello group. I have what I think is a Benotto model 2000. I need information

Hello group. Iím looking to sell my Benotto. Looking for any information I get to on this bike. The bike has been in storage for quite a while. Iím am getting into Mountain Biking. Hate for this classic bike to go unused.
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Can anybody see an album on the OP's CP? I can never seem to find them like some of the sleuths here...

OP: currently, without photos, you have more info that we do. Until you can post pics (after your 10th post), you might try your hand at describing what you have with some text. Components, frame tubing decal if there is one, frame construction details. Things like that can get the ball rolling.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Can anybody see an album on the OP's CP? I can never seem to find them like some of the sleuths here...

OP: currently, without photos, you have more info that we do. Until you can post pics (after your 10th post), you might try your hand at describing what you have with some text. Components, frame tubing decal if there is one, frame construction details. Things like that can get the ball rolling.

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Doesn't look like he has tried to upload any yet: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/508854/photos
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Benottos have a checkered past as far as frame quality. Here's a past comment on them. I have no personal knowledge. The only one I have owned I just bought the parts and returned the frame to the seller:

"Conditions:

1. It was made from the early 80s thru the mid-80s...
2. It was made in Mexico...
3. It falls in the following model ranges: Modelo 850 thru Modelo 3000

It WILL crack where the seatube enters the bottom bracket lug.

If it is a Modelo 3500 that was made in Mexico (pretty darn rare) - rather than Italy - the downtube will separate from the headtube lug.

I know this because I used to sell and service Benottos...

My 2000 cracked...
Buddies 850s, 1000s, and 1500s cracked...
...about a dozen at my location alone...

I used to sell Benottos...and the above was the reason why Benotto simply just disappeared from the United States market - it is very difficult to recover from this kind of thing.

Diagnosis of a local frame-builder was that the brazers in Mexico were overheating the joints during brazing causing premature brittleness of the joint."
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