Benotto Modelo 1600 | Highway Bike, Biking Boards

This can be a late-seventies Benotto Modelo 1600 made in Torino, Italy. Classic street bike aficionados will know that it’s primarily based on the Benotto that received 11 world championships again within the day.

I am 6′ 1″ with a 32″ inseam and the bike matches me completely. I am guessing it’s a dimension giant because it does point out the dimensions on the bike. It is going to seemingly match anybody 5′ 10″ to six’ 4″ or extra.
I took the bike on as winter undertaking. The thought was to tune it up and make it extra snug for lengthy days within the saddle. Here is the record of recent elements that had been put in: Panaracer Pasela Protite tires, new tubes, together with a spare, Crank Bros Stamp 1 pedals, contemporary blingy cables, brake pads, Oury grips, Brooks artificial bar tape, and a set of bar ends and a bell. The flat bars are a set of 90s Kore Lite bars. It even has a L’Eroica-inspired bar mount bottle cage. The transmission is a ten pace Suntour setup and I’ve modified the shifters to stem-mount items that look interval right.

The bike is able to trip on paved or gravel trails and I am actually happy with the consolation of the metal body and the brand new driving place. As I am not a roadie I do not assume I will get a lot use out of it, so if you’re available in the market for one thing distinctive for round city and lengthy rides on the weekend – this might be your ticket.

The bike additionally comes with the unique pedals, drop bars and bar-end shifters if you would like to swap it again to fully authentic and torture your self.


All in, the elements value was over $400.00