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Author Topic: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle  (Read 10217 times)

Offline flaco

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #20 on: Nov 21, 2012, 20:55:03 »
this one i found it in a pail of garbage here where i am ,its americana may by Ross probably 70-80

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #21 on: Nov 22, 2012, 06:50:22 »
Nice find flaco!

OK! So managed to source a set of decals. :-)



Also found the handlebar I'm after on a UK based online site.

In keeping with with Italian heritage of the machine, here's a mockup with a set of new Campagnolas.


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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #22 on: Nov 22, 2012, 06:52:37 »
I wanted a set of the smaller spoke count wheels when I built mine. but MAN were they expensive!!

Offline flaco

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #23 on: Nov 22, 2012, 06:57:07 »
thanks Dale i didn't know what to do with it but looking at your built now i know . keep them coming

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #24 on: Nov 29, 2012, 13:06:51 »
Bit of progress. Stripped and cleaned everything.

Some of the parts I've ordered have started trickling in...


The original fork was broken. This is an aluminum fork that I sanded down and then started polishing.

New Campagnolo wheels and the front tire.




Rear Campagnolo with different spoke configuration.




The only single speed kits that I could get hold of locally fitted Shimano Hubs only. The guys at Campagnolo fitted a Shimano Hub for me as a special request, and here it is with the single speed conversion...




White chain.




Steering head components all cleaned up. Will be doing some white paint to bring back to original. Had to get some heat in there which bubbled the paint. Seat post.




Crank.




And managed to find a 25.6mm bar.



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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #25 on: Nov 29, 2012, 13:15:05 »
Love that bar

Offline flaco

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #26 on: Nov 29, 2012, 18:42:49 »
nice work

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #27 on: Dec 05, 2012, 14:54:48 »
Decals arrived today.



So did Blue tire.



Sent the frame on for sandblasting.

Offline rundown

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #28 on: Dec 16, 2012, 19:36:07 »
When I was involved in triathlons, probably before most in this thread were born.  We used fixed gear bikes to force us develop turn over, as I recall, this really was a surprisingly long time ago.  What is the purpose of a fixed gear other than as a training aid for geared bikes.

I don't want to hijack this thread, the pictures are great, so I'll start a thread on clip on height as related to bicycle bars.

Offline Dale

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Re: Benotto Fixed Gear Bicycle
« Reply #29 on: Dec 17, 2012, 15:45:19 »
What is the purpose of a fixed gear other than as a training aid for geared bikes.

As good a reason as any I can think of.

Polished up the stem and painted in the Benotto Logo.