Advertisement featuring mod. 3000" Tour of Italy" and the maestro, Giacinto Benotto.

Starting in 1919, TACCHINI, PRACCHI & C produced Ancora bicycles and motorcycles. The company was acquired by Officine Dei di Milano (Umberto Dei), which finally discontinued the Ancora line in 1936.

Updated 6.10.2003

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1952 Benotto with Cambio Corsa derailleur system

(courtesy Steven Maasland)

Early 1970s mod 2500

Catalog circa late 1970s Model 3000 specs and picture

Mod 2700 Pista

John Barron's track bike based on a 1970s Benotto frame.