Re: [CR]Gios not in Brooklyn Blue


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 16:23:58 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Bob Reid <bob.reid@btconnect.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Gios not in Brooklyn Blue
References: <B7A5F9EF.7AF1%bob.reid@btconnect.com>


Bob Reid wrote:
>
> Chuck,
>
> Thanks for the help. I've added a few more - best I could do in the short
> time as I'm finding the transition from Nikon 35mm to Digital and Scanner
> not an easy one !
>
> The only other bit's I have are a cream / off-white coloured stem and
> 7-speed (indexed !) DT levers by Gipiemme.
>
> the page is http://freespace.virgin.net/bob.reid1/notascot.htm
>
> thanks once again.
>
> Bob.

Bob,

The third jpeg displayed a broken icon so it wouldn't open, but judging by the other jpegs the frame is a model Gios called the "LITE." Whoever repainted your bike used the earlier "panel" decals (very easy to get from Gios, as is the headbadge incidently).

As you already figured out, the fork is not original to the bike. All Gios had a pantographed/engraved fork crown.

Tubing is only identified as "cromoly supereleggere speciali per GIOS" (Cromoly light special for GIOS).

Colors available at that time (early '90s): GIOS Blue, Enamel Red, Pearled White, Pearled Cyclamen, Pearled Yellow and Pearled Black.

I would call the LITE an economy model for Gios, as all their other bikes came with the signature, adjustable, "compact" dropouts.

Regards,
Chuck