[CR]Re: Re: Makes that can't get no respect.. GIOS

(Example: Framebuilders)

From: "Otis" <otis@otisrecords.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:34:20 -0800
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODvjUqMUrYa000047f6@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: Re: Makes that can't get no respect.. GIOS

I don't think I've heard anybody dis-respect a Gios Super Record? At least not from anybody who's owned one.

Price wise maybe not in the league of Masi, Colnago, Cinelli, DeRosa, etc. I think that's because mid 70's to early 80's models are plentiful, but usually as framesets, and poorly re-finished ones at that.

For all the Gios' that are on ebay every week it's pretty rare to see an early or mid 70's bike in strong original condition. I think a blue on blue Brooklyn era bike in nice shape would bring some respect pricewise?

As the owner of a post '78 Super Record I give 'em plenty 'o respect. It's really the only vintage bike I own that I truly enjoy riding. And the only vintage bike I've ridden in "mixed company" training rides that I did not feel totally out-classed machine-wise on.

Jon Williams
Grants Pass OR USA