RE: [CR]Re: Gios and Nashbar - was Gios fakes

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Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 07:44:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Gios and Nashbar - was Gios fakes
To: kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net, Chuck Kichline <chuck_kichline@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <380-220076529121858831@earthlink.net>


I do remember Nashbar selling both the Cinelli Supercorsas and the Vitus Al frames. And over the years they have sold top components from Campy, Sachs, Zeus and TA as well as Dura-Ace. Don't remember Gios, but they may have sold those. There is a much smaller mail order place, either Colorado Cyclist or Excel Sports Boulder, that has for many years featured Gios.

I know a lot of the LBS guys don't like Nashbar or the other high-volume discounters, and I can't blame them. But Nashbar is still a lot more classic-oriented than many other big discounters, including their sister company Performance. Arnie Nashbar was, after all, a very avid cyclist, perhaps still is. He was a co-founder of the Outspokin Wheelman, the biggest club in Youngstown, of which I was for several years a member. Don't know if Arnie is still assocaited with the operation, but his influence seems not to have been totally lost yet.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

"kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net" <kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net> wrote: I'm not sure I remember Nashbar selling these particular frames, though it is possible. In addition to the inexpensive Japanese-built (and later, Taiwanese) bikes with their own name on them, Nashbar has sold many higher-end frames over the years. Occasionally one would see them in the catalogs -- like the Cinelli Super Corsas they were selling off cheaply a few years ago (did anybody on the list buy one of the NOS 80s vintage Vitus Aluminum frames they were blowing out for $175 two years ago?) -- but more often, you'd see them if you visited the warehouse store they operated at their headquarters in Youngstown. Anyhow, lots of good frames were sold through the discount catalogs like Nashbar and Performance (I think Performance now owns Nashbar). Back in the 80's I'll never forget drooling over the DeRosas, Eddy Merckxs, Pinaraellos and others that were regularly sold in the Performance catalog -- for what? maybe $500 at the most. Unfortunately at the time, I was a cash-poor high-school, later college student throughout the 80s, so they were still beyond my reach.

Anyhow, while I don't recall seeing these Gios frames in Nashbar -- I do know for certain that Excel Sports in Boulder has sold them in their catalog for years, and still has them right now for about $800 without the fork.

Kyle Brooks Akron, OH


> [Original Message]
> From: Chuck Kichline
> To:
> Date: 6/28/2007 10:29:37 PM
> Subject: [CR]Re: Gios fakes
>
> I believe I remember the Gios with the adjustable rear dropouts being
> sold by NASHBAR in the late 80's.
> That's never a good sign. What went on leading to that?
>
> Chuck Kichline
> Austin, TX
>
>
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