A Gios Torino Professional

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A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:49 pm

largely a photo essay.
It is my 1982 Gios Torino, in very good condition. The paint, decals (except on the bidon) and the majority of the components are as the original owner had them in 1982.
It is a rider. It was out for a 70km ride yesterday and a 45km ride today.
Lets have the photos:
Imageside on by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imageheadtube by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagedowntube by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagefront caliper by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagerear caliper by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagefront side by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagefront derailleur by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagerear derailleur by philip.knight, on Flickr

lots more to come.
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:00 pm

Beautiful. Nice seat cluster...hint hint.

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:14 pm

Internal brake routing in 1982. Now that's advanced, just in before the aero era.
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby GaryF » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:17 pm

What a great bike.

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:12 am

Wow, that's a beauty.
A bit modern for your tastes though?
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:59 am

I bought the bike about three years ago. A private sale from Europe.
The changes I made were to:
replace the Shimano 105 aero brake levers with NOS Super Record levers
source the reproduction brake lever hoods from Robbie Fellows
replace the very attractive Spiedel gear levers with the Campagnolo versions
add the toe clips and straps
source the Cobra bidon cage
source the Reg bidons (the second is carried in the jersey pocket on warm days)
design and have printed the bidon decal reflecting the Gios Torino history
the brake and gear cables (inners and outers) are NOS Campagnolo.

The brake pads are replacement Koolstops.

The Turbo saddle is original, and is an indicator of the easy life the bike has had over its first 32 years.

The seatpost had been extended by a machined interference fit extension as the frame is just a little too small for me.

When I had the bike built up by Peter at International Cycles in Adelaide, I asked that he clean and repack all the bearings. He inspected them and told me I'd be wasting his time and my money replacing the original factory grease. Peter estimated it had travelled about 1500kms by the state of the components, including the front derailleur cage.
By a close look at the saddle and the pedals, it appears the bike has never been dropped.

All I have done is to lightly clean the frame and components, leaving the factory finish and avoid polishing. The paint chips show the red underneath. It is the red primer; it is not rust.
The wooden dowel in the steerer tube is dry and in remarkable condition.

When I ride the bike, I have the replica Brooklyn jersey made by Santini, and the Brooklyn socks and occasionally the Brooklyn musette.
Marco Gios has advised it is a 1982 frame owing to the absence of a serial number but with the introduction of the white frame colour.

More photos to come. Of the wheels and the seat lug.

Andrew, it is more modern than most of my bikes. I have the Vinco which is 5 years younger and a modern carbon fibre Scott road bike (my user name is a nod to my bulk [a Clydesdale] and my road bike [a Scott]. I was attracted to the Gios Torino marque as it had a loyal following and the same family continue to make the bikes today. They are a smaller scale manufacturer yet enjoy a strong and loyal owner base. They also are proud of their history and encourage the inclusion of the bikes on the Register.
They have a facebook page which also mixes history and the modern news.

A Sunday in Hell encapsulates the heyday of this marque.
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:19 am

I've always liked these, a few years ago I was the 2nd highest bidder on a nice Gios Super Record, unfortunately there is no send prize in an auction though, so I remain Gios-less.

I guess if its all original you will want to keep it that way, but I can help thinking how it would look with a polished stem instead of the black?

Definitely a keeper that one.
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby GaryF » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:59 am

Thanks for your rebuild information - such a well thought-out process. I also enjoyed the little paragraph of the marque's current trading information. Thanks for the 'Sunday in Hell' clip as well.

I really appreciate the absolute quality of your Gios as well as the dedication to detail that you have put into it.

It is impossible not to like the Gios 'Blue' - I would love a Gios in that colour but I must say the traditional White bikes were pretty spectacular too.

Thinking back about 20 years I had the opportunity to buy a Gios the exactly the same as yours (but not quite in the same condition) for $100. I had already bought 2 bikes from the fellow selling the Gios so I didn't have the extra $'s for the Gios. I went back about 2 weeks later but it had been sold. One that slipped away yet never forgotten.

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Absolutely lovely! Kudos on the build.

May want to move the rear axle back a bit in drop out? looks a little close to the edge, youve got plenty of space!

(unless you dont have enough chain?)

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:40 pm

jaseyjase wrote:May want to move the rear axle back a bit in drop out? looks a little close to the edge, youve got plenty of space!
(unless you dont have enough chain?)


As I am using the original chain (after cleaning in the ultrasonic cleaner), and the paint loss marks are from the tightening of the quick release. When the chain needs replacing it might be appropriate to have a slightly longer chain.

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:07 pm

Hubs and rims then misc.
Imagefront hub by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagerear hub by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagerim 1 by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagerim2 by philip.knight, on Flickr

Imageseat lug left by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imageseat lug right by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagebottom bracket2 by philip.knight, on Flickr
Imagechainstay by philip.knight, on Flickr

and I will put an end crimp on the front brake cable.
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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:23 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:May want to move the rear axle back a bit in drop out? looks a little close to the edge, youve got plenty of space!
(unless you dont have enough chain?)


As I am using the original chain (after cleaning in the ultrasonic cleaner), and the paint loss marks are from the tightening of the quick release. When the chain needs replacing it might be appropriate to have a slightly longer chain.


or perhaps not. There is a discussion on Classic Rendezvous current discussion Anorak's Guide: How to set up a classic road bike
Re: the wheel forward in the drop outs. These are the best high performance bikes of their day. Everyone wanted the shortest, most responsive rear end possible. Only 'Freds' would have their wheel way back in that slot! (Apologies to all those actually named Fred...) Jim, do it, you would (at least) LOOK so much faster! :)

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Re: A Gios Torino Professional

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Just rebuilt the thread with the photos on Flickr and not Photobucket.
And time for an update.

This bike has just been hanging on the bike rack, not used.
That was disappointing. It was just too cramped for my position.

A solution I will trial to give me more room is a longer stem
ImageStem in box by philip.knight, on Flickr
ImageRecord84 stem by philip.knight, on Flickr

a 130 rather than a 115. And the stem titanium grey colour should be more in keeping with Andrew's taste.
And I may try stitched leather IF the length feels comfortable.

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