[CR]Gios, Atala,

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From: "Jim Hultman" <italianthread@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 11:46:20 -0800
Subject: [CR]Gios, Atala,

My '83 Gios Torino was 75/75 angles, I liked it. Never had another frame that steep since.

George Argiris san diego,ca

Hey George, The Gios was fun; I hadn't realized they were so steep, but it makes sense in light of the handling. The other quick older frames I've had: '84 Ciocc, Atala, & Serotta Colorado . The Ciocc was a cool frame; nice handling & comfortable, but at 64cm; too big. I bought a 61cm Ciocc frameset & built it up with great anticipation, but it didn't have anything like the same feel. The 59cm Atala was scary & ridiculous; with toe overlap for anyone wearing over a 38; but it was too small a frame for me anyway so I shouldn't judge. The 61cm Serotta was like a scalpel; I wish I'd had room for it in the garage; but it was tiring to hold steady on even a 30 mile ride. Stiff rear triangle on that bike.
Jim Hultman
Santa Barbara