Jack, I can't speak for the "real" reason for the lack of respect but I know a lot of guys who raced them in the 70's and early 80's and loved em. But, and I hope my memory hasn't failed me here, I do recall that sometime in this period Gios got hijacked, and someone in the U.S. was producing clones made perhaps in Mexico. I also remember that Gios eventually reclaimed his brand and made an announcement to that effect. Anyone else recall this episode. Edward Albert Chappaqua, NY, USA
Edward Albert, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
>>> Jack Gabus <firstname.lastname@example.org> 06/28/07 12:17 PM >>> Gang:
I have been contemplating this for a couple weeks while cleaning and getting to original a 77' Gios. You know the one DeVlaminck rode (Chrome fork sans coins). The question is this. How can a frame that has won 4 Paris Roubaix's "Get no respect"?
I know there is a select bunch of us out there that think the Gios ride wonderfully. Why does this frame not have the mojo that let say the all discussed and over talked about Masi (I own 4 Masis), Pogliaghi or Bianchi,,etc does?
I believe there others builders in this "no respect" catagory. In the lists opinion who are these frame builders and why.
Looking for a lively debate.
Jack (Giacomo) GabusLaguna Beach, CA email@example.com http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Giacomo-Gabus/?g2_page=2