On Jun 28, 2007, at 9:37 AM, Edward Albert wrote:
> I can't speak for the "real" reason for the lack of respect but I
> 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
> Anyone else recall this episode.
> Edward Albert
> Chappaqua, NY, USA
Yeah Eddie, I was going to the trade shows every year and the word was that the old man let his sons take over the business and after a couple of years he had had enough of their shenanigans and took the company back.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)