BTW, where was the Brookyln team based, and where was their sponsor based? They rode Italian bikes, but most of their leading riders seemed to be Belgian, like RdV. Was the team Belgian? I think Brooklyn was chewing gum, but where was it made? At one time I thought Brookyln referred to the original Brooklyn in Holland, not its namesake in New York. But I think someone on CR posted a photo of the chewing gum package with an image of a bridge, presumably the Brooklyn (NY) Bridge. Pretty sure the gum wasn't American, but I'm not sure if it was porduced in Italy, Belgium, Holland or what.
Jerry Moos Big Sping, TX
Otis <email@example.com> wrote: I don't think I've heard anybody dis-respect a Gios Super Record? At least not from anybody who's owned one.
Price wise maybe not in the league of Masi, Colnago, Cinelli, DeRosa, etc. I think that's because mid 70's to early 80's models are plentiful, but usually as framesets, and poorly re-finished ones at that.
For all the Gios' that are on ebay every week it's pretty rare to see an early or mid 70's bike in strong original condition. I think a blue on blue Brooklyn era bike in nice shape would bring some respect pricewise?
As the owner of a post '78 Super Record I give 'em plenty 'o respect. It's really the only vintage bike I own that I truly enjoy riding. And the only vintage bike I've ridden in "mixed company" training rides that I did not feel totally out-classed machine-wise on.
Grants Pass OR USA