[CR] Date of early Gios Torino frameset

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From: <"kohl57@starpower.net">
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 15:23:57 -0400
Subject: [CR] Date of early Gios Torino frameset

I recently acquired an early Gios Torino frameset on eBay from the Netherlands:


This intrigued me as being possibly a very early example of the marque owing to 1) no top tube brake cable braze-ons (I believe Gios was very early with these c. 1974 onwards or so were they not?) and 2) the chromed rear triangle (something I've never seen on a Gios before). In the 1973 Giro d'Italia the Brooklyn team bikes had no chrome in back and some had the all-chrome fork, others all painted. I do not yet have the frame so cannot ascertain a serial no. if there is indeed one. But does anyone have a guess as to the year of this? I am thinking 1973-ish and not sure if the Columbus tubing decal is of this era or not.

Anyway, it's a good thing I didn't sell my Brooklyn Team bidon I've had for years... much easier to just buy a bike to match it then sell anything, right?

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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