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    Thrift store Gios

    picked up a Gios at a local thrift store today. i realize it is probably a lower end model. i did an internet search and all i could find was an old ad with what appears to be the exact bike i bought. Does anyone know anything about this model?
    http://www.gios.it/2005/gallery/Oldi...veted!.txt.jpg

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    juneeaa memba!
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    A '70's vintage, built to take advantage of the exhorbitant gas prices in the US at the time. Just kinda like now. It is an interesting old bike, and should prove to be a good rider. The derailleurs are made of plastic and have a tendency to weather, crack, and then self-destruct, especially if left in the weather. The old style top tube cable clamps will promote rust problems on the top tube when left out. The steel
    grade used in this bike is not the best, resulting in a weight penalty of a pound or two.

    All of that said, the Gios name is worth something all by itself, and this bike wasn't particularly cheap when new. If it is in good shape it is easily worth between 100-200 dollars. Post us some pictures. We like to look at bikes.

    I wonder how they got that dog to do that? Dogs around here only jump like that when there's a rider on board...

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    Your thrift store carries better goods than mine.

    Because of their geometry, low-end Italian bikes typically ride as well as many mid-grade bikes. Enjoy!
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    Gios my baby hiromian's Avatar
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    Nice find for sure and I'm not at all biased in any way at all.
    "Aiyah...Oh no"

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    the bike isn't really in that good of shape. looks like a mix of parts. cheap bell seat. simplex rear derailer, suntour front derailer, campagnolo downtube shifters. lots of paint chips. i really only bought it because the frame looks cool and it was only $20. I left it in my friends garage. When i bring it home i will post some pics.

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