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Old 09-23-11, 01:28 PM   #1
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wtf GIOS!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIOS-48-51CM...item2a141b5dcc
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Old 09-23-11, 01:34 PM   #2
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I saw that one a few days ago. Beats me.
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Old 09-23-11, 01:46 PM   #3
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It's a mini! For further reading: http://bikehugger.com/post/view/mini-velo-gios-its-mine
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Old 09-23-11, 01:56 PM   #4
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That is crazy! Thanks for the link, I actually like it!! I went from wtf/omg to lol

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Stupid japanese midget bikes. Shame to see one with the GIOS name.
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There's a whole line of Gios bikes still sold in Japan. Most likely made in China or Taiwan, and not up to the same standards as the classic ones.
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A bike like that came into the LBS where I work. The brand name on it is Billion. It seems sensible in the space savings, and it looks like a decent rider. The customer is from Japan.
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gios and bianchi are both selling them in asia. i kinda like them...


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Old 09-23-11, 06:24 PM   #9
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Could those also have smaller wheels for stability when loaded down? Thats what I heard.

... but yeah they look dumb.
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Those are some slack angles. How do they handle?
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I was first made aware of these from a thread posted by Dawes-man. I guess they work for a congested urban environment like Tokyo.
I don't care for the proportions. I much prefer this one with larger wheels. I think they are 24" or metric equivalent.


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