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Gios Compact mistake purchase

Old 05-18-23, 01:16 PM
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Gios Compact mistake purchase

I rode it when it was offered for sale, and I liked it. I still do. He said it was a 61cm, which is on the short range for me, turns out, it's a 60. SN 707135. The seller said it was his father's, and he appears to have attempted to paint it without priming it, and picked a shade of blue that is way off. The raised "GIOS" lettering is intact. It has the non coin accepting forks. I cannibalised all but the crankset (172.5), bb, and headset (Dura Ace). Is this worth selling, I wonder. Someone with painting skill and decal application may make something of this.









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Old 05-18-23, 02:54 PM
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That is a badass frame on any given day... after a repaint for sure.
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...tough call in this day and age. It's a very fast crit bike, when built up accordingly. Try giving it away for free in the C+V marketplace ? Not sure anyone wants to paint and restore these race bikes any more, You're underwater on money the minute you begin.
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Then there are idiots like me who like to throw money at lost causes...
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I have a mid 90's Cpmact Pro and it is a very nice frame. A friend told me these are popular in the single speed/fixie community because of the sliding dropout. It has value I'm sure, not sure exactly what, but it's not a throwaway or giveaway (to non-worthy cause) for sure.
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It appears to me that there’s a large crack in the frame where the down tube meets the bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
..and he appears to have attempted to paint it without priming it, and picked a shade of blue that is way off. ...
...just so you know, by the time Gios was making and selling the Compact, they were painting them in a variety of colors, not just Gios blue. I have one in a pale lavender, that is the original paint.

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I like your mistake! If I was near I would think about helping you with your problems...
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I assure you it's not. That's a crack in the paint. I took some more off. It's where the downtube fits in the BB lug.

Originally Posted by SoccerBallXan
It appears to me that there’s a large crack in the frame where the down tube meets the bottom bracket.

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