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1983 Gios Professional

Old 05-28-16, 01:26 PM
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1983 Gios Professional

After nearly a four year hiatus, I'm back at it. Most of the collection has gone and all the spares have been sold. In the last 6 months however, I've picked up a couple different projects in varying levels of disrepair and need of love.

Since the vintage bike bug bit many years ago, I've been on the lookout for a nice original Gios. A Gios Super Record has been at the top of my list, I love the flat top crown with inserted coinage, but this Professional came up at the right time and has all the right bits and patina.

It had been listed on my local CL but I lagged and the listing expired. A couple of weeks later it popped back up and I quickly contacted the seller and set a time to meet. The seller turned out to be the original owner who had purchased it back in 1983 as a frame set and built it up as he saw fit.

My goal is to bring it back to life without going overboard and maintain as much of the patina and character of the paint and components as possible. I've even been tempted to retain the intentionally mismatched brake hoods as a sort of tribute to the original owner haha. The paint will be lightly polished to bring back some of the original shine, the paint looks pretty flat right now. I will try to soak the chrome bits in an OA bath and see how they turn out, if they're too far gone I will replace with nice used bits. I'm not a tubular tire guy so I'll swap out the wheel set with one of two sets I've stashed away. All in all, the components are in very nice shape with very little in the way of scrapes and scratches. Although I love these Specialized headsets, I think I'll replace it with an alloy Super Record headset if I can source one for a reasonable price. Also, the pedals will be replaced with Super Record pista pedals which I've already sourced.

I've already been setup with some parts thanks to @Drillium Dude and @rootboy who have helped me countless times with parts and knowledge and drillium in the past. Thanks again!

I'll be updating with pictures as progress is made, but for now, "before" pictures:


Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexjr...57668980299745


Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

Gios Professional by alex ries, on Flickr

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Old 05-28-16, 01:32 PM
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Frame: 1983 Gios Professional, Columbus SL, factory drilled Campagnolo dropouts
Fork: Columbus blades, factory drilled Campagnolo fork tips

Dimensions:

ST: 58.5cm C-T
TT: 55 C-C
Paint: original Gios Cobalt blue

Rims: 700c Mavic GP 4 tubulars
Hubs: Campagnolo Record low-flange, 36 hole F/R
Skewers: Campagnolo Record
Tires: Vittoria
Cranks: Campagnolo Record, 170mm
Chain rings: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Gios pantograph large ring
Pedals: Look
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record
Freewheel:
Chain:
Shift Levers: Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record, Patent 83
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record, shield logo hoods
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Record
Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor SuperCorsa
Seat Post: Campagnolo Super Record, Gios pantograph
Seat Binder Bolt: Campagnolo
Stem: Cinelli 1R, 115mm, Gios pantograph
Headset: Specialized sealed bearing
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro D'Italia 64-42

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Serial Number:

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Old 05-28-16, 01:35 PM
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Very nice, congrats on the great find.
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Old 05-28-16, 03:02 PM
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Sweet ride; fabulous way to re-enter the C&V world!

Always loved the long pointed lugs on late 70's early 80's Gios bikes. A little polish and wax will definitely bring back the luster of the Gios cobalt blue.

(As an aside, if I could find a complete SR group I'd build my Gios SR back up vintage.)
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Just in case you get mixed up with directions:

bLack - left
white - right

Nice bike!
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Old 05-28-16, 07:59 PM
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Welcome back!

Always enjoy your works in progress.

Nice Gios!
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Old 05-28-16, 10:59 PM
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I don't really 'get' the mismatched hoods, but there's enough interesting stuff going on with that bike that it's not that distracting. I love the Gios graphics, just a bit different from the pack (more old School?) and very businesslike.

Your pictures are terrific.
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Nice to read a thread started by you. The look of the black front end hardware is interesting. I would be tempted to go nuovo record or super record headset and trade out or strip the anodizing from the stem and go bright. The top tube on these are short, the seat tube angles for most sizes are steep, you might well need a longer stem anyway and possibly #66 bend bars too to be comfortable.
I have three Gios, two my size. There certainly was an evolution of paired major frame dimensions over time. When I was a young man I felt they were "short", 30 years later the effects of gravity make that short top tube pretty good.
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Truly nice looking bike, I have not seen the different colors on hoods before seeing yours here. Very good find, enjoy her.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Nice to read a thread started by you. The look of the black front end hardware is interesting. I would be tempted to go nuovo record or super record headset and trade out or strip the anodizing from the stem and go bright. The top tube on these are short, the seat tube angles for most sizes are steep, you might well need a longer stem anyway and possibly #66 bend bars too to be comfortable.
I have three Gios, two my size. There certainly was an evolution of paired major frame dimensions over time. When I was a young man I felt they were "short", 30 years later the effects of gravity make that short top tube pretty good.

Agreed.

Class act, with cool bikes as I recall.

Wish I could take fotos like you.
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Agreed.

Class act, with cool bikes as I recall.

Wish I could take fotos like you.
+1 - and maybe he will share his photo-taking notes with us here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...raph-bike.html

Until then, I'm still salivating like one of Pavlov's four-legged friends regarding the end result here

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Mate, thank you for inspiration. I've almost collected all Campy parts to restore my 1983 Professional Prototype to original condition. Looking for rear Record hub, freewheel and chain.
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Thank you my friend!

Your post inspired me to restore my Gios Professional 1983 Prototype to original condition!
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