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Old 05-23-22, 01:03 PM
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New Build: Gios Torino Super Record

Finished this one just today - a pretty nice 1982-ish Gios Super Record. This is the model with the coins in the fork crown, and I think it's the final iteration of that model, with the only difference being recessed brake mounting, which this one has.

This one was in pretty good shape to begin with, but it did have some interesting parts, including Universal CX calipers (let me know if anyone is interested in these, I will sell them) with Super Record levers (I am pretty certain these have the original gum hoods, there are a few splits), an OMAS crank and rings, and some odd clinchers. The paint is original as are the down tube and seat tube decals, but the top tube decal had to be replaced. Thanks to a fellow C&V member I acquired a nice set of Fiamme Ergals, so I build some wheels (thanks Simon!) A few nicks here and there but no dents, hoping to get it out there today for a ride, weather permitting!



Done!

Original hoods, I think...

Paint is in great shape...

It came with a cool OMAS crank, but I put a Super Record on it, just to be consistent with the model name...

Original down tube decal, but replaced top tube decal...

Coins!

Original SR RD...

Original SR FD...

Built some new wheels for it, using some Ergals I got from a C&V member (thanks Simon!)

Nice paint
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Prettiest blue in cycling.
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That blue is breathtaking. My Gios has a thick patina that I've so far resisted removing, but the idea that it might glow like yours with a bit of clean and polish is very tempting.
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp View Post
Finished this one just today - a pretty nice 1982-ish Gios Super Record. This is the model with the coins in the fork crown, and I think it's the final iteration of that model, with the only difference being recessed brake mounting, which this one has.

This one was in pretty good shape to begin with, but it did have some interesting parts, including Universal CX calipers (let me know if anyone is interested in these, I will sell them) with Super Record levers (I am pretty certain these have the original gum hoods, there are a few splits), an OMAS crank and rings, and some odd clinchers. The paint is original as are the down tube and seat tube decals, but the top tube decal had to be replaced. Thanks to a fellow C&V member I acquired a nice set of Fiamme Ergals, so I build some wheels (thanks Simon!) A few nicks here and there but no dents, hoping to get it out there today for a ride, weather permitting!



Done!
Beautiful man. Well done.

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Very pretty bike.
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I agree with the comments about the Gios blue color. I have a Colnago Super that seems like the same color. I read somewhere that the difference there is the Colnago has a grey primer, while the Gios is red, and that is what makes the difference!
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Gios Super Record

Beautiful bike and build. Very similar to my 1979 Super Record, which is probably my favorite classic bike in my collection with its wonderful ride and handling. GIOS has a great website and bicycle registry. Enjoy it!



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I saw one of these briefly on the street in Denver years ago. As pretty as that color blue is on the screen, it was so much more in person.

Congrats on a gorgeous bike!
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Love it. Seen one of these in white not too long ago and it looked great but I have to give the nod to the blue. Would take one in either color though.
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Beautiful bike. Did yours have a wood plug in the fork tube like mine? Wondering if this was something the factory did.

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The Fiamme Ergals are a really cool, period feature on an older C&V bike, but they can present their own unique challenges.
Notice how the pic of the Ergal rim clearly shows all the flex happening at the spoke holes just from the spoke tension. Those rims are just so lightly constructed by Fiamme (The aluminum used also seem to be just like what you'd find on those flimsy pool side folding chaise lounges) that it's like working with taffy when trying to keep them true for any amount of road miles.
Unless you are a really lightweight rider that never ever hit any potholes or bumps on the road, they would best be just used for "special" rides, like TTs on pool table smooth planned courses.....
The blue paint on the Gios Torinos is just gorgeous. With the white panels, it's just so much more striking than the blue that other companies like Gitane, used on their team replica bikes

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For Portacatena ... and then some?

Awesome job on the top tube decal. Was that difficult to cut/apply?
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SurferRosa applying the top tube decal was difficult and I did not do a great job. I used a super thin vinyl and that was very tough to get smooth, still left a lot of wrinkles. I noticed the originals are actually pretty thick, so I think next time I would use the thicker vinyl, easier to apply and looks more original. It does have those portacena holes, similar to what is on my Raleigh Team
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Soylent Yes, it does have the wooden plug in the fork.... also I am using another type of recessed nut on the rear brake - I have discovered that Gios used a very specific shallow recessed nut for the bridge that is not easy to find. I did find one and it's on the way from Europe which means probably a month long wait...
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Chombi1 you are right about the Ergals.... they are super light, which resulted in this bike being just a shade over 20 lbs. I am a pretty light rider, so can get away with it, but I have heard the stories. If I were riding this bike every day, pretty sure I would go with a set of GP4s or maybe one of my blue SSCs, which are much more sturdy.
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Nice set up! I like the second generation SR RD as it shifts so much nicer than the NR . Of course having the matching FD is nice but I did not see any improvement over the NR one . I put the set on a couple of bikes I have (one is still in the build process) . Love the color and I am sure you will get many miles of smiles with that one. Joe
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It does have those portacatena holes...
And two additional ones.
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Very nice, I have one in rat rod condition.
needs paint.
Gios was one of the early employers of the short top tube geometry encouraged by the FCI, the Italian cycling federation.
steep head angle too.
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Gios

With regards to the paint ,yes they used a ‘red oxide’ shade of primer I can see it on my tatty frame’s steerer but I read somewhere and apologies for being so vague someone maybe Joe Bell said a modern blue minus things like lead[definitly] and maybe other chemicals won’t exactly be the same as the original and had come to peace with getting the closest out of what’s now offered ,the old paint chemistry and modern are simply different creatures
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With regards to the paint ,yes they used a ‘red oxide’ shade of primer I can see it on my tatty frame’s steerer but I read somewhere and apologies for being so vague someone maybe Joe Bell said a modern blue minus things like lead[definitly] and maybe other chemicals won’t exactly be the same as the original and had come to peace with getting the closest out of what’s now offered ,the old paint chemistry and modern are simply different creatures
It was Joe Bell. I was going to send my frame down to him. I think the modern option was House of Kolor Marine Blue over a red primer.
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Thats a beauty!
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I have a set of Fiamme Ergals on my ‘79 Olmo Competition. I built the wheels in 1987 and they have thousands of miles on them. Still flat and round. There are however small cracks around a few ferrules so maybe their day in the sun is coming to an end. My favorite wheel set so I will ride them until them succumb.

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JB has my 1979 Gios now. I pick it up in August. Blue over red oxide. Mine also had the wooden plug.
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Nicely turned out.
I would take some black paint- Tamiya ( solvent based ) to the rear mech to hide the scratches in the upper derailleur knuckle.

In general, these bikes had steep steering and about 48-50 mm of rake. The resultant trail was on the lower side, so a bit "darty".

I have one, slightly larger so that is my opinion.
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