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giordana track bike - any info?

Old 05-30-05, 07:31 PM
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giordana track bike - any info?

a friend wants to give (well, sell) me a seemingly nice fixie. It's a lugged steel, pearly white w/ red lettering giordana track bike (rear facing d/o's, though the fork is drilled for a brake.) Parts are nice, but I don't know anything about this maker. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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this might be a good place to look http://search.bikelist.org/?SearchSt...endezvous&pg=2
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i know a few people who have had them. i've heard good things...though they seem like a bit of a mystery make. all of the ones i've seen have been the exact same color scheme (although you said red lettering? its usually magenta).

anyway, they seem like well built workhorse-style track bikes. nothing frilly, but nothing forgotten.
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I know there are at least 2 dudes in boston that ride them.

giordanas on FGG:

http://valla.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/fg...tring=giordana
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Originally Posted by dolface
Thanks, pretty much confirmed what I already found...not much info on these bikes, but riders like them. Allegedly made by bellato.
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Giordana was the house brand for Gita. I think it was named after the guy's daughter. They still carry a clothing line by the same name. As good as anything built during that time out of Italy. Sound & Solid.
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when I hear GIORDANA the first think that comes to mind is usually women's jeans. but I figure any company who goes to the trouble to make a track specific frame must know at least something. especially before it became cool.
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The 2 guys in Boston that ride them both have the exact same pursuit style 24" front wheel, blue/green bike. Both are drilled for brakes, but ride brakeless. One has riser bars, and the other track drops. One is a messenger. Both bikes are pretty.
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I keep this photo around because this is one of the prettiest bikes I've ever seen.

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nice to see a link to my bike on fgg. i swear by my giordana garage-sale special. it is slowly undergoing some upgrades and i'll be posting an update when it's finished.

just ot further muddy the waters, someone told me he heard they were "sister frames to pinarello", whatever that might mean.
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There's a guy who rides an orange Giordana just like this one here in Seattle, although it's set up as a track bike. One of the nicest bikes in town.
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Giordana was put out to the public by Gita. They came out around 1988 they had pista and time trail models with sloping to tubes. They are decent bikes to ride and good overall specs.

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