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What do you think?(10 posts)

What do you think?mackgoo
Mar 1, 2003 11:49 AM
Mmmm ... pretty lugs, ugly rust ...Humma Hah
Mar 1, 2003 12:02 PM
Could be a diamond in the rough if the frame doesn't have hidden rust inside.

It might take some time and effort, but the headset races can probably be replaced. That rust on the bottom one looks like its beyond cosmetic, into pitting.
Mmmm ... pretty lugs, ugly rust ...mackgoo
Mar 1, 2003 7:00 PM
Yup, I'm going to clean it up and Joe Bell it over time and go Nuevo Record.
It's not a Giosboneman
Mar 2, 2003 1:46 AM
If you want to spend the money, as in Joe Bell, you'd better do some more research as I've never seen one made with fancy cut lugs. I have a 1975 Gios Torino, bought new that year from Cortina Cycles in NYC and have followed their models closely ever since.
It's not a Giosmackgoo
Mar 2, 2003 5:27 AM
I agree. I'm afraid I may never know what exactly it is. I must admit I bought it for those lugs. I would go with Bell for the quality. Regardless of it's pedigree, though I hope I can determine it, those lugs deserve to be shown.
You have the fork?boneman
Mar 3, 2003 8:32 AM
Details on the fork, its bend and crown as well as the BB and seat stay cluster might help towards determining its origin.
You have the fork?mackgoo
Mar 3, 2003 11:13 AM
Here's the fork.
You have the fork?mackgoo
Mar 3, 2003 11:14 AM
The seat.
You have the fork?mackgoo
Mar 3, 2003 11:16 AM
The B/B. I don't have the frame yet. When I get it I'll do a good inspection for any identifying numbers etc. I really bought it for the lugs. It would be no big deal if I couldn't identify it. When I get it repainted I'll just put my name on it.
ask and yee shall receiveboneman
Mar 3, 2003 3:13 PM
keep us posted as my curiousity is now piqued. Stuff like bb threading, eyelets on drop outs, etc. My guess is no braze ons, not even cable guides on the bb or a set of water bottle bosses.