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My new steed--Gios Turino(21 posts)

My new steed--Gios TurinoQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:25 PM
Finally, the Gios is complete!
Frame: 1983 Gios Turino Professional, size 52.(fit like 50)
Component hignlight:
Campy C-Record crankset/BB. Shimano DuraAce 9-speed drivetrain(DT shifters, F/R derailleur). Campy Record carbon brake levers w/ Centeur brake calipers. DuraAce hub laced 3X to silver Open Pro rims. Borrowed(mugged) a Regal from a friend.
Thanks a lot for all the people responded to my earlier posts.
Took out for a spin, the ride is..uhh, quite different from my modern race bike. Columbus steel frame combined with 3X laced wheel, it's definitely a very smooth ride. Does not accelerate as quick as my modern alu bike though.
The seattube and headtube angles are a lot steeper than my race bike, has to be over 75 degrees by my reckoning, almost steeper than my track bike, Is that why they call it "Professional"? I can definitely tell the difference in riding position. It's gonna take a little use to.
I want it to be a retro bike with the performance of modern racer, I think I did that. Will take it to one or two races, just for the heck of it! Also got a Gios cycling cap from excelsport, maybe I will go for a full retro day sometime..
Detail 1: Front viewQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:31 PM
Headbadge in excellent condition, lugs have "GIOS" engraving in them.
I though about the old C-record brake levers, but just couldn't bear the look of wide opening in the front of the hood.
Headbadge, closer look.Qubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:33 PM
Detail 2: Downtube shiftersQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:36 PM
I am not biased toward Campy, and I think Dura-Ace downtube shifter looks great on any retro bike!
Detail 3: Seat tube areaQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:40 PM
Detail 4: C-Record crankQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:43 PM
Now this is a real piece of art work, IMHO..
Detail 5: chain hangerQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:47 PM
Detail 6: bottom bracketQubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:49 PM
Complete bike, another shot.Qubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:54 PM
Last pic.Qubeley
Jul 3, 2003 12:58 PM
OK, people. Hope you enjoyed it.
Any comment welcomed. Just be kind, My Gios is little shy..
Beautiful, butsince you asked...peter1
Jul 6, 2003 5:06 PM
I hate to suggest this, but would a set-back seat post slacken the angle a bit? Or at least get your weight back a bit? If you could find one in chrome that might be a solution.

It sounds to me like you feel the handling is a bit quick. You could also go to wider bars, since you're not committed to period authenticity but rather riding comfort.

Still, that is one heckuva pretty bicycle.
Ohhh ... pretty!Humma Hah
Jul 3, 2003 1:37 PM
That blue-on-white paint scheme and bar tape is quite striking.

I think I'd probably find that geometery a turn-off, tho'. A major part of my love of old frames is the relaxed geometery I like is more likely available on them.

You ride that one, so I can look at it. I'll ride mine and you can look at that. Best of both worlds!
Nice job!markkar
Jul 3, 2003 3:44 PM
Hey, do you have the wood dowel in the fork steerer tube?
Gios did that for awhile.
You mean this?Qubeley
Jul 3, 2003 4:58 PM
I was wondering what it is. Is it to keep the steering tube clean?
re: My new steed--Gios Turinodesmo
Jul 3, 2003 3:45 PM
Nice! Love Gios'es. Good move on the brake levers, they work and feel so much better than the old stuff, it's the only thing I really can't stand on my NR bike. Can't beat the ride of 3X open pros on a good steel frame (even on a modern steel race bike). Great job. My only complaint is the stem is kinda bulbous looking. A Cinelli 1A would look sweet, but TTT still makes a clean looking quill stem that's pretty reasonable too. Just my op, enjoy the ride.
re: My new steed--Gios Turinopedalruns
Jul 3, 2003 4:18 PM
Very nice bike... I'm new to this board, but I just had to say what a nice bike...

Also I have an old Ciocc I'm restoring and trying to decide what to do about components, your choices are interesting..I like the C-record cranks. I have alot of the Campy SR, even cobalto brakes.. but was thinking of a more modern drive train with downtube shifters... and with a cobalto brakeset which I have..

Anyway nice bike!
bravissimo !!!!!!! - bello bici ;-) NmSpirito
Jul 3, 2003 5:37 PM
Beautiful, nmLeroy
Jul 4, 2003 4:55 AM
Sweet deal! Nice choice of parts!! nmwspokes
Jul 9, 2003 3:35 AM
Jul 12, 2003 3:35 PM
What a great looking bike! I really love the colours, and your choice of blue pedals and bar tape really ties the whole package together.

I'm finishing up my restoration of a 1984 Mongoose mt bike, it's great fun getting an old bike up and running perfectly again. Your cranks remind me of those on the 'Goose, except mine are triples...they really are pieces of art.

Muy bueno!whileyrider
Jul 26, 2003 9:52 AM
Very nice Qubeley, I like what you've done with it. I don't know from previous posts how it was when you got it, but you've done an admirable job at modernizing it while retaining its classic features.

I'm gunning to do something similar (modernization within reason) sometime this winter if it all works out.