Looking back at 1958, Mr. ALFREDO GIOS, with just 18, started working in the family business, which had been founded ten years before by his father Tolmino, an excellent professional cyclist in the late 30s. His victories brought him to be part of the Italian national team at the Olympic Games of Berlin in 1936. Tolmino GIOS started working in his little bike shop in Turin focused on selling city bikes. 1972 The biggest next step for the company came in November 1971 when Alfredo GIOS made contact with Giorgio PERFETTI, owner of the worldwide known chewing gum brand “BROOKLYN”, at the Milán bike show where GIOS was displaying his new model “EASY RIDER”. Attracted by the design and features of this bike, Perfetti commissioned immediately 100 units for a raffle organised by his company among its clients. The next year, Perfetti created and sponsored a new and powerful professional cycling team and considering his recent and strong friendship – and commercial – relation with Alfredo GIOS, he offered him to be the official technical supplier for his new team. On August 4th, 1972 the agreement became official, starting a long and close collaboration lasting five years (1972-1977) and making BROOKLYN one of the best professional teams of its time, with a large list of riders. One of them highlighted over the rest, Roger De Vlaemink, winner of the Milan-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flandes, Giro di Lombardia, Lieja-Bastogne-Lieja, Flecha Walona, Paris-Bruselas, Milan-Turin, Zurich Championship, Het Wolk, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Suisse and so on. In addition to some other team victories like the ones of Sercu, Panizza, De Muynk, Osler, Lualdi or Passuello. 54x54
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Ritchey / Deda 130mm
San Marco / BBB 27.2mm
Frame # 40931 *sold*
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