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Fake Gios Torino

1986 to 1988 (as far as I can tell) FAKE Gios Torino. After sending images to the Gios historic registry, they have set me straight. The lugs are not correct, the fork is almost right, the bike is just a copy. I bought it for next to nothing, so no biggie. I just wonder who built it? It rides like a dream! Recently, I repainted the bike hydrographically, on top of the existing decals, scratches, and patina so it would meld well with the years of use. Looking to build it up with a new Ultegra group soon...

Frame:
Unknown 57cm

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600 Crank, Dura-Ace BB

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Dura-Ace 6 speed rear cassette/ 52 & 42 tooth chainrings

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Santé and 600

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt, Cinelli

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle San Marco Rolls, Shimano 600

Brakes:
Shimano 600 with 105 pads

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Neuvation M28 AeroX, Rubino pro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Omega, American Classic, Rubino Pro

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Restoration
  2. Commuter/Main squeeze
  3. New Paint

Current Stage Info:

I re-painted the frame using a hydropgraphic method.

Added by buick40. Last updated over 6 years ago.

5 Comments

nenad

nenad says:

That is quite extraordinary. As someone who owned a Gios, I can spot the differences. The logo on seatstay is correct but the shape is wrong. The fork has a correct logo as well, but beneath it on the fork crown there should be 2 lines instead of a triangle. And lugs should be solid without any holes. But the frame overall very much feels like Gios.

Posted 7 months ago

bukshmk

bukshmk says:

Very sweet frame! And the red cables are a nice touch. If I were you I'd stick with the 42/52, and try to find a nice front mech to finish it off.

Posted about 12 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

So excited to see more photos! This thing is beautiful!

Posted over 12 years ago

buick40

buick40 says:

Thanks, new photos are up!

Posted over 12 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

great save on a great bike.

Posted over 12 years ago