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GIOS Compact Pro w/ Chorus

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55.5cm Gios Compact Pro

FSA Wing Pro / 120mm FSA OS-115

Gios Chrome Fork / Chorus HS

FSA RD-600

FSA RD-600

Chorus 172.5 / Chorus Carbon

Selle Italia SLR / Campagnolo Record

Crank Brothers Quattro / Campagnolo 9sp

Chorus 9sp Gruppo

My Italian geared machine.

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sweet italian stallion,cool backdrop.

Thanks man!

Thanks man!


sweet italian stallion,cool backdrop.

stay threadless

I agree with the previous poster in that quill stems look classier, but threadless are just so much better to use. In my opinion of course.
When I am bombing hills with lots of cracks and bumps, I wish my Colnago had a threadless stem. Quills just aren't beefy enough for my tastes.

You like that geometry? I am looking to get something with more aggressive angles like that in the future.

re: quill vs. threadless. As

re: quill vs. threadless. As always, it depends on the ride of course. The decision was made for me on the Gios as it came with a nice threadless headset and threadless fork. Plus I love FSA stems and bars so, best of both worlds in my opinion.

As to the geometry, I love it. Almost all my bikes are italian or made by Eddy. They're twitchy and fantastic.


Great photo! Just a few thoughts, which you might consider if you wish. 1. Why not pixel the "bike stand" away with the help of Photoshop? 2. Wrapped speedo wire doesn't look well. Better would be to tape it to the back of the front brake cable. 3. Wash the bar tape before taking photo, lazy bugger! (I have the same problem, using white Cinelli cork on my De Rosa Neoprimato). 4. Well, this is a question of taste, but I would have preferred a quill stem for such a lugged beauty - especially because Gios offers a great threaded fork. (silver Cinelli X/A would match your beautiful Campy aero seatpost perfectly).
P.S. Nothing against your a-head configuration really - as I said, just a question of taste!
P.P.S. If you want to look at my De Rosa - find it on Flickr!

italian stalion

do you ever imagine that you're riding the back roads of Milano when you get on this thing?

And how!

And how!




Oh man. This is truly an amazing bike. You have my dream bikes. Those wheels are mighty.

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