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Gios Super Record

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Columbus Tubing / ST: 60cm (c-t) 58cm (c-c); TT: 56.5cm (c-c) / early 80's

Deda 215 Shallow / Cinelli

Columbus w/silver "Creazioni Italia" medallions / Campagnolo Record

Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher

Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher

Campagnolo Record 10-speed 53-39 / Campagnolo Chorus sealed bearing

Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa / American Classic

SpeedPlay Light Action / Connex

Campagnolo Record 10-speed

Campagnolo Chorus / Campagnolo Record

13-26 / 53-39

Early 80's Gios Super Record with Campagnolo Record 10-speed.

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Are you still loving this

Are you still loving this thing Stan? It still looks fantastic!

Absolutely loving the ride,

Absolutely loving the ride, Jake. I made a couple of updates to the build since the photos were taken: changed the cassette to 13-29T, the stem to a silver Deda Murex 90m, and changed the tires to Vittoria Diamante Pro 2s.

I still enjoy riding my Bianchi (6-speed down tube shifters), but there is a lot to be said for modern components when it comes to braking and shifting. On the other hand the OMAS rear hub on the Bianchi runs so much quieter than the Fulcrum Race 5 on the GIOS.

Yes those Fulcrum rear hubs

Yes those Fulcrum rear hubs are obnoxiously loud. I am building up my first Modern Campy bike, a mix of 10 speed Chorus and Centaur. All silver, I am actually thinking about putting it to the Giordana. Not 100% sure yet. Glad that you are enjoying the rides!

Very Nice

I have an 1982 Merckx with SR group and Have been kicking around putting a modern group on. I've always loved the Gios would mind getting one sometime. Yours looks great. Did you have it repainted?


The paint is original, but it cleaned up nicely. The photo doesn't show it, but the frame has its fair share of chips and scratches. I will at some point do some touch ups, but I'm fine with it as it is now.


Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

Vert nice

This bike approaches perfection.


Really nice, the modern Campagnolo parts just look great on this classic!
I also have a Gios SR frame myself, it is going to be repainted soon.
When I see this bike I doubt it, what parts I’m going to mount.
I have a an almost complete vintage Campagnolo Super Record groupset but also mixture of 10 sp. Campagnolo parts (record/chorus/centaur) in aluminium.
With the modern stuff the deployability increases, it makes racing more easy.

modern ride

I am really enjoying how this machine rides with the modern components -- very smooth and quiet.

Who is doing your repaint? Will they be doing their own color matching or following Joe Bell's advice on how to get "Gios blue?"


The repainter
He is very experienced and has his own color matching to get Gios blue like it was in 70's/80's, which differs a bit from the blue that Gios used later.

Love Gios SR w/SR

Love the Gios Super Record and although it's slick with thy modern drive train, looking
nice and definitely more efficient, I still think this ride deserves vintage Super Record
on all fronts, ditto for vintage wheels. You wont lose that much on the road unless 10/10ths.
This ride just begs for a period solution. If you have a full Campag SR gruppo sitting
there, it needs to be on that beast, even better with some nice tubs. In retrofit's case,
he does already have his Bianchi decked in SR.

- kh

Vintage SR or modern Campy

You have captured very well the debate I had within myself regarding how I should build up the Gios, including whether to go with tubulars. I knew that Gios panto'd SR was out of the question--difficult to source and very expensive.

Unlike my Bianchi, where I was patient with gathering the necessary SR bits, I was feeling somewhat impatient about getting this machine back on the road--something about that blue paint just vibrated my nervous system. When the Record/Chorus 10-speed group fell into my lap for next to nothing, the decision became easy. The wheels were, initially, an uneasy compromise as I wasn't able to find Record hubs from the ErgoPower era (last of the silver hubsets), and as mentioned, I was feeling impatient about getting the bicycle back on the road. As it turns out, I am very pleased with the Fulcrum wheelset, though I would still prefer a silver Record/Mavic set. Nevertheless, I love how this machine rides!

Yep, makes sense. But...

Nice reply that makes sense. Thing is, this frame is just so embedded in the memory
as a wonderful bike shod with period Nuovo or Super Record. It's one of the frames
I want to find some day as well. I assume you had to cold set the rear spacing to 130.
Still, you might keep your eye out for a later 130 rear spacing Cinelli Supercorsa in
Columbus Neuron to use this Campag setup, actually making a lot of sense, thus allowing
the move to SR for your 80s Gios. Ironically, I have an 01 Cinelli Supercorsa made by
Giovanni Losa that I bought to be my modern setup and have just not felt moved to run
the modern 10sp solution.

I took a look at your bikes and noticed a really wide size range. How tall are you?
After looking at the saddle height via your Bianchi, I was almost expecting a lot
more post on this beast at a mere 58ctc.

Whatever the discussion, that's a nice ride for sure, regardless.

- kh

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