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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:56 am 
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Personally I think the whole bike is a right dog's dinner and you owe it to the Gios legend to let someone with far more taste and better aesthetic awareness take ownership of it - I'll give you a couple of hundred for it :wink:.

But seriously....

I agree that tan wall won't go with those rims in fact Hilary Stone has a pair for sale that are good for reference:

http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20im ... o-Blue.jpg

I'd stick with the current ones because for a start the white will dull down with use and then maybe when they're worn out how about blue/black tyres? Assuming you can find some modern ones without massive logos on them.

Just when I think I could splash serious money on a modern carbon bike you pull this one out - what a beauty!

Mark.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:20 pm 
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White wall tyres work well imo.

Needs silver levers with white hoods and white cables :wink:


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Borrowed some Veloflex's and only changed the front wheels and tanwalls on blue rims suck ! So its white all the way :wink:

Just stuck up some pictures of the Gios in 'readers bikes'


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
...tanwalls on blue rims suck...

And there's the rub: it's the rims that are holding you back...


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ScillySuffolk wrote:
Ian Raleigh wrote:
...tanwalls on blue rims suck...

And there's the rub: it's the rims that are holding you back...


Theres always one :facepalm:

I may in the not so distant future try these tyres......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vittoria-Rubi ... 331wt_1344


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Hmm there'll be too much blue...


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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Theres always one :facepalm:

Ha! When you started this thread I nearly replied straight away, but thought better of it...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:57 am 
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I think the white walls create just the right juxtaposition with the lettering on the frame and the white bar tape and black levers to make an acceptable over-all impression :wink:

In other words it looks right :D :D


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