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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:07 pm 
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The old Gios will soon be ready for paint, bear in mind it's that Flo Green and Mauve 80s scheme at the moment.

I was deffo going Gios blue with Chrome fork and single stay. Now I'm tempted by Mercier metalic pink a la Barry Hobans TDF bikes.

I'm not staying traditional kit wise as it'll have modern Shimano.

Don't know what to do.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Only one choice surely in the blue.
Although I had a non gios painted that colour and it judt did not look right.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 pm 
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As it's a Gios in my humble opinion I think it's worth going the resto route otherwise you run the risk of devaluing it. Plus Gios blue is just lovely.

Just my opinion of course :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Whilst I've seen Gios in white, black, red, purple and some seriously wrong 2-tone jobs, you've got to stick to blue and white.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:45 pm 
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I'd never heard of Mercier Pink before... googling led me to this amazing singlespeed collection with the picture below... looks great! Have to say, I also like the 'Black and White' I've also shown in this post! Lots of great looking bikes there, anyhow... :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:17 pm 
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It's a very nice colour and brings back memories of old Tours.....Pink steel, blue skys and Alps ahh isn't it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:05 am 
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I'd go either Dark Chocolate or Root Beer brown of course with the polished drive side stays, some more chrome accents for parts and maybe a bit of white or green on the grips and cables.


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