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 Post subject: Gios has sold-out!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Just noticed they had updated their website and are now selling all sorts of supermarket standard bikes using the Gios brand. Even a Brompton copy. Bizarre.

A sad day indeed :(

http://www.gios.it/

http://www.gios.it/bike/?Genova

http://www.gios.it/bike/?Mignon

http://www.gios.it/bike/?Cele


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:22 pm 
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sorry to say, i have to agree. Its one of the reasons I wouldnt go for bianchi - too many "indistinguishable" lower end models mocked up to look like a pro bike. Even the champion of italian stallions, colnago have done it to some extent with their £1k complete bikes.
Gios was so quality - a unique colour and at the top end of their game. Sadly, no longer it would seem


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:59 pm 
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What is the idea behind the mini velo bikes? with the top bar they don't have the convienience of a step through, and they don't look like folders but still have the small wheels.

They have a decent range of them so they must be popular.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:29 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
What is the idea behind the mini velo bikes? with the top bar they don't have the convienience of a step through, and they don't look like folders but still have the small wheels.

They have a decent range of them so they must be popular.


Quite a few companies sell them and there are a fixed gear versions. I presume they are all the same frame with different stickers on. They are sort of appealing in a weird novelty kind of way.

Some people say the fixed versions are good for polo. And tricks but the less said about that the better.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:52 pm 
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I'm not sure about Gios, but a lot of brands (eg, Bianchi, Benotto, Peugeot, Legnano etc) which had top of the range bikes associated with pro teams have always offered a wide range of bikes from children's bikes, city bikes to sports bikes.

An example in the UK would of course be Raleigh.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Never a big fan but some of their steel models look acceptable (though no lugged ones by the looks of it).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:01 pm 
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fiks wrote:
I'm not sure about Gios, but a lot of brands (eg, Bianchi, Benotto, Peugeot, Legnano etc) which had top of the range bikes associated with pro teams have always offered a wide range of bikes from children's bikes, city bikes to sports bikes.

An example in the UK would of course be Raleigh.


As far as I'm aware Gios has always been frame-only. They may have ventured into full bikes at some point, but I've only ever seen frames sold from new. I agree one or two are acceptable in the new range but the "high-end" appeal has gone now...

Just glad I own one of the real Gios frames :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:49 pm 
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As far as I understand, Gios no longer manufacture their own frames and have licensed their brand to a Japanese company - hence the new range of bikes. FWIW Gios are very popular in the far east - I sold a well-used Compact frame on ebay to someone in Taiwan who paid well over the odds. When in a Tokyo bike shop I saw some of those weird 20 inch mini-bikes which are very popular


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wow... someone was saying guercuotti have done the same? or is that completely false...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:40 pm 
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There appears to be a lot of Guerciotti new steel frames popping up - for instance on Planet-X website, but if anything they seem over-priced. Guerciotti are still churning out High end (mostly carbon) frames these days - e.g.

http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/store.asp/d=1/c=46

So I don't think they sold-out. Unless someone has bought the rights to the old steel frames?


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