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 Post subject: Gios Torino Super Record
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Well, I already had the woolen Brooklyn jersey so it seemed only sensible to pretend I was a taller, tubbier, much less talented Roger De Vlaeminck and get myself a Gios Torino Super Record. And here it is, complete with drilled dropouts and coins on the tops of the fork crown. Goes without saying that the photos are rubbish but it was dark and I was a bit excited.

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64 cm frame
Chainset: Campagolo Super Record 52x42
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Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record
Head set: Campagnolo Record
Rear mech: Campagnolo Super Record
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Front mech: Campagnolo Super Record, braze on
Calipers: Campagnolo Record
Seat post: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Wheels: Mavic SPECIAL SERVICE des COURSES on Campagnolo Super Record
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Bars: 3t shallow drop
Stem: 3t 14cm
Saddle: Brooks Professional

Unridden so far and I suspect that the saddle needs to come down an inch or so. Plus I need to 'unstick' the stuck stem. Does feel light for such a big frame though.

Trvia time - De Vlaeminck is one of only three riders to win all the Monuments in their career. Who are the other two?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:08 am 
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New to me that Columbus supplied materials for gates :wink:

Nice Gios, 'Roger'.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:51 am 
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The detailing is lovely on this beauty

When is the maiden outing Ed? :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:51 am 
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That's interesting.. I see you are a cross-cabler, but not a southpaw.
Very nice. Those fork-crown coins are an acquired taste, though... :) :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Nice find! looks very good nick and some nice detailing in the build too!

Regarding winning the monuments - I know one was Merckx but without cheating on google, I'm unsure of the third..but most likely a Belgium?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Thats a very fine machine indeed, where did you get it from? Im actually growing some Roger De V sideburns as a left over from Movember! hope you like the picture of Roger in Paris Roubaix attached


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
New to me that Columbus supplied materials for gates :wink:

As a Dutchman I knew that you'd have a keen appreciation of the finer points of a bike for the taller gentleman.

daj wrote:
When is the maiden outing Ed? :D

Although seeing it mud spattered is very tempting, not while the roads near me are so covered in filth I think. Probably would also make sense not to be riding 30 year old tubs either.

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Regarding winning the monuments - I know one was Merckx but without cheating on google, I'm unsure of the third..but most likely a Belgium?

It is indeed a 'Belgium' - but which one?

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Thats a very fine machine indeed, where did you get it from?

Thanks, I got it from Turin, arrived last week. Thanks also for the top photo of RdV in the Arenberg, one for the Edwards archives I think.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:54 pm 
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it's a beauty, and definitely to be admired indoors until the conditions improve...

I know who that other Belgium is, but only because I cheated/googled :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Here's a couple of daylight pictures - light may be better but photographic skills remain resolutely poor.

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Stem still to be moved and may require some fairly physical intervention although hopefully it can be saved.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Hope you will be able to save the stem.

Encountered this pic on a Dutch website/blog:

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