With my buddy I do every year several retro-rides. Multiple Retro Tour de Fiandre, L'Eroica etc.
My buddy has great number off quality's but restoring a bike is not one of them
A few years ago I build up a low budget Legnano. Special for L'Eroica
I build this bike for less then 200 Euro's!!!! That's a bargain and the bike did three times the 205k L'Eroica!
Never a bike has a great price-fun-ratio as this Legnano!
But my buddy get's older and wan't more luxury. For normal use he owns a Gios Torino Super Record. I also build that bike for him.
But now for retro rides he also want's a Gios Torino bike.
The plan was to look for a real Gios Torino but with some other colors....................... Why? Gios Torino must be blue? Yes your right but I think this also can be a nice bike.
Budget: max 550/600 Euro for the complete bike and it must be ready for retro rides: toestraps etc.
I found this as a nice start:
Most components are ok. Looking for brake levers, saddle and pedals.
But we have the whole winter.
More to come...................................