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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:25 am 
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You could get in touch with Marco Gios on FB. He is only too willing to help. If you're not on FB, just email Gios and FAO it to Marco.

We should hang out, as I'd love to find classics bikes! That's a once in a lifetime miracle!!!

Beautiful bikes reminding me of a childhood spent trying to emulate Roger and Eric De Vlaeminck, Pat Sercu, Fons de Wolf and Johan de Muynck!

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:25 am 
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but removing the rust and putting on spots of paint is IMO a bit cheap :p


I freely admit to being a bit cheap, :) but I've got all sorts of reasons for keeping original finish on lightweight bike frames- ecological (see Nicktid's post), bikelogical.. Even on a frame with paint that looks too far gone to bother touching up, chances are that well over 90% of the original finish is intact. Seems a shame to consign it to oblivion in the interests of perfect homogeneity. At any rate, if you do get it blasted and resprayed/chromed, get it done by a lightweight specialist- someone who understands that those tubes are half a millimetre thick when new and over thirty years old, and be advised that the refinish may cost you about as much as the frame cost when new.

I don't know where you're located, and how unusual it is where you are to find something like that... to me, it's like Roger DeVlaeminck was having a shed clearout minutes before you walked past his driveway. Actually, Roger may have moved on from Gios before they had white panels on the tubes- I can't remember- but you get my point..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:52 pm 
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I think he did move on before the panels, and the Brooklyn team went south without him. He came back to ride for Gios for one year, but it was never the same.

I'm with you on the touching up, er...that sounds terrible........and Gios touch up paint can be brought quite easily.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:04 pm 
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They were all shuffling about at the end of the '70s.. IIRC Dietrich Thurau moved from TI-Raleigh to Gios about the time those white panels first appeared. Johann DeMuynck had moved to Bianchi before the 70s were out? I think Merckx's retirement, especially, must have shaken up employment opportunities in the continental peloton somewhat.

Yeah the bike-fixing world is full of double-entendre... touching up, posts stuck in tubes.. :oops: :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Loved the TI Raleigh boys.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:59 pm 
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I get the hole discussion on repainting the frame, i am to having a hard time deciding what to do. i will post some more photo's of the rust on the frame so you can see how bad the situation is.

Maybe i should have done this in my first post but here is some more info about me:

I am 26 years old, and i am born an raised in Bornem, Flanders, Belgium.
My passion for bikes started a couple of years ago, since i started working as a product design engineer. (i have done some engineering work for australian bike company "Teschner")

I currently own a Carraro Valles
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A Raleigh Rapide Fixie conversion: (sort of a restoration project)
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A Cube Reaction XT
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A train station bike: (that needs some upgrades!)
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Battaglin i sold when i found the Gios:
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This was my Colnago C50 Cross that got Stolen last year:
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a small update on the Gios:

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polished pedal:
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damaged pedal:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:43 am 
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Six bikes in a couple of years? This Gios practically throws itself at you... you are a bike-magnet! :)

Those pedals just look nicely worn-in to me, if the bearings are OK, but I'm sure there's ways to make them look less worn, if you want to.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:12 pm 
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i will take the frame to my lbs next week.
i haven't got the right tools to remove to headset cups and bb.

this is how rusty the frame is:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Great find :shock:

The bike maybe is already a repaint. The white part on the top tube was not a combination with the chrome fork.

When they introduce the 3 white blocks the fork was blue.

If there is a Gt in the bottom bracket consider a Brooklyn repaint. Complete blue and white letters.

I will follow this item :D

PS: I myself send a frame to Volpiano for a repaint. Now I must see how I can get it back :shock:

Edit: see the last photo. No Gt in the bracket. A repaint with two white blocks is a great option!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:56 am 
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Thanks,

So what is wrong with this bike? can i find out if this is a repaint?
so the fork does not match the frame?


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