Thursday, January 12, 2012

1974 Gios Torino super record

1974 Gios Torino super record bike we sold here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
Most of the bikes sold at the Bike Boom shop are fully refurbished with new parts and tuned up but on occasion, we have customers who are interested in restoring the bike themselves, choose their own color combinations, components and style. We have many bikes that are waiting for their turn to be restored and we invite you to call and ask about any bikes as your future projects. we can also customize any bike according to your specs. This Gios torino super record is an example for one of these projects.  
This is one of our finest finds up to date, apart from the hubs, It is fully equipped with Campagnolo Nuovo Record, the wheels which originally were nuovo record laced to nisi or mavic sew ups have been replaced with Suzue hubs and wolber super champion gentleman rims. We suspect it has been updated in the mid-late 80 to the current continental clinchers. This wheelset was a good value item back in the day. Cinnelly stem and handlebar and cinelli unicanitor suede saddle and a super nice gios torino pantographed, engraved campy nuovo record seat post. Another interestong feature is the gios torino lettering on the bottom bracket Admittedly, this is no garage princess, it had been serving it's purpose and the frame and components show it but it was super straight and had no major rust issues apart from some scrapes in the paint. We chose not to refurbish this Gios and let the happy owner make it his own. more gios torino pictures here and an elaborate history source here. The Owner promissed to drop by with the bike once he is done restoring it and we will revisit this exquisite bike when he does. 

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