Tolmino Gios was born in 1916, ex-professional cyclist, member of the Italian National Team for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. In 1948 he established Cicli Gios Torino, when he built his first bike in a small workshop in Torino, Italy. Soon after, Tolmino’s son Alfredo began working for the family company and took it to another level.
In 1972, BROOKLYN (chewing gum manufacturer) entered in a pro-cycling as a main sponsor of the Dreher Team (1970-1972), which quit their sponsorship. The new team was managed Giorgio Perfetti and headed by two of the biggest stars of the era, the Paris Roubaix specialist Roger De Vlaeminck and great sprinter Patrick Sercu. From 1973-1977 the BROOKLYN team amassed an enviable list of results including classics such as Paris-Roubaix, Milan-Sanremo, Tour of Flanders and the 1974 Tour de France green jersey. Famous ‘GIOS BLUE’ colour was developed by Alfredo Gios to match stars and stripes on the jersey of the BROOKLYN team. This unique and recognisable colour combined with the success became an iconic part of a rich Italian cycling history…. and to this day enjoys an almost cult among cycling enthusiasts worldwide.
Here we are proudly presenting another Italian steel icon – the GIOS Torino Super Record, which dates back to 1979. Superb frameset is made of Columbus SL tubing which were top of top back in late 1970s. It’s easy to recognize a special fork crown with iconic ”Gios coins” which basically covered the air-holes used during the forks welding. Completely built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, Cinelli pantograph Gios cockpit, San Marco Concor saddle, NiSi rims. All original condition.
A real jewel! L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: GIOS Torino Super Record / Columbus SL tubing
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record with Titanium axle
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: Cinelli 65
Stem: Cinelli – Gios pantograph
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Freewheel: Everest Oro
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally
Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.