The Gios name is one of the great Italian legends in cycling history and culture. Before starting the workshop, Tolmino Gios had been a professional racing cyclist. The first bikes built in his workshop, however, were not racers but highly functional city bikes. It was only until in the 1970s that the workshop started to build PRO racing machines. With the success of the Brooklyn Team, the name Gios was catapulted into the spotlight, and the brand’s signature shade of blue quickly became iconic. The team had huge success in the hellish cobbled classics including Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, clearly showing the resilience and quality of the Gios bicycle brand.
Ever since 1948, when Tolmino Gios opened his workshop in Turin, Italy, his name has come to mean real, thoroughbred bicycles. And that is exactly what you get here with the Gios Compact; a rock-solid steel bike with an absolute ton of history behind it. Released in 1986, the Compact was one finest frames ever produced by Gios. Beside the technical innovations already introduced with he Professional model in the same year (such as the patented and waterproof seals for the internal routed rear brake cable and the one piece BB-shell with integrated bridge), the Compact features an adjustable dropout system, its most significant development.
This particlar listing is for an original GIOS Torino Compact road bike with a more modern Campagnolo 9 speed Chorus group set. The bike is a classic and timeless evergreen that will serve you a long time.
Even though it was in great shape before; we have taken apart, checked, and regreased every part, and now it is in excellent riding condition. The bike was repainted and equipped with new stickers, not by us.
Seat tube: 53.5cm c-c
Seat tube: 55cm c-t
Top tube: 54cm c-c
Handlebars: 42cm c-c
Head Tube: 138mm
Rear End: 130mm
Gears: 2×9 speed
Bottom Bracket: ITA
Frame: Gios Compact, adjustable screws in the dropouts
Wheelset: Campagnolo hubs laced to Rigida Chrina silver anodised clincher rims
Tires: Panaracer Pasela
Stem: Cinelli XA, silver anodised, 125mm
Brakes: Campagnolo Chorus
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo
Cranks: Campanolo Chorus, 170mm
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Seatpost: Campagnolo Aero
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite, Titanium black