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.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company, GIOS introduced a limited edition of the Compact model in 1988. Most of these frames were tailor measured for the client and fit like a glove.
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 only used for leisurely Sunday rides. It’s equipped with the matching racy III. generation C-Record groupset. The paint is also all original and in excellent condition.
Frame: Gios Compact 40th Anniversary – golden adjustable screws in the dropouts
Seat tube c-c: 58cm
Seat tube c-t: 59.5cm
Top tube c-c: 56.5cm
Head tube: 165mm
Wheelset: Campagnolo C-Record hubs laced to Campagnolo Omega silver anodised clincher rims
Tires: NOS brandnew Michelin Super Competition 20mm
Handlebars: Cinelli Criterium
Stem: Cinelli XA, silver anodised, 110mm
Headset: Campagnolo C-Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C-Record DELTAs in excellent condition
Brake levers: Campagnolo C-Record with white gum rubber hoods, traditionally non-aero routed
Shifting levers: Campagnolo C-Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C-Record
Cranks: Campanolo C-Record 170mm Strada
Chainrings: Campagnolo C-Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo C-Record Aero
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo black
Pickup is also welcomed from our physical shop in Berlin.
Any questions? Please send a message or give us a call at the shop!
We are closed Sundays and Mondays, but will get back to you as soon as possible.
We don’t offer any warranty on used products, and advise riding all older bikes and parts with respect!
We’ve been selling only the very best Italian steel bikes for over
a decade now, both online and in store in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.