The "GIOS by Alfredo Gios" website, http://www.gios.it/, has posted this information on the home page:
"2009: An historical brand toward the new century
This year represents a new milestone and turning point for the "Blue Bikes brand" as Alfredo signs a strategic agreement with a Top Japanese Company in order to strengthen and spread even more the presence of the GIOS brand worldwide: new innovative models 100% styled and designed in Italy with the logistical and commercial support of a new Osaka based international sales office.
From this new joint-venture the GIOS of the 21st century is born in order to serve even more and better than before all the needs of the nowadays consumers worldwide. Keep yourself posted on all the latest news about your favourite brand at www.gios.it or feel free to ask for more information by sending us an e-mail."
Under the "Corporate" button there is:
GIOS Design / Innovation Office:
via Aurelio Saffi 26
10138 Torino, Italy
tel: +39 366 1991104
GIOS International / Sales Office:
3-34-8 Tarumicho, Osaka, Japan
tel: +81 06-6368-9700
fax: +81 06-6368-9701
Given that, it appears that there is a move to build GIOS bikes in Japan.
However, then this different GIOS website has been launched:
The "Original GIOS Torino", http://www.giostorino.it/, proclaiming "the true steel frames made in Italy." Shown, and appearing int he photographs above, is the most well-known GIOS frame, the Super Record Strada with the Gt logo that was created by Aldo Gios in 1973 fro Team Brooklyn. There is also a Super Record Pista model plus Ti, Alu and Alu/Carbon models.
The site also says, "Aldo and Marco Gios wait for you in order to present the new collection of frames and bicycles that have made cycling history."
The address for GIOS Torino is given as:
Via Kant n° 6
10088 Volpiano - (TO)
A family split?
Photos: of GIOS Super Strada as appears at http://www.giostorino.it/
GIOS Super Record: Attention to Detail
GIOS Flickr Group, "Tante vittorie, un solo colore: Blu Gios!"
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
What's Going On With GIOS?
The following four photos are from the "Original GIOS Torino" website, read on.....