Interesting bike, almost from the
original owner, but it lost its Galli components to Ebay along the way.
Very agressive geometry (75 degree head and seat) had me puzzled when I
first set it up.
Mauro Sannino built these bikes after leaving Gios - 1979-~85.
No Nonsense bikes built for the Russian and Polish racing teams, and
supplied to the "Russian Team" in the movie "American Flyers"
Rendezvous page here
Sannino page here
Mish-mash of components - but it's what I had available.
Since I sandblasted the bike, I got to examine all the brazing.
All brass, no silver solder.
The Gios style seat stay caps are fabricated, not an end cap.
The rear seat stays are a very narrow aero shape. Columbus Aero
tube, or modified?
Blind drilling on the front and rear dropout. I've seen this on
Gios as well.
I try to keep the original finish on bikes, but this was too far gone.
I read that it is like this on most Sanninos.
Sand blast and primering. The workmanship is magnificent.
When I started my setup, I found the rear triangle shoved over ~1/2"!
The Sheldon Brown kitchen floor frame jig and my kitchen table
alignment jig fixed that!