This is a custom-made frame, 1984 with full Campy Nuovo Record components. The builder was Ray Gasiorowski in Houston Texas. Ray use to race in the 1950’s, worked for Schwinn before branching out into his own frame building business. He talked with me over 4 hours before he decided that he would build a frame for me. It was a very detailed interview and the results from that were a perfectly fit bike. You could ride for miles and feel no stiffness in your shoulders, arms or lower back. The only things I have changed from his original build, was the seat and the Look Pedals.
I bought this road bike in April 2013 for a wider range of gears that I didn’t have on my 30-year-old Romic. This bike could keep me in the saddle getting up the steep hills of southern Indiana. I found it to be a much lighter frame than my Romic, that is Reynolds 731 steel. It rides really nice and smooth but the 1984 Romic is still my favorite bike to ride.
This is my first mountain bike that I purchased in June 2104. I only wanted a bicycle to ride without having to change into cycling clothing, shoes etc. I wanted to be able to get on it with shorts, a t-shirt, my ball cap and shoes then just go cruising. It will work out well with the gravel roads and the roughed up paved roads around my local area. I did not buy it intending to match the color of my FJ, it just happened that way.