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    Member sthlm.bill's Avatar
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    lousy revalation about our Ciocc

    I'm pretty new to the bike forums so I apologize if this is a redundant topic regarding steel frames and problems...

    About 3 months ago my girlfriend bought a mid-80's Ciocc off of ebay (please don't stop reading here) and as we were out on a ride last night, she began to have problems with her front derailleur. Low and behold, underneath the clasp we found slight rust/paint chipping, and worst of all, the tubing had become crimped. The last thing either one of us want to do is scrap a wonderful frame that is the closest thing to a perfect fit that she's ever had. Please, if the many knowledgeable readers and contributers to this forum could chime in with their suggestions/info/advice, I would be very greatful. Unfortunately, we don't own a digital camera, but I'll somehow try to get some pictures posted soon.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I assume that the frame in question has a 1 1/8" seat tube and that it does not have a front derailuer braze-on. If I am correct in this then you could easily use a 1 1/4" clamp on and a adapter shim to size up the seat tube. This would spread the load of the clamp to a larger area and you should be fine.

    Dave

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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Have a local qualified frame builder replace that tube . . .

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