Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes: early 80's De Rosa
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!