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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-07-16, 06:38 PM
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Posted By ciocc_cat
Yes, I've owned my Ciocc Titan since late...

Yes, I've owned my Ciocc Titan since late November 2012. I found it on eBay and got lucky bidding. The only significant changes I've made were the saddle and handlebar stem. I suspect it was built...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-07-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,239
Posted By ciocc_cat
I realize that this is an old thread, but I...

I realize that this is an old thread, but I wanted to mention that whoever built the Titanio frames for Colnago must have also built them for Ciocc because my Ciocc Titan appears to be identical to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-01-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,718
Posted By ciocc_cat
It needs an (apparently) hard-to-find...

It needs an (apparently) hard-to-find rechargeable battery. However, I took the old battery out, got the part number, Googled it and hit pay dirt. Unfortunately, after about a month or so the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,640
Posted By ciocc_cat
Back-in-the-day I'd ride/train regardless of the...

Back-in-the-day I'd ride/train regardless of the heat or cold, but I had similarly crazy riding partners to keep me motivated. These days I live in south Louisiana where year-round riding is the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,063
Posted By ciocc_cat
I own a pair of Cioccs. I call my classic Ciocc...

I own a pair of Cioccs. I call my classic Ciocc San Cristobal "Ciocc", but I refer to my recently acquired Ciocc Titan as "Beer Is Waiting" (engraved on my headset cap).
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-13, 05:39 PM
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Views: 34,437
Posted By ciocc_cat
12 oz curls.

12 oz curls.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-13-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,317
Posted By ciocc_cat
Is that BEER in the box on the rear rack? Is it...

Is that BEER in the box on the rear rack? Is it included as an accessory? Is it good beer? If so, marketing brilliance on the part of GP! :beer:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-24-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By ciocc_cat
Beautiful! :thumb:

Beautiful! :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-24-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,782
Posted By ciocc_cat
Merlins and Litespeeds are beautiful bikes...

Merlins and Litespeeds are beautiful bikes indeed! That antique shop Merlin is definitely drool-worthy.

I'm a recent convert to titanium after scoring an apparently very rare Ciocc Titan on eBay...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,942
Posted By ciocc_cat
Ahh, 1983 . . . no "what-if" fantasy needed here....

Ahh, 1983 . . . no "what-if" fantasy needed here. I had some spare cash and bought a new Austro-Daimler Superleicht full Reynolds 531DB frameset and migrated the Campy parts I'd accumulated onto it....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,953
Posted By ciocc_cat
A good friend of mine and I actually explored...

A good friend of mine and I actually explored this back in the early 1980s. We wanted to buy an existing shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas and had a CPA who was a friend put together a detailed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 8,542
Posted By ciocc_cat
I was a Freshman at the University of Arkansas in...

I was a Freshman at the University of Arkansas in the Fall of 1973. IIRC, that was the Christmas that I upgraded from a basement-grade Chiorda to a Gitane Tour de France thanks to my generous,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-21-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,222
Posted By ciocc_cat
I agree with you in regard to parallel tubes in...

I agree with you in regard to parallel tubes in the scenario presented. :thumb:

However, the Titan's twin downtubes are not parallel. They form a triangle with the base at the bottom bracket. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-15-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,573
Posted By ciocc_cat
Back-in-the-day, I re-spaced an Austro-Daimler...

Back-in-the-day, I re-spaced an Austro-Daimler Reynolds 531 Inter 10 frame from 5-speed to 6-speed simply by spreading the rear triangle by hand. It worked just fine. In later years I considered...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-14-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,314
Posted By ciocc_cat
Ciocc, of course. "Huffy Cat" just doesn't have...

Ciocc, of course. "Huffy Cat" just doesn't have the same ring to it - sounds like a brand of cat litter. Besides, my San Cristobal that I've had since 1986 is still a super-sweet ride and my "new"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,222
Posted By ciocc_cat
That's very possible. Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli...

That's very possible. Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli sold the Ciocc trade mark to Stefano Bonati and his partners in 1991. I believe that frame building was probably farmed-out to a number of different...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,222
Posted By ciocc_cat
See below. I tried for close-ups. Photo quality...

See below. I tried for close-ups. Photo quality isn't the best.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,222
Posted By ciocc_cat
Below are a few photos that were taken by the...

Below are a few photos that were taken by the seller:

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,339
Posted By ciocc_cat
I don't buy bike parts at Walmart - I patronize...

I don't buy bike parts at Walmart - I patronize my LBS as much as possible.

I buy beer at my nearby Walmart. Locally-brewed Tin Roof Blonde tastes the same regardless of who sells it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-12-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,222
Posted By ciocc_cat
Photo below shows my recently acquired Ciocc...

Photo below shows my recently acquired Ciocc Titan. Found it on eBay last November and had it shipped here from Zurich. I'm guessing it was built-up around 1999 or shortly after based on components...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-12-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15,787
Views: 2,515,722
Posted By ciocc_cat
I won this beautiful (and apparently rare) Ciocc...

I won this beautiful (and apparently rare) Ciocc Titan on eBay last Saturday evening.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-05-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,024
Posted By ciocc_cat
Glad to hear that you're enjoying your new ride! ...

Glad to hear that you're enjoying your new ride! My experience: I tried to "go modern" back when I resumed cycling in 2009 after a 17-year hiatus and was rather underwhelmed by some of the so-called...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-29-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By ciocc_cat
My first "good bike" was a TdF in the mid-1970s...

My first "good bike" was a TdF in the mid-1970s and it was a super-sweet ride. Enjoy yours - you certainly did a beautiful resto! :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-20-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By ciocc_cat
I remember mounting my first sew-up using Tubasti...

I remember mounting my first sew-up using Tubasti in the mid-1970s. I didn't pre-mount the tire without cement and allow it to stretch before gluing and didn't allow the cement to cure a bit before...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-17-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By ciocc_cat
Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli's racing nickname was...

Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli's racing nickname was "Poker Face", hence the four aces logo.

However, Segnore Pelizzoli claims that "Ciocc" is a meaningless nickname shared by his father and...
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