Old 06-15-15, 06:35 AM
Giacomo 1 
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I'm guessing that your in pretty good shape to take on a ride like this, and at 165lbs., your probably a good climber to, so I think you would do well with that pretty Ciocc. To be safe though, moving it up to a 7 speed would be the ticket to be on the safe side.

But when you think about it, bikes like this were all we had back in the day, and guys did rides like this all the time on them. Goodness, when I look at the bike guys like Coppi and Bartali dueled up the Alps and Pyranees with, this CIOCC is downright extravagant with all those gears!
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