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10-14-17, 04:10 PM
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Posted By ciocc_cat

I had an A-D Inter 10 frame that I built-up with...

I had an A-D Inter 10 frame that I built-up with a Campy Nuovo Record gruppo and sew-ups. Had a Brooks Pro saddle. Made for a smooth-riding club-ridder/fast tourer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 07:11 PM
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Posted By ciocc_cat

1990s Ciocc Titan.

1990s Ciocc Titan.
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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...
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Views: 7,599
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...
08-01-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,446
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...
03-17-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,246
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...
03-17-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,831
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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03-17-13, 05:39 PM
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Views: 42,369
Posted By ciocc_cat

12 oz curls.

12 oz curls.
03-13-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,145
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:
02-24-13, 06:00 PM
02-24-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,049
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...
02-14-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,158
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....
02-11-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,250
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...
02-11-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,234
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,...
01-21-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,310
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. ...
01-15-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,418
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...
01-14-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,615
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"...
01-12-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,310
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...
01-12-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,310
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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01-12-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,310
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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01-12-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,267
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.
01-12-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,310
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: 18,534
Views: 3,648,384
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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11-05-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,271
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...
10-29-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
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:
10-20-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
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...
10-17-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
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...
09-25-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By ciocc_cat

IIRC, that was the wheel build on some early...

IIRC, that was the wheel build on some early 1970s higher-end French bikes - particularly the Peugeot Px-10 and the Gitane TdF. However, an Atom freewheel was standard rather than a Suntour - at...
09-12-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,975
Posted By ciocc_cat

I agree with you on everything except the very...

I agree with you on everything except the very last sentence. I still use friction-shifting Campy Super Record derailleurs on my 1980s Ciocc - which is my (only) road bike. I've listened to my...
09-07-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By ciocc_cat

Me too! :thumb:

Me too! :thumb:
08-29-12, 05:40 PM
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Views: 905
Posted By ciocc_cat

Greetings from Prairieville, LA (just south of...

Greetings from Prairieville, LA (just south of Baton Rouge). As of 6:30 p.m. CDT 8/29 Isaac is sitting on top of us dumping lots of rain, but amazingly enough we still have electricity/internet on...
08-29-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,069
Posted By ciocc_cat

If I can straddle the top tube then I can...

If I can straddle the top tube then I can probably ride it, but riding it comfortably for anything more than a fairly short distance is whole 'nother matter. Also, I've found that as I've gotten...
08-18-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,368
Posted By ciocc_cat

If my Ciocc was still the way it was first built...

If my Ciocc was still the way it was first built up in the 1986 - most surely. Regardless, you ride what's available to keep going.

As currently built-up, LeMond would probably wonder how I'd...
08-16-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,070
Posted By ciocc_cat

My Ciocc:

My Ciocc:
08-15-12, 08:08 PM
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Posted By ciocc_cat

Frame Maestro Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli sold the...

Frame Maestro Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli sold the Ciocc trademark to Stefano Bontani, Cesare Biondi and Biffi Guiseppe in 1991. My impressions are that they wanted to capitalize on the Ciocc name...
08-15-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By ciocc_cat

Check out this classic article by the Great Guru...

Check out this classic article by the Great Guru of Gearing, Frank Berto:
http://www.velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=17581
08-14-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,970
Posted By ciocc_cat

This:

This:
08-14-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By ciocc_cat

Same here. :thumb: I used to run a 14-28...

Same here. :thumb:

I used to run a 14-28 freewheel with 52-43 chain rings on my NR in VERY hilly Fayetteville, Arkansas in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It wasn't the fastest shifting on...
08-14-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,578
Posted By ciocc_cat

I live in south Louisiana, so the range provided...

I live in south Louisiana, so the range provided by a 13-15-17-19-21-23 freewheel paired with 48-41 chain rings is plenty wide enough for me.

Whatever freewheel you choose, just make sure it gives...
08-08-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By ciocc_cat

Aero-style brake levers definitely preceded...

Aero-style brake levers definitely preceded grooved handlebars by a few years. I installed aero levers on my Ciocc in 1987 (which is the same year I switched to the first generation Look PP65...
08-08-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,309
Posted By ciocc_cat

1972 Chiorda (purchased in that year as my first...

1972 Chiorda (purchased in that year as my first "10-speed"). Not exactly collector-worthy, but it was followed just a couple years later by my Gitane Tour de France:
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08-08-12, 07:26 PM
08-05-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By ciocc_cat

Since I switched to aero-style brake levers...

Since I switched to aero-style brake levers around 1987, I've always routed my brake cables along the front of the bars as soon as they exit the lever. I use vintage Cinelli 64 (no groove) bars with...
08-03-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By ciocc_cat

When the wind whistles through the frame it it...

When the wind whistles through the frame it it plays the latest Justin Bieber hit.
08-02-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,220
Posted By ciocc_cat

I think I'd be more worried about being chased by...

I think I'd be more worried about being chased by a Lonely Bull! :p
08-01-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,220
Posted By ciocc_cat

When riding my Ciocc on my trainer, I like to...

When riding my Ciocc on my trainer, I like to listen to Herb Alpert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9MY72llgZs).
08-01-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By ciocc_cat

And to think that folks wonder why I still ride...

And to think that folks wonder why I still ride my old Campy Super Record stuff . . . Heh, heh! :p
08-01-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,157
Posted By ciocc_cat

I prefer bottles. I carry a 24oz insulated...

I prefer bottles. I carry a 24oz insulated bottle (water stays cold for 2+ hours even in south Louisiana's summer heat) on the downtube and a standard bottle in a handlebar cage mount. I consume...
08-01-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,494
Posted By ciocc_cat

Fortunately for me, Scott Mackey, the Owner of...

Fortunately for me, Scott Mackey, the Owner of Pedal Play Bicycles in Baton Rouge, just happens to be a rider/collector of C&V racing bikes (which are hung up in his shop for all to admire when he's...
08-01-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By ciocc_cat

I take it that your Gyes doesn't have the...

I take it that your Gyes doesn't have the cut-out? I haven't experienced any numbness problems with my GS-06H:
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