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Old 12-03-07, 06:25 PM
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How do I rev my engine on a bike? Humming? Generally making car noises? Locking out the front brake and spinning the rear wheel? I need to know these things for the next time someone on a bicycle waves their pink slip at me while we wait at a stoplight.
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Old 12-03-07, 06:26 PM
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If this is true... those guys have way too much money.

I'd ride a Ciocc just for the name.
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Old 12-03-07, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
If this is true... those guys have way too much money.
I would agree with this statement entirely. I think that dude lives in $anta Barbara.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Who View Post
Dude who won the bike could've stripped the bike down to the frame?
Possible.

Not likely.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_Razor
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Old 12-03-07, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by vuduchyld View Post
Why not? Strip nice parts off of nice but ill fitting frame, sell ill fitting frame, but nice frame that fits well with the $$$, build up with nice parts from ill fitting frame. I've done it twice. It's way cheaper and much easier than buying parts individually and is particularly useful if you already have a frame you want to use.
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that's macaframa's frame from xxfixed....i doubt he really did that.
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Originally Posted by vuduchyld View Post
This doesn't seem to be the kind of situation in which Occam's Razor would apply. Everything in this thread has been conjecture and speculation thus far, but knowing that it only takes a person, with the right tools, about 5 minutes to strip a track bike down just to the frame, I would not find it all out of the realm of possibility that the seller of this frame could have won, or otherwise acquired, the bike and kept the parts that it came with for his own personal use, or to sell.
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Old 12-03-07, 08:00 PM
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what is a race for pink slips? I've never heard of that b4
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So, the guy that had the Ciocc, choked?
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
that's macaframa's frame from xxfixed....i doubt he really did that.
Link for pics of the Ciocc built up? These are pretty rare bikes, I'd like to see it.
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Old 12-03-07, 08:43 PM
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That's great. Congrats to the dude who won the sweet old frame, and props to the loser who stepped up and came through with the goods. I would have cried for the last 100m of the race....
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Originally Posted by ryanday View Post
Wow.

Fixed gear culture is the new greaser culture. Let me find my comb and pommade.
fixed gear culture. LOL
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Old 12-03-07, 10:25 PM
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BTW, it's pronounced CHEE-awk, right?
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Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
BTW, it's pronounced CHEE-awk, right?
way off.

more like tsiOCH(e). that first C is more like a softish CH, which sounds sort of like a TS. and there's a deft, light vowel at the end.
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
way off.

more like tsiOCH(e). that first C is more like a softish CH, which sounds sort of like a TS. and there's a deft, light vowel at the end.
"Choach" I don't know where you're getting that "e" at the end from. Where's that damn pronunciation mp3 when we need it!
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Old 12-03-07, 11:15 PM
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I have a Ciocc roadie and I always say "chi-oak" really fast so that it basically sounds like "choke".
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Originally Posted by TNCLR View Post
"Choach" I don't know where you're getting that "e" at the end from. Where's that damn pronunciation mp3 when we need it!
Voila! According to the pronunciation mp3, it's more like chä´-chə (or chah-chuh), but the middle consonant is kind of halfway between ä and ō. That is, if he's not pronouncing something else.

Of course, even that is disputed. Google also brought up this thread with such heavyweights as Jobst Brandt, the owner of Business Cycles, and the owner of Yellow Jersey all weighing in (along with a bunch of other people). They never resolved the question. A couple of people suggested calling Ciocc and listening to what they say when they answer the phone, but it doesn't seem that anyone ever got around to it. Anyone here actually care enough to give it a shot?
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Originally Posted by http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php?t=69378
Default Re: Ciocc
It could be rhymed with the word at http://tinyurl.com/2vvks

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i like this explanation the best
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Originally Posted by TNCLR View Post
"Choach" I don't know where you're getting that "e" at the end from. Where's that damn pronunciation mp3 when we need it!
it's a light e, just bouncing off of that -ch.
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Originally Posted by BLIMP View Post
How do I rev my engine on a bike? Humming? Generally making car noises? Locking out the front brake and spinning the rear wheel? I need to know these things for the next time someone on a bicycle waves their pink slip at me while we wait at a stoplight.
You gotta twist your hand like you have a twist throttle, and make engine sounds too. Dirtbike sounds are the best. Something along the lines of "gadaling, gadaling".
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Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
Why not? Strip nice parts off of nice but ill fitting frame, sell ill fitting frame, but nice frame that fits well with the $$$, build up with nice parts from ill fitting frame. I've done it twice. It's way cheaper and much easier than buying parts individually and is particularly useful if you already have a frame you want to use.
I am a LOT more inclined to believe that somebody stripped parts off a nice but ill fitting frame than I am to believe that somebody lost a Ciocc in a race for pinks. I believe that is pure marketing fluff.

I could be wrong, of course.

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This doesn't seem to be the kind of situation in which Occam's Razor would apply. Everything in this thread has been conjecture and speculation thus far, but knowing that it only takes a person, with the right tools, about 5 minutes to strip a track bike down just to the frame, I would not find it all out of the realm of possibility that the seller of this frame could have won, or otherwise acquired, the bike and kept the parts that it came with for his own personal use, or to sell.
Probably true...probably not an Occam's Razor candidate. Still likely a bogus tale, IMO.

Again, I have been wrong about stuff like this before. I just think it's MORE likely that somebody would fluff up a CL post than it is that somebody would win a Ciocc in a race for pinks, strip it and sell it.

Not just a LITTLE more likely, even, but a LOT more likely.
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Old 12-04-07, 01:26 PM
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what is a race for pink slips? I've never heard of that b4
Old hot rod thing. California's registration AND title were on a pink slip of paper. You sign over the pink slip, you sign over ownership.
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Old 12-04-07, 05:25 PM
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Wanna Race?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNB7xT3rNE
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Haha, what an weird thing.
By the way about the leather jackets... Just get a set a motorcycle leathers. It's what all the speedboarders wear for protection down gnarly hills.

That was mostly sarcastic.
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This would be ultimately insulting, and stupid (assuming its real) if he would actually sell the bike for $1 but the guy would have to be a total prick who had money to burn.
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