|More About My Ciocc|
|Photo above shows my Ciocc Mod San Cristobal - a "classic" early 1980s Italian road bike with just a dash of more modern technology thrown in for convenience sake (she's a "go bike" rather than a show bike). (Click on photo above for larger close-up.) Specs (as of July 2012) are as follows:
Frame: 56 cm (c-to-c) "Mod San Cristobal" brazed-up in Signore Pelizzoli's shop sometime after 1977 but before 1984. Columbus SL tubing with Campagnolo dropouts.
Components: Campagnolo Super Record derailleurs with Kelly Takeoff shifters; Campy Super Record crankset with Avocet ("Poor Man's Super Record") 47x41 chainrings and Campy Super Record bottom bracket; Campy Super Record headset; Campy Super Record seatpost; Cinelli "Giro di Italia" 64-40 bars with a Nitto Tallux (Hey, my back isn't as flexible as it used to be!) stem; Modolo Professional brakes with Dia Compe "aero" levers; Gyes GS-06H (Brooks Swallow copy with center cut-out) saddle; Look #PP65 "Delta" (first generation) clipless pedals; Regina 6-speed freewheel (13-15-17-19-21-23).
Wheels: Campy Super Record low-flange hubs, 15g stainless steel spokes, Mavic GP4 rims 36H, Servizio Corse sew-ups.
Accessories: fi'zi:k handlebar tape with bar:gel; Cateye "Astrale 8" cyclocomputer; American Classic water bottle cage (frame); handlebar-mount cage for second bottle; Lezyne Road Drive pump.
Comments: This is a fast, agile bike that won't beat you to death on long rides. The wheels are lighter and faster rolling than clinchers yet sturdy enough to handle rough roads (and heavier riders). I don't race any more, so my most recent changes to the bike reflect my preference for comfort over aerodynamics.
Photo below shows my Ciocc in May 1986 just before the SBC Half Century. Note the old-style (non-aero) Modolo brake levers, Brooks Professional all-leather saddle and Campy Super Leggera pedals with toe-clips and straps.
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