[CR]Storia di Ciocc?

Example: Framebuilders

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 07:41:33 -0800 (PST)
From: "James \"Giacomo\" Bellora" <bellovelo@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Storia di Ciocc?

Mi amici nuove, I am a new listee, close friend of Wayne Bingham, who has given me the retro virus. I am a rabid racer (175 races in 6 years--road, cyclocross, and track) but always fascinated by the lore and color of the racing of days gone by. (P.S. I raced against the famous Richard Sachs in the final running of the Killington Stage Race, 40+ field). I am less a bike weenie and a more of a racing history buff. Though I own 7 bikes, they are strictly for racing but have purchased my first vintage bike--a 1982 Ciocc World 77 model (all Super Record). Wayne is helping me return it to it's period state.

My question is if anyone has any historical knowledge of Ciocc. Their website is under construction and my knowledge was gleaned from google.com searches (there is little out there). What I do know is the frame maestro/founder of Ciocc (chee-och) was Giovanni Pelizzoli. Ciocc was his nicknamed (local dialect for "poker faced" thus the Ciocc badge of four aces in a cross formation). Claudio Corti won the 1977 U23 Worlds on a Ciocc at San Cristobal Venezuela--hence the name of their signature model. They also had a model called "Mockba 1980" for the Moscow Olympics though now sure why since the winner of the RR was a russian on a Colnago. Giovanni Pelizzoli later help found and design all of the first models of the Masciaghi tubed Fausto Coppi frames when that company was formed. Supposedly (I hear this often from others too) many pros rode repainted Cioccs in the 1980's. Giovanni Pelizzoli passed away (I think) and his two apprentices now run Ciocc. If anyone has anymore info on Ciocc bikes or history, I would appreciate it. BTW the lugs on mine are filed beautifully into teardrops. Photos soon. Thanks in advance.

James "Giacomo" Bellora, Squadra Coppi Cycling Team

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