Re: [CR]Ciocc Pix Posted to Wool Jersey album


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Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 19:13:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Ciocc Pix Posted to Wool Jersey album
To: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <000801c7a3df$eba9b270$1af0fea9@peter5ca78cb10>


I'm not known as a Italophile, although I did bring a mid-80's Torpado Italia for my wife to a weekend in Fredricksburg, TX weekend before last and did 50 km between the rains on a KOF celeste Bianchi TSX/UL in Houston Saturday. But something about a Ciocc Mockba just appeals to me. Maybe it's that I remember the 80 Olympics in Moscow, or maybe it's just that Ciocc was a bit different.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

"P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net> wrote: I have posted photos and information on the latest addition to my stable (well the bedroom of my one bedroom apt if you must know!): a 1982ish Ciocc Mockba 80.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Peter-Kohler-Cycle-Collection/ciocc/

This was purchased in March from Mark Buswell of SF here on the CR List. (and thanks Mark for the aces packing job!) as a frameset. Now back on the road with the usual Campagnolo 2nd gen Super Record gruppo, Ambrosio rims etc. tutti Italiani. .

A machine of exceptional finish (I don't know how or why, but this Ciocc has the bestest chrome I've ever seen on a bike frame, including my 1950s Raleighs), brilliant handling (the classic early 1980s stiff angles, uber responsive handling and harsh ride which is a gratifying contrast to some of my other machines) and one of those bikes that ran like a dream and old friend from the first ride.

Peter Kohler

Washington DC USA