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

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Ciocc Pix Posted to Wool Jersey album
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 19:51:36 -0700
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On May 31, 2007, at 5:00 PM, P.C. Kohler 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.
> 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

Quite a transformation from your first CR post in Oct '03:

"My main interest is British bicycles, specifically roadsters and club bikes of the late '40s and 50s. I grew up with Raleighs in the 1960s although I lapsed when I was 16 and bought a Peugeot UE-8! My collection comprises: 1948 Raleigh Dawn Tourist 1948 Raleigh Lenton Clubman 1949 Raleigh Clubman 1951 Raleigh Lenton Tourist 1951 Raleigh Clubman 1978 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist 1978 Raleigh Competition GS 1949 Rudge Super Safety 1951 Rudge De Luxe Sports Tourist with a post-war Raleigh RRA presently in the acquisition stage!"

And, "So, if Hilary Stone will provide me with a mint '38 Rudge-Whitworth Aero-Olympic (in Rudge maroon and 23" frame if you can manage it), close ratio AR25/3 hub, I'll take on all comers... name the time and place, gentlemen."

Enjoy the ride Peter, it's all good...

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA