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1983 Ciöcc Mockba 80

1983 Ciöcc Mockba 80
serial no. 2510

Purchased in March 2007 as a frameset from CR List member Mark Buswell of San Francisco. Back on the road 16 May.

Fitted out pretty much to Ten-Speed Drive catalogue spec but with 172.5 cranks and 32-hole hubs and featuring the now hard to find original Ciocc pantographed stem, seat pin, shifters, brake calipers and levers and large chainring.

Some history
Ciöcc (pronounced “cheeoach”) was founded by builder Giovanni Pelizzoli, a former apprentice of Ugo DeRosa. Ciocc (local Val d’Aosta, Italian dialect for "poker faced" hence the Ciöcc badge of four aces in a cross formation) was his nickname as a pro rider. The Ciocc factory in Mozzo, northern Italy, is 10 miles from Colnago’s. The company built frames for the Polish National teams for years and this model celebrated the 1980 Moscow Olympic 2nd place win for Poland’s Czeslaw Lang in the Men’s Individual Road Race on a Ciöcc and bears the official Mockba 80 Olympics logo on the top tube. This is the first version of the model in Columbus SL with chromed rear triangle and fork and Campagnolo Super Record gruppo. Original price was c. $1600. When this bike was made, Ciöcc’s workshop employed just six men producing about 70-80 frames a month. Ciocc’s main US distributor was Ten Speed Drive Imports whose logo is imbossed on the rear brake bridge stay.They imported the frames from Italy unfinished and painted them in Dupont Imron to give a better and more durable finish than was common on Italian-made frames of the era. Still in business, Ciöcc is presently owned by the Bonati brothers, Stefano and Candido.

Ride/Handling
Stiff, responsive with an amazing pick-up, very sensitive handling, corners like on rails and…. very fast. This is a machine that likes to be pushed and ridden hard and perfect for those two-hour full-out thrashings any true racing bike is at its best on. I love the really close clearances between tires and tubes and the angles are uber tight and just right. Just brilliant. Add to this the '80s Italian bling of lashings of chrome, the wonderful Ciocc decals, the pantographed seat stay and fork caps as well as the special Ciocc pantographed components and you have an absolute classic Italian stallion of the era.

Frame/Fork
Material: Columbus SL double butted .6/.9 mm
Features: 14mm straight seat stays, oval chain stays
Braze ons: top tube brake cable clips, front derailleur mounting, gear lever bosses, under bottom bracket cable guides, gear cable stop on chainstay, twin water bottle mountings and ace-shaped bottom bracket cut-out.
Drop outs: Campagnolo 1010B short
Finish: Midnight Blue with fully chromed fork and rear triangle and seat stay caps, lug cut-outs and Ten Speed Drive Imports logo on rear brake bridge picked out in yellow. Official Mockba 80 Olympics logo and Giovanni Pelizzoli signature on top tube driveside.
Size: seat tube 60 cm (c to c), 62 cm (c to t) top tube 59 cm (c to c)
Chain stay length: 40 cm (centre of spindle axle to centre of dropout)
Angles: 75 (head) 74 (seat)
Fork offset: 1 ½”
Wheelbase: 98 cm
Chainstay length: 41 cm
Bottom bracket height: 27cm
Rear spacing: 128 mm
Lugs: Investment Cast with elongated teardrops and Ciöcc ace cut-outs
Weight: 20.5 lbs. complete machine

Components
Wheels: 700 cm x 20 Ambrosio Durex Montreal Medaille d' Or hardened anodised rims with 32-hole Campagnolo Super Record low-flange hubs, 2.0 x 1.5. x 2.0 double butted stainless Sapim spokes (3x) and Campagnolo Super Record skewers. Tufo JetPro 700x19 sew-up tyres.
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Super Record with titanium spindle, Italian thread
Chainset: Campagnolo Super Record Strada 172.5 cranks, 52t x 42t rings (large ring with Ciocc pantographing)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record road racing with titanium spindles. Galli alloy toeclips and Bierreci straps
Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record, pat. 1982
Gear levers: Campagnolo Super Record with Ciocc pantographing
Freewheel: Regina Extra 13-14-15-16-17-18 t
Chain: Regina CX-S
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record short reach with recessed allen bolt fixing, Ciocc pantographing
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record, lightened and with Ciocc pantographing
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record Italian thread
Stem & handlebars: Cinelli 1R 115 mm stem with Ciocc pantographing with Cinelli no. 65 “Criterium’ 40 cm handlebars, Benotto Professional tape and Campagnolo plugs.
Saddle: Concor Super Corsa Superleggere
Seat pin: Campagnolo Super Record single bolt with Ciocc pantographing
Accessories: REG alloy bottle cage and Mariplast water bottle

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