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"A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul.
It doesn't know anyone."
- Giovanni Pelizzoli ~ Ci?cc

From the shop of Giovanni Pelizzoli in Mozzo, Italy, Ci?cc were and still are great riders. 10 Speed
Drive Imports brought them to the USA back in the day. There is debate as to exactly how many of the
Ci?cc were still left over from when Giovanni sold his brand.

Ironically, I really bought this beast for parts as it had a near perfect set of Mavic MA2 mated to
Campag SR hubs of the day, not to mention a nice mix of Campag SR/NR, Cinelli, Concor, etc.

What it turned out to be is a near revelation. I had heard good things about Ci?cc on the road but
had not ridden one. This custom freak of nature with 62cm C-C seat tube and insane 61cm top tube(!)
is a damn SPEED SHIP on the pavement. Succinctly put, I believe it's my fastest bike. Now I am
more than confused as I'm wondering what mix of this lies in the geometry vs size vs build
vs my very own personal brain damage.

The wheelbase measurement is actually shorter than my 59cm De Rosa Pro. Getting the hang of
handling this monster in aggressive corners took some time as the head tube length was disconcerting,
not to mention the longest top tube known to mankind. Regardless, it blows down the road like a
freight train run amok and has great ability to put power down to forward momentum. I go faster
with less effort compared to ALL my rides and I'm not chocking this up to simple momentum/
weight as this bike is a touch lighter than my Raleigh Professional.

Current guise is actually a more sane 115 Cinelli 1A , not the ape-like 140 you see above. Moving
back to my old preferred 59-60cm solution feels like going from TALL clown bike to Mini-Bike. I've
not had this beast up hills yet, but everywhere else is a total blast.

In talking with a fellow vintage cohort, we agree that Ci?cc is perhaps one of the most underrated
makes ever. I place it right with the best for performance and it's quite possibly my favorite
go-to bike to hang with the A Team carbon brigade. Lastly, it's pronounced much like "church"
except with a more silent "R", this from Giovanni himself. You hear people say "choach" more
often than not, however.

I'm a Ci?cc believer now.

- kh


Frame & Tubing
'84 Ci?cc Designer 84 ~ 62cm C-C ~ Columbus SL/SP Tubing ~ Campagnolo Dropouts

Fork and Headset
Ci?cc Full Chrome w/Ciocc Logo cutout (Columbus SL) ~ Campagnolo SR

Handlebars and Stem
Cinelli Giro D' Italia 64-40 ~ Cinelli 1A 140mm & 115mm ~ Ambrosio Bike Ribbon & Benotto Cello Tape

Campagnolo Super Record Calipers w/Pads & NR Levers ~ Campag World Hoods

Front Derailleur
Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Braze-On)

Rear Derailleur
Campagnolo Nuovo Record '82

Campagnolo Super Record

Regina Extra 7 (13,14,15,16,17,19,21)

Crankset and Bottom bracket
175 Campagnolo Super Record Strada 53/42 & Campagnolo SR BB

Pedals and Chain
Campagnolo Superleggeri w/Campagnolo Alloy Clips & Alfredo Binda Straps / Regina

Saddle and Seat Post
Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa & Regal Ti / Campagnolo Super Record Post - 27.2

Front wheel
Mavic Open 4 CD (36) ~ Campagnolo Record ~ Veloflex Pave
Mavic MA2 (36) ~ Campagnolo Record ~ Veloflex Master 20

Rear wheel
Mavic Open 4 CD (36) ~ Campagnolo Record ~ Veloflex Pave
Mavic MA2 (36) ~ Campagnolo Record ~ Veloflex Master 20

Water Cage
Vintage TA Optional

21.5 lbs

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Holy ghost ...

What a beauty!
I have a Raleigh Competition in that color a friend wanted to buy - but now that I've seen yours in that dark gray & white combo I've made up my mind and won't let it go.

Holy Ghost... Perfect.

Heh... Of course, you came up with the perfect comment title. Where's that Raleigh Competition anyway? From the sound of it, you have a bevy of things to add to your ever-increasing Velospace collection. On the Holy Ghost Regal Ciöcc, I had fallen out of favor with all my white saddles, putting the Regal & vintage Concor on the shelf. I actually only grabbed that beast because I had a friend visiting who loved riding the Raleigh Pro Track but with the Concor. So I tossed the Concor on Pro Track and threw the Regal w/Campag Aero post on the Ciöcc. I was really surprised with how well it completed that beast. Ride-wise, I actually might still prefer the raised rear of the Concor but the Regal is not bad. It spent many a mile on my De Rosa before I fell in love with the Cinelli Unicanitor #1. Look forward to your new steel in full display.


I love how pedantic people get when pronouncing Ciocc. I've hear "see-oah-ch," "see-oah-K," the common "choach," and in Anima D'Acciaio Pelizoli says "CHEEoCH." My favorite, though, is BikeSnobNYC who says "its pronounced 'crotch'."


Pedantic? Perhaps. Most simply don't want to sound like a wiffle skull, botching a name that contains three Cs and an umlaut in five letters. Ironically, I hear it pronounced quite differently by ole Pelizzoli, even from the same vid source. Not sure how you got "CHEEoCH" from that one. Same for the interesting Ciocc shop video another sample where Pelizzoli addresses the pronunciation directly. This is actually where I got Church with the more silent "r". Sure beats walking up to Giovanni and saying, "Hey man, like, I really dig your Crotch." Although I have to hand it to NYBikeSnob for that classic line.


that's an absolutely gorgeous bike. Ciocc makes some of the best frames i know


one sweet ride mate. Love the details too.

A true beauty I love this

A true beauty
I love this build and don't think I've ever seen a gunmetal grey Ciöcc before. Love the grey/white.

Thanks, Ruffinit

Yeah, this is a real sleeper on all fronts and my most understated bike. I have to say, the frame shows some quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, especially for an 80s bike. I think Pelizzoli really had a small shop and knew what he was doing here. Still amazed at how little effort is required to reach good speed. I'm working on getting a 61cm Ciöcc with a 59cm TT, this in SLX. Will be interesting to see how they compare. I recommend finding one if you can, if looking for a high performance ride of the era.

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