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Ciocc Mockba(4 posts)

Ciocc Mockbamorey
Oct 2, 2001 9:56 AM
I had one of these since 1984, unfortunately it was stolen. I loved this bike. It had campy super record components, Mavic Wheels, tubulars. It was a great, and comfortable steel bicycle. Does anyone have or had one of these?
re: Ciocc Mockbapatrick
Oct 2, 2001 10:28 AM
Morey, I feel your pain. I owned a Ciocc - PDM Team edition up until 4 years ago when I moved to Chicago. Someone felt it would be better for them to be riding my prized possession as opposed to me. Mine was set up with Campy Chorus, time pedals, Mavics, Cinelli bar and stem. I now own a boron steel Bianchi (great bike also), but I still pang for my Ciocc. It was my first top of the line bike, and man did I feel fast on it! Sorry to hear about your loss, I know what it feels like.
re: Ciocc MockbaJules
Oct 2, 2001 12:34 PM
I feel for you also. I had a 70s Motobecane Le Champion w/Campy Super Record (I think) stolen in the early 90s. It was my first real road bike and it really hurt when I discovered it was stolen from my garage. The thing was in tip top shape, I still feel sad when I think about it.
re: Ciocc MockbaDMoore
Oct 2, 2001 7:47 PM
Still have mine, bought it just before the LA Olympics in '84. Mine's the full SL version, all paint (red) without the chrome stays that were on the SLX version. A couple of years ago I restored mine to original specs. Full NR/SR group, toe straps, Concor saddle. My only concession to modern life is that I replaced the original Ambrosio Montreal sewup rims with Mavic Open 4 rims and Clement Criterium Open tires. I don't get out on it too often, but I'm always impressed by how well it rides. I flinch for bumps that would rattle me on my Litespeed or Baylis, and the Ciocc glides right on over them. But it's got to be funny to watch me at a light. "Flipping" the pedals to enter the clips when the light turns green -- or remembering to loosen the toe strap as I approach a red light -- can be pretty entertaining when I goof up. And it's my only bike without Ergopower shifting, so I occasionally fumble around for a few moments before I remember where the shift levers are located.

But it's still a great ride! I've often wondered how it would be if I outfitted it with a full modern group. I suspect it would be a killer century ride.