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CIOCC frame(7 posts)

CIOCC framejkh
Nov 23, 2001 10:38 PM
Hi,

Anyone has experience with Ciocc frame? Are they good?

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.
Never owned one but . . .DCW
Nov 24, 2001 4:44 AM
I've never heard or read a bad thing about them -- very well-known Italian frame (pronounced "choch" with kind of a long O). Like most Italian makers, they made their name with steel but now feature both alu and steel frames, some including the new carbon rear end design.

I think the Ciocc Italian website (ciocc.it) is still under construction.
Never owned one but . . .jkh
Nov 24, 2001 1:53 PM
Thanks. Do you know where to find one here in the States?
www.cbike.com has themDMoore
Nov 24, 2001 3:51 PM
I have two Ciocc bikes. One is a Mockba '80; Columbus SL, lugged, bought new in 1984. A few years ago I restored it to (almost) like new condition, the only difference being modern clincher rims and tires instead of the old sewups it had originally. It has a full NR/SR Campy drivetrain, pedals with clips and straps, etc. A terrific riding bike, glides over bumps that rattle my teeth on other, more modern frames.

My second Ciocc is an early '90's Thron frame, a bit on the heavy side but with the same geometry and same ride as the earlier one. This one is a mutt, with ergo 9 speed shifting but parts ranging from Athena to Record. I haven't decided whether to rig this up as my night time training bike or as a dedicated wind trainer ride.

Both bikes are very comfortable and handle very securely. Neither is super stiff, and their weight rules them out for climbing duties (although the older did its share of mountain climbing 15 years ago.)

I have no first hand experience with the new Ciocc bikes. They look nice, and seem to be "keeping up with the Joneses" in terms of tubing, carbon bits, etc. If they ride like the old ones, and just weigh less, I'd consider them a pretty nice bike.
re: CIOCC framemorey
Nov 26, 2001 4:22 AM
I had two, have a Ciocc Mockba I bought new in 1984. It is steel, it is well equipped, comfortable, well made. It is a great bike.
re: CIOCC framecioccman
Nov 26, 2001 8:44 AM
I've got a 2001 Ciocc. It's hard to beat. I've been on Peugeot, Masi, Pinarello and a variety of American aluminums. As good as any, better than most. It's really possible to get them for a decent price as well.
re: CIOCC framejkh
Nov 26, 2001 10:30 AM
Hi Cioccman,

Do you mind sharing your sources of Ciocc? I mean where to find good prices on these frames. Thanks.