Giovanni Pelizzoli – nicknamed "Ciöcc", which in the dialect from Bergamo means spike or nail – is well known worldwide thanks to his Ciöcc bikes. He manufactured these machines from 1969 to 1980. Monuments like the San Cristobal and Mockba left his workshop in northern Italy and soon became widely esteemed for a particular attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship. As a frame designer he was responsible for Olympic podium bikes and successful pro team machines.
The bike we present here is probably the earliest Ciöcc we ever had in our workshop. It is a high-end road bike of the 1970s and thus unsurprisingly consist of Columbus SL tubing. As can be seen, Pelizzoli was one of the first frame builders who decided to route the shifting cables under the bottom bracket shell. Quite advanced!
Our bike is equipped with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset and is still working flawlessly.
The paintwork and decals are still the original one and thus obviously a bit rugged but it is probably exactly this touch of originality which makes this bike somehow perfect.
And talking about perfection: The bike has been signed by Giovanni Pelizzoli himself! How amazing is that?
This Ciöcc is absolutely ready to be ridden and could well be used in classic cycling events.
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