Giovanni Pelizzoli – nicknamed "Ciöcc", which in the dialect from Bergamo means spike or nail – is well known worldwide thanks to his Ciöcc bikes, which he manufactured from 1969 to the early 1980s. Monuments like the San Cristobal and Mockba left his workshop in northern Italy and soon became widely esteemed for a particular attention to details and meticulous craftsmanship. As a frame designer he was responsible for Olympic podium bikes and successful pro team machines.
When in 1977 the U23 world championships in San Cristobal were won on a Ciöcc frame, Pelizzoli started to baptize his top road bike after the City in Venezuela.
Our bike here is one of those bikes that in 1977 earned this name. And it is a very special one on top:
The frame has been 24k gold plated giving the bike an uncomparable, warm shine. And as if that would not be great enough the bike has been equipped with one of the most searched for groupsets, the Campagnolo 50th anniversary gruppo! This set of components was created in 1983 to celebrate Campagnolo's 50th year as a company and quickly became a collectible item in its own right.
5000 sets were made as a first batch and since they were sold on the spot, another 10000 were produced.
If you are looking for a very exclusive bicycle from the 1980s, then check this perfect luxury racing machine.
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