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 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.
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 earned this name. What is very nice indeed, is the the fact that the frame is still in original condition and is not just normally painted.
Instead, our San Cristobal received a lustrous gold plationg and a contrasting black paintjob on the main triangle.
To give it an even more special treatment, the Campagnolo Record parts on this bike received some fine pantographs. The brakes, brake levers and chainrings even got a very rare black anodized finish! The Campagnolo Record groupset also makes it a perfect machine to tackle the impervious gravel "Strade Bianche" of L'Eroica.
The bike is in good overall condition and has been checked in our workshop.
An Italian bike with heritage. The right choice for high-demanding enthusiasts!
|Size (Center-Top)||55 cm|
|Top Tube||54 cm|
|Head Tube||13 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record; black anodized and milled|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Record; 170mm; black anodized and pantographed|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Rolls|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Freewheel 13-21|
|Rims||Ambrosio Montreal; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Vittoria Crono; 700c tubular|