1985 Ciocc

Anthony Nguyen is the proud owner of this restored classic Ciocc.  Anthony contacted me last year for help with polishing some Ciocc pantographed parts, and that led to a very enjoyable collaboration which has finally produced the bike below. 

While I was polishing the parts, Anthony sent the frame and fork to Giovanni Pelizzoli in Italy - the original "Ciocc" and builder of this frameset.  Pelizzoli did a beautiful restoration; he rechromed the rear triangle and fork, added chrome to the head lugs, and finished with a perfectly applied coat of burgundy paint.  Pelizzoli was very accomodating and used some of the decals Anthony sourced from Screen Specialties in order to give Anthony just the look he wanted.  And to top it all off, Pelizzoli finished the work in very good time, approximately 5 months, including transport time.  Bravo!

Once the frame was back in Anthony's hands, I helped him find a few missing parts, and then I put it all together.  I really enjoyed building this bike.  It's not everyday that I have the chance to do one of these perfect bikes, and working with Anthony was a real pleasure.  Thanks Tony! 

And of course, at the very end, I did a well deserved photo shoot.  Enjoy.









































































Here is a great photo of Giovanni Pelizzoli personally inspecting Anthony's frame as it arrived in Italy.

And below are three "before" photos of the bike and frame.





Created  6/15/2012