1976 Polish
team & CIOCC

 10.19.2011            Click on small images to see a larger version

      "Frame maestro of Ciocc was Giovanni Pelizzoli. Ciocc was his nickname (local dialect for "poker faced" thus the Ciocc badge of four aces in a cross formation). Claudio Corti won the 1977 U23 Worlds on a Ciocc at San Cristobal, Venezuela, hence the name of their signature model. They also had a model called "Mockba 1980"  Giovanni Pelizzoli later help found and design all of the first models of the Masciaghi tubed Fausto Coppi frames when that company was formed. Reportedly many pros rode repainted Cioccs in the 1980's."

                              James "Giacomo" Bellora

Video of the Ciocc workshop at it's peak in the 1980s
 

   Giovanni Pelizzoli continues today making "Keepers of the Flame" bicycle frames in Curno, Italy. HERE 
   An example of a recent Pelizzoli lugged steel frame and then built bicycle with modern components 
HERE

Tony Brown's super clean 1983 bike

  
          

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