The Ciöcc is a beautiful Italian bike that was designed by frame maker Giovanni Pelizzoli. The factory was founded 60 years ago in Mozzo, Italy. Ciöcc means "poker faced" in Italian slang...
Ciöcc is pronounced like "chee-OH'-ch". The frame is steel, which is much more comfortable on cobblestones you find in the streets of Italian towns. I met proud owner Nemo Omen at 8th Avenue Bikes and Coffee in Gainesville, FL. Click here to see a set of photos of Nemo's Ciöcc.
The Ciöcc logo is a badge of four aces.
Here you can see Rory Masini restoring his 1973 Ciöcc frame with Giovanni Pelizzoli and his son Samuel. The new age guitar music accompanying the video is a bonus. Enjoy it!
Political band Nazca drummer Pete Korhonen's Ciöcc is in Helsinki, Finland. Pete enjoys it when he's commuting to work at the Red Cross, sometimes in the snow!
Here's my Ciöcc, a red work of art that enthusiast Barry Dike lovingly restored. These bikes aren't common, but if you look around, you'll be surprised to find a few here and there.
Do you have a love for classic Italian bikes. Do you have one? Please comment on this post if you do, and even link to photos.