I've been a bit of a lurker of this particular forum for a few months, but thought I'd introduce my project! I'm a member on London Fixed Gear, but I just find this forum a little friendlier. I just love riding bikes and talking about them!
I would like to present to you my Ciocc road frame, 59cm. I acquired this delightful piece of craftsmanship from a good friend of mine, who had this collecting dust in the corner of his shed for some years. I was drawn to the chrome like a fly to a light when I saw it in the corner. I asked if he would sell it to me, the answer was "yes", so here we are! This thing really is a peach! Believe me when I say there are no dents or scratches (other than on the dropouts from tightened wheels etc, this has been built before). I did have this on eBay to help fund my car insurance (£3000 for a 1.1ltr car...being 18 sucks at times...)
As I bought the bike frame and forks only, I am trying to build it up.
This is going to be quite a slow build over the winter, but having this thing in my bedroom just standing there looking beautiful is fine by me. This bike will be my sunday best, which will accompany my current daily beater, which is also fixed-gear. In hindsight, I should have bought a track frame to build fixed-gear, but this was too beautiful to let go.
I really don't see building this fixed-gear as a crime, due to I'm not doing anything to the frame that can halt it's future use, plus it's my bike so I can do what I like
I did have this on eBay a few weeks ago, but I then took it down as I wanted to build her.
The eventual plan is to build it up with Super Record gearing, but for now I'm just going to have some fun with it.
Build: (coming soon)
.Cinelli Giro bar + stem
.Campagnolo Record headset
.Campagnolo aero post
.Rolls saddle (white)
.Campagnolo Shamal x 2
As of the other parts, I'm still deciding what I would like.
I appreciate this will not be everyone's cup of tea, but I am building this bike for maximum enjoyment, so please go easy on me building it fixed-gear!
P.s, thinking of bright pink risers and lime green aerospokes, what do you guys think...?