Tuesday, September 15, 2015

sounds like chuooch part deux

i recently changed the setup on the Ciocc and i'm finding that i ride it a lot more this way.  it started out as a gravel bike but with it's mid 80's sport/touring geometry it didn't seem as quick on the gravel as i wanted so then i turned it into a flat bar commuter with fenders for rainy commutes.  i rode it like that for the last few years but with the flat bars and skinny 28c tires it never felt quite right.  i'm happy to say that i think i finally settled on this new/old configuration.  the cockpit now consists of a nitto 110mm dirt drop stem (in rare anodized black) and nitto b115 bars with cross top brake levers.   with the big Clement LAS tires (offically labelled 33mm, but really measure to 36mm) this old girl now seems perfectly suited for urban bombing the rough streets of Omaha.  old bikes are new again.