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Conti Astore

Frame:
Conti – Ciocc 'Astore' 57cm square crimped lugged Dedalo steel

Fork/Headset:
pantographed Conti / Campy Chorus

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campy Chorus? Centaur?

Pedals:
DMR V8, SRAM

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
53/39 front, don't bother counting rear teeth. fast enough

Handlebars/Stem:
3TTT

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia TT Flite, Campy Aero?

Brakes:
Delta brakes (thanks www.fyxomatosis.com)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
machined red Deep V to Veloce 36H

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
machined red Deep V to Veloce 36H

More Info:
Sporting a peculiar crimped tubeset, Dedacciai sticker but Lorenzo from Deda doesn't lay claim to these tubes, sez it could be Columbus... She's a bit of a mystery, Conti bikes are rare and so is info about them. The Fleur de Lys is the symbol of Florence and there is (was) a team Santi Conti Galli around there who may have commissioned these frames from Ciocc (check the decal that reads Ciocc by Conti) then turned the Ciocc 'C' into the Conti 'C'. I dunno. Would love to find out more info about these bikes if anyone can help? The swoosh paint turns up on Concorde AND Ciocc frames, so does the Italian Flag panto on the top tube. But the crimping... I've seen a Vitus with similar crimping patterns but only on the top and down tube. ANYWAY she's a goddess, I call her the Contessa, if she was a car she'd be the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Sure she's a little beat only a short ride will blow away any cobwebs... The Ergopower levers are like paddle shifters on a GT. Love. 'Astore' is Italian for 'Goshawk'. Thanks Lynn from www.chainringtransitauthority.com for my red wheels!

Added by DoubleOh2. Last updated about 9 years ago.

6 Comments

spin4130

spin4130 says:

very nice classic look.

Posted almost 10 years ago

DoubleOh2

DoubleOh2 says:

Thanks spin4130, she's just about to get reborn as a single speed, still with drops and retaining the classic look, all Campy, just no derailleurs...

Posted almost 10 years ago

MonsieurGloomy

MonsieurGloomy says:

Stop turning these classics into single speed/fixies. Please.

Posted about 7 years ago

mattsbeers

mattsbeers says:

I have seen those tubes used on a newer model Ciocc. Nice bike but flat pedals?

Posted almost 10 years ago

DoubleOh2

DoubleOh2 says:

Cheers Matt! Yeah, flats, that's how I roll, sneakers mainly, just around town. If I'm doing some k's on it I'll stick the clips on.

I'd love to see some pics of that Ciocc you mentioned, if you come across any!

Posted almost 10 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Love it! Looks fantastic!

Posted almost 10 years ago