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Bargains in France?(10 posts)

Bargains in France?PS
Jun 9, 2003 9:30 AM
Hi all--

I posted a question about the Pyrenees earlier, but want to know if anyone knows about good deals on cycling gear in France.

I figure that since TIME pedals and CARNAC shoes are both French, they might be available at great prices there.

What say you, eh?

-Peter
what have we told you about supporting the French.......african
Jun 9, 2003 9:46 AM
just kidding, I am eating brie right now. I love the French, especially the French podium girls......
what have we told you about supporting the French.......PS
Jun 9, 2003 10:20 AM
Hah! The French have ALWAYS been pains in the ass...that's part of their allure!
-P
re: Bargains in France?mapei boy
Jun 9, 2003 1:43 PM
Whenever I go to France (which is as often as I can), I don't exactly seek out bike shops; but when I have gone into shops I haven't found the deals to be especially wonderful. Still, it's fun to nose through the occasional shop. And who knows, you might find something really groovy.
re: Bargains in France?king of Norway
Jun 9, 2003 2:11 PM
You can find some good deals at the Decathalon sporting good store but not really high end stuff. I picked up ag2r kit at a very cheap price. Other than that i too was expecting to see more but didn't. In fact the best deals i saw on Carnacs (and i should've picked them up ) was in England. I recall Geoffrey Butler cycles in South Croyden (near London) had good deals on Carnacs whcih were better than I saw in France.
re: Bargains in France?PS
Jun 9, 2003 2:48 PM
Hello, Your Majesty!

Too bad-- I was especially hoping to find good deals on Carnacs there (hell--they MAKE 'em). Oh well.

-Peter
re: Cool Shop in Lourdesteoteoteo
Jun 9, 2003 4:23 PM
PS,

In 2001 I picked up some nice DMT's at a cool shop in Lourdes--it's in the Pyrenee's and as a bonus the shop owner had a lovely daughter that helped me with fit!

As a general rule I have found some great deals on clothing but everything else is hit or miss.
Do you recall the name or locations?Mariowannabe
Jun 9, 2003 5:56 PM
I'm going to be staying in Lourdes for 4 days in July. Bringing my bike and riding a few Cols.

It would be great to know a recommended shop. Thanks,
Do you recall the name or locations?teoteoteo
Jun 9, 2003 6:42 PM
I think the name has Lourdes in it but I can't recall exactly--I can tell you this, the location is out of the city center. To get there you are closer to the edges of the city. I saw it on my way into the city and traced my way back a few days later.

The road we were on goes into the city center, after looking at a map I know that we took the N21 highway from Tarbes towards Lourdes. The N21 enters Lordes from the North/Northwest.

I know that you should be able to get info from hotel/phone book and I tried a google search with no luck.

Sorry about the vague response.

http://www.bikepyrenees.com/
Lourdes Bike ShopI Love Shimano
Jun 9, 2003 9:58 PM
that must be the shop I saw on our way to the grotto. I forget the street name though.

In Paris I visited Cycles La Gazelle (Ave. Grande Armee) and Cycles LAurent (9 boulevard Voltaire) where I bought a frameset. Deals? Didn't see any. But the shops are worth visiting..you might see something interesting. There is also another bike shop in the Grande Armee ave..it's called Velo and Oxygen...it was closed when I tried to visit it, so I really don;t know how good the shop is..but it looked inviting from outside! Enjoy France!