|Bargains in France?||PS|
Jun 9, 2003 9:30 AM
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?
|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!
|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.
|re: Cool Shop in Lourdes||teoteoteo|
Jun 9, 2003 4:23 PM
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.
|Lourdes Bike Shop||I 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!