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Bike shops and clubs in Florence(9 posts)

Bike shops and clubs in FlorenceBikewithadam
Jan 29, 2004 10:34 AM
Hey you all,

Does anybody know of any good bike shops and racing clubs in the Florence, Italy metro area? Campy outlets nearby?

I'm here for the semester and hoping to start riding with a group, but my beginner's Italian is making finding a club on my own difficult.

Thanks!

Adam
Contigtx
Jan 29, 2004 10:40 AM
That's where I went/hung out when I lived there for 7 months in the late 80s. Super cool shop, they're still there apparently (been there for several generations) and they can turn you onto local rides, etc. Great riding. Enjoy!
Contigtx
Jan 29, 2004 10:47 AM
here's what I found on google

http://village.flashnet.it/users/fn41539/index.htm
Infomerckxman
Jan 29, 2004 11:56 AM
Best advice: get a hold of the yellow pages; as I recollect there are a few shops listed. There was a "G. Bianchi" shop in 2002 that was nice; they may have moved as they were not in the same place in 2003. There is a bike rental shop near the train station (have a few nice jerseys and accessories but nothing in road bikes). I think the nicest shop was on the outskirts of Florence but I didn't visit it. This guy may be able to help you with cycling clubs: Giovanni Baldanzini,Via Bocchi 32 - Firenze. Tel. 055/6583522. Good luck!
re: Bike shops and clubs in Florencemdvilla
Jan 29, 2004 12:05 PM
When I was studying there Fall 02, I went to a shop in the western part of the city called Le Due Ruote run by a man called Giuliano and his wife. Very patient with those with little Italian skills.
re: Bike shops and clubs in Florencepbraun
Jan 29, 2004 2:15 PM
I have the place for you. Excellent road and mtn bike rentals, at least as of 3 years ago. Here is the info:

Florence by bike
website: www.florencebybike.it
email: ecologica@dada.it
Address (near the train station, if I remember correctly):
Via San Zanobi, 120/122 R
Florence / Firenze, 50129
Italy
Speaking of Italy, HELP!!Lone Gunman
Jan 29, 2004 4:54 PM
Going to Sicily in 2 months, debating as to whether I should take my ride or try my luck at finding something that fits or is rentable. Anyone with experience, speak up please!!
take your own.rufus
Jan 30, 2004 8:40 AM
you owe it to your bike to let it see italy. and besides, you'll be riding in one of the greatest cycling regions in the world, wouldn't you want to take the bike that fits you to a T, the one you put all your miles on, the one you're used to?
agreeBonked
Jan 30, 2004 10:54 AM
you get to go...doesn't the bike you have raced on and ridden in crappy conditions get a vacation too?