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anyone order from Renaissance Cycles?(14 posts)

anyone order from Renaissance Cycles?DougSloan
Feb 19, 2003 8:08 PM
Just ordered some stuff for my 1980 Bianchi. Never ordered from Europe before. Aside from outrageous shipping charges, anyone have any issues with them? Thanks.

Here's their website:

re: anyone order from Renaissance Cycles?desmo
Feb 19, 2003 9:15 PM
I've heard good stuff. I just ordered a NOS Colnago steel fork for my Pista from him. Shipping might take awhile though. I sell old records for a living and have noticed air-mail from most of Euorpe (aside from the UK) is a lot slower to us than going the other way. What model '80 Bianchi do you have? I had a Superleggrera for awhile that was a pretty nice ride.
t;hanks bothDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 7:12 AM
Bianchi Rekord 748. It was sort of the second best Bianchi racing bike at the time.

I guess I won't be in a hurry. Ordered some quill pedals and old style leather shoes, and a few odds and ends to restore to old specs. I'll post a photo when done.

you should join the CR mailing listdesmo
Feb 20, 2003 8:36 AM

There's lots of that stuff availble right here in the states. Just last week there was a few people selling NOS Detto's etc. (not that I'd ever go back!) The guy who runs Renaissance posts there, and sometimes offers better prices to other list members. It's pretty interesting most of the time and a great source for info and parts (and some nerdy bickering). The cut-off is 1983 so your Rekord qualifies as an "on-topic" bike. Just opt to recieve the list in "digest" form, or you will be bombarded by emails all day.
Feb 20, 2003 10:53 AM
Gonna run TA slotted cleats too? Now we're talkin RETRO.
yup, the whole giddupDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 11:21 AM
For this bike, I'm going all out, with the exception of wearing a helmet and using clincher rims. Wool, white socks, string backs... Just for fun and an occasional brevet.

At least get a leather hairnet!OldEdScott
Feb 20, 2003 11:53 AM
I found my old one in the attic the other day. Sigh. What a work of art.
I would, but not ok for most events... nmDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 11:54 AM
And wait a minuteOldEdScott
Feb 20, 2003 11:54 AM
I wear wool, white socks and string backs NOW. You mean they're RETRO?
they are only retro if you are under 50 nmDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 10:18 AM
At least get a leather hairnet!OldEdScott
Feb 20, 2003 11:58 AM
I found my old one in the attic the other day. Sigh. What a work of art.
they need a hard shell that looks like a leather hairnet nmDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 10:18 AM
That's the look Bell tried for long ago with their V-1 Pro nmStraightblock
Feb 21, 2003 12:07 PM
I've had good luck with them. Slow & expensive shipping tho.OldEdScott
Feb 20, 2003 5:14 AM