Recommend Chrono Bikes Highly
I've had two great experiences with Chrono in the last two years, and recommend Palladino and his shop highly. I visited first in March 2009, expecting just to rent a bike for a couple of long day rides in the countryside around Lucca. When I arrived, I asked Palladino for advice on routes to ride in the area. He gave me a long look, and asked if I thought I was in good shape. I commute and ride daily, so said yes. Pallo asked if I would like to ride with him and a small group of his friends on their regular afternoon ride - from 1 to 4. So, to make a somewhat longer story short, I spent the next two afternoons riding through some fabulous countryside with some really capable cyclists. Palladino is a wonderful guy, a great rider and seems to know every third person in Lucca. His shop is fully equipped and he has quality new each year road bikes to rent. If you're serious about some good road cycling, this is what you're looking for. I returned again last year as part of a longer family vacation, and look forward to returning again this summer.