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Old 09-25-14, 12:06 PM
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C&V bike shops in Italy?

I'm going on vacation with my family to Naples, Florence, and Rome. Any suggestions of shops in those cities that are worth visiting just to see the C&V bikes? Thanks!
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not sure about those cities (and I'm sure there are tons of shops) but if you can get to Milano go to Masi at the Vigorelli, and also go to Rossignol shop. both are worth the visit
so is De Rosa also in Milano.
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Not sure which keywords would be best to use in a search, but this topic has been raised by others traveling to IT. I think there were some reports about interesting shops.

Your title may draw them in.
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Originally Posted by lotek View Post
not sure about those cities (and I'm sure there are tons of shops) but if you can get to Milano go to Masi at the Vigorelli, and also go to Rossignol shop. both are worth the visit
so is De Rosa also in Milano.
Agreed.

Tommasini's retail had lots of interesting goodies on our last visit.

There was an interesting shop in Cecina as well, can't recall the name.

I'll ask my wife when she gets home.
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Maybe here is a start for Florence. A phone number is listed, not sure they would share a list of best competitors.
https://www.florencebybike.it/index.p...id=1&Itemid=26
How's your Italian? Somewhere on the interwebs there has to be an italian 'yellow pages' for those cities.

An advance question to your hotelier might yield some results as well.
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The author of this blog, Bici Classiche , is a partner in this bike building shop, https://www.facebook.com/dionisocicli

I'd visit him to see the shop and he, Paolo, would be a great resource to see C&V. He is a fine fellow and speaks English quite well. The Piedmont (home of the Coppi museum) isn't too far from Florence. But in Florence, do see the Bartali museum.
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I'm in Tuscany ATM and last week I discovered the best C&V shop I have ever seen, in Florence. The shop owner is called Simone and he's located at either Via di Camaldoli or Via del Leone.

He is a super nice dude with a collection of stuff to gasp at. I only got myself a Grammo stem cause my budget is limited...
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Thanks for all the tips everyone! I'm leaving today, will report back on what I find.
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Have fun and enjoy Italy! In Florence, don't forget to drink a nice Chianti Classico. Simone can tell you a nice place to get it.
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You can visit Revanche bike co in Tuscany, they build custom steel bikes and are associated with Simoncini https://revanchebikeco.wordpress.com/...ated-problems/

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Have fun and enjoy Italy! In Florence, don't forget to drink a nice Chianti Classico. Simone can tell you a nice place to get it.
Buy it at a grocery market. That's what we did.

Get the large bottle and pay next to nothing.

Don't forget two glasses, some bread, wine and cheese.

Go sit somewhere special, like the patio we had at our agriturismo.

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Formigli is in Florence. And yes, they make steel frames too. Custom Italian Road Bicycles Carbon Steel Aluminum Alloy
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Rome, next week. Have to make do with Condor and the like in London now
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