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Sasha011
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by Sasha011

can nayone give some adresses?
I don't speak italian so googling it is very difficult because everything is in italian
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There's a certain roman moderator in here. :smartass:
Id wait for him. :mrgreen:

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Lazzaretti is a nice little shop on the Via Bergamo 3A/B

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TashkentTerror wrote:Lazzaretti is a nice little shop on the Via Bergamo 3A/B


Wondered what the name was of that shop. Yes I have been there when I stayed in Rome a few years ago. They have some nice stuff in there.

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by OrPe

yap.

Third that (the Lazzaretti store).
nice guys, nice stuff.

Oren.

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micky wrote:There's a certain roman moderator in here. :smartass:
Id wait for him. :mrgreen:



Presente! Yup, that's me. The Rome guy. :mrgreen:

Here is a map with the great majority of the bike shops in Rome: http://www.slowbike.info/assistenza%20bici.htm

Here is what I suggest:

1. Cicli Lazzaretti - http://www.ciclilazzaretti.it/ - is probably the best known shop in central Rome (good if you are on a short leash - will the significant other let you hang out at bike shops during your visit to the eternal city?). The website is basic, the shop is top notch.

2. Cicli Liberati - http://www.cicliliberati.it/ - on par with Lazzaretti in terms of 'history' here in Rome. A good shop, more 'local' than Lazzaretti.

3. Pro Bike - http://www.pro-bike.it/splash.asp - nice shop, a bit pricey, but much more of a MTB than road shop.

4. Biker Zone - no website - via Allumiere, 21 Tel. 06 7826440 - a good shop with very, very, very good prices. But you need to know what you are looking for (the owner does not suffer fools lightly and rides his road bike religiously three hours every day on his lunch break) and the choice is a bit limited (whatever is available in the shop is well priced though).

5. Cicli Petta - http://www.cicli.it/ - a very well stocked shop outside of Rome, in the seaside neighborhood of Ostia Lido. Disclaimer: my ex-team and where I spend lots of cash. Not the cheapest, but very well stocked with a fantastic selection in terms of components, clothing, and accessories. Big Colnago and Pinarello dealer.

PM me if you need more info.


Second disclaimer: I am in no way associated with any of these shops (although I probably should have become a partner with Petta given the cash I have spent there :mrgreen: ).
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Thanks Pete!!! :D
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by samsocal

Great info Pete. Still relevant in 2015. I asked locals where to buy jerseys and nobody had a good answer for me. Then Google found this post for me and I will visit these shops tomorrow. Ciao!

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Great to hear that this post is still useful. I no longer live in Rome (have not for the past six or so years) but I would think that all the shops listed are still around.
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Also...there is a high end shop, albeit very much in the sticks in north Rome: Cicli Castellaccio

They have Lightweights, Pinarello, Time, and claim to sell quite a few RCAs...(not sure who can afford them anymore in Rome....but I digress)...

http://www.ciclicastellaccio.it/it/strada.htm

But if you ride there you can do some pretty decent loops around the nearby Bufalotta area....though its much more built up round there these days

Via delle Vigne Nuove, 618
00139 - Roma
Tel. 06.87149946
info@ciclicastellaccio.it

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Interesting vlastrada, had never heard of that shop in my entire life, but then again Rome is a big place. And to think I grew up in Prati just across the river.
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X1000 for Lazzaretti. Just an awesome shop with super nice people!
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by trinhxh

Reviving the thread. I will be visiting Rome the end of September for a week with my wife.

I would love the opportunity to breakaway for 3-4 hours and rent a nice Italian bike (Pinarello?) and go for a nice spin.

Does anyone know if one of these shops also rent? Can you also offer a good Strava loop in Rome as well?

Thanks again in advance.

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Hello there - not aware of shops that do higher end rental in the Rome area - try contacting the shops on the list and see what kind of a response you get.

As to loops, what are you looking for? And remember, Rome is a big city, so depending on where you are staying the loops are completely different.

A few options to get you started/confused:

1. South Rome - Cristoforo Colombo (the main road to the sea - very busy traffic wise but a big riding road as it has a good shoulder) - this takes you to Ostia and from there to a small bike only park (Pineta) - you can also continue along the sea road to Torvaianica and beyond. Not picturesque but a regular training route: https://www.strava.com/segments/1305908

2. Ciampino - Castelli - Heading out on the Appia Nuova (really bad traffic again, at least to the GRA/Beltway, but cars are used to cyclists) you can head towards the Castelli - where there is some nice riding and short climbs. Here's a link to getting out of the city: https://www.strava.com/segments/15149047 From there look at any of the segments listed under Genzano, Rocca di Papa, Albano (any of the roads around the lakes). Very nice riding.

3. Northern Rome - Flaminia - Another highly trafficked bit but with a decent shoulder to get out of town (passing the Olympic Stadium) - you eventually make it to the Tiberina, another pleasant riding road - https://www.strava.com/segments/7204458

Caveat - haven't ridden in Rome proper in a few years, so this is based on many kms ago.
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...
Oldie but goodie: De Rosa Professional Slx, Campagnolo C-Record...
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

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