ITALIAN BICYCLE TOURS. BICYCLE TOURS
ITALIAN BICYCLE TOURS. BIKING SHORTS. MOUNTIAN BIKE RIMS.
Italian Bicycle Tours
- Bicycle touring is a form of cycling where riders travel long distances, prioritizing pleasure and endurance over utility or speed. Touring can vary from single day 'supported' rides -- e.g.
- of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language; "Italian cooking"
- Of or relating to Italy, its people, or their language
- a native or inhabitant of Italy
- the Romance language spoken in Italy
Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs. Michael Embacher
An homage to the beauty of two wheels, "Cyclepedia" is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Among this unique selection of exemplary bicycles are classic racing bikes that been in such events as the Tour de France, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes such as cycling on ice, and rarities that are coveted by serious collectors. Gift book, reference, inspiration, fun, "Cyclepedia" will inspire lust and envy in bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.
First Serious Mechanical Problem Took us to a Bike Shop in Tallinn
Leaving Tallinn Bob Poelstra's pedal came off, stripping the crank of
threads. The only solution was to replace the crank. We have extra
parts in the van but the van had headed on to mark the route with chalk
dust and to deliver the luggage to the next hotel. To call the van back
would delay everyone's progress. So we found a bike shop. We were near
a large, modern shopping center, Rocca al Mare (yes, that's Italian, not
Estonian!) that had a bike shop called Rademar Sport. Yes, they could
fix it, yes right now. They quoted us a price for parts and a separate
price for labor. An hour or more later the mechanic had the crank on
with new pedals. It wouldn't shift properly, he pointed out. Indeed,
wrong crank with the existing front derailleur. We would have fought
with that all the way to Istanbul and Bob would never have gotten into
his granny gear. "Don't want it, I said. Can't ? you find the right
crank ?" He knew exactly that he couldn't send us out with that crank
arm. So he made a couple of phone call. "It'll be here in ten
minutes," he said.
Forty minutes later we had paid (parts only - no charge for labor.
Bob's been pedaling happily since then - that's three days and about 300
(Note - Bob's bike was a Cannondale in a shop full of Treks!)
F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.p.A is the world's oldest bicycle-making company still in existence, having pioneered the use of equal-sized wheels with pneumatic rubber tires in 1885. It was founded in Italy in 1885. It produced cars and commercial vehicles from 1900 to 1939 and motorcycles from 1897 to 1967. Bianchi has been associated for 50 years with the Italian Tour de France winner, Fausto Coppi
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