Long shot - vintage bike Tuscany

dinkdankdo10
dinkdankdo10 Posts: 180
edited April 2014 in Road general
Hi all. Long shot but I have an upcoming hol in Tuscany and wondered if anyone knew any little gems(shops or markets) where I could buy a vintage Italian bike ?

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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,242
    Thanks to the Eroica it has become very difficult to get good deals on period bicycles. I used to be able to get frames for 50 Euro in Italy, while now they want 400 for the same thing. If you are interested in quality 1970-80 frames, I suggest you head to Brick Lane Bikes... they have a huge number of 1980 race frames in very good conditions... not cheap though, looking at around 400 pounds. Components can be sourced at Jumble sales or more expensive on Ebay. If you are on a budget, avoid Campagnolo and period Shimano. On the other hand, Campagnolo is an investment, as it retains its value.
    Good components brands which are more affordable include Modolo, Ofmega, Suntour, Gipiemme, Zeus and Galli.
    left the forum March 2023
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    I agree with Ugo that prices have risen, probably also made worse by the ease of finding bikes on ebay, have a look at a lesser known online site such as...

    http://www.subito.it/annunci-toscana/ve ... iciclette/

    This will give you a better idea of prices in Toscana than ebay.

    Or join this Bici da corsa forum...

    http://www.bdc-forum.it

    And ask there.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • LegendLust
    LegendLust Posts: 1,022
    Thanks to the Eroica it has become very difficult to get good deals on period bicycles. I used to be able to get frames for 50 Euro in Italy, while now they want 400 for the same thing. If you are interested in quality 1970-80 frames, I suggest you head to Brick Lane Bikes... they have a huge number of 1980 race frames in very good conditions... not cheap though, looking at around 400 pounds. Components can be sourced at Jumble sales or more expensive on Ebay. If you are on a budget, avoid Campagnolo and period Shimano. On the other hand, Campagnolo is an investment, as it retains its value.
    Good components brands which are more affordable include Modolo, Ofmega, Suntour, Gipiemme, Zeus and Galli.

    Suntour was quality stuff. Top end Zeus was very good too.
  • Thanks guys great tips.