I like going to Ronde. There's something magical about it - a trip to the big city to go to the fancy toy shop.
I've never been able to afford anything except a coffee though.
I have to say that although I love Ronde, my favourite place in Edinburgh is Gamma Transport Division run by a guy called Gavin who was the original Ronde mechanic. It's up a lovely, almost residential side street in Stockbridge across the road from a coffee roaster place. It only sells the basics (and not much of that either) and concentrates on being the best place to take your bike for work. It’s also a wee gallery and has a coffee bar (with fresh beans from across the street). Gavin’s totally got it nailed IMO. There’s no stigma of taking in all your bits and frame to have built up - that’s why he’s there. He’s also a Campagnolo genius.http://www.gammatransportdivision.com/site/