I take my road bike all over the world in my job as an airline pilot, but the holiday itinerary this summer in Rome and Tuscany meant taking a bike box was impractical. I decided to look into renting a road bike and came across recommendations for Chrono Bikes in Lucca. Open every day from 0900-1930.
The owner Palladino served me personally, both by email and in the shop. I now have a Pinarello Gan Ultegra sitting in my Villa lounge waiting for first use tomorrow morning. The service was brilliant – I left my Garmin mount behind, and he lent me his own spare one.
Now for the hard part – we are in a Hill town in the mountains, so my 15 mile morning loop will be 3500ft of climbing 😯
I hired a Pinarello from Chrono Bikes in July. Really nice guys and great service as you say. Not sure where you are based but you owe it to yourself to do Passo San Pellegrino. The last 2km to the village in particular are “interesting”…..