Re: [CR]Borrow or rent a bike in Italy?

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Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 16:29:02 -0400
From: "Brent Harrell" <>
To: "Eric Meddaugh" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Borrow or rent a bike in Italy?
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I rented a road bike in Como 2 or 3 years ago. Didn't even try for a classic bike, just one that fit. The shop I used, Como Bike (, was great. They were out of regular renters and let me have one of their used bikes as a weekend rental. Ended up with a newer steel Colnago. Give them a call or email now as bike rentals go fast there. Good luck.

Brent Harrell Orlando, FL

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Eric Meddaugh <> wrote:
> Brothers & Sisters of the Wheel,
> I'll be across the pond in Italy around Lake Como area and my dream is to
> ride from Bellagio to the Madonna del Ghisallo bike church on the 1st or 2nd
> of June. I could probably rent a modern bike but it would mean so much more
> to me to be able to do it on a classic machine. Unfortunately I can't bring
> one of my own but I would be more than willing to rent one from a CR list
> member. I can ride anything between 58 and 62cm and my typical lowest gears
> at home are 42 chain ring and 28 freewheel (can I make it to the church on
> that??). I'll be bringing my own "traps 'n straps". Thanks very much in
> advance for your help.
> Regards, Eric
> Eric Meddaugh
> (anticipating a heat wave soon in) San Carlos, CA usa