Tag Archives: Florence

World Championship racing means bicycles on display in Florence

People in Florence paid a lot of attention to the World Championships. The evidence was everywhere. Continue reading

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Small wheels, not-so-small fold: the Nanoo bicycle

This was the second time I’d seen a Nanoo folding bicycle in Florence, Italy–or anywhere else for that matter. Continue reading

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Campagnolo history inside a gelato shop

You’re looking at a Campagnolo Cambio Corsa derailleur, most likely from the 1940s. It’s another one of those things that I knew about from books but had never seen in person. Continue reading

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Demilitarizing a folding bicycle inside San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale

Imagine someone carrying this bicycle backpack style across rough terrain–along with rifle, ammunition and whatever else needed for offense, defense, sustenance and consolation. Continue reading

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The dog also rides. Cargo biking it in Florence

Now I know just how unusual something must become for me to take notice of it. Continue reading

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Bicycle by Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

Big church. Nice bicycle. Taking a look at Florence’s Duomo just above saddle level. Continue reading

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Bicycles across the way. Part four

It’s a scene repeated throughout the old city: wall, bicycle, pole, lock (of some sort). But there is always a bit of variation. Continue reading

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