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  1. #1
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    MTB Shops in northern Italy?

    G'day All,

    I'm currently on holiday in Domaso (north of Lake Como, Italy) and have somehow broken a spoke of my rear Shimano WH-M775 wheelset.

    The bike shops I've visited so far appear to only stock road bikes or cheap MTB's. Does anybody know of a MTB shop in northern Italy where I could either have the wheel repaired (these are straight pull spokes) or buy a replacement wheel (that I don't have to order in) as I need a rear wheel immediately and don't have tools on holiday to fix/repair myself.

    My Stable: 2007 Giant XtC (XC whippet), 2009 Yeti 575 (AM steed) and a 2009 Cannondale 9-6 (roadie)

  2. #2
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    A note for city folk and travellors: It appears bike shops in Italy are closed on Sundays and some for half/all of Monday too!

    However, I finally found a shop that was open (Il Biciaio in Merate) that stocked straight pull spokes. I don't speak Italian, and the shop mechanics don't speak English, but with a bit of pointing and hand gestures they had my wheel fixed in 10mins and one very happy cyclist. Big thumbs up from me!

    Cheers, and happy MTB'ing all.
    My Stable: 2007 Giant XtC (XC whippet), 2009 Yeti 575 (AM steed) and a 2009 Cannondale 9-6 (roadie)

  3. #3
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    Same in Germany. Everything is closed on Sunday with the exception of some restaurants. Kinda like a blue law.

    Good that you got your wheel fixed.

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    Probably a good note for anybody travelling to our side of the pond: in general a lot of places, bike shops or otherwise, aren't open on Sundays.

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