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Ooops, didn't see that bit. Still, you can look up the manufacturer and code to see if you can get them cheaper or ask your LBS to order them in.
 

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As a slight aside . . . the Tour De France almost goes past my door on 10th September (next town.)

I'm not a cycling fan or anything, but is it worth popping down for the day?

Or is it (literally) just watching a load of bikes flying past?

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As a slight aside . . . the Tour De France almost goes past my door on 10th September (next town.)

I'm not a cycling fan or anything, but is it worth popping down for the day?

Or is it (literally) just watching a load of bikes flying past?

:)
Yes!

The actual race is an afterthought, they'll be past in seconds.

It's the build up that you don't want to miss. There'll be a whole raft of vehicles, with all the razzamaz a few hours before. It's a massive honour for it to go through a village and I would imagine everything is put on hold for the day, offices and schools shut, etc. I'm sure the celebrations will go long into the night.

You'll want to be in place a good few hours beforehand, as the road will be shut well in advance. Check locally for times. Is there a back road into the village you could use.

Tips for photos. Get on an uphill* section or a hairpin bend.

*What we think of a hill is an undulation to them, so think big.:)

Let's be honest, whether you like cycling or not, it's better than cutting the grass or painting a fence.:D
 

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Yes!

The actual race is an afterthought, they'll be past in seconds.

It's the build up that you don't want to miss. There'll be a whole raft of vehicles, with all the razzamaz a few hours before. It's a massive honour for it to go through a village and I would imagine everything is put on hold for the day, offices and schools shut, etc. I'm sure the celebrations will go long into the night.

You'll want to be in place a good few hours beforehand, as the road will be shut well in advance. Check locally for times. Is there a back road into the village you could use.

Tips for photos. Get on an uphill* section or a hairpin bend.

*What we think of a hill is an undulation to them, so think big.:)

Let's be honest, whether you like cycling or not, it's better than cutting the grass or painting a fence.:D
Thanks mate.

I figured there'd be a 'party' - although 'social distancing' is taken very seriously here, so I don't know how that will impact things.

I think I'll try and get along though.

:)
 

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As a slight aside . . . the Tour De France almost goes past my door on 10th September (next town.)

I'm not a cycling fan or anything, but is it worth popping down for the day?

Or is it (literally) just watching a load of bikes flying past?

:)
I'd go :)

I've heard it said that many towns villages en route are a bit 'meh' about it, and stroll out, watch, then stroll back in again. The iconic climbs and start/finish town are a bit different.
The whole thing is scaled down this year, but there is still a publicity caravan I believe (they bombed the Nice roads in soap powder just before it rained on Saturday causing incidents).
If its close by, then its worth a look I'd say. 4 British riders this year to look out for. Yates 'might' be yellow, too. :)
 

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I'd go :)

I've heard it said that many towns villages en route are a bit 'meh' about it, and stroll out, watch, then stroll back in again. The iconic climbs and start/finish town are a bit different.
The whole thing is scaled down this year, but there is still a publicity caravan I believe (they bombed the Nice roads in soap powder just before it rained on Saturday causing incidents).
If its close by, then its worth a look I'd say. 4 British riders this year to look out for. Yates 'might' be yellow, too. :)
Yeah, I'm gonna make the effort to get along and take a look. :)
 

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I would go and see it I think. I just find their power output is insane.

“An average pro in the Tour peloton will produce about 6.15 W/kg under the same conditions. Assuming a weight of 70 kg (a bit more than 154 lbs.), the average rider will be able to maintain a power output of 163.8 watts for the 20 minute effort while the pro will maintain 429.8 watts.”

Mind boggling really. One of, if not the most punishing sporting events in the World. :D
 

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I would go and see it I think. I just find their power output is insane.

"An average pro in the Tour peloton will produce about 6.15 W/kg under the same conditions. Assuming a weight of 70 kg (a bit more than 154 lbs.), the average rider will be able to maintain a power output of 163.8 watts for the 20 minute effort while the pro will maintain 429.8 watts."

Mind boggling really. One of, if not the most punishing sporting events in the World. :D
I saw a screenshot of Romain Bardets data after Stage 2. Roughly, it was average 23.5 mph over 11,000 feet of climbing :mental:
 

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I think I've posted pics of this in here before but reposting as I was hoping someone would be able to give me an idea of value.

https://i.imgur.com/D6tgnr7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Hs4OQGL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dZICvRj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7C5klhL.jpg

I'm not entirely sure on its age or even what model it is. I found a website with an identical bike listed as a 1973 Imola.

I bought it from the original owners son who kept it after his father died with the intention of using it but didn't have the knowhow to fix it up.

I've stripped it down and rebuilt it, only replacing the gear and brake inner & outer cables and new bar tape and toe clip straps.

I feel it's worth £400 but I could be completely wrong.
 

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I think I've posted pics of this in here before but reposting as I was hoping someone would be able to give me an idea of value.

https://i.imgur.com/D6tgnr7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Hs4OQGL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dZICvRj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7C5klhL.jpg

I'm not entirely sure on its age or even what model it is. I found a website with an identical bike listed as a 1973 Imola.

I bought it from the original owners son who kept it after his father died with the intention of using it but didn't have the knowhow to fix it up.

I've stripped it down and rebuilt it, only replacing the gear and brake inner & outer cables and new bar tape and toe clip straps.

I feel it's worth £400 but I could be completely wrong.
Nice bike.

Regarding the value, I reckon you're not far off, so long as you're happy with offers. I'd be tempted to market it as a good clean Bianchi, original, etc rather than emphasising classic, 70's, etc.

I had an early 80's KTM road bike for sale. I struggled to get a reasonable price for it, so offered it as parts, I finished up getting more money than I'd asked for as a whole bike.
 
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