Porta Portese is best known for its enormous Sunday flea market, and perhaps to motorists for the rather harrowing twist into and through the porta from the Lungotevere. But it has still another attraction: as the site of the biggest collection of shops devoted to scooters and motorcycles--and bicycles. You need it, it's there: helmets, gloves, jackets, pants--and yes, bauletti, the lockable storage boxes for helmets and clothes and the like that sit on the back of the machines. And we needed one. Ours was old, and the hard rubber pieces that anchored the bauletto to the metal frame above the rear fender were cracked and warped, to the point that we were worried about it falling off.
|Our Malaguti at box 40|
|Price includes installation|
The job took about 20 minutes and, as it turned out, attracted the attention, and the assistance, of other shopkeepers. It was a slow day. We fretted that somehow our machine wouldn't accomodate the new bauletto.
But then it was done, and off we went, pleased.