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Old 3rd November 2008, 10:06   #301
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Thanks Nickoo,

I was looking at Trek and Merida just now. Trek 3700 or Merida sub 10 or something like that.

Do you know a website who markets them in India and I can get the specs and price range for these entry level bikes? Also, if you can tell me where can I find more details about TFS 100, will be good. I'm still searching on web and should get some hits..

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Old 3rd November 2008, 11:30   #302
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Specs for TFS 100 V looks interesting here.. The MeridaIndia website is under construction though.

merida.com - Bikes.Detail

I read people comparing it with 4300D. Also read its around 25K so I may need to hold on for some more time, I shall not spend in firefox or La-sovereign, rather wait for some more time and get something like TFS 100.
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Old 3rd November 2008, 23:48   #303
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Ketan,

Wheel Sports - Proceed to our products page - for Merida bikes and

Trek and Firefox bicycles in Bangalore - for Trek and Firefox bikes

BikesZone - Cycling &bull; <strong>View all new/unread posts</strong> - please go through the link - a very friendly forum - to read about real life experiences in riding bikes to work and also regular commuting
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Hi Guys,

My daughter is 10 and has outgrown ther kiddie bike. Was looking at buying something for her maybe geared and something for myself to accompany her. I might even think of cycling to work if its not too bad on the roads. Any suggestions? Should I at all get a geared bike for her?

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Tried a search but this thread never showed up. Wonder why? Anyway the post above points to a cycling forum. That should solve my problems.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 16:31   #306
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I guess at 10 years of age she doesn't require the gears. Get her a nice girls bike like lady bird or miss India. Gears can get messy at times and not everyone knows how to fix them too.
Also get yourself a geared one. I already own a geared hercules bike named "WOW" which i got for 5.5k.

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Hey All,

Am looking to buy a cycle for my nephew who is 2 yrs old, wonder where will i get good options with a good price tag?

Shivajinagar, JC road or else where??

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Are you looking for tricycle or bicycle. You can explore lifestyle etc to see things available in the market before going to JC road or shivajinagar.
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@lohith
first option - try dispensary road. a lot of dealers with a good variety.

Also, sapphire toys who has opened a new retail outlet next to lifestyle.
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first option - try dispensary road. a lot of dealers with a good variety.

Also, sapphire toys who has opened a new retail outlet next to lifestyle.

Murali, which lifestyle you are talking about ? One on Richmond Road , or the one on IRR ?

Never heard of Sapphire . Are they new in this ?
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@lohith
The cycle marts I know are at NR road/SJP road (near Corporation/Town Hall), road parallel to Commercial street (I think it is called Dispensary road).

The prices at Sapphire will be more than those at these places. Plus you will get more variety at there are many dealers will multiple brands.
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Check out Dispensary Road there are lot of dealers there; you can also try chickpet main road i have seen a few shops there too.
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Thanks guys for all the info ... will go to dispensary road and check.....
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Hi guys,

Just back from the store at St Johns Rd. Got the Trek 4300 for myself and the Firefox Fusion 6 speed for my daughter. Put hers in the car and rode mine home [or to work rather]. About 6 Km and did it in 20 min with HUGE traffic - by car would have been at least 30 min. Am convinced about the feasibility of commuting on this. Very comfortable and smooth but I have not had experience with anything other than junk bikes before.

Was really scared with no lights and no reflective vest - have ordered lights, vest, cycle computer and mirror from US.

Thanks guys for the help.
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Hi guys,

Just back from the store at St Johns Rd. Got the Trek 4300 for myself and the Firefox Fusion 6 speed for my daughter. Put hers in the car and rode mine home [or to work rather]. About 6 Km and did it in 20 min with HUGE traffic - by car would have been at least 30 min. Am convinced about the feasibility of commuting on this. Very comfortable and smooth but I have not had experience with anything other than junk bikes before.

Was really scared with no lights and no reflective vest - have ordered lights, vest, cycle computer and mirror from US.

Thanks guys for the help.
Congrats, its a great bike and also kudos to you for riding a bike to work. Very few of us can put status issues aside and do the right thing.

You might want to get a good bike helmet too. Bell makes some nice ones.
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