For members (as titled above) who really hesitate to shift to cycle could opt for this without any second thought ! The price of the Mercedes-Benz mountain bike is €2,790 (incl. VAT in Germany, thats only Rs.1.87 laks+100% tax+import duty+VAT+customs bribe+(name the remaining bribes) in India) and it is available from Mercedes-Benz dealers from May 2008.
Reduce your cholestrol, BP, unwanted fat etc. Cycle helmets are not very common in India as I dont find any around. May be we should ask the chinese traders to import more.
I find the title of this thread changing everyday !! May be there are too many topics connected to fuel therefore tough to classify a certain subject to one title. I found a very interesting video on fuel price effect as pedestrians replacing every road and signal. Not able to post the WMA/V file. Will try it on some other server and post the link. By the way, majority of analysts are predicting US$200 per barrel of oil by end of this year. Thats another couple of price hike drama/harthal/strike in waiting !!
I finally convinced myself that my nomadic instincts have to take backseat for a while,
So i went ahead and bought a Hercules WOW MTB.
Fully loaded with the following:
front and rear suspensions,
18 gears Shimono,
Adjustable mud flaps,
Racing rims (don't know how will they affect an MTB)
Just need to exercise (Lots) to get back into shape.
Got inspired here... and got myself an awfully expensive bike!
A Trek 4300D ATB for approx 26K! + mud flaps + helmet + bottle holder + bottle. Front shocks, 24 gears (shimano), front & rear discs (even my car doesn;t have that .. the rear atleast). Will be taking it out for the 1st run tomo morning. Cant wait