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Please suggest me for selecting my first bike :)

Hello all,

I am new to biking and from past few weeks reading various posts on this forum and visiting many bi-cycle shops.

Usage of bike:
a) I will use the bike for daily commuting of around 25kms back and forth.
b) I will take it for long rides during weekends.
So, basically looking for a decent hybrid bike.

Bicycles test-drived and short listed:
1) Hercules ACT 110s = 7.5K
2) Hercules ACT 110 = 10K
3) Hercules ACT 110 + = 11.5K
4) Shwinn Sporterra = 12.5K

Budget:
Preferably around 10K

Confusion:
1) Is Shimano altus(Schwinn) better than shimano gears with revo shift (ACT 110s) ?
 Although both are entry level gears.

2) Steel body(110s) will pose any rusting problem ?

3) Distance between handle bar and seat was less in ACT 110s as compared to Shwinn, so will that posture pose any problem ?

Any other suggestions are welcome.

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Hello Vishal,

Thanks for quick reply :).

I am trying to limit my budget to atmost 10K. That's why i am not inclined towards Schwinn although it was smoother to drive and its gear shifting was better than even ACT110.

In worst case, if none of the bike will satisfy my requirements in stipulated budget, then i will think of going with Schwinn.

Will appreciate your comments/suggestions.
Shwinn.
you can try for fomas new model launch on1st december city king delux.the new generation and latest hybrid model fit in your budget.go to fomascycle.com
the model number for fomas newly launch is FB-7005.YOU CAN GET MORE THAN YOU WANT AT JUST MRP OF RUPEES.9500/-THE FEATURES
FRAME
‘19’ FULL ALLOY,
FORK SUSPENSION FULL ALLOY,
HANDLE ALLOY,STEM ALLOY,
SEATPOST ALLOY,CRANKSET
ALLOY,PEDALS ALLOY, GEARSET
SHIMANO TOURNEY 7X3=21,
RIM DOUBLE WALL ALLOY,
TYRES 700X28-C WANDAKING,
TUBES 700X28-C F/V WANDAKING,
V-BRAKES,STAND ALLOY,
BB SET SEALED (CATRIAGE)
ALLOY BOTTLE CAGE & BOTTLE,
36 HOLE QUICKREALESE HUB.
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this is really very good value for your hard earned money.now decesion is yours as money is yours.it is not only in your budget but you get in this bike more than you expect.alloy body also not rust and also very light weight.so once you look.i have the full confidence that even if your budget is more than also you will go for this.
Thanks a lot Arvind, Yeah the specs looks promising. Will take a test drive in near by cycle showroom. Will let you know about the same :)

And by the way how are FireFox bikes ? I have heard they have service issues, is it true ?
i can not comment on firefox.but i can assure there is no service issues in fomas.the most important is that you can get all the spares available very easily.if want any near by dealer then please tell me.
Yeah, that will be very kind of you. I am residing in Pune, so is there any fomas dealer you know in Pune ?

Thanks,
Manish
yes in pune we have SAI BABA KIDD WORLD AND PORWAL TRICYCLE IN BUDHWAR PETH AND ADARSH CYCLE IN COURT YARD ROAD,SHIVRAM AGENCIES
Hi Manish,

Thanks for considering Firefox bikes.

You can check out our Hybrid called Raod Runner in 18 speed. Will fit in ur budget..
for more info, pls. click on http://www.firefoxbikes.com/road-runner_blue.html
This bike is available in Pune at Sai Baba Kids World & Life Cycle.

I went to Sai Baba Kids World on 4th Dec, 2010. He asked me not to go for Fomas bi-cycles as its maintenance cost is high. After that I found another bi-cycle dealer on that road and there i looked at Raleigh cycles, the frame and build quality was extremely good. Looked at model:-
Raleigh s100, which costs around 6.5K INR, was not able to take its test ride that day. Will take its test ride during this week and provide you with an update.

Once concern regarding Raleigh bi-cycle was that the gears provided with the bi-cycle was not shimano but was of Raleigh itself. Any suggestions for the same ?

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