Price of a bicycle

#1 Nov 23rd, 2008, 18:04
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For my next trip I would like to buy a bicycle in India. Not a mountainbike, just an ordinary bicycle. Can anyone tell me an avarage price ?
I would like to use it for a few weeks and then give it away to someone.
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Should be in the region of Rs 3,000 - 4,000/- (60-80 US dollars)
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Thanks Lilboy.
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Depends on where you buy it and what type. I bought a new Avon bicycle in Lucknow for (I think) 1400 Rs. Not more in any case. This is a traditional simple bicycle. In Bombay I bought a pink fancy bicycle for 3000 Rs. Bigger city + fancier bicycle = higher prices.

Bargaining is a good idea, especially when it comes to the "extra's": peddals, basket, stand, rack, chain & lock etc. You can also make a deal with the seller that he takes it back from you after a few weeks for a certain price. My seller offered me half price if I'd return it after the planned four months. I decided to sell it to someone else.
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Only 1400 Rs ? Wow, for that price I'll buy two, ...
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visit website of Hero Cycles for more information about type of bicycles........however i could not find price details
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you should be able to get something in the sub 2000 region.
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Depends whether you want gears or not. My 10 year old nephew just got one for a little over 3,000. It is basically an adult size bike and a little bit fancier then the everyday ones you see people using for commuting. It's bright red with fancy handlebars and whatnot.
I second the 3,000-4,000 range as probably idea for something new. You can get something used dirt cheap less then 1,000 defintely, maybe even 300-500.
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Yup, that's a safe range. I bought a new (purple) basic ladie's bike, 3 speed, bell, basket, book holder, and lock for 3000 in Thrissur Dt. a few months back. Love my Ladybird!
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It depends on what you want:

Indian brands:

Hero - http://www.herocycles.com/

Hercules - http://www.hercules.in/

BSA - http://www.bsaindia.com/

Firefox - http://www.firefoxbikes.com/


Till now there are two good international brands which have a good name in people at India:

Trek Bikes : http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/ - Visit this for the rates in INR for selected models: http://bumsonthesaddle.com/

Merida Bikes : http://www2.merida-bikes.com/en_INT/ - Visit this website for rates in INR for selected models : http://www.wheelsports.in/products.html
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And don't forget that proud bicycle manufacturer from Punjab: Avon: http://www.avoncycles.com/ (Sorry had to promote it - as my first Indian bicycle was an Avon :-)
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Wow lots of info !
I think I'm going to try to find me a Hero Jet. Looks awesome.
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Hero Jet rocks!!! Just today morning I saw a family of 5 on it rolling on the roads...
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Lol!

good old jet! that cycle has played a part in moving our nation, for sure!
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Well i am still wondering wether to take an mtb or buy a rod brake old style hero there. I had an atlas bike and while heavy and single speed made me very healthy and untill it got nicked in the uk was really good. But my preferance would be hero as from my home town.

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