Buying bicycle in Mumbai

#1 Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:45
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Hi!

Going to Mumbai soon and want to buy a cheap Indian bike. Done a lot of research on the pros and cons... Was wondering if anyone could tell me whereabouts to look when I get there? Is there a cycle market? An area of the city where there's more likely to be shops?

Cheers in advance...
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Originally Posted by Jamie View Post Hi!

Going to Mumbai soon and want to buy a cheap Indian bike. Done a lot of research on the pros and cons... Was wondering if anyone could tell me whereabouts to look when I get there? Is there a cycle market? An area of the city where there's more likely to be shops?

Cheers in advance...
I think every Suburb of Mumbai must be having 2/3 popular cycle shops .... where parents go and buy their Kids' Cycles. Those shops would also be selling regular adult bikes. I think there must be some big Cycle Stores near down-town areas too; hopefully someone will post that info here in this thread soon.

I live in a distant suburb, outside Mumbai.... at Thane. I have been considering buying a Cycle too (for local trips in an around Thane). I will probably buy one in some Thane area Cycle shops (near Thane Rly Station).

Would it be possible for you to share the pros & cons research you have already done? If readily available. I presume that relates to riding Bicycles on Indian Roads and safety/security aspects? Does it also cover which type/brand of Cycle to buy and prices? ... KS
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Originally Posted by Jamie View Post Hi!

Going to Mumbai soon and want to buy a cheap Indian bike. Done a lot of research on the pros and cons... Was wondering if anyone could tell me whereabouts to look when I get there? Is there a cycle market? An area of the city where there's more likely to be shops?

Cheers in advance...
Hi: Did a google search and found lots of Mumbai Bicylce Dealers listed here by Suburb/Area in following yellow page:

http://yellowpages.sulekha.com/mumba...rvices/455.htm

You will see some Major Dealers are operating in multiple suburbs of Mumbai.

- KS
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Originally Posted by ks_bluechip View Post Would it be possible for you to share the pros & cons research you have already done? If readily available. I presume that relates to riding Bicycles on Indian Roads and safety/security aspects? Does it also cover which type/brand of Cycle to buy and prices? ... KS
After posting above .... I did find a some "research" (actually a lot) right here on IM ... KS
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There are atleast 4 - 5 (or more) shops located in Kalbadevi / Princess Street area. Ths shops are located within 2 mins. walking distance from each other. This area is just 2 mins. walkk from Metro & just 5 - 10 mins. from V.T. (Now CST) & around 15 mins. from Churchgate. Their names are there in KS's link (post no. 3).

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There are a lot of shops in the Princess Street area as well as one very famous one with foreign bicycles just opposite the Charni Road Railway Station called Metro Cycles. You will also find some shops in the suburbs which stock them so depending on where you are staying you can choose where you wish to buy the bicycle. Happy and safe cycling!!!

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Thanks for the replies!
ksbluechip, I was given some helpful information last year on IndiaMike.
Coastal road in Goa and Karnataka

I was also emailed a really good article by a cyclist on another forum. It's quite big, but if you PM me your email Ill send it. It's about the coastal road to Goa from Mumbai.

All the best!
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Originally Posted by Jamie View Post Thanks for the replies!
ksbluechip, I was given some helpful information last year on IndiaMike.
Coastal road in Goa and Karnataka

I was also emailed a really good article by a cyclist on another forum. It's quite big, but if you PM me your email Ill send it. It's about the coastal road to Goa from Mumbai.

All the best!
My email-id is at the bottom of the home-page of my Blog (link below) .... KS

PS: I did a Coastal Car Drive from Mumbai to Goa (Not NH-17, but closer to coast)... you will find that link in blog ...if you are planning your bike ride there.
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No other place than the Princess street, though the suburban store is more convenient , may be costing 500/- more.

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