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    Gear or non - gear bicycle ?

    Hi,

    I am 25 and new to cycling, i am about to purchase a cycle for travel to office it about 10-15 KM one way and all total in a day of about 25-30 KM.

    I checked out BSA mach city, btwin my bike and btwin kemmel.

    I would like to know if i would need a bicycle with a gear or not as i do not know the advantages and disadvantages of it.

    All almost cost the same so cost does not matter, what i am looking from my bicycle is,

    - Less maintenance
    - Long life and durability

    Please help
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    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums Darren! A lot of people don't read the introductions forum so you might be better off asking your questions about what type of bike to get in another section, such as the commuting forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/20-Commuting

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    Welcome to BF! You should do some window-shopping and information gathering at any good local bike shops in your area. They should be able to appropriately fit a bike to your physical size, budget, intended riding style and needs. Internet research and forum participation are great, but I don’t think anything beats personal conversations with the people who sell and maintain bikes for a living. Best of luck with your research and shopping.

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    Hi Darren, welcome to Bike Forums.

    The commuting forums is definitely the best place for you to start and to ask your questions.
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    Welcome aboard

    I share the same notion that you should post your query in the Commuting forum.
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    Welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Welcome to bikeforums Darren!

    Less maintenance and durable? An internally geared bike sounds right up your alley! No pesky derailleurs to pump things into and damage or misalign.

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