Fixed Gear Bike.. buy in London or Sydney???
I'm moving to Sydney in 2 months. But I want to buy another bike..
1) Should I buy in London or are prices cheaper in Sydney? (my company will pay for shipping my bike to Sydney if I buy here)
2) Any fixed gear bike recommendations? single speed with flip flop hub so I can still coast when lazy.
Thanks a lot in advance
Anything american or european made will likely be cheaper in London anything Chinese/Japanese/Taiwanese will be likely (though not necessarily) be cheaper in Sydney. For certain you will pay a lot more for imported stuff in australia than you will in London. since shipping is free buy/build before you go and make sure you are comfortable with the bike that way you will need to order minimal product long distance. Enjoy Sydney it was the one place I seriously considered leaving the USA for when I retired from the Navy
Really? Everything made in Taiwan should be cheaper in Sydney(that's pretty much every bike on the market right now!)?? Nope. Prices here are insane. Buy in London. Most people here order from UK mailorders to save money. There are some good bike shops, and theres some that sell some decent fixies, but you can get more for your money in London. Or if you come down here and buy you should swing by Hell on Wheels and check out what they have in the shop.
I didn't say it would be...I do remember bike parts and skateboard parts being rather expensive when I looked in shops in Sydney, the one thing I remember being real cheap was camping and climbing equipment
Listen to me
You would be better off to ask these guys;
Originally Posted by SBFixed
Buy in london handsdown; selection is way better inaddition prices are always inflated in Australia and New Zealand.....
And for recommendations: schwinn madison; kilo tt; kona paddy wagon; iro mark v; etc bikes mentioned a lot around here....
Thanks for that site. I'm gona ask them aswel
Originally Posted by powers2b
Oh.. I just double checked my finances and if I am to buy in London I need to buy soon because I'll be leaving in 2 months.
For now all I can afford is £350
Any bike recommendations in my price range? or would I have to go second hand