Join Date: Jan 2004
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Bikes: Kona Unit, planet X cx bike, khs fixed gear
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Originally Posted by Moonshot
Haven't heard from pyze-guy for a while. I hope he hasn't been eaten by a tiger or something.
Still alive and going strong. I was planning to bring my fixie to India when moved here but decided against it for several reasons. It costs alot to ship a bike here, about 3 times the price of buying one and the bike you will bring will be the ONLY bike form overseas. Theft is a problem, and as a westerner you are a target. The westerners where I live seem to have their houses broken into now and then, I speak from experience. As an aside I got to bribe the police, that was a new experience. There are about a billion bikes here, all but 4 being single speed. I leave mine locked with a crappy little cable lock, when I lock it at all. If you want to ride a fixed here, bring parts to convert a bike here to one. My bike has 110 mm horizontal dropouts and a s/s freewheel, it's 48/18 and came with a masterlink chain. All the bikes are cottered cranks so no swapping chainrings. Bring a track cog or two and some cheap pedals that you can attach toe clips to. Buy a bike and get the mech to put your cog on and away you go. Here are the two main bike companies here and the bikes they have. I bought the Atlas Nucleus.
Where are you going to in India? Why, how long etc. If you have any questions send me a pm and I will help anyway I can. If you havn't been here before riding can be a real terror at first, no noticable traffic rules seem to be standard, no stop signs, organized chaos for the most part. It takes a while to become comfortable and ride with some confidence. Best advice is ALWAYS be aware of whats around you. You'll get the hang of it after a while.
P.S. Unless you want to bring a track hub and have a wheel built here, bring some locktite as you will be running a suicide hub. And the brakes here suck.
When sadness fills my days
It's time to turn away
And then tomorrow's dreams
Become reality to me
Last edited by pyze-guy; 12-21-04 at 06:48 AM.