Originally Posted by RiponredTJ
How much does a nice bike cost over in BG, Borislav?
I do not know Alex … different people have different criteria for a nice bike … I only can say about my one … 1999 when I bought the bike on the photo its price was 100 USA $ - it was my month salary. To buy it, I sold my old primitive bike and stopped smoking & coffee (the last was very very nice – I still do not smoke)… So, after 3 months I had money for it.
The bike was 15 kilos, it needed new tires each 5-6 000 kilometers, the chain and gears – at 24 000 kilometers, bearings – each 1500 kilometers, rear hub – 18 000 kilometers, pedals – 7-8000 km … but in the end plastic deformations in the places where the rear axes is attaching to the frame appeared and to use such a bike become dangerous. For me it was a nice bike … My next bike was 80 EURO, my new one has the same features, only the price is a little higher – 120EURO because of the inflation. It is very comfortable for me because of its large frame – XXXL – very nice for me.
Now I see here there is each kind of bikes … the price of some of them is 1200 EURO even more, but I am sure, such bikes will refuse to go up the hills without rotating pedals hardly …
My second bike is below ...