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nicoabreu

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Hi hi everyone;

 
My name is Nico, and first of all I will like to introduce myself. I’m 27 years old, from Spain, and I’m moving to Bucharest in a few weeks. For working reasons, I’m going to stay in the city at least one year, but hopefully even longer (3 or 4 years).
 
Because I’m going to have enough free time during the weekends, I’m thinking to start practicing cycling. I have in Spain a MTB quite old, just for easy paths, but since a couple of months I want to try road road cycling, and this could be a good moment for start.
 
I would like to know if you could recommend me any store in the city with good professional that could inform me about what could fit with my necessities.
 
Also, I would really appreciate if you could tell me a good road bike to start ( budget around 1000€ max, and if it is cheaper even better).
 
Is there any cycling club or something like that where people can meet up and practice together ??
 
Thank you all! 

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Hey, and welcome!

 

I can help you only with the last "problem".

People on this forum always meet up to do practice or just ride ( road / MTB ). But the problem is that this forum is in Romanian language so it will be hard to understand something around here. There are a few topics here wich you can follow and maybe try to translate them in english. The main road rides topic is here http://www.ciclism.ro/forums/index.php/topic/494-planificator-ture-pentru-bucurestenisosea/page-357 - ONLY FOR BUCHAREST.

 

You will see a lot of posts here everyday. U can try to ask other members whenever you want to go ride with them, and see how it goes.

 

For the other "problems" you will probably get answers from more experienced members here. 

 

Cheers!

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Welcome Nico.

The first advice any Romanian cyclist would give to you is this:

Don't leave your expensive bike unsupervised! ;)

 

There are plenty of bike shops in Bucharest, Decathlon included.

http://www.freerider.ro/category/utile/magazine-biciclete-bucuresti-romania?oras=bucuresti

use google translate

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Welcome Nico,

 

Maybe the best choice just under 1000 Eur is this, at Decathlon:

http://www.decathlon.ro/biciclete-sosea-sport/8290145-bicicleta-btwin-sosea-alur-700-1.html

 

As said above, there are quite a few good bike-shops and service-stores, this will not be a problem.

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Welcome here Nico,

 

 

If you want a new bike, I would get this one,it's best buy for this sum and has all the new technologies :)

http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3577

 

For advices regarding the bike, also you can contact me and I will gladly help you in choosing the perfect bike for you :)

But if you are a begginner in Road cycling, I think this one from Canyon is ideal.

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Thank you all for your answers!!

 

Right now, I have no idea of Rumanian, for I'll try to do my best as soon as I'll arrive to Bucharest!

 

I've been thinking about the idea of buying the road bike, and the truth is that it's going to be much more useful for me to get a MTB. I really wanted to buy a road ( would me my first one), but I'm going to need the most versatile as possible. The truth is that I will use it to discover the city during the weekends and if I meet people, travel around during the weekends and do MTB in the mountains near to Bucharest. 

 

So thank you for the recommendations for a road bike!! But I will go with a doble suspension one...any store where I can get good service and advices about what could I buy? Is there a second hand market in any store?? Maybe I could find a good bike in good conditions perfect to start in Bucharest with this new activity!

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Hi Nico,

 

Hills and mountains are 100 km north of Bucharest. Very challenging hills can also be found 60 km south, across the Danube, in Bulgaria. So that's not a problem. Finding the most versatile bike in 1000 Eur shouldn't be such a big problem either :)

Some 2-3 years ago I would have suggested a cyclocross, but now, since 29ers have invaded the market, I think a hardtail 29er would be a good overall choice. When you want off-road you use the knobby tires, when you want city/road, you switch to a pair of slicks.

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