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Question about bicycle→bixi ?!
Posted June 23rd, 2013 - 6:36 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi,
I`m moving to Montreal next July.
I`m considering if I could carry my good bicycle there to commute for an year Montreal life.
But the experience of traveling in Montreal slightly reminds me that I don`t have to do that because of bixi.
Is that enough comfortable for everyday use for city life?
It`s kind of costs to carry my vehicle and put it together so do I had better to get new bike than bixi??

thx
Shotaro

Posted June 24th, 2013 - 8:01 am from Montreal, Canada
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Posted September 28th, 2013 - 5:43 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Yep, I would agree with Jim. You can find second hand bikes of all sorts and price ranges here: http://montreal.kijiji.ca/?lang=en
I would recommend a mountain bike for winter months in Montreal as the conditions in Montreal are fair in the winter when compared to some other cities in Canada, but they're certainly not great. It will be cooler and icier than in Tokyo. Something with quick handling, good balance, and rugged tires is what I like to ride in the winter. Even if Bixi was available in the winter, the bikes would be to dangerous to ride due to their lack of handling.
It is possible to find a reasonable old mountain bike in Montreal for $50-$100, and with a tune-up, a change of tires, perhaps some home-made studs (just take your tire and put small screws through from the inside at regular intervals) and maybe a few choice parts, you can turn such a cheap bike into a mean winter machine in no time for as little as another $50 if you're thrifty.

Hang Loose,

Taylor