Looking for advice on buying a bike in Belgium, Germany, or northern Italy.

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by hairygoat23, May 5, 2011.

  1. hairygoat23

    hairygoat23 New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm travelling through these three countries with my father over the next two months, and before he heads back to Australia he's keen to suss out the options for getting a new bike. I have a vested interest in him being successful, as while I've been away he's adjusted my Ablocco to his specs and I'm worried the attachment could get permanent!

    Does anyone have any knowledge of genuine and friendly bike shops in any of these countries? One of the problems with living in Australia, is that our bike market is most certainly no where NEAR as competitive as Europe or the US. So if there is anyone clued up as to what's likely to be a good value purchase in any of these places (Belgium, Germany, Italy), I'd be eternally grateful.

    Price range is 2-3k USD.

    Keep the rubber side down fellas.

    peace. alex.
     
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  2. bing181

    bing181 New Member

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    Probably "biggest" shop in Belgium is http://www.vaneycksports.com/index.php?request=store - in Aalst.

    You don't say what kind of bike you're looking for, but there are lots of good used bikes around for v. good prices. Place to start is http://www.2dehands.be/fietsen/

    Just type in "Cannondale" or "Merckx" or whatever type of bike you were looking at, and follow the links/threads.

    Re the other countries you mentioned, to state the bleeding obvious, you'll find more Belgian bikes in Belgium (Merckx, Ridley etc.), and German bikes in Germany (Storck, Cube etc. etc.).
     
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