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Offline andyjohn

Type of bike for touring Brazil
« on: October 23, 2011, 01:07:34 pm »
Please could anybody recommend some good (reasonable priced) touring bike options for brazil please :)

Offline DaveB

Re: Type of bike for touring Brazil
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 07:19:15 pm »
More information is needed.  Where in Brazil?  Cities and paved roads?  Way out in rural areas with dirt roads?  Deep in the jungle? 

About all I can generalize is to avoid proprietary and rare components and odd-ball low spoke count wheels.  Shimano hubs, drive trains and brakes are sold universally so any shop anywhere can repair or replace them.  Have a steel frame for strength and repairability.

 

Offline sanuk

Re: Type of bike for touring Brazil
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 08:33:31 am »
I may be prejudiced, or misinformed, but I'd suggest something you won't be too upset over if it gets stolen.  Once met a Brazilian cyclist in the US and that was the first thing she said when I asked about cycling there.  Although, I'd guess, like almost anywhere else, cities would be worse in that respect.

Offline bogiesan

Re: Type of bike for touring Brazil
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 08:53:39 am »
Are you shipping it from the States or buying it locally? Bringing it home or leaving it there?

Standard response, as Dave has already noted: steel frame and simple mechanicals. You want stuff that is universally repairable and replaceable.

I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline tonythomson

Re: Type of bike for touring Brazil
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 01:03:39 pm »
+1 for the best locking system available.  Having said that Brazil is one of my favourite countries.  You'll have fun and the people are great.  Just avoid - like anywhere - the poorer areas of cities.
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com