Thanks for the reply. I have purcahsed the Btwin My Bike 7s. Got it from Snapdeal where Decathlon has a tie up and got it assembled at Decathlon store for 99/-. There was a 10% instant discount on snapdeal when I ordered. The cycle feels comfortable and I am satisfied with it. I am using it for daily office commute since last four weeks and the experience has been very good.
Only when I started cycling did I realise how dangerous it is to cycle on Bangalore roads. And some call it a cycling friendly city
(May be it is in terms of weather
). The build quality is good for the price range. I did have problems with the seat quick release but the store fixed it. Currently the gear shift feels a bit hard when shifting to lower gears. Will be taking the bike for inspection soon.
By Diamond frame do you mean the triangular shaped old time desgn?? The funky shaped of Hero and Hercules cycles kept me away from these brands. Purchased a cycle almost like after 13-15 years and hence was surprised to see that mudguards and stands have to be purchased separately
. And was shocked to know that they don't have rear carrier, I was asking Decathlon guys if I can carry a friend along on these cycles and they said NO. I remember old days when we used to go triple seat on bicycles.
So with current breed of bikes it seems that we cannot sing "SONE KI CYCLE CHANDI KI SEAT ... AAO CHALO DARLING CHALEIN DOUBLE SEAT"