I bought a Bike – Ultimately…

So, how many of you have some of childhood wishes still lurking in some corner of your hearts. There is always something deep in our hearts we want to do… just to satisfy our hearts… our souls… just ourselves. Just step out of the dog eats dog rule, step out of cut throat competition and do what we just want to do.

I had just the kind of wish, since childhood… ride a high end geared bike… hold on, not a bike as in “Motor Bike” (Harley Davidson, Enfeild, etc, etc..) but a “bi-cycle”. Yes friends, a bi-cycle. After three years of working, I had just forgotten that I too had some childhood wishes which had remain unfulfilled. I remembered, while walking on the Shalimar Road in Jammu with my friend Winner, we had decided that the first thing we are going to do with our first salary is to buy a bi-cycle. But things are different when you start working. Priorities change and we juts forget who we are. Anyways, the wish just came to my mind again on one fine day while I was working on one of the codes in my office. So I just said why not!!

There opens my Firefox browser and I searched for bikes on the India’s most famous bi-cycle manufacturers viz Hero and Atlas. There I really liked the Octane class of bikes from Hero Cycles, specifically the OCTANE RECRA 26T. I made up my mind to get the bike while going to home from my office in the evening. So I left office at around 5 pm and reached SAIBABA sports on DP Road Pune, the official distributors of Hero Cycles in Pune. But then, there I saw bi-cycles of other brands also.. Firefox and Trek. Ultimately I choose Firefox Cyclone for myself. The Bi-cycle in all cost me Rs.10,000/-. The dealer said that the bike will be delivered within an hour or two to my home in Baliwadi Phata… So I left… Happy, for I had just acheived one of my childhood wishes :). I got the bike at around 10 pm that night… Now whenever I go somewhere I do get the kind of looks that is deserved for Harley Davidson riders. The people get curious and start asking questions about the bike. And, I am loving every part of it.. the looks, the ride and the satisfaction of fulfilling on of my wishes.

The specification of the bike are:

  • 19″ Alloy Frame, TIG welded
  • Suspension fork
  • Shimano 18 speed gears
  • V-type brakes, alloy rims
  • Colour: Blue / Silver

Here are some snaps I took of my bike 🙂 {vsig}vrysmple/bike{/vsig}

  1. Hi,
    I am just amazed that you landed on this marvel.

    Yes it would be a wonder if you ride the bike everyday. I am sure fools like me will surely take this as an inspiration and own a bike soon.

    It will happen very soon that people will start becoming environment friendly and start using bikes instead of petrol or diesel driven motor bikes.

    I do congratulate you for fulfiling one of your child hood dreams. you must be proud of it. Even I am happy for the same.

    Tell me \”[i]Koi Ladki palat ke dekhti hai kya[/i]\”. If yes the I will also purchase one..ha ha aha

    Do give me a ride when I will be there in Pune some day.


    Well written…


  2. sonika left a comment on January 25, 2010 at 3:11 AM

    nice one!!! 🙂

  3. Sameer left a comment on January 25, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Coooooooooooooool stuff man..

    Dint know that any bicycle would cost over 2.5k…10k is way above that :ooo:

    Used a run-down second-hand bicycle for 2 years in IIT…was totally worth it man…the best sight was a truckload of MBA graduates in Blazer n tie running down the road with a laptop on their shoulders riding a bicycle ;))

    Would really love to own another bicycle sometime in the future…(hopefully not so run-down one 😀 )


  4. This bike was among the cheapest one\’s man, and I really felt bad of not having enough capital in my pockets :)… There were bikes for 25K, 50K and upwards of 1L also 😮

  5. Vishal Fiske left a comment on January 28, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    too good to hear ..
    after long u reminded me of some Dreams….


  6. It really feels good to hear from old mates yaar… 🙂

  7. bhatta left a comment on February 9, 2010 at 5:35 AM

    sone ki cycle..chaandi ki seat..ao chale darling..chale double seat….

  8. This really made me laugh… 😀

  9. SANJIV left a comment on February 20, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    😀 great i\’m also going to fulfill my childhood dream buying multigeared MTB. Hope fully my friends will also join me as there is no other fun compare to cycling in the rain.

  10. Yes they do… but I hope it is for the biker and not only for the bike 😉

  11. Rongsang left a comment on August 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Nice website. Keep up the good work.

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