Its great to know that such a forum exists in India where not too many people are interested in serious cycling.
Now something about me - I am a cycling enthusiast since childhood. I have been the proud owner of - BSA SLR, BSA Photon, BSA Mach and Hercules Cannon Barrel. I came to Mumbai about a year ago to work for TCS. Now my package has increased a bit and I think I can now treat myself to a cycle. I usually take an auto to work but now I have decided that I am going to use a cycle instead.
Since I am very lean and also cannot afford an expensive(read costing greater than 5K) bike, I think that the bikes mentioned in the title would suit me best.
My thoughts/observations regarding the above models -
1. BSA Mach: The biggest problem I see with this bike is that the main bar has been tapered and is not straight as was in the previous models. This ruins the look of the cycle.
2. Hero Hawk: For no particular reason, the brand Hero doesnt appeal to me. Also the current graphics on Hawk look gawdy at best.
3. Hamilton Flying Pigeon: My local repair guy stricly advises against going for Hamilton. He says the build quality is poor.
So that leaves me confused. Please help. I need to make a decision soon.