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Specialized bike store or general sports shop

I plan to buy a new bicycle. Is it better to buy it at a specialized bike store or at a general sports shop? In case it matters, I live in Vienna, Austria. I know very little about bicycles in ...
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Older Motobecane conversion

I recently acquired an older blue Motobecane Mirage with a great frame and paint. I have stripped it all down and salvaged everything I can (frame, front wheel, handlebars, front brake) but now I'm ...
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Are there any community bike shops in the Netherlands?

I'm a Canadian who's visiting the Netherlands for a few months. I'm awed by the strength of the bicycling culture here, but, to date, I haven't been able to locate any community bike shops. By ...
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Price difference between buying a bike in Europe (Austria) vs USA?

I am moving to Vienna, Austria in two weeks. My wife and I want to buy bikes before we leave, but I'm wondering if the hassle of trying to find great bikes on such short notice would be greater than ...
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Pass in the Alps that can be crossed by mountain bike?

I'm looking for a pass in the Alps that I can cross with my mountain bike. I know that if there's a road, I could just use it, but my question is a little bit more special. I'm looking for a pass ...
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How to estimate how long a tour will take? (UK to Greece)

If someone of moderate cycling abilities, and pretty good fitness tried to cycle to Greece from eg. London; how long would it take approximately. Assuming around 8 hours of cycling a day? And please ...
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Do I need a bike bag / box to put my bike on the Eurostar?

The Eurostar website has a page that really should say but doesn't: http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/travel_information/at_the_station/bicycles.jsp I'm guessing I don't? Would also be ...
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Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend

My girlfriend would like to buy a bicycle, though, she's marveled about these old Peugout Mixte bicycles. These seem to be very hard to find. So, I am wondering if there can be found any modern ...
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Amateur Bicycle Racing outside of the US

I'm interested in taking a trip to Europe (although perhaps this question can apply to other areas of the world) and do some bike racing at a really amateur level like the equivalent of Cat 4 or Cat 3 ...