I am 6ft tall , 87 Kg Living in Kolkata .Which bicycle will suit for 10x2 KM to n fro to commute to my office?

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    This was my question on that subject for a 20km x 2 commute: What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute? -- "but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site".
    – ChrisW
    Jul 20, 2016 at 7:21
  • @ChrisW yep - and this one will be closed too, as soon as 5 votes are in. It'll be either "too broad" or "off topic - shopping/product rec"
    – Criggie
    Jul 20, 2016 at 7:53
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    Your height and weight are easily within limits, so for such a short commute, any decent-quality bike will do. Go with your preferences and your budget. Don't forget accessories like lights, helmet etc. But product recs are off-topic here.
    – PeteH
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:19
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    And if this is your first bike, my usual brand recommendation is "Used". You will learn better what bike is "ideal" for you after months/years of riding and will know more about selecting a bike. No sense spending big bucks now. Jul 20, 2016 at 11:27

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Consider the following before deciding your bike

  • regions humidity and weather
  • Terrains
  • Bicycle path/route quality
  • City pollution level
  • Bicycle facility
  • changing room/shower/etc

If none of that above are under ideal conditions, you should consider an ebike , use good puncture proof tyres such as Schwalbe marathon/marathon plus. Get a suspension fork if required. For security , you need to find a solid pole/stand that you can put U-lock + chains instead of taking them home.

  • Thank you for keeping your answer generic, which keeps it relevant for years.
    – Criggie
    Jul 20, 2016 at 9:00
  • leaving lock behind it is a bad idea. What going to happen if someone steal them or sabotage them during the night ?
    – kifli
    Jul 20, 2016 at 9:52
  • @kifli : Yes, in some country I know, people tend to sell meterial that cost 100 times of original values to scrap metal yard for a few penny. But first, you need a grinder to deal with a good U-lock. Second, those lock and chains will weight 2kg to 5kg++ that you wouldn't want to bring everywhere. And lock are like tying up your shoes lace before running from the bear : you don't need to be fast, you just need to outrun the unprepared person next to you.
    – mootmoot
    Jul 20, 2016 at 10:53
  • -.-" no you steal the lock in order to steal the bike. No lock = any safety measure on the bike.
    – kifli
    Jul 20, 2016 at 15:26
  • @kifli : There is a reason that why heavy lock and chain permanent in an unattended place. While travel, you still bring a secondary lock with you. I don't see a reason why the thief want to deal with a sturdy lock : a risk with bet of luck is not good for their business. :-D
    – mootmoot
    Jul 20, 2016 at 16:22

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