Thanks to Bumsonthesaddle folks Nikhil and Rohan I got my trek 4300. She is a beauty and will be used to commute eventually. I need to decide on the lock and stand requirement(being a minimalist , I really do not want too many whistles). I picked her today morning and managed to somehow squeeze in the back seat of the vehicle. I overestimated the boot space based on earlier experience of pushing big wheelchair in the boot.
Now for the images – once i get them on flickr I will share them.
I must thank the bikeszone forum and the information shared generously there. It is localized and provides succint information about dealers, bikes, experiences, a sort of “ride together” lifestyle. Not yet as strong as the trekking and motorbike folks but pretty vocal and growing.