I will be cycling for two weeks in Cuba in the end of December. I have read several times that it is recommended to bring ones own bike to the country as local bikes aren't that good.
Bringing a bike is rather difficult for me (because of my trip before and after I am in Cuba) so I was wondering about the Cuban bikes and if they are really that bad.
I do not need a fancy touring bike with lots of extras, all carbon structure, etc. Any cheap chinese made bike will do the job, no need even to change speeds, up the hill I will push, i've got plenty of time :-)
Has someone of you been already to Cuba and has seen bikes in local stores? What are they like? How much will they roughly cost?
Or is it _really_ worth the hassle to get a bike from outside?