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Post by katwf » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 5:01 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a beginner road/city bike in Singapore? This is more for weekend rides rather than hard-core training but I would still like the bike to fit properly... price range is between S$300-600.

Thanks!

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Post by QRM » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 5:34 pm

How about a bike shop?

The one at big splash rents out gary fishers, so you can try one before you buy.

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Post by durain » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 8:09 pm

there's an excellent bicycle shop in tanglin. else, have a look at carrefour in suntec as well.

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Post by gif » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 9:33 am

should you live in Jurong West area, I noticed a bicycle shop on Jurong West Ave. 1 near the junction with Jurong West Str. 41

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Post by taxico » Thu, 09 Oct 2008 9:30 pm

katwf wrote:Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a beginner road/city bike in Singapore? This is more for weekend rides rather than hard-core training but I would still like the bike to fit properly... price range is between S$300-600.

Thanks!
it's unlikely you'll find a decent road bike for $300-600 brand new that will last you.

a second (third?) hand one may be found, but the frame may be sub-par at that price. it won't ride nice (i can't describe the feeling).

fitting a bike is really simple as long as you have your physical measurements (inseam, etc).

spend more for a bike that will last and have decent resale value. quality second hand bikes can be found at upper thomson (cycleworx).

you can also pop in on a weekday and ask if you can get advice on bike buying and get fitted on one just for fitting sakes.

don't go to cheap john's (sembawang) coz it ain't cheap after you get ripped off.

i can't vouch for anywhere else much, but i know you won't find a $600 road bike at treknology.

road biking is a black hole that might suck you dry. you'll see italian luxury car owners coming to pick up their $25,000 weekend/display italian bike... FRAME!

and they don't even cycle as hard or well as you do! rat bastards! i'm not bitter.

you're better off fitting a MTB with slicks (and maybe road handle bars and head tube) if it's "just for exercising."

lastly, get a good seat. it's for your own good and makes cycling fun and enjoyable. a good one will cost you around $50 onwards.

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