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Bicycle Storage in Apartments / HBD?

Post by animatrick » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 3:42 pm

Hi all,

I am just wondering if we are actually allowed to bring our bicycles up to where we are staying, be it HBD or condos? I'm new here and will be moving over to Singapore in February 2011. I do mountain biking and I was hoping that I would be able to bring it over from Malaysia.

Any words of advice? Apologies if this topic was brought up before and answered by someone previously. I would be looking for places around Jurong area.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 3:59 pm

Can't speak for condo's but HDB is okay. My bike is in my home and I carry it down every time I want to use it. (No lift yet - later this year!)
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Post by x9200 » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 4:22 pm

In a condo you have often designated places at the carparks and of course nobody is going to chase after you if you decided to put your bike in your flat. The management will probably be unhappy for most situation if you keep it in the corridor next to your door. In our current condo the developer got this brilliant idea to place the motorbike lots behind the line of the car lots and the pavement so you can not get there with the motorbike if the cars are already there. These are used now for bicycles :)

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Post by animatrick » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 4:57 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for the advice. It is great to hear that bicycles are at least welcome into the HBDs..

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Post by boffenl » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 9:41 pm

We have bike locks/parking in the void deck of our HDB, but most folks park them on the common corridor outside their apartment and then walk them/ride them on the elevator downstairs. Good luck!

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Post by therat » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:12 pm

park/lock ur bicycle at the HDB void deck at your own risk.
So far, my bicycle seat got stolen twice.
My spouse bicycle bell, side mirror, back seat got stolen before the whole bicycle stolen.
My kid tyre puncture few times.

Now we lock our bicycle right outside of our unit.

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Post by ksl » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:58 pm

Now we lock our bicycle right outside of our unit
Even that I would think is very risky, if the bicycle is an expensive one! I keep mine indoors though we have room. You can hang them on the wall no problem.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 6:55 am

bikes and high end trainers like Nike are fair game here as the gahmen won't do anything about 'em being stolen even if in front of your flat. So it's best to bring 'em inside if you value them.
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Post by animatrick » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:37 am

Seems like the best solution is to sleep with the bike :)

I think everywhere is the same, if we leave a bicycle outside, it gets stolen..be it parts or the whole bike itself..even my used 2nd hand tires (already bald) that I left in my car porch (at home) gets stolen..
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:14 am

animatrick wrote:Seems like the best solution is to sleep with the bike :)

I think everywhere is the same, if we leave a bicycle outside, it gets stolen..be it parts or the whole bike itself..even my used 2nd hand tires (already bald) that I left in my car porch (at home) gets stolen..
In the condos it is safer but still you need to lock your bike to something more permanent. Two bikes were stolen recently, probably just taken out on a contractor's or delivery van. We had our bike (middle price range, branded) at the basement CP fixed to some pipes and no single part went missing within past 2 years.

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