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where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore

Post by darpy » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:15 am

I am after a cheap bike that I can ride around the corner to the swimming pool and not be concerned about it getting stolen

It seems all the bikes I see here are the serious 'tour de france' carbon style bikes that cost upward of $1000+.

In Australia there are heaps of bikes for around $200, but I dont see these anywhere here.

I am 6'3 so would need a decent size one. Anyone have any suggestions? A store with online presence would be ideal.

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Re: where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:30 am

darpy wrote:I am after a cheap bike that I can ride around the corner to the swimming pool and not be concerned about it getting stolen

It seems all the bikes I see here are the serious 'tour de france' carbon style bikes that cost upward of $1000+.

In Australia there are heaps of bikes for around $200, but I dont see these anywhere here.

I am 6'3 so would need a decent size one. Anyone have any suggestions? A store with online presence would be ideal.
ever been to Carrefour ?? :D :D

You can get "cheap" bikes there .

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Post by carteki » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:43 am

http://www.gumtree.sg
http://www.togoparts.com

you haven't looked really hard have you...

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Post by darpy » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:47 am

carteki wrote:http://www.gumtree.sg
http://www.togoparts.com

you haven't looked really hard have you...
i looked at the classifieds on togoparts and would challenge you to find me a bike there that fits my criteria. If you read correctly, my price estimate had 2 zeroes, not 3

and i didnt consider gumtree as it was an online classified site, when i stated I preferred a store with an online presence

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:49 am

darpy wrote: i looked at the classifieds on togoparts and would challenge you to find me a bike there that fits my criteria. If you read correctly, my price estimate had 2 zeroes, not 3
:P :P :P

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:58 pm

Giant. Carrefour.

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Post by darpy » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 1:02 pm

thanks for the replies, there is a Giant down the road, I will go and take a look

didnt really consider them as I thought their bikes would be smaller, back home, Kmart bikes are too small for me.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Mon, 07 Nov 2011 6:30 pm

Craigslist is often worth checking for bikes of various prices and vintages.
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by Grumpy77 » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 7:06 am

You can also check the notice boards at Cold Storage (Jelita/Holland Village), and the various expat clubs (American, Dutch, British) as departing expat families tend to list items for sale there. Best bet is to buy a bit more quality but 2nd hand to control cost as really cheap bikes just rust out within a short time.

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Post by QRM » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 8:28 am

But you get what you pay for I just picked up a cheap bike for my sprog and within a day one of the bolts on the axle stripped its thread. I nearly killed my self in London and a chum ended up in hospital for 2 weeks because of a faulty bike. So money is better spent getting a higher quality ones.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 8:38 am

QRM wrote:But you get what you pay for I just picked up a cheap bike for my sprog and within a day one of the bolts on the axle stripped its thread. I nearly killed my self in London and a chum ended up in hospital for 2 weeks because of a faulty bike. So money is better spent getting a higher quality ones.
There is such things as cheap enough and too cheap (OP wants the former, I think). My bicycle costed 250 but I got it second hand 150. It's heavy, it's slow, it shifts gears horribly but it gets me to Bukit Batok and back to Holland without breaking down. And most importantly, I'm not afraid to just chain it to the bike rack when I go into a supermarket to buy some groceries :P

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Post by soccerist » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 6:32 pm

buy a fixie....or togoparts...they may have suggestions.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 6:55 pm

soccerist wrote:buy a fixie....or togoparts...they may have suggestions.
Did you even backread? OP already said he looked into togoparts! :x

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Post by Saint » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 8:47 am

darpy wrote:thanks for the replies, there is a Giant down the road, I will go and take a look

didnt really consider them as I thought their bikes would be smaller, back home, Kmart bikes are too small for me.
Take a look in Giant and then pop down to Carrefour as they've got the exact same bikes but currently a good 20% cheaper

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 9:38 am

Saint wrote:
darpy wrote:thanks for the replies, there is a Giant down the road, I will go and take a look

didnt really consider them as I thought their bikes would be smaller, back home, Kmart bikes are too small for me.
Take a look in Giant and then pop down to Carrefour as they've got the exact same bikes but currently a good 20% cheaper
+1 +1 .. Carrefour for me .. always .. :D :D

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