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city bicycles

Post by hotandhumid » Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:12 am

Hi there,

I used to cycle quite a bit back in Europe - not race-biking but city-biking, and would like to know where I can purchase city bikes in Singapore.

Appreciate advice.

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Post by katbh » Sun, 24 Nov 2013 7:49 am

Singapore is dotted with little ma and pa bike shops that sell everything from racing to BMX, to big Chinese/Indian black bikes to standard city bikes. But you can also get reasonable city bikes at Giant supermarkets (they hyper market ones like the one at Parkway Parade).

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 24 Nov 2013 5:50 pm

I don't remember the exact name or spot but take a looksie around Macpherson.

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 9:30 am

If you walk along Haji Lane, I think there is a shop that sells city bikes. They seems quite expensive as well, as they are marketing it as a trendy-to-have.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:02 am

What is a City Bike? :???:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by naanwar » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:14 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What is a City Bike? :???:
Google Commuter Bike.

A hybrid bike?
used for road and gravel (leisure) - all the big boys make them….brand names are expensive.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:23 am

Looks like a standard mountain bike with road tires on it to me and possibly some modified higher rise handlebars. Oh well. Learned sumtin' new today. Got to tell my MTB it's got a new name I reckon. :lol:
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Post by katbh » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:33 pm

It is not a mountain bike. Most city bikes are like the bikes we had when we were kids. Nothing fancy. They do not have those thick mountain bike tyres and not the slick racing tyres - just normal tyres. They are usually step through if you like the 'ladies' style, or straight cross bar. They are designed for you city upright so that you can see the traffic. They are to be safe in traffic. They are a cross between the 'maids' bikes you see here and a dutch bike.

Mind you, I have never understood why the 'ladies' style bikes are not more universally used. In Europe it is common for men and women to ride step through bikes. I always remember when I was a kid and my brother had a standard boys bike - but the chain always slipped and he would end up with sore goollies.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:36 pm

Doesn't get any more specific than this:

http://citibikenyc.com/

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Post by katbh » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:41 pm

^ no rack, no basket, think they are overlooking the obvious needs. And they will scratch their heads in 6 months and ask why the scheme did not work...

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Post by katbh » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:44 pm

It is not a mountain bike. Most city bikes are like the bikes we had when we were kids. Nothing fancy. They do not have those thick mountain bike tyres and not the slick racing tyres - just normal tyres. They are usually step through if you like the 'ladies' style, or straight cross bar. They are designed for you city upright so that you can see the traffic. They are to be safe in traffic. They are a cross between the 'maids' bikes you see here and a dutch bike.

Mind you, I have never understood why the 'ladies' style bikes are not more universally used. In Europe it is common for men and women to ride step through bikes. I always remember when I was a kid and my brother had a standard boys bike - but the chain always slipped and he would end up with sore goollies.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 1:07 pm

My Old MTB doesn't have knobbies, but continental road tires on it. It has a rack on the back and full fenders front & rear. The only thing that disqualifies it is the flat handlebars. So, I'm thinking the old Schwinn's and other boulavard cruisers of my high school days that had an upright riding posture and a coaster brake. I guess the "city bike" is a marketing ploy for what we always just called a 'street' bike.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 1:18 pm

I was trying to get a cheap used ladies bike for my wife, over the weekend. Looked in a few classifieds site, but not much luck. Giant in Tampines has costs $100 and is the cheapest new ladies bike. I guess gonna pick it up. Also need to add a child seat to it.

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