Folding Bikes - Folding Bike Stores in Macau or Hong Kong
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Going for a short trip to Macau and Hong Kong and was wondering if anyone can suggest a folding bike store in either place. Trying to get a cool folder (maybe a flamingo/merc) and/or a 20" carbon fork and seatpost for a Swift. Thanks in advance :thumb:
Flying Ball (http://www.flyingball.com/) is the Bike Friday, Moulton, and Brompton dealer among many others.
Hong Kong, on the peninsula, in 478 Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung (Cheung Sha Wan) (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&q=478+Castle+Peak+Road+(kwai+Chung),+Kwai+Chung,+Hong+Kong&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FRVQVQEdxI3NBg&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&hq=&hnear=478+Castle+Peak+Road+(kwai+Chung),+Hong+Kong&ll=22.368571,114.132457&spn=0.026669,0.030642&t=h&z=15). Looks easily accessible from the MTR (the subway). Get a Tikit!
In truth if you're in Hong Kong, you're only 50 miles or so from Dahon's primary factory. Tikits and Bromptons will be expensive in Hong Kong. But you can probably get a nice Dahon fairly cheap.
I think Dahon has a factory in Macau, but did not have the chance to check it out. I went to the Flying Ball bike store, but did not find what I was looking for. I was looking for a Flamingo bike and a Brompton triangle with a wider O.L.D. They did have some nice bikes like the Bridgestone Moulton, Cannondale Hooligan, Bromptons, Dahons, Airnimal frameset, and Bike Fridays. Most of these can be bought in the US so I returned empty handed.
The market for specialized and high-end bicycle components is limited in HK and China -- so it's often easier and cheaper to buy these in the U.S. or Europe -- even if the part is made in China.
Exception: complete bicycles (especially Giant and Dahon products) can be much cheaper than in the U.S. or Europe.
Not a stop for 'destination shopping' for bicycles at retail
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