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    Folding bike shop in Thailand ?

    Hi,

    I will be in Thailand end of december and I am looking for a GIANT retailer or any other bike shop selling folding bikes.

    I found "WORLDBIKE" on the web but I can't translate their address :
    http://www.worldbike.info/cnt/img/map_th.jpg

    I also found this but there is no street name and they do not answer their emails...
    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/country...ntryaddress=tl


    Regards,

    Eric

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    Hi Eric,

    I'm not sure about shops but there are quite a few Taiwanese marques in my AtoZ page (link below)
    Including a very interesting one that I just added Asama Bicycle
    Hope this helps. Good luck!
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    Try this: http://www.worldbike.info/cnt/contact_en.html

    But do be sure to take a copy of the Thai version of the map, in case you need a taxi driver to get you there.

    I remember when I was in Thailand 10 years ago, the few bike shops that existed only stocked the smaller sizes - there was nothing even close to my 6'-2" height (188 cm). I doubt the situation is different today.

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    Thanks for your help.

    I try to get there when I am in BKK.
    (I cannot spot the street on BKK map ....)

    Regards,

    Eric

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    I found "Sukhapiban Road 1" on this map: http://www.dextragroup.com/map/dextra_th_fac_map.PDF

    The Bangna-Trat road is the highway leaving south out of Bangkok.
    Sukhumvit Soi 77 and 103 are southeast of the city center.

    So the shop is probably located away from the city center, probably to the east or southeast. It is probably closer to BKK airport.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks all for your answers. I have now located the shop on GOOGLE EARTH

    Eric





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    Eric,

    Slim pickings for folders here or elsewhere in Asia except Aussie and Japan.

    This in place in downtown Bangkok are Dahon distributors and carry a few folders.

    http://www.probike.co.th

    Good luck

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    Dear Eric,

    Please do post your experiences. I'm looking to buy a folder in BK as well.

    All I have found is this over priced store: http://www.probike.co.th/contact_us.php

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    Hi Eric,
    I know this isn't ideal, but there is a great shop in Singapore called Speedmatrix that sells Dahon folders and some recumbent bikes. I only mention this because I know that JetStar Asia has ridiculously cheap (read: USD50 round trip) flights from Bangkok to Singapore -- so if you're really desperate for a folder while you're there, you can always make a side-trip to Singapore! If you're in Phuket, I think the JetStar flights are even cheaper from there.

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    Eric,

    I recently returned from Thailand and had my eye out for folders. Probike does sell the four Dahon models listed in their website, though their mainstay is the Trek family of conventional bikes. You may be able to negotiate the price a bit. They have a very nice shop just across the street from Lumphini Park.

    Chinatown has one street, Luang Road (near Worachak Road), that has quite a few small bike shops. Here, I spotted a Strida hanging from the ceiling in one shop, and across the street was another shop selling a line of Chinese-made, but fairly good quality aluminum-framed bikes, both front and full suspension.

    In some department stores such as The Mall and Robinson, I saw very cheap aluminum-framed, Chinese-made bikes going for around 6000 baht or so (around US$160). They were actually quite light and had Shimano 6-speed derailleur systems.

    There are quite a few quality bike shops that are associated with the big brand names, and these will probably not have folding bikes but can be a good source for components. This site lists some: http://www.kutu.com/thai/bike/bybike.htm There are others, but I need to ask my brother-in-law for their addresses.

    Yes, Singapore is the place to go for bikes and parts. My brother-in-law knows most of the bike shop owners in Bangkok, and they are always going to Singapore to buy bike parts and accessories. However, I've seen prices in some Bangkok shops that are cheaper than the cheapest mail-order places in the USA (I bought the entire drivetrain for my MTB in Bangkok a few years back).

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    May be u can come to China, here has many bikeshop, including many folding bike shop, such as DAHON, GIANT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericx25
    Hi,

    I will be in Thailand end of december and I am looking for a GIANT retailer or any other bike shop selling folding bikes.

    I found "WORLDBIKE" on the web but I can't translate their address :
    http://www.worldbike.info/cnt/img/map_th.jpg

    I also found this but there is no street name and they do not answer their emails...
    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/country...ntryaddress=tl


    Regards,

    Eric

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    you can get Dahon & KHS folders in Singapore.
    If you have chance to visit China, you can get domestic Dahon at a pretty good price but the component are of a lower grade

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    Thanks!

    Thanks much everyone! I'll head to Singapore. (China might be a bit out of the way.)

    Cheers!

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    if you need more infor....

    you can check out these Singapore biking forums,

    www.togoparts.com
    www.sgcycling.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm124
    Thanks much everyone! I'll head to Singapore. (China might be a bit out of the way.)
    Cheers!
    Have a great trip! Singapore is a great place for a relaxing break, though it will be more expensive than Thailand. To me, the whole place feels like it's on holiday all the time! (Of course, I'm used to living in Beijing and Hong Kong -- other people might find that Singapore moves at a crazy pace)

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