Originally Posted by lymbzero
Anyone been there? done that?
Is there a FG thing going on there?
I'll be moving there come May.
I am debating on whether or not to bring my bicycle.
I am thinking that since it's such a huge international city,
there is bound to be some decent bike shops there.
Opinions , comments and flames welcome.
I would not recommend to bring your own bike. It is not worth the hassle and if anything
should brake you will have a hard time finding replacement parts. I was there just as a
tourist and bought a bike locally. You can get bikes from $20-$80 brand new. They are very
low quality but good enough for the slow paced cycling there. If you like riding brakeless
an old skool bike with singlespeed freewheel and barely working rod brakes will be a nice
Here is what I wrote after I have been there in 2005
My bikes in Shanghai
I have been there in 2006 again and I think I noticed the car traffic getting worse.
wroomwroomoops is right about the pollution. That didnt bother me in the 2 weeks there but
if you stay longer you might want to bring a pollution mask.
Bring a small lock, the first one I bought stopped working the next day!
You can really have a lot of fun cycling there.