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Folding bike shops in Taipei

Old 09-03-18, 03:41 AM
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Old 09-04-18, 02:18 AM
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Hey!

The best folding bike shop in Taipei is Bikehome, with a wide selection of Birdy, Pacific Cycles, Tern, KHS, Strida, and others. Great staff. Ask for Murphy! https://goo.gl/maps/wszgaBLX11v

If you're looking for gravel / rohloff / pinion, and any bike part the world might have, check out Pineconeworks. (ask for Frank): https://goo.gl/maps/9Am2A8shLFS2

If you're looking for atmosphere and limited edition city bikes, check out Cycle Dummies Pitstop (ask for Yang): https://goo.gl/maps/WSvndTMUUEU2

For modern vintage-style bikes, check out Sense 30: https://goo.gl/maps/xaSkHbaHjXR2

if you're looking for a wide selection of urban bikes, there's a new entrant to the market called Velocity: https://goo.gl/maps/XCYX5thaGDR2

Finally, for real vintage French constructeur bikes, 650b randonneurs, and general weirdness, drop in at Bambino village: https://goo.gl/maps/kSutkZAqHWH2

I would pass on Jesler Bikes. They're an average shop, comparable to what you would likely find in US suburbs.

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Old 09-04-18, 02:26 AM
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Bikehome: Bikehome********** - Home

Pineconeworks: https://www.pineconeworks.com/

Cycle Dummies: tokyobike Taiwan

Sense 30: sense30

Velo City: https://www.facebook.com/velocity.tw/

Bambino Village: https://www.facebook.com/Bambinocycle/
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Old 09-04-18, 02:29 AM
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If you're feeling lucky and respectful, you can also reach out to Asahi C, who holds one of the world's leading vintage bike collections:

https://road.cc/content/news/146601-...le-collections

https://twitter.com/Asahi_Chang
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Old 09-04-18, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jonmanjiro View Post
I’m heading to Taipei on Thursday ....
If you are into Brompton modification, you can check out our office in Tamsui , if not , still try to come Tamsui... beautiful sunset and local food market. By MRT or riverside cyclelane.

Jesler bikes for Brompton, Birdy or other pacific cycles bikes.

BIKEhome has more variety of bikes and accessories.

If you are into older folding bikes, you can visit Pony's Classic Folding Bikes a private collector ... some of his collection (yes, 8 Mk1 bomptons among others ...)




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Old 09-04-18, 05:03 AM
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Tamsui is a nice place. Great day trip on bike from Taipei. Who would have thunk Spain once had a fort there...
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Old 09-14-18, 08:11 PM
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Not intending to hijack this thread, but, do you think it would be possible to rent Birdy for a couple of days in Taipei? I intend to spend a week or two vacationing there in February. (As I live in the US, I think it preferable to purchase a bike closer to home... rather than buy and try to ship.)
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Old 09-17-18, 04:28 AM
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Not intending to hijack this thread, but, do you think it would be possible to rent Birdy for a couple of days in Taipei? I intend to spend a week or two vacationing there in February. (As I live in the US, I think it preferable to purchase a bike closer to home... rather than buy and try to ship.)
Are you a birdy owner? we have a birdy in our office ... you can use it if you come to Taiwan. Let us know week before your arrival.

Taiwan requires bike cover in most public transportation even for folding bike though.
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Old 09-18-18, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bike.gang.uk View Post
Are you a birdy owner? we have a birdy in our office ... you can use it if you come to Taiwan. Let us know week before your arrival.

Taiwan requires bike cover in most public transportation even for folding bike though.
That is a very generous offer! I'm not a Birdy owner. Part of my interest in borrowing/renting a birdy is to help me decide if I do want to buy one.

I anticipate being in Taipei sometime during the first half of February. How would you prefer that I contact you?
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Old 09-19-18, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mkatz View Post


That is a very generous offer! I'm not a Birdy owner. Part of my interest in borrowing/renting a birdy is to help me decide if I do want to buy one.

I anticipate being in Taipei sometime during the first half of February. How would you prefer that I contact you?
Just PM ... Welcome to Taiwan!
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Originally Posted by jonmanjiro View Post
Testing one two... hmmm I'm sure I posted a reply to this thread a few days ago, but its nowhere to be found. Weird.
You did. But, your use of an Asian language character caused the anti-spam filter to flag your post for moderator review.. We have removed those characters and approved your post.
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Old 09-19-18, 05:31 AM
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Just posted "what about this" in Arabic and it's been automatically moderated.

Filter is strong with this one.
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Old 09-19-18, 05:34 AM
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And Russian!

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Yep. Too many spammers attempting to post in non-English. You guys rarely see it because of the diligence of the moderator staff and the implementation of things like the forum censor.
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Yep. Too many spammers attempting to post in non-English. You guys rarely see it because of the diligence of the moderator staff and the implementation of things like the forum censor.
Wow! Bravo mod team!
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Just picked up my Tern X10 (great on sale price as the model is being phased out by X11) from Jestler’s owner in his original Yonghe store after arriving in Taipei. First time visit but what an interesting bike store! They have a great range of folders including Brompton, Birdy, Dahon, Tern and brands I have no good ideas on with varying wheel sizes, even a Moulton on display. On top, it carried a full range of road bike, many exotic and can clearly see owner’s passion in this industry. My buying experience was great too from initial contact to product verification and searches over the phone and Line IM. The owner was very upfront and informed me various technical details and spec variation that weren’t even listed on Tern’s official website eg. Alloy grade variation b/n the two paint schemes of the same X10 model. Weird by true. On pickup, had a great chat and the bike was well prepared, helped me take the bike all the way to the taxi on departure. Very pleased and happy to recommend to others. Oh, I was also provided with a bunch of foam/tubes/protectors for my packing needs. Will try to get a few rides in Taipei before packing it in a large regular suitcase for the trip home, no more airline bike handling fees!

PS. No affiliation with the store or staffs there and this transaction is my first ever contact with the store.
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Oh, I was also provided with a bunch of foam/tubes/protectors for my packing needs. Will try to get a few rides in Taipei before packing it in a large regular suitcase for the trip home, no more airline bike handling fees!
Thanks for the info. If you do not mind, once opportunity arises please post a photo of the bike outside and inside of the suitcase and suitcase details.
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Thanks for the info. If you do not mind, once opportunity arises please post a photo of the bike outside and inside of the suitcase and suitcase details.
Per request.

The following photos show the packaging of my Tern Verge X10 in a large regular suitcase from a local market (approx US$50). Safely completed two sector long haul international flight.



In a so called 32” suitcase. Internal dimensions approx 171x50cm, 30cm deep (15cm in each half of the mid splitting suitcase. Tern Verge X10 frame, bar, saddle/seat tube in with room to spare. Chain removed with a Whippermann Connexions quicklink, SRAM X9 RD also removed from the hanger, wrapped in foam and stored b/n the rear triangle. Front fork and rear stay supported with plastic stays.


Layered up with high density foam and two 20” 406 wheels.

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Old 03-20-19, 08:33 AM
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Thanks, very neat! My packing (Dahon/Bike Friday) on many occasions has been far more of a mess
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Thanks, very neat! My packing (Dahon/Bike Friday) on many occasions has been far more of a mess
Thanks. But had to think hard and a bit of trial and error to get to it. Being first time, I think I can improve on it. The key for this first time was to know it can fit in this suitcase.
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