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Old 01-08-05, 03:38 AM   #1
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S-E Asia turing or muntain bike?

I'm thinking of going to travel in s-e asia with bicycle and looking for the righ bikes
I'm now in Bangkok and the choise so far is Trek 520 as a turing bike
or Trek 4500/6500 , Merrida sport100/Miami
wich one to choose when the Merida have a beter price,
How is the new Merida models compering to Trek
and if somoneknow abaut good bicycle shop in Bangkok
(I want to ride in Vietnam, Laos,Thailand and Cambodia)
a-yes and also loking for a partner.
thanks very much
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I'm doing the North to South Vietnam in mid of Feb with an option for cambodia in a titanium litespeed mountian bike, I did lots of research/reading and a mountain bike would do nicely for the bad roads of vietnam and cambodia. I also have a nice Trek road bike which I will use to do the California Pacific Highway next year.

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I've toured simmiler land a few years back, go with the mountain bike. contact these guys find out where they are. [email protected]
his name is ben, he speaks english. they've got really good stuff. its a bit of a hike to their shop in the north of the city. prices maybe a little steep.

I bought a bike off Warachaulk road (???? spelling). in china town about a 20min walk from Khosan rd.
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check out these other shops in Bangkok too

Shop My Comment Where ? Phone

Probike. Importer. Top-quality stuff, good selection. Organizing bike events. A bit expensive. North of Lumphini Park 253-3384, 254-1077

Saengthong Bicycles. Excellent service, honest, low prices. Best overall reputation. Prachakaj Rd, Nonthaburi 525-1789, 526-4664

Cannasia. Everything Cannondale. Rare items, cool owner. Near Nana junction 253-3454, 01-332-8687

Viwat Bike. Moderate prices, rare items Phahon Yothin Rd 552-8583, 972-3934

World Bike. Importer Huge selection, odd parts, bargains. Take their good service but not their advice. Ram Inthra Rd 946-4117-9, 510-1041

Sahapatt Bicycle. Moderate prices check GPS 447-0169, 879-4259

Lan Luang Bikeshop. Medium quality, lowest prices Worachak / Chinatown 221-3775, 221-8545

I pulled those details off this website

I visited World Bike recently. Good selection, but damn expensive.

Best of luck on your S.E. Asia tour!
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