Buying a bicycle in Bangkok
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 29, 2012 6:50 AM Last Post By: pipiolo
Nov 28, 2012 12:47 PM
Buying a bicycle in BangkokCross-posted with "On your Bike", sorry.
I've done some research and, unless I missed some interesting comments here is a summary of where to buy a bicycle in Bangkok:
- There are three main options: personal announcements, bicycle shops and supermarket chains.
1) Personal adds include the craig list, thaivisa.com
2) Bicycle shop comments:
- Probike seems to be the most popular, others mentioned are Sukumvit in Silom and Lat Phrao.
- (2010) laromagnola: "a store in Nonthamburi (Nonthaburi) called Saengthong (Saeng Thong Bike and Part). They are very nice and speak English. You can take bus 63 from JJ market and get off at Wat Tinnakorn" ... "The most popular bike store in Lumpini Park has just about the same bikes but for considerably higher prices"
- (2010) Albin_2 "Velo Thai, at Samsen Soi 2, near Khao San Road, is a good shop" including Trek at reasonable prices, but with language limitations (at least in 2009).
- (2011) goo_steward: LA is the biggest Thai brand and their bikes start at about 4000. Maybe a second hand bicycle from http://www.velothailand.com/ the
- (2012) saljes: some bike shops in Nontaburi or Pathum Thani, they are cheaper than the ones in central Bangkok.
3) Supermarkets: "big supermarkets like Big C ,Tesco /Lotus etc have mountain bikes from B4,000" (goo_steward, 2011)
Would anybody add an additional comment?
Nov 28, 2012 4:54 PM
1Do you want to buy one to take to other parts of the country, or to ride round Bangkok on? If it's the latter, I'd seriously reconsider...
Nov 28, 2012 10:27 PM
2Saeng thong is good indeed:
Bike shops list with addy:
Anything else depends on what you intend to use the bike for (street bike, touring bike, mountain bike), for how long you plan to use it and of course how much you want to spend on it.
I would stay away from the 4000 baht supermarket bikes.
Nov 28, 2012 11:12 PM
3I will buy it in Bangkok, then pack it in a flight to Mandalay (Burma), where I'll use it for two weeks or so. I've already explored the possibility to buy the bicycle in Mandalay but most opinions suggested it was not possible to buy what I need.
Ideally I'd buy a second-hand, Western-quality bicycle with at least front suspension. My budget is 250 - 300€ although it could be stretched if necessary.
Nov 29, 2012 3:15 AM
4I would again recommend Velo Thai. But it has moved to Samsen Soi 4. Just a couple of weeks ago I bought my third new bike from them. Very pleased with it.
One of those bikes I also sold back to the shop for about half price after completion of my 4 month bike trip.
Btw I could not find your post at the "On Your Bike" -branch.
Nov 29, 2012 6:50 AM
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