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  1. Cheapest Giant Road bike?

    The OPs' second link is to Worldbikes discount store, Bike Outlet
  2. Cheap GPS?

    810 isn't available new anymore, it's replacement, the 820 is around 19-20k, which is pretty pricey in my book. If you want something cheap with 90%+ the features of a Garmin take a look at Bryton as I suggested earlier, their computers start at 2000 baht for the GPS enabled Rider 10, which will also connect to heart rate and cadence sensors if you want. Even their most expensive model is only around 8k (Rider 530) and is even used by the Giant Sunweb World Tour Team (Giant are also about to release a new computer based on the Bryton 530, but with some customization specifically requested by their top level riders). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Cheap GPS?

    I'd never put my phone on the bike, too expensive and fragile. I'd also like to keep the battery available for taking selfies and making phone calls, not draining it on a bike ride. Also if you crash, bye bye phone. Far from being obsolete, there has been an increase in the number of devices available, some will also connect to your phone to provide live tracking information, so if you're going out alone you can post a link and family/friends can check where you are and that you're ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Anybody ridden a Twitter Rocket?

    Km8Bicycle is a good one, as is the distributor, Cyclesport Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Cheap GPS?

    Look for Bryton brand Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Anybody ridden a Twitter Rocket?

    You have to go to their shop in Bangkok to get proper pricing in Thailand for Nich. This is the link of the Giant distributor, click through the various links to get an idea of pricing http://www.thaimtb.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=347 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Anybody ridden a Twitter Rocket?

    These a overpriced Chinese crap, if you're looking for reasonably quality look at the Java brand for Chinese rubbish. At that price though you can get a Merida or Giant with Tiagra which would be a better long term investment. Or take a look at Nich, it's a Thai brand based on Chinese open mold frames, painted in Thailand but generally have good support/service
  8. Carrying a load

    For such a short distance I don't think you will notice it, when I commuted by bike to the office (in Bangkok) about 22km each way I used to carry a backpack with my laptop and change of clothes in it that weighed around the same and didn't have any discomfort or really notice it to be honest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Just how lucky was I?

    It's quite simple, the person walking didn't check properly see if it was clear and wasn't paying attention to where she was walking, the cyclist wasn't riding in a primary position, which you should on that road, probably because she was aware of the bus approaching behind, the bus itself didn't give sufficient passing distance. Remove any one of those factors and no one dies, everyone has a responsibility for each other's safety. I don't see the parallel to this thread, simply because in the other it wasn't the cyclists fault, whereas this one the OP admitted he made a mistake that resulted in his accident. The insurance/treatment issue is a different matter entirely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just how lucky was I?

    And how is that related to this post?
  11. But it's only a short drive
  12. Just to point out the CX-5 is comparable to the CR-V. The equivalent Mazda to the HR-V is the CX-3 and unsurprisingly is in the same price range.
  13. Taxis refusing meter

    Happens every day for me, Google will say 54-59 min, actual journey time in normal rush hour traffic is 90-110min. If there is an accident/rain/someone farted in the wrong direction then that can become 3 hours. In every case google will say 54-59min. I would think that it wouldn't be too hard for Google to use historical data as well as realtime traffic data to predict journey times (my cars onboard navigation system does this and gets it right to within 10min, so it is possible) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Taxis refusing meter

    Google is rarely right in Bangkok, I drive here daily, from my kids school to the office it will say 54min, following the same route as Google will always get me to my destination anything from 30min to 1.5 hours later than it predicted at the start of the journey. It is in fact completely useless to rely on in terms of journey times. It will also route you incorrectly as well, as it is also unaware that some junctions and directions of travel are closed during peak times. Don't trust technology too much, it's not infallible.
  15. Bike helmet

    You can get the same brands here as the U.K. The only benefit to buying in the U.K. is that for the higher end models, they are often cheaper than locally. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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