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11 minutes ago, ramrod711 said:

Sounds like you know bicycles, I would appreciate a little advice. My wife has 3 teen nephews who live in a small village. I would like to buy bicycles that are strong and easy to maintain for them. I bought them bicycles about 5 years ago and they're destroyed which is to be expected. I don't want to buy something fancy that they won't be able to have repaired locally. Thanks in advance for any help.

LA Bikes ......... if you want more than the supermarket provides.

Anything owned and run by foreigners is double the price of locally owned shops.

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2 hours ago, MaeJoMTB said:

LA Bikes ......... if you want more than the supermarket provides.

Anything owned and run by foreigners is double the price of locally owned shops.

Thanks for that, I really want something to last. Everything I see in department stores appears, in my inexpert opinion, to be of shoddy quality.

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Pump up the tires, Hose it down then spray the moving parts with wd 40. Job done.

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5 minutes ago, ramrod711 said:

Thanks for that, I really want something to last. Everything I see in department stores appears, in my inexpert opinion, to be of shoddy quality.

 

You might want to try Trinx bikes.  There's a shop on the groundfloor of Promenda that sells them.  Similar quality to LA, maybe better specs for the money.  Cheaper online from Bangkok, but you have to assemble them yourself.  Make sure you buy alloy frames.  Steel too heavy.

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4 minutes ago, sharktooth said:

Pump up the tires, Hose it down then spray the moving parts with wd 40. Job done.

You do know wd40 dissolves the grease in the sealed bearings and the inner joints of the chain?

 

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1 hour ago, Samuel Smith said:

 

You might want to try Trinx bikes.  There's a shop on the groundfloor of Promenda that sells them.  Similar quality to LA, maybe better specs for the money.  Cheaper online from Bangkok, but you have to assemble them yourself.  Make sure you buy alloy frames.  Steel too heavy.

Thanks, I will definitely have a look. Are they related to the company that was selling bikes near The Dukes?

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On 08/02/2018 at 3:52 PM, ramrod711 said:

Sounds like you know bicycles, I would appreciate a little advice. My wife has 3 teen nephews who live in a small village. I would like to buy bicycles that are strong and easy to maintain for them. I bought them bicycles about 5 years ago and they're destroyed which is to be expected. I don't want to buy something fancy that they won't be able to have repaired locally. Thanks in advance for any help.

I would say it depends on your budget. A Trek 3700 is a quality cheap bike about 13-14k but that will be X 3! So I would agree with previous posters LA Bicycle are a big step up from the Tesco Big C level and will last a lot longer. The Trinx type brands seem to copy Trek and Giant in design and style of paint jobs but sell a much cheaper price. I would also look at Decathlon they guarantee their stuff for two years and honour it. They do have genuine discounts on the old stock and you can get some amazing deals. 

    What bikes are your nephews interested in? One might have always wanted a BMX?, another a single speed fixed gear type bike? Another a MTB. I think a MTB is the best option for living in a village though. Getting the right size is also important. So all three visiting the bike shop would be wise or the very least knowing their heights , inside leg measurements and double checking the sizing info before buying.

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1 hour ago, CNXBKKMAN said:

I would say it depends on your budget. A Trek 3700 is a quality cheap bike about 13-14k but that will be X 3! So I would agree with previous posters LA Bicycle are a big step up from the Tesco Big C level and will last a lot longer. The Trinx type brands seem to copy Trek and Giant in design and style of paint jobs but sell a much cheaper price. I would also look at Decathlon they guarantee their stuff for two years and honour it. They do have genuine discounts on the old stock and you can get some amazing deals. 

    What bikes are your nephews interested in? One might have always wanted a BMX?, another a single speed fixed gear type bike? Another a MTB. I think a MTB is the best option for living in a village though. Getting the right size is also important. So all three visiting the bike shop would be wise or the very least knowing their heights , inside leg measurements and double checking the sizing info before buying.

To be perfectly honest we only get up there once a year. I know nothing about bicycles except riding one is better than walking. I figured get something strong and durable, don't worry about gears too much, they're young and strong. From what I've seen they don't have to worry about impressing their friends, most of whom don't have anything. I don't know if you have seen the BMX style rental bikes with mag type wheels, I was looking at one the other day, looked really strong and was rated at, I think, 200kg. I would throw 3 of them on top of the load of other stuff we take in the pickup. Use them or not , up to you. It isn't that I don't care, it's the fact that I won't be there to repair them and I haven't seen any tools around their grandfathers house. Thanks for your reply and recommendations, I do appreciate it and will look at the LA bikes and the Trinx. My apologies to the OP, I didn't intend to hijack your thread.

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any idea how much it costs for a service and clean?




Check out Mong Cycles on Chiang Moi Rd.  Owner is American


A thorough cleaning of a roadbike including cleaning the frame & drive train, re-lubing, and adjusting the brakes & shifting as-needed costs 400 baht.
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