One night in Bangkok

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One night in Bangkok

Postby HelmutHerr » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:09 pm

Two, actually.

Any tips for bike part shopping in Thailand and Singapore? From what I can tell via the internet, some things are slightly cheaper there than in Australia, but I'm not sure where to look for the best bargains.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby JessicaAlba » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Get a Rolex...they're genuine you know.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby Nickyt » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:24 am

I don't think parts are cheap in singapore but the servicing of is cheap.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby Arlberg » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:46 am

I just got back from Thailand last week.

Like you, I thought I might pick up some cheap bike parts/kit while there. But my experience was that it was no cheaper than Australia, in fact it was more expensive, and certainly it was way more expensive than online stores such as Wiggle or CRC etc. So I came back empty handed.

And I didnt buy any fake watches either.......
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby HAKS » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:18 am

Wasting your time for bike parts in Bangkok. Few shops and very little variety. Depending on how long you are there I would focus of getting suits & shirts tailor made if that is your thing. PM me if you need details and of excellent tailors.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:54 am

Arlberg wrote:I just got back from Thailand last week.
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And I didnt buy any fake watches either.......


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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby HelmutHerr » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:09 am

Thanks guys.

I got hopeful when I saw the prices for servicing and repairs online but, as noted, the parts prices don't match up.

I also contacted Rohloff in the hope of getting a marked down speedhub in Asia, and man, their pricing is nailed down. You pay the same for that thing whether you're in Haiti or Switzerland.

Maybe better luck in Singapore, but I doubt it.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby JohnJoyner » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:35 am

I hear ping pong is quite popular in Bangkok... :wink:
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:55 am

A lot of bicycle tyres are made in Thailand, I bet if you can find a tyre factory maybe you could get some deals. I doubt anything else would be cheap there since anything not made in that country would be an import and as such no better off than anywhere else in the world.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby MarkG » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:04 pm

One night in Bangkok makes the hard guy humble.
Not much between despair and ecstasy.
I can feel the devil walking next to me.

Sorry, had to say it :)

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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby HelmutHerr » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:51 pm

MarkG wrote:Sorry, had to say it :)

Knew I'd get one.
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby wheels46 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:52 pm

No cheap bike parts to be had... save your money for some ping-pong in Patpong. :P :P
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Re: One night in Bangkok

Postby HelmutHerr » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:49 pm

wheels46 wrote:No cheap bike parts to be had... save your money for some ping-pong in Patpong. :P :P

I'm going with my wife and in-laws. They'll know the best ping pong places. Right after we get into a fight with some American sailors and grab some heroin. :P
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