why buy those bike that cant keep up with demand?
if they can't even meet the demand then do you think they can keep up with the spare parts?
BTW, folding bike has more moving mechanism by welding, won't it be more prone to breaking apart?
when there are Polygon Urban, Dahon, canondale, ...
to all the people who complain about people complaining...
which one of you have never complained before?
Hands up and own up!!!! you would be the pride of all singaporeans...of the world or something... cos
frankly speaking i have never known one person who never complains ....
Looking from another angle, MND's $400k Marina Bay renaming exercise some yrs back makes all this little brompton n chair purchases look much more justified.Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. He also said that Brompton was picked because only one vendor responded to the tender with a bid price lower than the listed retail price of the same bicycle.
Khaw defends NParks' purchase of $2,200 foldable bicycle
they why this guy who bid S$1 for the stall but need to go for 2nd round leh????
Vivian say the won $1 bid hawker gotta go for second round bidding..
Market stall in Ang Mo Kio receives S$1 bid - xinmsn News
TODAYonline | Hot News | Hawker and market rents fall after changes in tender process
why nobody initiate second bidding for the folding bike
Maybe you should apply for the job of a N-park officer and try out what they have to go thru before commenting that their job is easy
Maybe you have better riding skills compare to the N-park staff who can actually benefit from a gear system? not everyone is as fit as you!
Its a bike to do the job, a better bike makes it easier.
EH wait, Peanut is 600k a year
but there's no uneven terrain for them to ride, they just need to ride around the park on the pavement (not too much of a challenge on a 16/20" wheeler) to carry out inspections or check on visitors.
I think the Nparks staff have been getting the cheapest equipment compared to the other departments. All the other departments are getting equipments amount to millions of dollars. But their work is no walk in the park like most people think, not really the walk in park water plants, pick up litters etc.
Totally agree with Canonised. If a minister can back nparks opinion that $2200 for a bicycle is reasonable, then the time has come for the middle class Singaporeans to be very afraid: soon *** ministers will say $8 chicken rice is cheap, $50 taxi fare is peanuts, $3 million CEO pay is just, 10% GST is low, $4 ERP is insufficient, and healthcare heart bypass is affordable at only $8...Originally Posted by Canonised
Food for thought.Originally Posted by mettaxu
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
Just my 2 cents worth. Was talking with a friend who rides to work everyday on a foldie. She told me that a major factor was whether the servicing is included in the price. Reason being that most parts on the Brompton bike are PROPRIETARY, Aka. Cannot buy from anyone else except them. Hence it its quite ex.
lHonestly I have no idea how they came up with buying bromptons, which are the "branded" foldies, when a Pacific carry me could most likely suit their needs and cost about half the price.
Only advantage about Bromptons are that they are the most compact foldies of the lot. Correct me if I'm wrong
I don't think that's true, what makes you think that Singaporean will complain when a cheaper bike was purchased? I for sure won't complain about that. Remember the thousand dollar chair case few years back? It's the case again of over spending on public money.Originally Posted by Agetan
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