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    Hey guys,
    need to help my bro find a decent mountain bike so that he can ride it to work daily. (15-20min cycle on pavement)

    He told me he's looking for a 2nd hand GT bike which costs around $300. I am just wondering which brand and model of bikes are good for this purpose? And what should i look out for when buying a bike like this?

    Is there a forum in Sg that is like our BnS forum just that it is for 2nd hand Mountain bikes?
    If so, can kindly provide a link?

    TIA

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    Can try asking in this forum. I think Giant is quite a popular brand in Singapore....
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    how about cash converters

    btw why does he "need" a mountain bike to ride on the pavement for 15-20 mins?

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    I think a normal $100 bicycle would do, since it is only for a short journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by londonray View Post
    Hey guys,
    need to help my bro find a decent mountain bike so that he can ride it to work daily. (15-20min cycle on pavement)

    He told me he's looking for a 2nd hand GT bike which costs around $300. I am just wondering which brand and model of bikes are good for this purpose? And what should i look out for when buying a bike like this?

    Is there a forum in Sg that is like our BnS forum just that it is for 2nd hand Mountain bikes?
    If so, can kindly provide a link?

    TIA
    Your budget I think can get first hand Giant mountain bike but entry level one. Consider other brands like Aleoca from Carrefour. Not too shabby.

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    I ride a Giant Iguana. Really good bike, good specifications, light and stiff, and very durable.

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    for going to work everyday?

    i recommend a good steel bike from any HDB shop, don't bother with alloy frames too risky being stolen!

    get shimano dérailleurs and some good brakes. that should be sufficient! most impt buy some good locks and learn how to lock a bike, i have seen the way some people lock bikes, might as well don't lock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    for going to work everyday?

    i recommend a good steel bike from any HDB shop, don't bother with alloy frames too risky being stolen!

    get shimano dérailleurs and some good brakes. that should be sufficient! most impt buy some good locks and learn how to lock a bike, i have seen the way some people lock bikes, might as well don't lock!
    yea dun just lock the front wheel...
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    I got one at home, seldom use it..

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    thanks for all the replies bros... I'll def look into that forum and also Bikes such as Giant.

    Erm, he's cycling coz it's the fastest way of getting to work from my place. And locking it isn't a problem as he can lock it within his workplace (It's a private compound, so stealing is not such a big problem.)

    As for why he needs such a "nice" bike to go to work with, that i really can't answer... I myself think that a normal $150 mountain bike is fine... but his 21st Bdae is coming soon and I am planning to get him a nice pressie, so might as well be this bike...

    thanks once again for all the response... do PM me if you think that you have a suitable bike for sale... cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    Your budget I think can get first hand Giant mountain bike but entry level one. Consider other brands like Aleoca from Carrefour. Not too shabby.
    Stay away from Aleoca if you haven't gotten an idea what it's like.

    I used to ride to work each morning on either my roadie or my mountain bike, for about 15 minutes each morning - and that's 4km in the morning, which gave me a decent workout anaerobically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonray View Post
    Hey guys,
    need to help my bro find a decent mountain bike so that he can ride it to work daily. (15-20min cycle on pavement)

    He told me he's looking for a 2nd hand GT bike which costs around $300. I am just wondering which brand and model of bikes are good for this purpose? And what should i look out for when buying a bike like this?

    Is there a forum in Sg that is like our BnS forum just that it is for 2nd hand Mountain bikes?
    If so, can kindly provide a link?

    TIA

    Hi

    If you can i suggest a new bike instead of a used bike, because maintence is very important you never know what had happened...

    Try Hup Leong at Chin Swee Rd(new OG chinatown)

    1 more thing..... Try to keep off the pavement, I cycle too but i walk more, whenever a cyclists ask me to make way for him or her at the pavement i feel like it's my rights to walk the pavement and your rights to use the roads you big bikes user(No Offenses to all cyclists).

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglizard76 View Post
    Hi

    If you can i suggest a new bike instead of a used bike, because maintence is very important you never know what had happened...

    Try Hup Leong at Chin Swee Rd(new OG chinatown)

    1 more thing..... Try to keep off the pavement, I cycle too but i walk more, whenever a cyclists ask me to make way for him or her at the pavement i feel like it's my rights to walk the pavement and your rights to use the roads you big bikes user(No Offenses to all cyclists).

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    Thanks Sehsuan and biglizard... i'll definitely look into more bikes... as for maintainence, so long i dun buy a really lousy looking bike (ie well maintained) shd be ok yah?

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    not-good-looking bike can mean well maintained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonray View Post
    thanks for all the replies bros... I'll def look into that forum and also Bikes such as Giant.

    Erm, he's cycling coz it's the fastest way of getting to work from my place. And locking it isn't a problem as he can lock it within his workplace (It's a private compound, so stealing is not such a big problem.)

    As for why he needs such a "nice" bike to go to work with, that i really can't answer... I myself think that a normal $150 mountain bike is fine... but his 21st Bdae is coming soon and I am planning to get him a nice pressie, so might as well be this bike...

    thanks once again for all the response... do PM me if you think that you have a suitable bike for sale... cheers...
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    pavements are not meant to be cycled on.. im always tempted to kick cyclists off the payment when i have to squeeze to the side as they cycle past when im running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd View Post
    pavements are not meant to be cycled on.. im always tempted to kick cyclists off the payment when i have to squeeze to the side as they cycle past when im running.
    Mentality:
    cycle on road, dangerous cause cars might knock me.
    Ride on pavement, dangerous to others cos I might knock others...

    rather others injured than I injured..
    Ride on pavement...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    Mentality:
    cycle on road, dangerous cause cars might knock me.
    Ride on pavement, dangerous to others cos I might knock others...

    rather others injured than I injured..
    Ride on pavement...
    That's irresponsible mentality which many of us have. Anyway, I chanced upon a bicycle shop near Bugis Village (near to the This Fashion shop opposite Bigis Junction) and I'm quite impress with the service and variety there although I didn't buy any bikes from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    Mentality:
    cycle on road, dangerous cause cars might knock me.
    Ride on pavement, dangerous to others cos I might knock others...

    rather others injured than I injured..
    Ride on pavement...
    I don't think cars are a problem.. I think it's those big arse high headed lorries. They can't see you when you are riding beside them!
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    go to treknology and get the trek mountain bikes...

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