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    Looking for a bike.. mid-to-low end, good enough for my cycling.

    any recommendation?

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    get a diamondback. it will serve you many years, it keeps giving and giving.

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    Default Re: where to buy cheap and good mountain bike?

    it'll depends how cheap your cheap means, a average one can set you 400 plus, which can last quite some time.

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    Carefour

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    Are those Carrefour/Giant bikes any good for day-to-day 5-8KM biking? I think they're branded as Aleoca... Not for sporting or hard-core biking, just to get from A-to-B.

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    Default Re: where to buy cheap and good mountain bike?

    what is a diamondback?


    budget around 100$ for 2nd bike?


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    Default Re: where to buy cheap and good mountain bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by boochap View Post
    what is a diamondback?


    budget around 100$ for 2nd bike?


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    Diamondback is a brand of a moutain bike. Basically it is made in Taiwan.( well majority of bikes including some branded big nanes are made in Taiwan)

    $100 for a second hand bike? Well this is not the place to find out. Try a bike forum like http://www.togoparts.com/

    There are people who might be upgrading their bike so will be selling off their bike before they do so...thus this is one of those site you should poke around for some good deals.

    $100 is not alot to play with and if anyone is going to let go a second hand bike at that price..it would be pretty old for those averagely branded bikes and if you want something still quite good condition and "new" those will be the what I call the rubbish brand bikes that is really some OEM bike manufacturer like Akimbo, Aloeca, Chris Cycle..etc. A brand new one is about a few hundred only. They will not last as long if you trash it about and they are heavy clunkers but getting you from point A to B. It should do fine.

    Good luck
    Last edited by sammy888; 1st December 2007 at 02:16 PM.

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    Go try thieve's market, mountain bike S$50

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    Some Cash Converters got for below $100. Some HDB bicycle shops also got for $100-$200 new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper ShutterBug View Post
    Go try thieve's market, mountain bike S$50
    Just curious...where is this? Stolen goods? Or Sungai road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Just curious...where is this? Stolen goods? Or Sungai road?
    Sungei road is like a large outdoor "garang guni" man's marketplace. If you are hunting for used 2nd hand stuff, that's the place to go. There's lots of old, weird stuff that's on sale there.

    It started as a place where most items sold there were stolen - hence the name.
    More info here:- http://infopedia.nlb.gov.sg/articles...004-12-23.html

    Incidently, its a great place for street fotogs too.

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    Cash converter season bike. Need to replace some parts.
    Think of concepts and work towards it.

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    Never ever buy from carrefour. Mine rusted le after i brought it on a trail whack..now using a hand-me-down marin bike works pretty well.
    You may wanna to try the HDB shops for some; maybe around $150-$200 can get a pretty decent one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdvChua View Post
    Never ever buy from carrefour. Mine rusted le after i brought it on a trail whack..now using a hand-me-down marin bike works pretty well.
    You may wanna to try the HDB shops for some; maybe around $150-$200 can get a pretty decent one.
    Well, on the contrary, I would think Carrefour gives you quite a big choice (same brand, different models). They carry the Aleoca, which I think it's quite decent for everyday trips. I think it tops at about $800+.

    But if you bring it out for some serious terrain combing and mud plugging, then get one that is really made for it, like Trek or Specialized... but these are insane bikes! (but I like!)
    from guitars, cars to dslr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbesyeo View Post
    Sungei road is like a large outdoor "garang guni" man's marketplace. If you are hunting for used 2nd hand stuff, that's the place to go. There's lots of old, weird stuff that's on sale there.

    It started as a place where most items sold there were stolen - hence the name.
    More info here:- http://infopedia.nlb.gov.sg/articles...004-12-23.html

    Incidently, its a great place for street fotogs too.
    hhmm... must go there and see... might find my recent stolen road bike... suay...

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    sammy is rite on. save abit more and buy a good bye at any reputable shop with warranty. thanks.

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