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Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Manga » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:32 am

Hi all,

I'm looking buy a reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh.
Something to explore the general area and do shopping with.

I met a guy that bought a used Japanese commuter bicycle at a place near O'Russey market for $40.
I found that a bit pricey for a 2nd hand bicycle or would that be the average asking price for such a bike ?

Does anyone know of other shops (addresses please) selling bicycles and average costs for various bicycles (eg: commuters, mountain bike, road racer) ?

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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by explorer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 am

If the bike you saw was a 26" or 27" Japanese ladies bike with gears, alternator in the middle of the front wheel, headlight, carrier/pannier and basket, $40 is a good price. People often pay $50. If it did not have gears and a headlight, $40 is what people would normally pay.

I recommend you get a mountain bike. They are much better to ride if you do a significant amount of cycling. A new mountain bike may be a little over $100, or more, depending what you buy. You can look for good second hand ones.

I suggest you ask at various shops, and see where you can get a good deal.

There are a lot of bicycle shops near O'Russey market. But you can look in bicycle shops anywhere.

Cambodians sometimes ask stupidly high prices to rip off foreigners. If it is too expensive, walk away.

Sometimes people leave Cambodia, and sell bicycles cheap. If you are lucky, you may find one of them.

If you want to explore Cambodians villages, on the dirt tracks, you can go to 'Scott' (also near O'Russey market) and buy a fat bike, with large tires. It should be under $400.
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Manga » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by one_dolla » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:04 am

I just thought I'd add this info. I was in PP the first week of November looking for a mountain bike & buying one.
Aeon 2 mall has a bike shop that has basic mountain bikes labelled "Japan Quaility" around $250 plus priced up accesoires and a repair shop!
They also have Giant & other brands and a Giant was for sale for $370
Gaint store itself had adult sized bikes from $460 - 10% discount on everthing for the water festival
Scott bikes have simialr around $500
Flying bike have a GT Agressor which is similar for $399 then one more GT for $600 everythnig else looked Canondale and expensive.
107 Street. Shops there had the basic type as in Aeon ( by basic I mean unknown brand and usually 26" wheels small or medium frames) from £250 plus (if you come along 214 Street after crossing Preah Monivong Blvd. just before you trun left into 107 st is a decent little bike shop and the young lady that works there speaks English)

Hope this helps and before anyone asks I bought a Gaint.
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Manga » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks people. However I wouldn't consider $400 as "cheap". I'm thinking more around $50 :facepalm:
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:10 am

cheap bike (under $100)
heavy frames, lousy cheap Chinese components, will break often, not fun to ride at all
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:41 am

Manga wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:32 am
Hi all,

I'm looking buy a reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh.
Something to explore the general area and do shopping with.

I met a guy that bought a used Japanese commuter bicycle at a place near O'Russey market for $40.
I found that a bit pricey for a 2nd hand bicycle or would that be the average asking price for such a bike ?

Does anyone know of other shops (addresses please) selling bicycles and average costs for various bicycles (eg: commuters, mountain bike, road racer) ?

Regards
O'Russey market was always the place for cheap bicycles, not been in that area for years. Here is an old report on area.
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by orussey98 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am

Place for bicycle > Heng Ly market

Many resellers , large choice, can bargain as seller are all at the same place.

I bought one there, if you don't like for example the saddle ask for a change.
They have many spare parts.
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Manga » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:24 am

Thanks Orussey, I'll have to go check out Heng Ly market.
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Re: Reasonably cheap bicycle in Phnom Penh

Post by King Keil » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm

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I bought this in Orrussey for 30 bucks 5 years ago and used it for 6 months. Shopping etc.
was actually quite a nice ride.
I recommend buying a used one because these new cheap ones are just junk.
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