Bicycle prices in Cambodia

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Re: Bicycle prices in Cambodia

Post by explorer » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:38 am

hanno wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 am
explorer wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:55 am
hanno wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:51 am
I would not trust putting my 90 kg on a $150 bike....
If something does break, repairs are very cheap.
If something breaks whilst I am hammering down a steep hill, cheap repairs would be my smallest problem.
explorer wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:07 am
I have never had a bicycle failure which has resulted in an accident, in many thousands of km of cycling, including many steep downhill tracks.
I am tall, and part of the challenge for me is getting a bike tall enough.

In addition to having large bones, I am fat challenged.

When I arrived in Cambodia last year I was 117 kg. I lost a little weight cycling, but when I went back to Australia, I put it back on. So I arrived back in Cambodia this year at 117 kg.

To all fat challenged people, I encourage you to make an effort to lose weight. I have also lost weight previously. If I did not make an effort to lose weight, I may be over 130kg by now. I dont have scales available, and when I come across them, they are not very accurate, but I am probably somewhere near 110 kg now.

Most of the bicycles I have owned in Australia have been bikes other people have thrown away. Mostly inexpensive mountain bikes.

In recent years, I have lived near a place with mountain trails (not really high mountains).

Where there are smooth downhill tracks, which just level out at the bottom, I often fly down them. With the steep rocky downhill downhill sections, I take it carefully.

We can all have punctures from time to time. On one day I had a flat front tire and didnt want to spend hours walking home. I took the tire and tube off the rim, and up over the handlebars, and rode home on the rim. This is noisy, and attracts too much attention, but saved hours of walking. I had spare wheels at home.

When an overweight person rides a cheap bike on rough tracks, the most common thing to break is a spoke in the back wheel. It normally takes at least 2 years before a spoke breaks. It is normally several days before a second spoke breaks. I have always been able to ride home, and replace the wheel.

I have no fear of riding a cheap mountain bike in Cambodia, even if I need to have new spokes put in the back wheel, or a new wheel, every 2 years. This is only an issue when overweight people ride on rough tracks. Others should not be concerned.
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Re: Bicycle prices in Cambodia

Post by explorer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:20 am

Heng Heng Heng wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 am
HENG'S FAST FACTS

Did you know that ....'

Currently Cambodia is the second largest exporter of bicycles to the European Union after Taiwan.

https://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/ni ... 533174519
Are any bicycles made in Cambodia actually sold in Cambodia, or are they all just for export?
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