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Old 02-01-2019, 06:51 AM
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Regarding bike prices, NOTHING is cheaper in Singapore. I couldn't imagine riding on the roads during the day but noticed lots of riders out in the very early morning hours (5-6am) when the streets are lightly traveled.

Sadly, I noticed such a difference peoples weight in 5-6 years between trips as American fast food sprang up. It was not common before to see heavy folks; not so much later on.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:02 AM
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..beat me to it, nothing is cheaper in SG! though I guess comparatively, when you spend $$$$ on your apartment $$ on a bike is seemingly less. LOVE Singapore, there for work a bit, hawker markets are my favorite for variety, quality and types of food. Not sure I'd ride a bike there, other than early AM though
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:26 PM
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This is what I heard, not sure how true...

Specialized dealers having a price war at the moment, nobody to rein them in, so in fact you can get them cheaper here in Singapore than US.

Just specialized, don't know about other brands.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:16 PM
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:15 AM
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cool!

I had a biz trip to sg a few years back...no bike, though!

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Old 02-02-2019, 11:49 AM
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I see you visited Ah Hock
I did...my childhood hero.

I don't normally step into a bike shop. It was fun to spend half a day at his shop watching him work, I picked up quite a few tips from there. He and his biz partner Yusof created a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Old 02-05-2019, 11:56 PM
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:04 AM
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Thanks for sharing. How that place has developed and grown. What a beautiful place.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:33 AM
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Ahhh, Campag wheels, a step in the right direction...

Nice jets..no money in Singapore..
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:33 PM
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At the airport. Leaving. Going home.

Had a great time visiting with family, reconnecting and celebrating Chinese New Year with them. Ate too much. But that's to be expected. Thanks to tttm forum pal who loaned me a set of wheels, I get to ride almost daily for 2 1/2 weeks, sometimes even twice a day, that was super awesome, and probably save me from going crazy and super fat on this trip. Totally worth the hassle. Yes, traffic can be bad and roads dangerous but if you know where and when to ride, it's entirely doable.

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Old 02-07-2019, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for your trip reports. Glad to hear that there's passable riding to be had. I'll have to do my duty soon and make my own pilgrimage back. I'm not sure I'll have the patience to bring a bike along.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:57 PM
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:13 PM
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Wise words, Weisan. Leaving family behind is always bitter sweet. I presume you are Singaporean? My wife is from there and we’re overdue for a trip back. I doubt that i would be brave enough to bring my bike but that would certainly make a long trip more enjoyable at least for me. Hope you have a safe trip home.


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