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Old 12-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #2078
Aj Mick
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Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Oddometer: 728
Best value $100 ever spent

I bought this Chinese cheapie when I arrived in Phuket over 9 years ago, and have used it most days since. It cost 3,200 Thai baht. Add the basket and lights for another 700 baht, and I had a great commuter. The campus where I teach is just 1 km from my apartment, and I use the bicycle for most trips within a 10 km radius, sometimes a bit more. Beyond that I use my motorcycle; I don't have a car.

Nothing fancy, it has a steel frame, no suspension and just six gears, however the rims are aluminium, and it has good cantilever brakes. It is well used; I am on my fourth set of tyres, and have replaced the chain and sprockets twice.
there are old motorcyclists and bold motorcyclists
but you seldom meet an old, bold motorcyclist

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