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Utility Transport Lifestyle Bicycle with Kustom Double Rear Baskets

Utility Transport Lifestyle Bicycle with Kustom Double Rear Baskets 1 year in the making… Kustom Special Deluxe no. 1: Darth Cruiser On its own, the bicycle did not fulfill the utilitarian need to be able to cruise over to the noodle shop and bring some home or transport 3-4 bags of groceries back from the […]

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Travel without moving? Become a host on Warm Showers Thailand

In January 2013 we posted an article about how to access and use the Warm Showers Community website because we liked the reciprocal hospitality concept of the website so much – ‘The Warm Showers Community is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists.’ We’re proud to say that in early 2015 our webmaster, and […]

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How to Register for Cycling Events on Thai MTB Website

There are many great cycling events happening throughout Thailand. Many of them are organized by individuals and groups who have only recently turned to the new online registration service offered on a website known as Thai MTB. ThaiMTB.com is arguably the largest, and longest running, cycling website in Thailand. In addition to a massive sales […]

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Transporting a Bicycle on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line (Hat Yai-Bangkok)

Hat Yai is a great start or end point to any cycling trip that involves a border crossing between Thailand and Malaysia. Getting you and your bicycle to or from one of the Thailand/Malaysia border crossings is as easy as booking a ticket on the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) southern line. If your cycling […]

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Bicycle Touring: Crossing the Thailand/Malaysia border near Hat Yai

The city of Hat Yai is a short distance ride to or from the border crossing between Thailand and Malaysia. The city on the Thailand side of the border crossing is Sadao, while the city on the Malaysian side is Bukit Kayu Hitam. Regardless of whether you’re cycling plans have you entering or exiting Thailand, […]

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Bike for Your Life: How to Survive Biking Bangkok

Hopping on a bike in Bangkok doesn’t happen without a conscious or sub-conscious acceptance of the risk involved when making your way to such dangerous locations as the next 7-Eleven. Weather aside, concerns about safety are the chief obstacle for most people considering switching to pedal-powered transportation alternatives. With some preparation though, bikers can significantly […]

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Bangkok’s BTS stations will allow bicycles on the trains which are not folding bicycles

On the 1st of August, 2016, Bangkok’s BTS stations will allow bicycles on the trains which are not folding bicycles, during the times listed below: Monday-Friday Morning time from 06:00-06:30 am and evening time from 10:00 pm – close hours Saturday-Sunday and public holidays Morning time from 06:00-09:00 am and evening time from 10:00 pm […]

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How to Recognize Laundry Shops while Bicycle Touring in Thailand

ซัก – Wash อบ – Dry รีด – Press (Iron) Finding one of the MANY laundry shops in Thailand is quite easy if you learn to quickly recognize what their Thai language sign looks like. Luckily, EVERY laundry shop displays the same three Thai words on their roadside banner and/or shop window – Sak, Op, […]

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How to figure import duty and VAT on mail order bicycle parts

A recent forum thread titled Buying stuff via Mail Order, which was started by a reader asking about Thailand import duty on bike parts from online retailers like Evans Cycles and Chain Reaction Cycles, produced some good responses that may be helpful to others. One of the more detailed responses included photos and gave a […]

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Carbon Bicycle Frame Repair Service in Saraburi Thailand

A retired engineer with 20 years experience working in Seattle, U.S.A. for an aerospace industry manufacturer of carbon fiber parts has opened a local outlet in Saraburi offering carbon bicycle frame repair services. All work completed by Surazal Designs comes with a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Carbon frames are refurbished to factory standards […]

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Inthanoning on Khiriwong

It’s February and we’re in Thailand and that can only mean one thing. Doi Inthanon. Doing the Doi is one of those rites of passage that is on many cyclists bucket list and that includes the serious guys who can make it to the top in just over two hours and those who are still only […]

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How to Transport Your Bicycle on Thailand Buses

One of the frequent questions we get asked here at BicycleThailand.com is whether or not it is possible to transport a bicycle on Thailand buses. We addressed the query briefly in our Bicycle Touring Information series of articles, but felt the need to provide additional guidance since the question keeps popping up in emails and […]

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Beat the Thailand Heat – 5 Tips to help you commit to an early morning ride

Thailand is hot. And, one of the ways locals get their cycling in is by doing it in the wee hours of the morning and also in the evening, before the Sun has come up and after it has gone down. Of course in the morning you’ll experience sunrise while you are out on your […]

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