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I just joined the Forum, and put up a post, but perhaps, you who are reading this, might know off the top of your head where I can find a trike.
This is what I posted:
Hi…First time poster here. Fantastic site!
I’ll be driving from Surat Thani to Issan, passing thru Chumphon, Samut Songkhram, Bang Bon, Bang Khae, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani,,,, and I want to buy a trike/tricycle, the kind with a huge basket in the back, for an elderly person. Big seat. Internal hub or derailleur.
I’ve done a search of these forums, and can only find “drift trikes”
Sorry to bother you, but my girlfriends mother really needs a trike to get to the farmer land….true….
Our response to William
Thanks for the inquiry. Your best chance of finding an adult trike is to check into any branch of LA Bike Shops in Thailand. This chain of bike shops carries LA bicycle brand as well as others.
The LA Bike brand is manufactured in Thailand (main center is located in Nakhon Pathom) and their retail shops should have a catalog of available models of trikes, even if they do not have exactly what you’re looking for in stock when you visit.
I would venture that there is an LA Bike Shop in Udon Thani as well, but am unaware of its location. If you happen to find it, please let us know.
To whom it may concern:
I like to go to your place to purchase a electric bicycle. Now I live in Chiang Mai.
Please email me detailed information or Do I have to purchase it online ?
Our response to Chung
Thank you for your inquiry. You can not purchase an electric bicycle online in Thailand at the moment. We suggest you visit bike shops that specialize in selling electric bicycles.
Electric bicycles are available in the Chiang Mai area from a couple of different sources. I would suggest that you try E Bike in Chiang Rai and La Bike Shop-Si Phum in Chiang Mai. Here is their information:
LA Bike Shop – Si Phum
3/6 Si Phum Road
T. Si Phum A. Mueang Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053-213-404, 081-530-5060
GPS – N 18 47.710, E 98 59.569
We’ll visit Sukhothai by bike. Two persons are 70 years old and need an electric bike. We contacted 2 shops in Sukhothai but unfortunately they only rent a kind of mountain bike.
Could you give us the name and Email address of shops in Sukhothai which rent elctric bikes as well.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Our response to Andre
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we are currently not aware of any shops or tour companies in Sukothai that rent electric bicycles. We would however suggest that you make contact with Mr. Ronny and his lovely wife Khun Mem at Cycling Sukothai to ask if they may be able to help with your special request.
Mr. Ronny and Khun Mem can be contacted here – http://cycling-sukhothai.com
The only shop in Sukothai that may have electric bicycles for sale/rent would be the Paisarn Bike Shop, which can be found easily from the information provided here – https://bicyclethailand.com/
Hello. my friend and I are interested in a multiday bike trip (week or more) in thailand in july between the 7-24th. we are willing to ride between 40-60km a day with baggage transfers between the different locations and we would like the opportunity to see not only the scenery but also to pass through villages and towns to see the inhabitants. can you suggest a company that can help us arrange this? Doris.
Our response to Doris
Thank you for your inquiry. We applaud your commitment to do a semi self-supported multi day bicycle tour here in Thailand.
With regards to your travel dates I would point out that the month of July in Thailand is extremely hot and certain areas of the country are prone to heavy rainfall. Because of this you may want to consider traveling very early every morning in order to reduce your exposure to the mid-day heat and humidity.
Your requested distance of 40-60 kilometers per day is achievable with most touring companies but without knowing the specifics of WHERE in Thailand you would like to visit I give you the following recommendations:
In the North of Thailand (on Mountain Bikes) I would recommend contacting Click & Travel bicycle touring company – https://bicyclethailand.com/
In the South of Thailand (on Hybrid/Touring bikes) I would recommend contacting Hua Hin Bike Tours bicycle touring company – https://bicyclethailand.com/
Both companies offer rental bicycles, racks, bags, route information and luggage transfer options. It is completely up to you to decide how much or how little support you need in order to complete your cycling trip.
Enjoy your trip.