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Bicycle World Sucks/Flying Ball Rocks

7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #1954 by YW-Slayer
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I live on HK island and so usually restrict myself to shops there. Have been to Flying Ball but find its location rather challenging. BullBike are more receptive, but I find that their location leads to the same problem as Flying Ball.

I find the chaps at Bicycle World are friendly. I usually deal with Ah Kwong, though I have been buying from there since 2000.

I also like using Sky Blue Bikes, all of the staff there are also very friendly and easy to deal with. They will also allow you to test-ride bikes (a HUGE plus in my book) and will also happily discuss not just technical matters but also your personal needs with you in a lot of detail.

Each shop has its advantages and disadvantages. BW has a larger range of certain types of accessories, but SBB may have more of other types.

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7 years 3 months ago #1947 by tom
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Leppalam, you have raised an excellent point. My first bike purchase in HK was in in 1996 and done without the help of the internet or advice from other bikers. I hunted around HK (Wan Chai included when there were a few decent shops) and eventually found a street in Prince Edward with 3-4 bike shops. I visited each one in turn and in the end found Mr Lee, the owner of FB, to be very personable. I had a very restrictive budget and he let me test ride a Cannodale M900 (no sus) and I was sold! The other shops in HK did their best to ignore me despite having some very competitive products.

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7 years 3 months ago #1946 by leppalam
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mlam10023 wrote:

I suggest that anyone needing a serious bike shop go to Flying Ball and stay away from Bicycle World.


This looks interesting thread. It looks like everyone have bad days every now and then. Let me share my experience.

I have purchased 3 bikes in last 2 years, all carbon frames. Each time I tried to buy it from the Flying ball. For some reason the dialog with the sales guy was challenging. The price I got by email was not valid when I visited the shop (OK; there are other customers and inquiries and other sales guys who answer emails).
The first bike I bought from Bicycle World spring 2010. Next 2 bikes from Europe. And I always wanted a Cannondale, but ended up with Trek and Bianchi. Flying Ball had a change to sell 3 bikes, but sold none. It was about the sales process, not about the actual selling price.

Lesson learned: People (and sales processes) are different.

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9 years 4 months ago #1080 by danzomon
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Nice bike! I've also read good things about this bike. Have you had a ride? Thinking about getting this or the santa cruz blur LT2. Did he get it from Cosmos Cycle? How much did he spend? How much was the frame? Cheers

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9 years 4 months ago #1070 by GWC
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I just went into Bicycle World on Saturday, they are the biggest bunch of stupid nobs!!

I will never buy anything from them!!!

The guys at Hong Kong Bicycle are brilliant. I ordered some Saint brakes from them and they said they'll be in by August, it's now the 2nd and they just called to say they're in stock waiting for me. Very competitively priced... HK$2500 for a pair!!

www.hkcycle.com/index.php in North Point.

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9 years 5 months ago #1031 by AzN_devil
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lung441 wrote:

HI there

I just moved back from Breckenridge, a small town in Denver .

Great to see we got a HKMBA here in HONG KONG .

I have tried a bike shop in Causeway Bay called Comos Bike.
And I feel good for this brand new bike shop in HK ISLAND


p.s. even I am living in MA ON SHAN, I sill send my bike to there for regular "BODY CHECK"!

Hope such information would get help!


if you live in ma on shan..chances are that you have seen me or my friends hanging around bike shops across the ma on shan police station...but these days i rarely hang out as i got a new job working shifts..im usually there during sunday afternoon to evening after a trip to tai mo shan with my friends..i ride a white transition with a black boxxer

on shan is a pretty good shop if you know the owner well enough..

or you can try the one in tai wai..cant remeber the english name off the top of my head...my friend works there and hes pretty good at fixing bikes but it might be a problem communicating with them in english...they can give you discounts if you buy enough stuff from them overtime..i got my bike built up there

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9 years 6 months ago #994 by donkeyman
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Very sweet. I'll definitely have to go there on the weekend and have a look.

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9 years 6 months ago #993 by lung441
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Tracer VP is cool!

my frd just got one from there!!!

pretty cool~

more than enough for HK Trail..

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9 years 6 months ago #992 by donkeyman
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Lung,

Thanks. I notice on their website they stock Intense. I'd be really interested to see how that bike goes on HK trails. The Intense Tracer VP seems to get good reviews.

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9 years 6 months ago #989 by lung441
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G/F, 32 Haven Street, Causeway Bay
open up till 8:30pm sthing.. u can give them a call first : TEL: 2882 2201



BTW, They got the lastest model of" Laprierre "

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