Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:39

Two Wheels Are Good

Street vendors on bicycles can be found the length and breadth of Vietnam. We speak to four two-wheeled vendors to find out more about their lives and why they do what they do.

Published in The Stories
Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:35

The Den Hung Mountain Bike Cup 2015

Ready to race! Mountain bikers at the Den Hung Cup. Photo by Francis Xavier

After cajoling a bunch of foreign riders to compete in this years Den Hung MTB Cup, Jon Aspin got lazy and asked one of them to file a report. Here’s what happened. Preface by Jon Aspin. Report by Andrew Whitmarsh

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 18:58

The Bike Shop

On a cycling hiding to nothing... Saigon's Go Vap District

CYCLING & ACCESSORIES

250 Nguyen Van Huong, Q2, Tel: (08) 3744 6405

thebikeshopvn.com

The go-to location for all your cycling needs in District 2. Sells a range of brands including Cannondale, Jett, GT and Aluboo, as well as the full selection of accessories. Organises regular cycle rides, does repairs and rentals. Check facebook.com/thebikeshopvn for more details.

On a ferry in Saigon's Go Vap District

Train tracks ahoy!

Published in Cycling
Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:37

The Cycling Special: Fixie Culture

Mr. Hai owns the bicycle repair shop at 70 Bui Huu Nghia (‘Bicycle Street’) in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District. In his spare time he makes custom bikes for cyclists who are looking for something unique, but don’t want to spend millions on name-brand frames.

Published in The Stories
Friday, 04 April 2014 21:52

Get a Balance Bike as a FirstBIKE

Balance bikes aren’t only great first bikes for your two to five-year-old — they were the first bikes ever used. But with the pass of centuries, they’re no longer the creaky things from old-timey movies, now they’re of the sturdy kind that the FirstBIKE Balance Bike is made from — although few compare with this new entrant to the Vietnamese market.

Published in Just In
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:34

The Grand Tour

Charlie Paterson

Armed with saddlebags and a tent, Charlie Paterson is cycling from London to Tasmania. He’s certainly not the first person to pedal across the globe, but his story is one of the more intriguing.

Published in News
Monday, 11 November 2013 14:55

THBC (The Hanoi Bicycle Collective)

RENTALS & SALES

29 Nhat Chieu, Tay Ho, Tel: (04) 3718 3156

thbc.vn

Published in Cycling
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:10

Positive Mass

Bicycle fanatics of Vietnam probably wouldn’t describe Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi as a cycle friendly metropolis, but with the Positive Mass bicycle parade embarking from bpth the Opera House in HCMC and Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi on Oct 25, that just might change.

Published in What's On
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:53

North and South

North and South

A man cycles past as I sit on my mini plastic stool to eat banh mi trung. He is topless with a flopping gut, but his calves are the size of tree trunks. He’s on a Pinarello, VND50 million worth of kit, and it’s the second time I’ve seen him in as many days, out for his early morning exercise.

Published in Briefings
Friday, 30 August 2013 10:10

The Art of Bicycle Maintenance

The Art of Bicycle Maintenance

Our resident bike man, Marc Forster-Pert, gives us some tips on basic repairs and bike maintenance. Translations by Hoa Le. Photos by Francis Roux

Published in Leisure
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