If you are a keen cyclist a fancy doing a tour of Southeast Asia then this is the article for you. South east Asia is the perfect place. Sure enough your first stop will probably be Bangkok. And Bangkok is probably the best place in Thailand to get your bike.
That is if your not bringing your own. There are some advantages to bringing your own bike but a lot of disadvantages. Putting the bike on the plane and transportation of luggage etc can be a hassle so you would be far better off picking up a bike in Bangkok. When arriving at Bangkok Thailand your first reaction about cycling in the city would probably be ‘it’s dangerous’ but its not as bad as you might think. As long as you keep to the left the drivers are fairly considerate. Another way is to put the bikes on the back of a Tuk Tuk this is an easy and safe way of traveling around Bangkok to and from train stations etc. The Trains will happily transport the bikes for you with no problems.
One best ways to pick up a bike is to hire the bike. This is one of the best options as it is cheap and problem free. Buying a bike is another option but with there being a limited number bike shops in Bangkok and the prices being no cheaper than in Europe and America this option has a few more problems to deal with than renting. There are a few places to rent decent bikes from in Bangkok one of the good ones is mountainbiketoursthailand.com they are based on Khaosan road and use good quality bikes like trek and Meridia and are a lot cheaper then most of the others on the internet with a fairly low deposit as well.