Mr Park's Bike Shop - TRAIL

Mr Park's Bike Shop - Trail, OSAN AB Korea, Asia And Pacific

Paved Roads. Lots of Traffic.

User Reviews (5)

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cody   Cross Country Rider [Mar 25, 2012]

I saw reviews done on Mr Parks bike shop near Osan AB ROK so i thought i would update the reviews. Mr. Parks is a pretty cool little bike shop. First off, leaving the Main gate (shopping gate) of the base go right to the triangle of death as we call it and left to the bridge over the train tracks. Approx 1/2 mile down you will see a Mcdonalds on the corner across the intersection where you would walk underground as a pedestrian. Turn left at the Mc donalds and go down approx 1/4 mile and his shop is on the right. You will see the trek/specialized logos on his building. as you walk inside it seems very cluttered and compact, this is typical of korean culture though. However you walk upstairs and it's a very different story. Had a friend with me looking for a $400 bike and found a few in that price range. If that's not your suit then you can go up to $7000 bikes laced with CF! As a veteran of being in Korea i knew most establishments can and will usually bargain. I have been searching for a good pair of street tires for commuting to work 3mi one way and much to my surprise he had bontrager XR1's! I had dismissed these tires online for their price as they are usually $50! He had them labeled for 39,000 won and i asked if can make a deal? Instantly he replied "mmm...30,000 ea"! Of course I instantly said "sold"!! Very happy with his attitude as he shows you bikes but hangs back and does not interfere with your interest in looking in bikes. You find something you like, ask a question or two and he will help. Eventuall i am goind to search for the other bike shop referred to in city hall.

In summary, if your bored and want to druel over some nice bikes or need something common he should have it. I will definitely be going there again!

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snarp98   Cross Country Rider [May 29, 2010]

I've been to Mr. Park's shop a few times already and I agree with everything posted so far. His maintenance practices are a little odd. The bike that I purchased from him (Alton T55SF hardtail) had a loose headset which I didn't realize until I was riding the bike down off a bridge and needed to apply the brakes pretty hard to avoid a car that pulled out in front of me. I felt the entire bike shift and shudder.

During a ride a Burakasan Park, I was introduced to yet another bike shop in town. Some of the items that Mr. Park might be missing can be had here. Yi Chung Bike, owned by Mr. Hong, is located just southeast of Pyeongtaek City Hall. The address on the business card is 1103-9 Seojung-dong, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Telephone number is 031-666-3035. Mobile number is 010-3113-1335.

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John   Cross Country Rider [Jun 14, 2007]

Yeah, You should really check Mr. Park's shop out. I live right next to him so I go there pretty often just to check stuff out. He also owns this Korean biking club. His son, and like his friends sometimes rides hardcore trails which are really fun. You should go ride with them someday, they teach you alot of stuff. Like trackstanding, wheelie, bunny hop, etc. (I'm still Noob)

The only thing I hate about him is how if you don't buy a bike from him he starts talking crap about your bike. -.-;; My pretty Cannondale.

Customer Service

Brown Mt. trail

Similar Products Used: Alot of unnamed/unknown trails near the Brown Mt. Trail. You can see their entrance as you follow the Brown Mt. Trail.
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sanmusa   Cross Country Rider [Nov 03, 2006]

Mr Pak is the best bike shop near Osan AFB, the first floor is unsuspecting with tons of cheap Lespo and Next Korean bikes but the second florr has all the good stuff you'd expect at a good American bike shop. Prices are a bit steeper than back in the US, but it beats ordering online from the US and waiting a week or two for the mail to arrive... If you need it today and can't wait for it, buy it at Mr Pak. If you become a regular and bring in more customers he will hook you up with some sweet deals. I've brought in a few friends who bought a couple of nice bikes and tons of $$$ in gear, so hook me up with a great deal on a new Stumpjumper. He is the best wheelbuilder south of the 38th parallel and will lace your spokes overnight for a good price. Bike labor is cheaper in Korea than in the states, so getting a tune up at Mr pak won't cost you anywhere near $100 like some shops in the states. Like one reviewer said, avoid Jack's Bikes in Songtan (also in Anjeong-ri oustide Camp Humphreys). I went to Jack's looking for derailleur cable end caps and they had no idea what I was talking about. They also had no idea what a lock-on grip was and wanted to sell me cable housing when I asked for Shimano brake hoses. Mr Pak knew all that and if he didn't have it available he could get it in next day.

Customer Service

Follow the directions from other reviewers.

Similar Products Used: No other bike shop like Mr Pak's outside of Seoul.
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5
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afmtnbiker   Cross Country Rider [Feb 01, 2006]

Go buy and see Mr. Park, he's a good person to know over there. I was stationed at Osan pretty much all of 2004. Mr.Park always treated us good and really cleaned up his shop from when the previous reviewer was there, upstairs is a show room now. He did have a little different technique for working on bikes but he always backed everything he did and would warranty it. He did haggle with us several times and we got pretty good deals but between my friends and I we dumped some cash there that year. Stop in and say hi to him, check out the trails nearby too. If you get in good with him he will offer his son to go ride with you and show you around, I was offered but ran out of time. He is the best person for bikes and parts in that area...and avoid JACKs bikes (outside main gate and to the right) he jacks prices way up! Enjoy Korea...great place!

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AmmoMike   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2003]

OK, I know what your thinking. Why is A bike shop on a trail page? A one year tour in the ROK doesn't leave much time for finding trails let alone a bike shop to get some tubes and lube. I have had so many people ask me where it is and what's available. Hope this helps folks that are already here or on their way. Mr Park can get anything you need and he speaks pretty good english. Carries Trek, Specialized and of course Korean makes. After asking him several times for some degreaser, he got the message and now has a full "Finish Line" product display. He also can order stuff from Seoul and get it in a day or two. Don't expect low bike prices or any haggling like you can with a stateside shop. You can get a few good deals, like $12 for Shimano SPD cleats that are $20 in the bike catalogs. His shop is close to the well know Brown Mt. trail and he can give you directions. The AAFES taxi will even take you there for about $4. A word of caution, avoid letting him doing any wrenching on your bike. I once saw him use a 5 pound hammer to straighten out a crank arm and pliers to bend/adjust an XTR V-brake. Cringe!

Customer Service

Once you have posted directions wired, try you luck at cutting through all the back streets back to base. Fun stuff.

Similar Products Used: Brown MT, The Red Paved Trail, Moo Bong Temple.
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