Phoenix Bicycles

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620 Quyang Lu
Tucked away in a housing compound on Quyang Lu, this branch of Phoenix Bicycles, also known as the Phoenix Graveyard, is the only place we found that sells the seriously sexy racing green China Post bikes (458RMB,in both the 26- and 28-inch frame),complete with China Post characters,metal handlebars and spring saddles.

The rest of the basement (you descend stairs to get to the underground shop)is chocabloc with cool Phoenix bikes, a brand which has been making bikes since 1958 (and was reportedly given as gifts to world leaders on visits to China). They have plenty of modern models – basic mountain bikes cost 388RMB; Phoenix Beauty bikes (a good option for the vertically challenged, as they have small wheels and smaller frames) in pretty pink or baby blue are 418RMB; and standard fold-ups are 398RMB. There're lots of suave models, such as a men’s black retro-style bike with spring leather seat (418RMB) or a fetching ’70s-style orange road bike with sloping frame and curved handlebars for 348RMB.
Venue name: Phoenix Bicycles
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm daily
Metro: Chifeng Lu
English address: Basement, 620 Quyang Lu, near Chifeng Lu, Zhabei district
Chinese address: 闸北区曲阳路620号, 近赤峰路