Just love this article on WHY we should do more cycling.


A repost of an article on why we should take up cycling.

The haze will come and go but when the weather improves, we should get active again. Here’s why – one we lead lives that are too sedentary and available food diet gives rise to obesity.

Whether young, old, couples, families or retirees, we have helped many Singaporeans rediscover the many benefits of cycling in a convenient, comfortable and safe manner.  (We sell the widest range of the leading folding bike brands and always advise our customers on the right fit and safety gear like helmets and lights).

30 reasons to take up cycling 

Extracted from the full article by Matthew Barbour, Cycling Plus | Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9.30am http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/30-reasons-to-take-up-cycling-23965/

1. You’ll get there faster Tern_VergeX10

2. Sleep more deeply

3. Look younger 

4. Boost your bowels 

5. Increase your brain power symptoms-of-diabetes

 6. Beat illness

7. Live longer

8. Save the planet

9. Improve your sex life

10. It’s good breeding

11. Heal your heartmbs2shopb

12. Your boss will love you

13. Cycle away from the big C

14. Lose weight in the saddle

15. You’ll make more money

16. Avoid pollutionimages

17. Enjoy healthy family time

18. It means guilt-free snacks

19. Get better at any sport

20. Make creative breakthroughs tikit-boat

21. You’re helping others

22. You can get fit without trying too hard

23. Boost your bellows


25. You’re developing a positive addiction

26. Get (a legal) high

27. Make friends and stay healthy

28. Be happy Brendan Lai

29. Feeling tired? Go for a ride

30. Spend quality time with your partner 

Yes, we have opened another outlet – 106 Faber Drive on 7.9.15

Hi everyone, as we continue to serve local folding bike needs and work

Faber Drive

towards providing technical support for every growing complexity of new innovations, the costs of providing skilled bike labour and knowledge requires us to keep looking for ways to lower cost. So we have been searching for a location that has the retail space, available parking (Free is best) and relatively safe roads for bicycle trials, we found it!

So we pushed really hard and on 7 Sep Monday as our kids get a 1 week breakphoto_2015-09-05_12-41-07 and 4 days before we go to the polls for GE2015 elections, we are opening our doors at My Bike Shop Tres ( Spanish for “3”) at 106 Faber Drive . Our marketing team decided to do a “79” series of promos, working hard with our suppliers to offer a limited quantity of bikes at specially priced ending with “79”.

mapJust 7 mins if you drive from our JMP outlet, we will offer our customers peace of mind from lack of parking space ( and the dreaded parking warden), service requests on Saturday* and a 1300 sq ft retail space to allow you to shop in comfort in an air-conditioned ambient. Googlemap “106 Faber Drive”

If you come by Bus, opt to take 97, 197, 198  from Jurong East Station OR 154 from Lakeside Station OR 201 from Clementi Station and alight at Bus stop opp Infiniti Condo. Then walk about 50m ahead and make a left. You will see Faber Terrace and entrance to the row of shophouses under the Condo.

There are a few restaurants and a even a very well stocked provision shop. Restaurants are  Nobiro Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar and Buck Tile St. Cafe.


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79 – interesting number


As we enter September 2015, 79 has always been a very unique number.

Where can we find  “9” or “79”

The Marina Barrage was designed in the shape of a “9” with 9 Water crest gates.

Marina barrage

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In mathematics

•An odd number
• The smallest number that can’t be represented as a sum of fewer than 19 fourth powers
• The 22nd prime number
• A fortunate & lucky prime
• A lucky prime

In science

  • The atomic number of the gold (Au) is 79.Gold 79

In Sportscar racing

The Lotus 79 was the first F1 car to take full advantage of ground effects aerodynamics, pioneered in its immediate predecessor, the Lotus 78.  The undercar pressure problems in the 78 were resolved with the 79. The 79 lotus type 79proved to be almost unbeatable during the 1978 F1 season and provided an unprecedented level of domination. The car took six more victories during the season giving the drivers’ championship to Andretti, and the constructors’ championship to Lotus.

In rare bikes and from a Bike Show in 1979

Guerciotti produced this Oro for the 1979 New York bike show, after which it was bought by a collector, who ensured the rubber never made contact with tarmac. 12 years later, Ray Dobbins bought it and enjoyed its viewing pleasure for 16 years. It must have made a wondrous mantel piece item. It’s up for auction! Yes it’s gold plated – not fake gold

Guerciotti Oro 1979

My Bike Shop celebrates SG50

MBS Celebrates SG50Singapore’s golden jubilee. 50 years as a nation and we have many things to be thankful for and many things more to hope for in cost effective improved quality of living for all Singaporeans. For us, it begins with good health and well being, body soul and mind.  My Bike Shop Outlets will remain open 7th – 8th Aug and will close from 10th -11th Aug. Why not consider cycling to the bay area to watch fireworks? or explore the island via the NParks Park Connectors? You be amazed how much you get to see doing this.  Some exciting news ahead as we enter Q3- Q4. Enjoy the long weekend! Don’t miss our SG50 specials http://mybikeshopsg.com/promo-shop-news/

We will be ranging Swifty Scooters soon.

Swifty-ScootersSwifty Scooters was founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Camilla Iftakhar in Manchester UK. Their shared passion for design, sport, and two wheels gave birth to Swifty Scooters, where Jason hand built and assembled the original SwiftyONE in their workshop. The feeling of riding a Swifty brought a sunnier vibe to life in the North West (UK) and has been embraced by customers from all four corners of the globe.

GQ Magazine, March 2012 “when traffic is glacial, trains overloaded and exercise time at a premium, kick scooters are an appealing alternative for city commuters.”

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My Bike Shop outlets are pleased to range them when they arrive in Q4 2015. We will be getting demos in by July 2015.

Enjoy the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWybXSXrxas

Rocketeer — Bike Friday Pocket Rocket 18-speed flar bar


Bike Friday founders are roadies at heart, and while they have created Bike Friday for a portable bike for travels, the roadie spirit is never far away. And in the Pocket Rocket, they have realised this spirit.

BF colours

The same classic steel frame that is characteristic of Bike Fridays is still there, and also the lovely design of the seat post which folds down instead of being lowered when you want to fold, meaning that your seat height position is always fixed and no need to readjust again when unfolding. What you get now on the Pocket Rocket are 22”-sized wheels and caliper brakes for modulating braking power, especially at high speeds – yes you will appreciate when you reach that kind of speeds on the Pocket Rocket. The handlepost does not fold down compared to other models of Bike Fridays, to give stronger stiffness to the bike frame, instead it is held by a round clamp that can only be released with an allen key (nicely provided and secured under your water bottle cage), so it still can be removed when you need to pack down your Pocket Rocket for travelling.

For the recreational rider that would also ride the bike for fitness, and enjoys some speed in the process, you may consider the basic Pocket Rocket with flat bar setup. This particular model is also an excellent entry point for riders to be introduced to the Bike Friday or Pocket Rocket family.

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You get 18 speeds on this model – enough to cope with hills and flats, SRAM X5 trigger shifters, SRAM X4 rear derailleur and Shimano Claris brake callipers – components worthy to give you a road performance on this bike. Currently we will also fit you with Wheelsport Smart 1.0+ 451 wheelsets for wheels that roll well and holds speed well (more on that later).

For a test ride, we took the Pocket Rocket (flat bar) to Marina Barrage. Our route went through the city and parts of East Coast Park, to have a good mix of slopes, long stretches of roads and park connectors. Yes, we took the chance to check out the new bicycle connection from East Coast to Marina Bay – a joy to ride!

The 18 speeds on the Pocket Rocket give you low gears to tackle hills and slopes (or when you want to take it REALLY slow), but we really want to mention that the Pocket Rocket is best at the sprint. The 22”-sized (or otherwise 451) Wheelsport Smart 1.0+ pairs well with the bike to give a ride that is easy to roll off (just use the lower gears if you need) and plenty of high gears to hit for more speed, but the beauty of the ride is that the profile rims make it easy to maintain the high speed. Plus with the steel frame and fork (can’t mention enough of that), what you get is a smooth, stable and comfortable high speed ride.

At this point, we bring to you the unassuming nature of the bike, which understates the high performer that it is. At the high speed (35-40km/h range), the bike felt solid and you don’t feel any flex at all. With the big bike feel and handling – characteristics that are standard of a Bike Friday product – you probably may forget at some point that this is a foldie. Don’t take our word for it, experience the joy for yourself!photo_2015-04-24_09-48-16

In conclusion: The pocket rocket stays true to Bike Friday heritage – a portable steel bike that packs into a suitcase and still rides like a big bike. It may not fold as fast or pack as compact compared to other members in the Bike Friday family like the Tikit, but its key offering is that it rides like a roadie.


The BIKE FRIDAY® POCKET ROCKET is available exclusively at our outlets, in a wide range of colours and prices start from SGD $2400. Speak to our BIKE FRIDAY specialist staff today!


Product feature – BIGFISH LINE


Sometimes we own a bicycle because it is a practical thing to have. We just need a mode of transport to move us from place to place. We just want a bicycle that folds so that it can stowed away in a limited storage space. But sometimes we want more than a no-frills requirement, and would not mind some aesthetic form on top of function, some substance to add onto the basic frame, and a fold that is attractive. You then consider the Bigfish Line.


You can feel the focus on design by this European bicycle maker from the moment you handle a Bigfish Line in your hands. Clean design lines of the bike frame, powder-coated paintjob and a matt finish for its handlebars show the intent of this bike to score high on the form factor.


The fold is intuitive, underscoring the designer’s attention to function as well. The Bigfish Line has an innovative 4-step fold that allows you to fold in any order, because the folding parts do not overlap each other, making it stand apart from other folding bikes. No more memorising of folding steps! This bike folds fast as well – in 10 seconds, or less, once you get familiar with the bike.


One more outstanding point about the fold is that you can actually fold down the bike without needing to lift up the bike at all at any point, i.e. both wheels touch the ground throughout the folding process. Once folded, the bike does not need to be carried, simply push it along trolley-style by holding by its seat; or in more tight spaces like the train, lift it up from the front and wheel the bike on its rear wheel.
Imagine what a breeze it is to handle this bike! This slimfold approach to the
folding design means the folded bike will easily stow away under a desk, or upright in a broom closet.


The Bigfish Line is designed to be a fuss-free and low-maintenance for leisure and commuting use. It has a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub which is maintenance-free, and 3 speeds mean you have minimal gears yet have enough to get you almost anyway in the city and parks in Singapore. For an added touch, there is a chain guard which protects you from accidental stains on your pant legs or skirt, so you can comfortably ride this bike in your work clothes. The bicycle wheels are 16” in size for lesser rolling resistance to make it easy to ride and take up a lesser footprint when folded, but don’t let the small wheels deceive you to think the ride performance is compromised. The Bigfish Line has the same wheelbase as a full-size bicycle to give you a ride that is as good and comfortable as a full-sized city bicycle.

cityOn the road, this bicycle does live up to its promises. It was very comfortable to hop on and ride off and the upright riding position and long wheelbase really makes you feel you are riding a full-size city bike and not a foldie. We took the bike to ride in our city and it was a really sweet ride. The bike felt fast and there was little road shock from the pavements, and the added sweetener was that we could roll the bike onto the train when we had to connect between different locations.

So, if you commute to work or just ride for leisure, and want to do it in a stylish and attractive bike; or you are someone that appreciates a good folding bike, come check out the Bigfish Line at our shops today!


The BIGFISH LINE is available exclusively at our outlets in stylish colours of orange/white/black at the price of SGD $799.

We are hiring again to meet expansion plans

Hiring againWe have full time positions for:

Store retail assistants – 3 positions
Mechanics – 3 positions

Mon to Sat 12 noon – 730pm, no shift work!

We celebrate and pay for performance when the team achieves. For those MBS doing what we lovewho clear our 2 year program, they become mature capable managers who can run teams, build a sustainable business ( all home grown) and achieve million dollar sales revenues. It’s not about paper qualifications that qualify for these jobs, it is an attitude that one takes ownership of outcomes and results, high EQ, commitment to tasks and understanding business principles that guarantees success.

Email us your interest and background to checkmybikeshop@gmail.com
With a 10 years business record and pay for performance scheme, we are grooming specialists in the Retail area. Singaporeans, SPRs and those who comply with MoM requirements welcome.

Wishing all Christians a Good Friday and Easter season

Dear Customers,

We will be closed on 3rd April 2015, Friday. Business will resume on 5th April 2015, Saturday.


Why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. Paul considered it to be “of first importance” that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised all along in the Scriptures.

Found a nice link on this http://www.christianity.com/god/jesus-christ/what-s-so-good-about-good-friday.html