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.


buck tile


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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

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

New model Focus – 2015 Tern Verge X18


11034203_1034217773258729_4710745671997929179_nAny premium car marque would have a roadster among its lineup, and in similar fashion, up and coming bicycle maker Tern has made its aspirations clear with the latest addition to its stable – the low-slung, long wheelbase Tern Verge X18. (We managed to snap a shot of the Verge X18 with a Porsche 911.)

First Looks

Like any true blue (pun fully intended) roadster, understatedness is not the Verge X18’s intention. The full aluminium body frame, hydroformed to produce the nice signature curves of the Verge series and polished to a chrome finish, plus the subtle angular slants on the frame surface to base the bright blue accents – the Verge X18 is designed to be flashy. The aluminium weld joints have also been sanded down to give a clean look and enhance the chrome visual. But it’s not all looks, “Looking under the hood”, you see the new wheelsets based on the Kinetic Comp X, an ultra-strong 20″ aero wheels, and you feel it the moment you push off. The Verge X18 delivers a complete road bike experience in a bike that fits under your desk.

The Ride


Back to the first point why a roadster analogy was used, because when you climb into the seat of the Verge X18, you know this is a bike designed to perform like a road bike. With a shorter Physis 3D handlepost than currently available in other models of the Verge series, you get into a very aerodynamic position that you can find similar in a full-sized road bike. The low-slung Verge frame and 406-sized wheels gets you real close to the ground and you can literally see the ground rushing at you when you sprint. Sweet!

Tern has worked with sister companies to get custom-built Syntace VRO

VX18 Shimano SORA  Shifters47 stem and Kinetix Pro X drop bars, resulting not only do you get a very neat package of a folding road bike, you also get comfort both in body and mind that you are riding a bike that is fitted for its purpose. A Kore road performance saddle rounds up the cockpit, making sure you are comfortable and well-fitted.

The crankset does not disappoint – FSA Gossamer crank, chain and bottom bracket, for a stiff setup in the pedals department for a very solid power transfer from the legs to the wheels.10560482_822046621166486_3590908039994905879_o

Shifting is done via a Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur which is very satisfying when you make the crisp and efficient gear changes. The choice of Shimano Sora front derailleur and STI brake levers though, was somewhat surprising. Maybe this is due to it being Tern’s first production of a drop bar model and they were trying to keep the bike to a reasonable specification, or perhaps it is a sign of a higher-spec model in the foreseeable future?10841844_822046584499823_2501962292190747383_o

This writer comfortably did 35 km/h during the test ride, and without maxing out the Shimano Capreo cassette, so your “engine” willing, the 9-tooth sprocket would easily clear the 40km/h barrier without breaking a sweat, and 10986856_822046574499824_3411678239148816792_nmaybe challenge the 50km/h barrier? On a foldie? All these thanks to the stiff frame construction, which did not flex nor creak at all when pushed. This really gives confidence to ride to the heart’s content. Front chainrings : 53/39T with Shimano Capreo, 9-26T, 9 spd delivers the range and the use of the FSA BB386, its pedal to the metal.

And you know you can only sprint as much as you can brake safely. The braking department is supported by Kinetix Pro X caliper brakes (yes…. custom-built).

Aero Wheels
10856447_822046701166478_7273274081841226316_oYou know the feeling – you take your road bike onto the pavement or park connector, and you can’t negotiate the narrow turns or tight spaces without doing a balancing act to avoid falling over. The Verge X18 gives you none of that, with an agility that clears narrow spaces, thanks to its 406-sized wheels. And the aero rims, also custom-built (*yawn*) by Kinetix for Tern, are not just for looks (although it could fully serve its function just on aesthetics). Together with 10446290_822046631166485_2524728074410218715_othe Sapim CX-Wing bladed spokes to really cut the wind and give you that added speed, the high-profile rims also absorb a lot of the road vibrations and gives good suspension, which makes for a really comfortable ride whether at high or low speeds.

Let’s touch on the downsides to this compact beauty before we conclude this review. The use of Shimano Capreo cassette means that it can only be paired with Capreo hub. The compact frame and calliper brakes means that the maximum wheel size is Etrto-406 and cannot fit on 451-sized wheelset. So there is a limit on upgrade options. But then again, you wouldn’t use a 9-tooth sprocket on a 451-sized wheel.

And after the generous use of the phrase “custom-built” in preceding paragraphs, yes, the price does not come cheap for this model, with a MSRP of SGD$3,200.

A light and compact bicycle that performs whether high or low speeds, road or pavement. And with the looks to match its performance. If price does not pose an issue to you, go get it!

The Tern Verge X18 is now available at both our outlets. Try it, it sets the new benchmark for road specs foldable bikes!