10 years @ Jalan Mas Puteh and we will be taking a short break in Nov 2015. We will be back!

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mbs moving

Some of you may have guessed it but My Bike Shop @ JMP is relocating. A decade of serving many of you for your folding bike needs and we started with brand, 3 models to today 11 brands and more than 55 models. It’s been a great serving our customers!

As the changing needs of customers evolve over time, we are  thinking hard what mapwe should do and the team is working to brainstorm so we will be back by early Q1 2016. We will retain the name –  “My Bike Shop” but,  located nearer to town. Those who stay in the western side of Singapore, – head to My Bike Shop Tres (3) , its just 7 mins away!

Here is a collage of photographs of our story – our store, the rides, the workshops, the demo days and the many friends we made. Thanks for the memories.

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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 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

The My Bike Shop bike support program – MBS Tuneups

My Bike Shop – Entering our 10th year – new bike support policy – MBS Tuneups

10 years

My Bike Shop (MBS) values your patronage and support that has enabled us a decade in the business of folding bikes. A folding bike purchased from us can be used well and for a long time as we stand by the quality of the brands of folding bikes that we range.

MBS doing what we love

We have achieve a significant milestone dealing in folding bikes, thanks to everyone who made this happen! Buying from a local bike establishment means your bikes will have a support plan and the establishment is around to help you keep your bike at tip top shape for ride safety. As labour costs rise and labour is tight, we have been working towards ensuring our customers get the necessary bike support/services so we needed time to build this up.

It’s not getting easier and it alot goes behind the scenes to ensure that we have the necessary bike range supply, parts supply and knowledge and trained staff, but we sat down and we are going for it!

Picture1 (2)We are pleased to launch My Bike Shop – MBS Tuneups.  If you discover a manufacturing defect that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, we will contact the manufacturer/distributor, and perform all replacement labour for free during the first 2 years of purchase. Shipping charges and local delivery charges may apply.

2 years

We stand by our effort and commitment to our products. We give every new bike a full tuneup during assembly including truing, and every bike we sell is eligible for a full year of free tuning to keep your bike running well. This is applicable for all bikes purchased since 1st Jan 2014.

What is covered in MBS Tuneups :

• Original parts on folding bike purchased at MBS, owned by the first owner.
park tools• We carry out one about a month after you buy the bike*, and another any time you need it within the year.
• Covers brake and derailleur adjustments, hub, bottom bracket and headset adjustment
• Tighten any loose nuts and bolts.
• Any adjustments covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.tube
Free 2 years inner tube replacement for 2 years from date of ownership for first owner based on original tire profile, subject to a maximum 12 inner tubes a year
• Must be booked via our online booking system Monday to Friday
Proof of ownership will be original invoice and warranty card matching owner registration and loyalty card*

What is NOT included:
• Crash damage or user neglect or use outside the manufacturer’s recommended use
• Non-original parts and accessories.
• Labour cost to install new parts and accessories (except for brake pads and chains).
• Tire replacement due to road damage or neglect.
• User maintenance such as lubricating the chain and parts and proper tire inflation. But we’ll be happy to show you how to do these yourself.

*Why do we recommend a one month tuneup?
Every bike in the world experiences a mechanical run-in period. This means that the moving parts wear against each other and produce that last bit of adjustment before they settle into a stable relationship and fit for the rest of their working life. The length of the run-in period depends on extent of use, but is usually a month after the first use. This means the cables stretch, the wheels will need truing one more time, and bolts may vibrate loose. A tuneup shortly after the run-in period means you keep the mechanical parts in a good fit and avoid possible problems in the longer term.

Interesting facts about the number 10

Stumbled onto some old images of Singapore’s coins but ten cents have always been a coin denomination that is useful. Gone are the days when 5 cents was used for pricing  of items and goods, its typically ending with 99 cents.

However 10 is always a significant milestone. Count to 10. Get me 10 kilos of rice, sugar, powder etc. What is a nice sum of money? – 10 million, 10 billion dollars, pile-of-money-wallpaperwindows-10-desktop_storyWindows 10? LoL

Ten is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2 and 5. Ten is the smallest noncototient, a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it.

Ten is the second discrete semiprime (2.5) and the second member of the (2.q) discrete semiprime family. Ten has an aliquot sum σ(n) of 8 and is accordingly the first discrete semiprime to be in deficit. All subsequent discrete semiprimes are in deficit. The aliquot sequence for 10 comprises five members (10,8,7,1,0) with this number being the second composite member of the 7-aliquot tree.

Ten is the smallest semiprime that is the sum of all the distinct prime numbers from its lower factor through its higher factor (10 = 2 + 3 + 5 = 2 . 5) Only three other small semiprimes (39, 155, and 371) share this attribute.
It is the aliquot sum of only one number the discrete semiprime 14.images

Ten is the sum of the first three prime numbers, of the four first numbers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4), of the square of the two first odd numbers and also of the first four factorials (0! + 1! + 2! + 3!). Ten is the eighth Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 5, 5, 7.

A polygon with ten sides is a decagon, and 10 is a decagonal number. Because 10 is the product of a power of 2 (namely 21) with nothing but distinct Fermat primes
Ten is the smallest number whose status as a possible friendly number is unknown.

Ten is also known as a Decade and we have something planned soon. Watch this space.