We have been very blessed with kind customers and also the strong recommendations and referrals mean we do less print ads and classifieds but rely 90% on WOM for helping people know about their local bike shop (aptly named “My Bike Shop” was something the team agreed having coffee during one of those late nights having our dinner just along Mas Puteh). But more importantly, we have always had that opportunity to support notable events (ST Pocket fund 3 years in a row, Japan Disaster fundraising and International riding movements – Asiawheeling. The folding bike have appeared in a number of Mediacorp Chinese series and yesterday was a landmark where we have an English speaking program use a folding bike.
Let It Shine 萤火虫的梦, starring Felicia Chin and Adam Chen, you should have seen a Vitesse D7 and Matrix. Adam’s autographed Matrix still hangs in our Mas Puteh outlet.
Happy Family 过好年 starring a large team of actors, a local bike shop was featured in the storyline as this series covered stories about people living in a neighborhood enclave
Yesterday we saw the premiere of Bicycle Diaries by Channel News Asia where Nikki Muller covered her story on a folding bike! If you saw it, am sure the cameraman was using a video cam and very good mic to record her riding and presenting the story ( with minimal shakes) and impeccable clarity on the voice.
The ST Pocket Fund and Japan Disaster fund led by Mr Han Jok Kwang and the HP Alumni has always been able to allow cyclists to come together and do a good deed(s).
If you have not noticed, we have our own homegrown local athlete working among us. A world ranked Downhill rider, Ian Krempl has been active in the local sports scene be it YOG or local product launch events ( Audi Urban Challenge at Marina Bay Sands). He and Fahmie form a team called 2heartsracing. http://mybikeshopsg.com/2012/03/24/2-men-and-their-bicycles-babes/ My Bike Shop supports them with Schwalbe tires, bike upgrades, services and tuneups. And of course Ian works as our staff member now.
Yesterday, Ian came in second because of a very unsportmanship act by another competitor (See photos) but Ian and Fahmie – WE ARE PROUD OF YOU MAN. Hope you did not get hurt and you can only improve your rankings from here.
Enjoy his photos
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Here’s a quick update of what happened last week, we’re off again tomorrow for the Malaysian Series.
We are absolutely pleased to be a proud co-sponsor and supporter of 2 heartsracing. 2 guys who are out there trying to make an impact for us in the DH scene.
Age: 35, extreme sports enthusiast. Known as ‘The Jack Of All Trades’ by his peers, started out with riding freestyle BMX at the age of 11, move on to Skateboarding, Mountain biking, Golf, MX racing and Skydiving. He is the brain child of a well known riding community in Singapore and Malaysia call “RIDE BROTHERS”. Since he started DH racing, he has been the top 10 in the master category in all, if not most of the races and events. Fahmie is the 2011 Singapore’s Master Champion for downhill racing. Putting together his life’s experience, extreme sports and golf knowledge, combine with Ian Krempl’s youth and natural ability they will make “2Hearts” a well known and feared Downhill racing team in the region.
Aged 23, is the current National Championship Silver Medalist. He started racing at the tender age of 14, and through hard work and effort and personally funding a regional racing program. He has proven himself and still is the youngest ever Downhiller to wear the National colors, including at the 2007 Sea Games, aged 19. He has become a regular character on the South East Asian race circuits. Ian is planning to expose himself to the Asia-Pacific circuits to gather invaluable experience because of the higher standards of racing with the best of Asia-Pacific and World Class venues.
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Some of you do not know Ian Krempl, aged 23. He is one of our national cyclists who has been racing Downhill regionally since 2005. 2011 saw him finishing 2nd at our Nationals and 3rd overall in the Malaysian Downhill Super Series. Earning a spot to represent Singapore in the coming South East Asian Games. Ian is ranked 459th on the UCI Downhill rankings.
Here is what Ian had to say about the Muddy Mary :
Grabbing the Muddy Mary out of the box, I noticed the soft dual compound immediately on my hands. These Vert-Star compound are soft. Armed with the lighter freeride casing, they were light and volume was big.
Bring these tires to a proper downhill race, filled with rocks, flat corners and dust covering everything. These bad boys didn’t flinch, pure grip coming from their softest compound and drifting predictability. After a full week of shuttles and endless fun, these tires showed little signs of wear.
Theses tires are tough stuff, i’ll defiantly recommend them as an all rounder!