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

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.

Divali is now on the 22 Oct 2014

Dear all, as per MoM announcement, Divali public holiday is now set on the 22 Oct 2014 which falls on a Wednesday. My Bike Shop outlets will be closed on the 22 Oct 2014. Normal shop hours will resume on the Thursday 23 oct 2014. We wish all our Indian customers a happy Divali.

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Revised shop hours, 12 noon – 7:30pm effective from 18 Oct 2014



Hi everyone, we had a chance to sit down with staff and also to hear from them their wishlist(s) and majority feedback – they would prefer an earlier closure time to allow them to grab an earlier dinner and also to spend time with loved ones. For the hardworking staff and their families, we just simply cannot say no.   And as we enter our 10th year helping all of you discover the joy of cycling and owning a foldable bike, we like to say a big thanks and understanding for the 30 minutes adjustment. So from 18 Oct Shop hours will be 12 noon to 730 PM


Launching a pilot online reservation system for services

MBS Service Select

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Please take some time to review the Booking Calender http://mybikeshopoutlets.simplybook.me/index/about  for our Shop services* Here on weekdays you can book and ensure that your bike will be worked on with priority. Booking ensures that you get priority when you turn up on time.


RD FDBasic Tune up/Adjustments

Short synopsis: This is for the basic adjustments that require retuning due to normal use and within the first 500km or 3 months whichever happens first. Areas we check are Chain, brake adjustment and smooth out shifting. Does not cover wear and tear OR abuse of components. These time slots are designated for basic components upgrade like Chainrings, stems, pedals and wheeslets

Full servicing

Short synopsis: This service is a full service where bearings are removed and necessary cables are adjustments are done. Maximum 10 working days turnaround The royal treatment – comprehensive service that ensures that all bearings and moving parts are clean, lubricated, adjusted correctly and working effectively. This is recommended for bikes that are used daily over a long period

Parts upgradeBike Upgrades advice

Short synopsis: This is for our MBS customers who to upgrade their bikes for better performance. Will help if you can understand what you are achieving in terms of speed and distance.Knowing your budget is essential. A knowledgeable technical person will be assigned to assist you. Full 45 minutes will be spent discussing and a proposed list of upgrade will be furnished.

bike_setupBike setups

Sitting correctly with the appropriate reach and angle displacement is key to reducing discomfort and injuries. It also ensures that you maximise your cycling benefits.




We are trialling the booking system to allow these services to be done on a booking basis. If you do book, we will ensure that the Mechanics and Technical advisors will be available to work on your bike first.