Haze tends to come Sep to Oct but the number of hotspots are reportedly reduced

Regional Haze Map
Source: NEA

Last year was really hard on everyone, PSI2.5 and air pollution due to haze was high and all businesses were affected. For some, they are still trying to cover the loss from lower sales and we had to remain lean. It’s been good so far with clear skies and occasional rain. Let’s hope it remains this way.

While we have great weather, let’s ride, scoot, jog, stay active!

 

Give your folding bikes and even Road bikes a fresh breathe of life

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Most folding bikes come with 8 -10 speeds gearing ( Road bikes start with 10 speeds) and photo_2016-08-20_21-36-35having so many speeds give owners a better chance of finding a sweet spot for the most efficient gearing ( especially when you have 2 chain rings in front).

 

We have been working with EDCO and Shimano Distributors, we have been testing how well they work on 11 speed cassettes and THEY DO! SO those with 18 /20 speeds, you CAN upgrade to 22 speeds. And for those 8-10 speeds, step up to 11!

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So we have nominated the more popular models to start with. And for Road bikers with 10 speed Shimano/Campy, its a simple process.

One would ask  – is it worth it? https://blog.performancebike.com/2013/10/25/our-take-10-speed-vs-11-speed/

Answer: That all depends. In my experience, I love having the extra 11th gear. And yes, I definitely do notice that it’s not there when I switch back to a 10-speed bike. The biggest benefits to me are 1) shifting is smoother and more progressive, since there are fewer big jumps in cog size; and 2) I don’t have to swap between two different cassettes anymore (one for the usual riding, one for climbing). With an 11-speed 11-27 cassette, I basically still have my beloved 11-25 gearing, but with a 27t or 29t cog tacked on the top that makes it perfect for climbing as well. 11-speed cassettes also offer a bigger range of gearing options that make it easier to find that comfortable cadence in any variety of conditions, whereas when I switch back to a 10-speed bike, I sometimes struggle to find the right gear.

Carfree Sunday July – field report

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Hi everyone, the Carfree Sunday has been a great hit with everyone and it’s not just cyclists on roads that are car free, you get a very varied group of walkers, joggers, kick scooters, skaters, taibo, unicyclists, PMDs, parents, kids, etc just coming together to enjoy the Civic area.

In the morning, Ms Grace Fu graced (No pun intended) the occasion but there was a singing of the National anthem and reciting the pledge. Really felt like being at the Padang for National Day. She was in good form and even did the dance moves to the new National Day parade song.photo_2016-07-31_14-34-17.jpg

One special mentioned was 2 performers who were blowing bubbles and the kids loved them! They are Sandie and Caroline (www.kidsfantasyparties.com), so fun watching them!

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And food and snacks, how can a Singapore event do without food and snack. We saw our MBS Henderson neighbour  – Coffee Bandits who are part of Fuel, but encouraging to see food trucks becoming a common thing for Singapore.

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Our Team Singapore athletes were there to also take a photo with you. All the best to our young athletes in Rio!

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So the Car Free Sundays take a break till October 2016. But to see what you missed, enjoy the collage of photos. It was great cycling with customers and JOIN us the next time. But we have to thank the unknown hardworking crew from the MND, URA, NParks, LTA and SSC.  加油!

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Update of the NParks event at Seng Kang Riverside Park

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So it was a dual announcement – the start of works for the Round Island Route (RIR) and photo_2016-07-09_10-30-35the Ang Mo Kio Model walking and Cycling Town Phase 1.
GOH is Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and he was in good form. After his arrival and short interaction with residents and other SMS and Ministers from MOT and MND, he even  waved to the residents at the block adjacent to the starting point of the ride.

We had our friends from Bicycl.Asia and Active Agers Asia to share their App and portal. Bicycl Asia wrote an article

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We showcased folding bikes (Tyrell, Chedech, Tern, Bickerton, Dahon, Kiffy) for commuting, recreational cycling and cargo bikes. But the program was kept hush hush as the PM was coming so the ride ended at Ang Mo Kio and the start point here ended early.

We put together all the photos taken and while it was a very early start for the morning, the team and participants had fun.

The interaction with the residents was fun. Many did not realise that so many products are now available for them to consider.

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Heard about Morpher folding helmet?  Swifty kickscooters? Xbat self powering rear lights?  RFM bags designed for today’s smart devices? The ever popular Tern 25kg Cargo rack and Tern Ride pocket …They will all be there! We added photos of these new bikes that will be showcased PLUS accessories and some photos of rides along the PCN.

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Last units still available for the 2016 Verge X10 White Orange at S$2350(Usual S$2650)

 

No need  to buy a non warrantied bike, at this promo price at our shop, you STILL get a 2 year new bike support and we have been doing Tern for as long as they have been around.

Tern VX10 WO clearance

  • The lightest bike in Tern collection at 9.6 kg (21.2 lb)
  • Kinetix™ Pro X wheels with straight-pull spokes and smooth-rolling hubs
  • SLX 11-36T 10 speed cassette paired with a 55T chainring for a wide gear range
  • SRAM X9 rear derailleur and Mainstay Chain Guide for precise and reliable shifting
  • Lightweight Tarsus™ hydroformed fork
  • Folds compactly in 10 seconds for storage and transport

 

After your ride, it’s time to FUEL up!

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My Bike Shop outlets somehow always have nice cafes that are nearby, even at our first location that we moved out – Jalan Mas Puteh, the cafe W31 was the longest standing cafe that served great coffee and bakeries, and there was Different Taste.

When MBS Tres was opened, we are between  to two F&B –  Nobiro Japanese Restaurant and Bucktile Street Cafe. The quality of the Japanese food is really good and  they offered convenience and proximity for hungry stomachs and Parking is FREE

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With My BikeShop Too, located at Midview City, we are  situated a stone’s throw from Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh and rong cheng

Imperial Treasure. Seems like F&B is never far from us. FREE Parking on Saturdays and 1st hour free on weekdays

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At My Bike Shop newest location – 213 Henderson Rd, a new neighbour FUEL has set up shop. They are linked to Coffee Bandits (Mobile coffee and snack on a truck) and this place is cool. Serving western cuisine. The place has a nice friendly atmosphere. Parking is not free but the location is very close to the CBD. We will give you S$2 off your next cuppa at Fuel next door (They open 9am to 3pm), photo_2016-07-02_19-16-45just grab that voucher slip from our Store IC – Denis Joe.  Denis is now stationed at 213 Henderson and he has a new team of mechanics (Sumantrie and Yan) are supporting him for your bike needs.

 

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We spoke to the owners and they are very down to earth folks and really taking the steps to have a fixed F&B along with their mobile food truck.

What are the MUST Try? Crispy Poach eggs and Pork Tacos. I must say the coffee is good.

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Offering foldable bikes at that S$500 level THAT offers global make and quality

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We need the exercise and we love cycling!  We worked with our suppliers during this period and we lined up a few sub S$450 – S$550 price tag foldables that must meet below criterion:

  • Global brand
  • FIVE years warranty
  • Optional Fenders and Rear rack (Hey its rainy season and at least there are affordable upgrades)
  • Has at least 6 speeds
  • Designed with folding joints that won’t hurt your fingers
  • Take rider weights of at least 105kg
  • Priced between S$450 – S$550

So here is our lineup (unless stated, prices are without fenders and rack):

TernLink B7, stepped down from Link C7 ( no front luggage truss mount) at S$499, 7 2015Link B7speeds.

Bickerton Portables – the widest line up with  16 inch Junction 1406 S$450. Limited units of the Green. Admiralty blue running low on stocks

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or 20 inch Junction 1306 6 speeds at S$450 (without fenders and rack)

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DahonRoute 7 speeds at S550 with fenders Route 2016

So many reasons you buy a foldable bike from us.

So, times could get hard and weather could get wet but the haze has gone away and with a average ownership of a well designed foldable that you would own and ride for 2 years. That’s only a less than S$20/mth for TWO years (or 67 cents a day investment) small footprint, comes with gears and gives you plenty of natural endorphins each time you cycle. Do the maths, you’d understand why you should buy a reputable brand – it’s truly affordable now.

Read what https://mybikeshopsg.com/2016/01/10/what-happens-when-you-want-something-better/