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!

 

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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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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MBS Tuneup card is NOW more than just inner tube support

MBS Card announcement

When we launched our new bike support policy, we laid out what most owners of new bikes would need – peace of mind that bike support will be there for basic services. We have now extended this card to benefit holders of these cards with:

  • Additional 5% discount on accessories purchase
  • 50% discount on labour for installation work, excluding basic and full servicing
  • Priority RSVP to MBS workshops
  • Applicable from 1 July 2016

Exclusions:

Cannot be exchanged for cash

Cannot be combined with other promotions

Discounts cannot be applied on promotional items

RECAP of 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.

 

 

 

 

 

What happens when you want something better in a folding bike after you looked at Entry level bikes?

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Why 750 - 799

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Come the launch of the JDM Dahon Boardwalk. Price S$699 ( S$650 launch price) this bike has that classic and Japanese infused chic

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We have been moving good quantities of folding bikes in the the S$750 – S$800 category. The brands we ranged all come with minimum 5 years warranty against manufacturing defects (Omnipax come with 2 years) and they look good and come with better specs that result in better roll, better grips, less flex and you can have the options of adding front truss and rear racks easily.

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Feedback from many of our customers point out plusher ride, better rolling, big apple tiressturdier handlepost but for some, they say – cannot feel the difference. That’s why at MBS, we encourage our customers to come dressed for bike trials and you can decide for yourself.

 

 

 

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.

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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.