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  1. Sgspurs

    Foldable bicycle

    Thinking of getting a foldable bike...for running errands nearby, exercise and perhaps in future commuting to work since my workplace is about 5km from my home. Any recommendations ? Must be able to fold into very compact to store in house and car. Also one that can provide a comfortable ride. Thanks !
  2. Are cyclists getting out of hand these days? We'd say so as more and more videos of cyclists ignoring traffic rules and getting angry with other road users have been surfacing. It doesn't help as COVID has encouraged more people to workout, with cycling fast becoming one of the more popular choices/excuses to get out of the house. According to SG Road Vigilante, this incident between 2 cyclists and the camera car happened on 30th August 2020 at 17:15 along east coast road. As the road is a single lane road, SGRV claims that the camera car wanted to overtake and horned at the cyclists that he/she is proceeding with an overtaking maneuver. Unfortunately, the cyclist wasn't happy and started some 'ah-beng taunting' actions. Do you think the cyclists in the videos are self-entitled? Or do you reckon the driver should have just queued up and drove slowly behind them? Let us know!
  3. chitchatboy

    Silly cyclist crashes into stationary van

    A van has been injured in this accident due to a cyclist's silly carelessness. Jokes aside, this is quite an unfortunate incident whereby a cyclist smashed into the back of a Toyota Hiace van which was stationary along one of Old Airport Road's traffic junction. The accident happened in the wee hours of the morning, with the cyclist apparently beating a red light at the previous junction as traffic was light. With the need to go as fast possible, he likely chose keep his gaze low on the road to be as aerodynamic as possible without realising that the van that he was about to crash into had actually stopped at the upcoming traffic junction. Thankfully, the cyclist survived but he sure looked quite messed up. We hope he recovers well! P.S. SG Road Vigilante's video thumbnail might be slightly disturbing for some. Viewer discretion advised!
  4. We wonder if these group of cyclists are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing when they ride in such a large group.. Posted by the people from SG Road Vigilante on 7th of Aug 2020 is a video of a large group of cyclist riding together seriously before a crash causes a chain collision of bicycles. Some of us might find the accident funny while some would be shocked at how dangerous riding on the road could be. We just hope that everyone recovers well from their fall. Of course, such a post will put netizens into a commenting frenzy where everyone will be slamming the cyclists for road-hogging and riding in a group of more than five. Do you feel that these large gatherings should be stopped? Or do you feel that more and more cyclists are taking advantage of our roads? Let us know...
  5. Does anyone know if the height of a car + roof rack + bicycle on roof can clear the Causeway and/or Tuas 2nd Link into Malaysia? Many thanks..
  6. The_Bear

    Got bicycle, will travel.

    I remember one of the happiest and most exciting time when I was a kid was when my parents bring us cycling at East Coast Park on weekends. The rush of speed and sense of adventure that the 2 wheels can bring. Nearly 4 decades later, I finally got myself a bicycle and it has been another adventure on 2 wheels for the last few months. First I rode around the estate, then to the next estate. 10km became 20km. 20 became 40. Before I knew it, I wanted to do a round the island. And round the island I did, alone, with my bicycle. It's about 125km if u ask. This article, I wish to provide some basic information to anyone who is interested in getting their first bicycle after a long long time and getting on the road to anywhere. I am not an expert but I have done some kilometeres on my bicycle the last few months. There are a wealth of information on bicycle and cycling by experts and people who knows much more on the net. I am sharing my personal experience of starting off on the bike for someone who started with zero knowledge. 1) Type of Bicycle Depending on who you ask, buying a bicycle can be as easy as buying an apple from NTUC or as complicated as buying a car. I will keep it simple here. Get a Hybrid. With all the different classifications of bikes, it seems a daunting task to choose one that suits your need. Thinking we are clever, we go google. Head explodes. Let me make it simple. Most of us will be planning to ride on the PCN, around the estate, try to stay off the road, on the pavement, sometimes on the grass patch. A hybrid is all you need. It is versatile and basic for beginners. You might want to move on to more specific types later on depending on your interest. Most people tends to gravitate towards Mountain Bike because they think it is the one bike fits all solution. It is not wrong but the way I see it, a hybrid makes more sense for beginner cyclist in SG. Everything else being equal, a hybrid is easier to ride with it's slimmer tyres and upright position. Tyre width of 32-40mm seems to be a good trade off between comfort and rolling resistant for a beginner. Most of the hybrids are 700c diameter. Which is sort of equilvalent to 29". 2) Brand / Price (it is not THAT expensive) After getting your first bike, there are 2 ways this could go. If you liked it, this will not be your last bike. If you don't like it, this will be your last bike. What I want to say is don't overspend on the first bike. You can pick up a Hybrid from NTUC and GIANT(the supermarket) for less than $300. I wouldn't advise. There are many affordable hybrids from reputable brands such as TREK, POLYGON, GIANT(not the supermarket), MERIDA etc. They will do bike fitting for you and some basic set up. You could get a very decent (but basic) bike for less than $1k. I am riding a Polygon Heist 2 which cost less than $600. You can see it here http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2705946-got-bicycle-will-travel/?p=6202970. I linked the OZ website because it has more details. SG dealer's website http://store.rodalink.com.sg/2016-heist-2.0-26/ Notice I don't talk much about bike weight. Many purists will see it as an important criteria. Even the ignorant will echo this sentiment. Light weight is good, if u intend to go really fast and far. For every Kg shaved, the cost goes up exponentially. Most of the bikes mentioned afore is in the range of 12-14kg. Not exactly light. I dun want to sound rude but with the rider, most of the weight penalty is the rider. In a way, a heavier bike makes u push harder thus losing the KGs faster. One stone, 2 birds. 3) Components The key word among enthuaist, professionals And the show-offs. Shimano, Shimano and more Shimanos. I have no doubts these are critical. But for a beginner, keep it simple. Entry level components will do the trick. 4) Accessories 2 words - 淘宝. Lights, bags, bells, bottle cages. Search 自行车, thats what they call it in China. Front lights - You can generalize under 2 categories a) To be seen - Increases your visibilty to other road users. Preferably blinking. Usually lower powered and small. B) To see ahead - This is where u start talking serious lumens. I dun recommend to get from taobao as my experience is that their power source is still unreliable. We dun really need a powerful front beam in SG riding but I need to admit I have a fetish for flashlights. A good flash light with high output, endurance and linear delivery will set u back $120 - $200. I am using a Bontrager 700 lumens. I like overkill. Frankly, 100lumens is sufficient for general riding in SG. Really. Back light - As a driver, I hate low vis cyclist. So I have at least 2 rear lights. Flashing to increase visibilty and non-flashing for others to easier judge my speed and path. I have another smaller one on my helmet as it is the highest point and most visible from far. Bike Computer - Not necessary but I like numbers. Cateye Velo wireless is a simple and robust unit. About $50+ including set up and installation. 5) Attire PT kit. Avoid shorts with too loose crotch as it can get caught on the seat front. Leave the spandex, clip ons to the professionals. You are not going that fast and far yet. Other than Taobao, Decathlon is a good place to pick up those stuffs. Helmet, glove, padded pants etc. Wear bright clothings, that is common sense. It gives you the excuse to wear that gaudy orange Tee or that shocking pink top you always wanted to release your inner Ah Lian. 6) Storage and Transport Again Taobao. Free standing bicycle racks. I have a pole mounted stand for 2 bikes. For transport, Saris bike rear bike rack. After some practics, i can mount the rack and 2 bikes with my missus in 6.5 minutes. Yes, bicycles can be a hassle to store in our pigeon hole but that is the way it is. 7) Make a plan, go somewhere. I live in Sembawang. Everywhere is far. It is no fun cycling in circles. I made plans to go somewhere. Semabwang beach - Yishun - Woodlands waterfront - Coney Island - Changi Village. Each time further, looping back via East Coast and town. Go somewhere, eat something. You will be surprised how much more u see on 2 wheels. 8) and finally, be safe and ride safe. Here are some of the latest guideline from the Gov. https://www.gov.sg/factually/content/how-are-we-keeping-our-footpaths-cycling-paths-and-roads-safe http://www.todayonline.com/lifestyle/laws-cyclists-ought-know Eventually, you might get on the road. It is faster and in a way, safer on certain stretches. Ride like the way you would want other riders to be when you drive. I hope all this will make it easier to get started on cycling for someone looking to do it. The main thing here is not to overthink about the bicycle and stuffs but to just get a bike and cycle the shit out of it. From there on, it will be another journey of discovery to your next bike.
  7. As per subject, where got the best deal for 26" mountain bicycle? me looking for around $100 or less, basic model, will have to add a small rear seat + front basket so that I could ferry my eldest son (P3) next year in the morning to his school.
  8. Didn't know that cyclists below 16 year old are not allowed to ride motorised bicycle. Effective 1 Jan 2011, penalties include court action for some offenses which are currently not an offense. Max speed limit with power assistance - 25kmph. Above 25kmph, use your kaki power Please share this information to your friends and families who possess or intend to possess a motorised bicycle. Heavier Penalties for Motorised Bicycle Offences 1 From 1 January 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will impose heavier penalties on cyclists and retailers of motorised bicycles that do not meet LTA's technical requirements. Most of the fines will be doubled for errant cyclists and suppliers. Cyclists will face a fine ranging from $100 to $500, up from the current fines of $50 to $200. Retailers will face more severe penalties, with fines starting from $500. (Please refer to the Annex A for the full list of enhanced penalties for various offences.) 2 LTA will roll out a public education programme to educate suppliers and cyclists on safety requirements of motorised bicycles and on how to identify approved models. Posters and brochures will be distributed to community centres, foreign worker dormitories as well as motorised bicycle retailers (Please refer to Annex B for the safety requirements and Annex C for examples of a motorised bicycle that meets LTA's technical requirements versus an illegal model.) 4 Mr Colin Lim, LTA's Group Director for Vehicle and Transit Licensing said, "For the safety of cyclists and other road users, only low-powered models of motorised bicycles which are approved by LTA and affixed with an LTA seal, are allowed on public roads. With the increase in offences relating to illegal motorised bicycles over the last two years, we see a need to enhance both public education and the penalty framework to stress the importance of safety related to the use of motorised bicycles." 5 Members of the public can visit www.onemotoring.com.sg or call LTA at 1800 CALL LTA (1800 2255 582) to obtain information on the requirements before purchasing and using a motorised bicycle.
  9. as shown above , thanks!
  10. Nonpareil

    Talk about lucky escape..

    http://youtu.be/fmnABODVFl0 This guy on the bicycle must be thanking his lucky stars to escape unscathed from this accident. This aside, looking at videos on youtube, russian and chinese drivers are insane!
  11. Kingkong

    Where to repair bicycle

    Hi MCFers, where can I send a cheap children bicycle for repair. The chain keep coming off. Thanks!
  12. Duckduck

    Folding bikes

    Im thinking of getting a folding bike & narrowed down to brompton & dahon. anyone with experience with either & care to share?
  13. Raymondism

    Cyclist riding on expressway

    http://transport.asiaone.com/news/general/story/cyclist-spotted-riding-along-mce-during-morning-rush-hour SINGAPORE - A cyclist was seen pedalling on the road shoulder of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) this morning. A Stomp reader told the citizen journalism website that he had thought it was a motorcyclist. He said it was during the morning rush hour at about 8.30am when he noticed the cyclist entering the MCE from the East Coast Parkway (ECP) towards the city. He told Stomp: "Initially, at the first glance it looked like a motorcyclist, but I was shocked to realise it was a cyclist pedaling on the road shoulder! "I hope LTA can do something about this incident." Cyclists here face a fine of $20 for riding on an expressway, which is against the Road Traffic (Expressway Traffic) Rules.
  14. Singapore is working towards becoming a bike-friendly city. If you happen to pass by places such as Punggol Park or East Coast Park, you will see many cyclists, even some with their own group jerseys. Joining a cycling group is also a way to widen your circle of friends and to share the passion of cycling with others. Cycling is an environmentally friendly mode of transport that is increasingly popular in Singapore, especially for short trips - as part of the daily commute to work, to the MRT station or bus interchange, or for intra-town travel. Besides being economical and convenient, cycling also offers many health benefits, bringing riders closer to nature and the outdoors. While there are many low cost bicycles available in Singapore, Louis Garneau bicycles offer more value and quality. Louis Garneau Bicycles and their advantages Anyone can find their perfect bicycle with Louis Garneau as it offers a wide range of bicycles such as road bikes, mountain bikes, mini-velos, folding bikes as well as children bikes. Those looking for more performance can also consider its range of carbon frames. The Canadian bike manufacturer brings the best in quality and materials with great bike frame geometry to maximise its riders' athletic performance either on the road or off the beaten track. All its bicycles from children bikes onwards are made from quality aluminium and equipped with components such as transmission and brakes of higher-level bicycles. While retaining their performance heritage, Louis Garneau bicycles place the rider in a comfortable position for even greater and better peripheral vision. Agile yet confidence-inspiring handling is well-suited for a vast number of uses, from fitness training to weekend leisure rides and commuting to and from work. Louis Garneau Louis Garneau is not a greenhorn to the industry and its bicycles have been around for some 15 years now. It also provides cycling equipment to several professional cycling teams around the globe, and this year, the Garneau-Quebecor UCI Continental team will be racing on them. Louis Garneau began his company in 1983 making custom cycling clothing with his wife in a garage. The Canadian brand now does business all over the world, and has since expanded into all manner of products, from helmets and shoes to complete bikes and accessories. It is also the second largest bicycle brand in Japan, with around 1.2 million bikes manufactured every year. Louis Garneau is distributed by Trimen Ventures Pte Ltd in Singapore and its range of products can be found at the following authorised retailers: 1) Bikelink2 Pte Ltd 11 Woodlands Close, Woodlands 11 #01-21, Singapore 737853 Tel: 6694 4733 2) T3 Bicycle Gears Pte Ltd 79 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455219 Tel: 6441 6828 3) T3 Bicycle Gears Pte Ltd 805 Bukit Timah Road, #01-06 Sixth Avenue Centre, Singapore 279883 Tel: 6468 5606 4) Wheeler's Yard 28 Lor Ampas, Singapore 328781 Tel: 6254 9128
  15. Genie47

    Park connector bicycle routes

    See this here. http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?opt...s&Itemid=74 If all of them are linked, it will be a really a good network. If LCK road is an aircraft runway, these park connectors can also serve as avenues for troop movement in defence! Think about it. Bicycle light infantry fully loaded and be called to any part of the island!
  16. Two-wheeled revolution: Pyongyang installs bike lanes In a bid to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents, authorities in the North Korean capital have installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares in the city. POSTED: 14 Jul 2015 11:55 SEOUL: North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around. Bicycles are an expensive but popular mode of transport for many in an impoverished and reclusive country where private car ownership, although on the rise, is still rare. They are often used by women to transport goods to semi-tolerated markets, where one of the most common services sold for profit is bicycle repair. Concrete paving stones on some long stretches of pavement in the central area of Pyongyang have been replaced by a strip of smooth cycle path marked with white outlines of bicycles, according to photos seen by Reuters. One image from early July showed a freshly laid bicycle path leading to the towering 105-storey Ryugyong hotel, the uprooted paving stones still on the pavement. North Korean cyclists are not supposed to ride on urban roads and have for years used an unmarked narrow strip of pavement shared with pedestrians, residents and visitors said. "This causes a lot of accidents and collisions and as a result people ride slowly and ring their bells very frequently," said Simon Cockerell of Beijing-based Koryo Tours, which takes Western tourists into North Korea. Pyongyang - the name of the showpiece capital means "flat lands" - is geographically bicycle-friendly, but has in the past introduced and then lifted bans on bikes in the city centre. Cockerell said the number of cyclists in Pyongyang appears to have increased by roughly 50 percent in the past few years, although the thought of riding a bike might be unsophisticated for many image-conscious Pyongyang residents. "They are not the most common form of transport for the average Pyongyang resident and many people I have spoken to about bikes there - mostly men - have scoffed at the idea that they would ride a bike," said Cockerell, whose company offers bicycle tours of North Korea. - Reuters/rw Article from : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/two-wheeled-revolution/1982720.html
  17. Darthrevan

    Singapore still lacks the ride stuff

    Pupils of a primary school in Sengkang chain their bicycles to railings as they are not allowed to park them in the school. Such attitudes need to change so people are encouraged to use bicycles for transport. More than 500 cities in the world have bicycle-sharing schemes. Singapore is not among them. Although the Government announced bold plans last month to build a staggering 700km of cycling paths by 2030 - the equivalent of cycling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and back - that alone will not make Singapore a cycling city. We have fallen behind other cities that actively promote cycling as a mode of transport. There are various reasons why we should pedal hard to catch up. Cycling is a green option that can be an efficient people-mover for transport planners. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-still-lacks-the-ride-stuff-20131109
  18. Replying to media enquiries, LTA also said, “We are currently embarking on a sizable scale of expansion projects for passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. Coordination is very important.” “We should have better internal coordination for this new bicycle path along Yishun Central, to discover earlier the need of a new bus-stop along the same stretch of road,” it said. Again, stressing that it was an isolated incident, it said, “This is an isolated incident. Nonetheless, we have used it as an example to improve coordination between different projects, so as to avoid inconvenience and concerns.” http://www.tremeritus.com/2015/01/19/new-bicycle-lane-demolished-upon-completion-by-lta/ I wonder how many more goes unnoticed and unreported?
  19. Any opinion if some good and expensive($100 plus) bicycle locks are need or just waste money? example: u shape steel (from trek bicycle shop) + double big chain with hardest yale lock is enough to secure 1.5k bicycle at some mrt bicycle slot near city area.
  20. Ha.ha.ha.. orbigoot. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/cyclist-loses-clash-bus-driver-133235457.html
  21. Almost accident. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/driver-nearly-crashes-into-cyclist-who-makes-dangerous-swerve-without-even
  22. Hi. I am new to leisure cycling. I know there is this website called togoparts but I'm not familiar with the people there and don't wish to do the usual minimum post count before creating a topic. I'm sure there is a sizable group of cyclists in MCF. Just wondering where I can get my hydraulic disc brakes bleeded? How much does it cost roughly? I'm staying in the east and will hope to have a bike shop recommendation. I tried asking a bike shop in bedok called teck hock Hin and was told that he is very busy till late September. ZZzzzz. Maybe brakes bleeding is not a lucrative type of business and is frowned upon by the shop owners. I'm hesitant to go those very old fashioned uncle bicycle shop cos I got a feel that they won't know how to service. Any suggestions please? Pls advise cost too Thanks!
  23. Blackseal

    Lexus Bicycle From LFA Factory

  24. New_Atlantis

    White bicycle along coastal road.

    Recently while driving on coastal road, i have noticed a white bicycle chained to a tree, with little flowers and plants sticking out. I just found out that it is a memorial to the cyclist that were killed along that road. http://ghostbikes.org/ oh the irony, i just saw a new accident sign, looking for witness located 10 meters from this white bike. The funny thing is, even with this somber reminder i still see riders cyclist riding two across and worst sometimes 3 across. they still think they are on their grandfathers road. i wonder if a more direct approach is needed to drill some road manners into these cyclist. examples of banners 1) ABC undertakers! 50% discount for all cyclist on this road. 2) Singapore liver foundation, a big thank you to all the cyclist for you weekly donations. 3) MBS, feeling lucky?? why not come to our casino! we have better odds!
  25. Hi all, I am staying in west cck area and work in the east at expo changi area. I gain quite abit of weight these past few years of course bcos of good foods and alway drive in the car no matter where I go even to market which is only 800m away. I had been thinking to buy a bicycle to ride to work instead of driving ... so to save cost as well as to lose some weight and keep fit.... but I worry to few things What are the best route to take to go from cck to changi expo? How to reduce the risk involve and reduce the nuisance caused to other road users? I'm a driver too and I do realise how dangerous it will be to ride on road....manyway I could avoid the road but still can reach changi??