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1st May Shenanigans

1st May used to be the day for Brompton owners in Singapore and the region to come together to have a morning of fun and reminiscing. 2018’s was no different, except that it was organised and run by another group of like-minded Brompton owners. Not as huge a turnout as previous years but still, it was a promise made to fellow riders and we just couldn’t bear to disappoint them.

Let the images speak for itself.

With this ride, it will be some time before I get back onto the saddle. Till the next ride…

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Start of the holidays…

It’s the holidays.

What else except to ride out for food a day before flying off to the Land of the Rising Sun?

The same evening, headed out for a training ride, knowing that it’s going to be 2 weeks of non-riding.

Popped by Missus’ favourite shop for her dinner.

Till I return…

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Keep on riding…

Finally the busy period at work is over. Things are going slow for a while so there’s some time out for a couple of rides.

Fiddled around for some nicer shots of the B after upgrading.

Broke a kitchenware and had to head out to get a replacement. Didn’t want to drive so rode out instead.

On the way back after shopping. Scorching afternoon but am I glad to have cycled out instead of driving.

Made it back with the stuff in that orange storage bag.

Till another month.

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In the month of July 2017…

With fasting month over, time to get back onto the saddle.

Not an ideal day out for a recess ride. Gloomy and overcast. Turned back immediately with the showers coming in.

One of those days where I get to bike home from work. At the same time, conducting a recce for an upcoming ride. Gorgeous evening it was.

Used to stay at the town in the background. Lovely memories there.

Well, it’s getting late. Time to zoom home, with another 20-odd clicks to go.

Did a group ride with a bunch of B pals. No agenda and route. Just riding around till where it takes us.

The ride took us to an abandoned housing town which is slated for demolition to make way for newer housings. Rustic place with a lot of character.

July had been fun. Wish it will continue in the months to come.

Till the next time, ciao.

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First half of 2017

The first half of 2017 was an exciting period. On the cycling front, I sold off 3 of the Bromptons, keeping only the S2EX. The P6R and H6R were sold because (1) we don’t tour with our bikes anymore and (2) the Missus has to lay off cycling completely due to the recurring lower back strain while cycling. Rather than keeping them, I might as well let them go to other owners who will make use of them more. I hate to let go of the P6R as it was my first Brompton, it’s buttery smooth and I had it all set up even for commuting purposes. The M6R was exchanged for a Tyrell FX (pictured here) in a 1-to-1 swap. Loved the Racing Green on the M6R but the allure of a foldable mini velo is even more attractive. 

So here’s what remaining of the bikes: a Brompton S2EX, a Lynskey Sportive Disc and a Tyrell FX.


Purchased a saddle bag from a local maker, sixrollingwheels. Quality products at an affordable price. Ended up buying another 2 more for the other 2 bikes.

Sent the S2EX in for a full mod of the parts, 3 years after having it. A spur of the moment decision and boy, am I happy with the mods done, although it tore a hole in the pocket. At this juncture, only the frame, stem, front fork, rear triangle and crank are stock. Now, it is a R(riser bar)S(S-stem)2EX.


After leading a community ride for the local Brompton group, stopped by for some food for the Missus. Took the opportunity to snap a shot of the upgraded Brompton. 


Love the new minimalist look of the upgraded cockpit.

Before the start of the fasting month, I took the B out again for another training ride. 


Popped by a supermarket to grab some stuff. The B is equally at home in a tight environment. 

Found that in recent rides, I have been maxed out on the 54T. So, I decided to upgrade the crank from a 54T to a 56T oval crank. Full mods done.


Side view of the fully modded B. Must say that even though it is the fasting month, I’m still able to keep to an average rolling speed of 19km/h and even reached a maximum speed of 38km/h on this 2-speeder. 

Cycling will resume when fasting month is over. It will be a mixture of hosting community rides and individual rides. 

Cheers. 

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What had happened thus far?

Some days, when there are too many curve balls thrown at you, you just got to grab the bike and head out, just so you can release all the pent-up energy.

Along this ride, I found an old village, the last of its kind in an urban city.

A few weeks ago, a few of us Bromtpon owners volunteered to be bike marshalls for a charity ride. Here, we are waiting for the flag off.  

PS: Love that Lynskey.

After marshalling duties, it is time to head home. One of the things I love about Brompton is its compact fold and ability to bring the onboard a train without taking up much space. 

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First Ride After Two Months of Hiatus

Two months since the last ride. Finally I got back onto the saddle and also to prepare for an upcoming ride as a ride marshal.

Slow ride around the neighbourhood. 

The next day, on the road again for a ride with some cycling buddies to a local bicycle fair.


On the way home, did some shopping for the home. The S-Bag held 3 packets of rice, 2 cartons of milk and some knick-knacks from the bicycle fair. 

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