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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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Updates in 2016 (as of June)

Good day to all. It has been a long break for me from here ever since the last entry. The last 2 years was a hectic time at work, restructuring and refocusing on the direction, vision and mission.
Nonetheless, there was still time set aside for some exploration on the wonderful Brompton. Here are the updates from 2016 itself. Mid-2014 to end-2015 will have to be included in the next entry.

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Acquired the 4th Brompton in one of my favourite colours, Racing Green.

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Final look of the 4th Brompton after swapping out the H stem for a M stem and adding a rear rack.

The last year also saw my missus and I shifting to a new location.

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One of the many gorgeous sights the new area I shifted to has to offer.

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Took me some time remodelled the storage and display area for the Bromptons. This is after selling a Montague and an Alex Moulton.

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Been a while…

It has been a while since I posted. The month of April and May was hectic with work back to back. Nonetheless, I still managed to squeeze some time out for riding.

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Brought the nephew out for his first long distance ride on his fixie. Must saw he is doing great, averaging 12km/h for a total distance of slightly more than 11km.

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My last ride on Tannus tyres. Had planned to attempt a half island ride but abandoned the idea at the quarter mark due to the weather and these tyres.

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The first time I took the B along with me on the metro.

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Managed to catch the sunrise on another ride to a neighbouring town with the Missus, after both of us swapping out the Tannus for Marathons.

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Missus’ Dr Seuss against a field of lallangs.

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Missus’ reward for her first long distance ride after a long time.

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The local Brompton group, Brompton Riders @ Sg, celebrating its second annual Brompton Day where Brompton owners came together to ride together and network. We had close to 190 Bromptons turning up on that day.

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Met up with a few riding buddies for a ride for coffee and food. At the same time, conducted a post-mortem and forward planning for the following year’s anniversary and some upcoming events for the year.

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Reconed a route for a ride the riding buddies and I were hosting.

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The ride hosted by the riding buddies and I to a waterfront jetty.

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After the waterfront jetty, we headed to the last hot springs in the country.

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Managed to get hold of two pieces of these extremely hard 3rd-party suspension block. Ti B is now a hardtail.

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Cleaned the Ti B after a month of acquiring it from the previous owner. This B would have rode more than 10 times by both owners.

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The total distance and time taken for a recent ride with the riding buddies. Maximum speed reached for this ride was 30.6lm/h.

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After the recent ride with the riding buddies, and only less than 24 hours since it was cleaned. All muddy and wet.

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