If you've never heard of the proverb "Necessity is the mother of all invention", then probably you might not be aware of this fantastic new kind of bicycle called the ElliptiGO, it is basically a bicycle that is powered not by the standard and usual way of pedalling, but you actually need to 'run' on it to make it move. If you have ever used an elliptical trainer machine in the gym to exercise, then imagine that same movement and principal but with the addition of two 20" wheels to enable it to move.
The ElliptiGO is the brainchild of former U.S. Marine and Ironman triathlete Bryan Pate, ElliptiGo, Inc.'s CEO, when in 2005, he lost his a...
The Better For Riding With
After last week’s tongue-in-cheek story about 5 Reasons NOT To Buy A New Bike Online In Singapore, I was given the idea for a follow-up story on why you should buy a used bike instead. Of course, chief amongst the reasons would be price. But there’s also:
1. More value for money
As mentioned by the TGP member who goes by the nickname albatross, very often, the used bike you are eyeing has had component upgrades or replacements, often with parts from higher-performing groups.
So unless you have a problem with getting more for your money, you’ll appreciate not needing to shell out your hard-saved money for bet...
In Search of A Better Ride
Hardly anyone ever comes up with a list like this. After all, everyone knows that the best way to encourage someone to do something is to discourage them from doing it. The more forbidden the fruit is, the sweeter it’ll taste am I right?
The truth is, once an avid cyclist has his or her mind set on buying a new bike, online or otherwise, hardly anything in the world will disrupt that train of thought. You, me and just about everyone on this website has experienced the red mist that comes over our eyes when the stars of disposable income and a bling new bike cross, sealing our wallets' fate.
With that in mind, there are some hidden ...
Start from the top
With a little investment of time in upgrading your skills, you won’t have to pay your local bike mechanic to perform the most basic of tasks. Simply check out my guide to turn yourself into a home mechanic with wicked skillz and keep your bike running well in between component upgrades.
1. Adjusting your cockpit
Of course, first of all, you should learn the most basic skill of all - wrenching. At your disposal should be the ability to tighten or loosen bolts and screws using quality allen wrenches or screwdrivers.
First, a golden rule when it comes to tightening or loosening screws or bolts – make sure the tip of yo...
Many of you would be familiar with Wheeler's Yard, the little (okay not so little) corner off the PCN in Balestier that is a bike shop, café, chillax place and more. Already well-known for the great food and even greater ambience, Wheeler's Yard has earned the affection of cyclists and non-cyclists for being the place to be when you want to step away from the bustling world.
Its rustic charm is created by the use of a large barnyard looking warehouse within which sits a full bike shop and café. The front of Wheeler's Yard faces the PCN and large storm canal that it runs along, giving it a certain park-like feel that takes your mind out of...