Who is Life Cycle? You might wonder. It’s a new kid on the block with big aspirations, no doubt. Opened in January 2011, Life Cycle a bicycle shop aimed at the urban cyclist. You’ll find bikes meant for Singaporean roads in this shop which stocks foldies and fixies. An integrated lifestyle concept started by Simon Siah, the bike shops not only stocks bikes from Dahon and Airwalk, but cycling apparel and bags by Swrve and Timbuk2.
Get Yo Fixed is one of the ways in which Life Cycle aims to promote their message in which cycling is a lifestyle, hobby and fraternity. Collaborating with PEONFX and Airwalk, Get Yo Fixed was held on a Friday night for people to get grips with one of the biggest niches in cycling, fixies.
Over 100 riders turned up to test ride Airwalk fixies, both on the road and on rollers. Certain people were new and curious about fixies, while others were veterans who came to try the new Airwalk frames.
Crank Arm Steady, the most prominent fixie group in Singapore, was also at the event. Yasin Rahim staged his large collection of monochrome photos of fixie riders with a half-face portrait of them. Equally important for Life Cycle was the launch of a new series of T-shirts by PEONFX. PEONFX is a local label that has international presence. Seven new T-shirts were launched at this event.
Right outside the shop, there were people doing wheelies, swipes and other tricks unique to fixies. It was a very interesting time for newcomers to the fixie addiction, as we saw how fixies are completely different from freewheeling bikes.
No doubt, the tricks we saw outside were done by people with years of experience on a fixie, with many hard falls and hard days training. Nonetheless, it was a nice sight to see something different from the general impression of what bikes do. This event was quite a fun and interesting one, and hopefully you can Get Yo Fixed again soon!