I already told you about my time in Singapore and the great people I’ve met. I’ve also checked out some bike stores. One oft hem was Cycle Project Store. A local 8bar dealer. I guess I’ve spend several hours in that store discussing about bikes and cycling with Dalbert and Sherwin. The guys also disassembled my bike, cleaned everything and put a few new parts on. Now it’s ready to rock again!
If you’re ever in Singapore, check out the store. They got some beautiful bikes in there and they always like to chat about them. It’s also a meeting point for several cyclists. So just drop by and enjoy the atmosphere.
1. How did you get the idea to start cycle project store?
It started out as a hobby that turned into an addiction. We were always looking for new and cool fixed gear stuff to buy but unable to get them in local bike stores.
2. Why did you decide to focus on fixed gear?
Riding a fixed gear is very different from any other bikes, it makes the rider feel very connected with their bikes and adds joy to the ride. We wanted to encourage more people to pick up fixed gear riding and remove the stereotype that fixed gear is dangerous. Also to provide the fixed gear community with quality bikes (such as 8bar) and good components.
3. What aim do you want to reach with cycle project store?
We would like to remove the stigma among riders of all kinds on riding a fixed gear bicycle and continue providing good service and quality components for our customers.
4. How do you think the fixed gear scene in Singapore will develop?
I think the fixed gear scene in Singapore will keep growing as the community right now is still pretty small.
5. What woud you recommend riders from abroad if they want to cycle in Singapore?
Just do it! It will be a different way to view the city but just be careful drivers are still not so friendly with cyclists on the roads.
6. What are your future plans?
We plan to expand cycle project store to a bigger shop and provide servicing for different variety of bikes.