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Vintage bicycles have a loyal following in Singapore

Published on Jan 5, 2013 8:05 AM
The vintage classic bicycle group Old Steelers cycles every Sunday, starting from Sin Ming Industrial Estate. Members of the group, from left to right, Mr Desmond Tan, 30, who works in retail design, Mr Poon Kng Joo, 56, who runs vintage car restoration company Soek Seng Motor, Mr Peter Chay, a civil servant who declined to reveal his age, Mr Clarence Ng, who works in the airline industry, Mr Lionel Lim, 35, self employed, and Mr Eddie Tan, 42, who is an engineer. -- ST PHOTO: CHERYL FAITH WEE

Some cyclists here are in a spin over clunky, out-of-production bikes from yesteryear.

Vintage bicycles - dating roughly from the 1980s and before - are becoming trendy with some riders here.

At least two cycling groups dedicated to them have sprung up in the last three years or so: Old Steelers and Eroica Singapore, made of about 20 regular cyclists each.

They hit the road every Sunday on now-obsolete models of European bicycle brands such as De Rosa from Italy and Raleigh from Britain.

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