The Straits Times
Published on Jan 05, 2013

Vintage bicycles have a loyal following in Singapore


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.