Athletes and their machines: A sleek machine made for speed

National cyclist Calvin Sim talks about the different parts of his carbon-fibre road bike.

In the second of a multi-part, fortnightly series which explores the relationship between athletes and their equipment, Rohit Brijnath speaks to national cyclist Calvin Sim about his bicycle

The bicycle reminds us of Pele's kick, a legendary American cheat, bell-ringing milkmen and ET in a basket going past the moon. It's also the aerodynamic, human-powered, $12,000-piece of stylish racing technology that's hanging from the ceiling of a Hougang flat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2019, with the headline 'A sleek machine made for speed'. Print Edition | Subscribe