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Saturday, October 14, 2006 

Uniquely Singaporean 3

Seeing this contraption along East Coast Park reminded me of the many motorized bicycles which were recently the rage with aspiring motorcycle enthusiasts who could not afford a motorcycle. Funny how they all seemed to fall into a certain demographic – older men (perhaps reliving their youth).

These illegally motorised bikes are often decked out with tacky modifications... car-like spoilers, hi-fi systems, flashing lights, flags etc. It was a relief when the local authorities declared them illegal on the roads – along with their bike kits came an alarming Hellrider bravado making them a menace to real motorists.

This specimen was different though. I'd have thought a motor would lie under all his gizmos, but it seemed to be pure leg work powering the bike. With the prices of cars in Singapore, it's no wonder ordinary citizens are resorting to more exotic forms of transportation.

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Haha! This is the first time I've ever seen such a "modification".

Great series. LUV IT!

May I please share this picture with my tri-blog buddies?

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