We here at Singapore BMX would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers throught the world a very Merry Christmas. Ride safe!
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
I was informed about this recently but a post on Facebook confirmed it all. Looks like it will be closed and once again, our youth who want to take part in races and want to practice will have nowhere else to go for that. Once again, sports takes a back seat to money. To be honest, it was not surprising
Monday, 17 December 2012
We were taking a look at some of our BMX Twitter feeds and we saw this new one from Profile Racing on their Twitter account. This was about four days back and it is simply titled: "The birth of the Profile 22mm spline drive sprocket". Interesting. No more sprocket bolts!
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Like we have said before, we love getting letters and emails from people because we can get to spread the BMX love far and wide. The problem is, BMX race parts in Singapore are pretty hard to get and very few bike-shops carry them, so I can understand this gentleman's frustration as we have faced it before as well. This email was received recently:
Need your assistance to refers to local bike shops that carries BMX bikes and parts. I'm looking for racer specific parts and accessories or do we have to import from US/UK since the BMX scene here is basically very much dead? Never see BMX so "dead" after 30 years of cycling............BTW this is for my son.............I'm more into road bikes, but once upon a time a big BMX fans for 13 over years
Any forums or shop list you can refers to will be great.
Thank You so Much!
We replied to his email and hopefully, the shops we listed would have what he needs. As for the scene being dead...
Posted by Alan at 12:36
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
We here at Singapore BMX get mails everyday and we always try to respond with offers of help or referrals. We got this mail recently. Sounds pretty exciting:
Hello. My name is (name deleted) and I would like to find out if you would be interested in working with us..
We are planning on bringing a group of 6 Professional BMX Rides (Freestyle - Park and Dirt) to Asia at the end of December/beginning of January. The group will comprise of 6 international Pro BMX riders (from USA, Germany, Spain, UK and France) and will spend at least 1 week in Singapore.
Our plan is to start in Singapore and then travel through Asia. We would be very interested in performing for shows, and/or offering workshops for the local riders. As such, we are reaching out to you to understand your level of interest in working with us.
Please let us know of your initial thoughts and ideas.
I'd be very happy to share more details. My numbers are listed below. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
We told them we would be happy to work with them. They were happy about it and they said that they would be in touch.
Remember...keep those emails coming in! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Alan at 12:45
We are always on the lookout for good BMX bars that one can use for racing. I was recently alerted on these bars by a friend of mine in the USA, a company by the name of Fiend BMX. These bars look pretty good and are plenty wide to handle BMX racing. Specifications of these bars are:
8.75″ rise, 28.5″ width, 12 degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 1.7 lbs; 13 butted heat-treated 4130 chromoly. ED Black, Embryo Red, Embryo Green and Chrome
8.5″ rise, 28.7″ width, 12 degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 1.6 lbs; 13-butted heat-treated 4130 Chromoly. ED Black, Embryo Red, Embryo Green and Chrome
8.25″ rise, 28.5″ width, 12 degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 1.5 lbs; 13-butted heat-treated 4130 chromoly. ED Black , Embryo Green, Embryo Red, and Chrome
Not too bad eh?