The designer spirit of the brothers had them fall in love with the bicycle when it was chanced upon in Tokyo. The feel of the bike spoke of a simplicity of childhood cycling - a bike free of a multitude of specs. To Jolyn, the bicycles tell us to "rediscover the joy of cycling"!
Now armed with a mechanic, the shop opened its doors two and a half weeks ago and sports five models including two ladies models (grip gear and lever gear), a sports model and a fixie, all in a multitude of colours. These are pricey steel bicycles, near $1,000 in cost but they are selling - to designer and artist types, apparently, who can’t resist the pretty bikes!
I can imagine liking a bike, but these joy of cycling advocates went on to setup a shop! Well, we now have yet another bicycle type to encourage some Singaporeans to return to the saddle they abandoned for too long.
Tokyobike Singapore is located at 38-01 Haji Lane, Singapore 189231. Closed on Mondays, otherswise open from 1pm to 8pm, and an hour earlier on Fri and Sat. Web - Facebook - Twitter.
Drop by for a visit - they are friendly and respond enthusiastically to the simplest of questions. Cyclists are welcome to take a pit stop, refill water and take a test ride. Mind you, there is plenty to distract you in Haji Lane, and not least a well-fed cat peering out of a shop window!
See posts and good photos of the bicycles by others: