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Old 15th November 2014, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Must a road bike always ride on roads in singapore,can we ride on pavement also? Really curious.cuz my mum say riding on road is too dangerous and dont allow be to get a bicycle😰😰

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Re: road bike

technically yes. By law, cyclists are not allowed to ride on pedestrian lanes unless otherwise stated. And in fact, the police conducted a a crackdown recently and gave warnings and fines to cyclists caught on pedestrain lanes.

but if you notice, many cyclists continue to cycle on pedestrian lanes anyway....

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Re: road bike

It's a road bike.. Road bikes are meant to be fast. No point buying an expensive road bike and cycle on the pavement.

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Re: road bike

Both pedestrians and cars hate cyclists. So the safe, practical thing to do as a cyclist is : take whichever is less crowded in that area. Of course, you need to practice safe cycling habits, whether on the pavement or on the road.

Ang moh cyclists use the roads (as described in the Singapore law, in which bikes are not supposed to be on pavements at all), but unlike Singaporeans who (mostly) keep to the extreme left lane of the roads (ie. straddling between pavement and road), ang moh cyclists regard themselves (ie. cyclists, as provided by the law) as having equal rights and status as cars (as is the case in their home countries). While that's officially legal in Singapore, that's just not Singapore culture, and so road rage cases happen when ang moh cyclists use roads as if they were cars, and Singapore drivers get pissed off that the ang moh cyclists hog the various lanes of the roads, and ang moh cyclists get pissed off when Singapore car drivers don't treat cyclists with equal rights as cars (eg. including giving way to cyclists on roads, as they would other cars).

On a separate note, unlike mountain bikes, racers (ie. road bikes) have less suspension and more fragile wheels, and hence may be more readily damaged going up and down uneven pavements. So in this technical aspect, racers should use mostly use the roads, while mountain bikes have the option of either.

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Hybrid bike still can go fast righy? But not as fast as road? Maybe i could get a hybrid instead of a road any suggestions of what rype and brand to get with a low budget of 410

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Re: road bike

You want to cycle on pavements, get those auntie type of leisure bicycles..

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Originally Posted by JetGrey View Post
You want to cycle on pavements, get those auntie type of leisure bicycles..
but i am cycling long distance hahaha

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Re: road bike

If you're only getting one bike, get a mountain bike.

Unless you're going to be on a road 100%, mountain bikes are more versatile than racers (ie. road bikes) and give you more options other than just road. If you're cycling with friends on their mountain bikes, and they decide to cut across a field or some other off-road surfaces, your racer will give you trouble keeping up with them.

I've friends who own both mountain bikes and racers, and they regularly use both bikes depending on who they're cycling with, and the planned route for that day.

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Ok i decided to get a hybrid one thx guys .thank you for all the help given by the awesome ppl here :-)

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Re: road bike

Just to add on :

As Singapore car drivers have little regard & respect for the safety of cyclists, hence for as a cyclist, sometimes you have little choice (for your own safety) but to use the pavements when the roads are particularly busy or if that particular road is dangerous for cyclists (seasoned cyclists will know what I'm talking about).

But you should be an ethical cyclist like myself : ethics is about treating others the way you would like others to treat you (in comparison, morality is an illusion, but that's another discussion altogether). Hence being an ethical cyclist means (among other things) that when using pavements, you have regard & respect for the safety of pedestrians. For instance, I always stop cycling when pedestrians are in close proximity, and resuming cycling only after the pedestrians have safely passed by.

If more people (cyclists, car drivers and pedestrians) were ethical, the world would be a better place, without the immature need for unnecessary legal enforcements and penalties.

Finally, here's a practical tip : cycle at night (or even after midnight) if you can, that's when it's much cooler and both roads and pavements have less traffic. Of course, you still gotta watch out for the occasional drunk millionaire's son in a speeding Ferrari or Lamborghini...


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Re: road bike

Originally Posted by UltimaOnline View Post
Just to add on :

As Singapore car drivers have little regard & respect for the safety of cyclists, hence for as a cyclist, sometimes you have little choice (for your own safety) but to use the pavements when the roads are particularly busy or if that particular road is dangerous for cyclists (seasoned cyclists will know what I'm talking about).

But you should be an ethical cyclist like myself : ethics is about treating others the way you would like others to treat you (in comparison, morality is an illusion, but that's another discussion altogether). Hence being an ethical cyclist means (among other things) that when using pavements, you have regard & respect for the safety of pedestrians. For instance, I always stop cycling when pedestrians are in close proximity, and resuming cycling only after the pedestrians have safely passed by.

If more people (cyclists, car drivers and pedestrians) were ethical, the world would be a better place, without the immature need for unnecessary legal enforcements and penalties.

Finally, here's a practical tip : cycle at night (or even after midnight) if you can, that's when it's much cooler and both roads and pavements have less traffic. Of course, you still gotta watch out for the occasional drunk millionaire's son in a speeding Ferrari or Lamborghini...
Off topic, but since U brought it up:
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Ethics_vs_Morals
Ethics and morals both relate to “right” and “wrong” conduct. However, ethics refer to the series of rules provided to an individual by an external source, e.g. their profession or religion. Morals refer to an individual’s own principles regarding right and wrong.
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Ethics_vs_Morals
Can open a new thread if (anyone) interested to discuss...

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Re: road bike

The video below is the reason why in Singapore, cyclists are forced to ride on pavements. Because unlike in Ang Moh countries, Singapore car drivers don't regard cyclists as belonging on the road, and hence it's unfairly dangerous for cyclists to cycle on Singapore roads.

Ideally of course, as long as all parties (car drivers, cyclists, pedestrians) exercise a fair amount of ethics, sympathy, empathy and decency for others, whether cyclists are on the pavement or on the road would not cause problems. But that's a big IF, and requires willingness on the part of all 3 parties to exercise abovementioned ethics.


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Re: road bike

I like cycling very much. Lapierre Xelius SL 700 road bike is one of my favorite bike.

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