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Roads are the new runways for a tribe of chic cyclists, who have elevated the mode of transportation into a hipster lifestyle. By May Yip

Published Fri, May 23, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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STEP into the recently opened Coast Cycles in Siglap and you would almost think you were viewing an industrial design show in a minimalist gallery. With sleek two-wheelers sitting on glossy plinths, housed within the monochromatic second floor of the shophouse space, one is tempted to ditch the roadster for a bicycle that's easy-on-the-eye (and the environment).

In recent years, bicycles have become a rarefied status symbol. Just like how driving a Mini Cooper signifies your Yummy (read "Young Urban Male") st…

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