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A rare glimpse into two amazing bicycle collections

Got a better bicycle collection than these two from Singapore and Taipei

How many bicycles do you have in your collection? No matter how many bikes you have, it’s unlikely it’ll match, let alone come even close, to these two collections from Taipei and Singapore.

The first, from Singapore, takes n+1 to a whole other level. It must be one of the most incredible private collections of bicycles ever seen. He’s known as ‘The Collector’, real name Ah Joo, and two years ago provided Rapha unique access to his bicycle heaven.

You can, and should, read the full account on the Rapha blog here.

If you thought his collection looked impressive, then check out Asahi Chang‘s amazing collection of 600 vintage bicycles in Taipei, which has recently surfaced. Chang allowed rare access to Factory Five last week, and they reeled off some stunning photographs on their blog.

“The private collection of Asahi Chang contains more than 600 professional track and road bikes. It is the largest of it's kind in the world, unavailable for public viewing,” says Factory Five. 

Chang is an ex-track racer and has been collecting bikes since 1976, and appears to have concentrated on bicycles from the 1970s to 1980s, when bicycles arguable went through a far more inventive period of development than at any other period in racing bicycle technology.

He has also shared some photos of his bicycle collection on Twitter very recently too, including this stunning Cinelli and Colnago. Oh my. 

We've contacted Chang for an interview to find out more about his amazing collection, and rumours that he is writing a book about his bicycle collection.

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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