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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Bro .. don't tell me you own a black GT Zaskar .. whatever you do. Keep it. Its better than the current generation of Zaskars - i'd die to have one of those in my collection

    Two other brands you can consider are Jamis, Kinesis (hope i got the spelling right) . If you like steel bikes, On-One would be the best choice.

    I'd go for the Cannondale as build is very good but it comes at a price. My suggestion is, go take a look at the Kula.

    Sorry to disappoint you, it's a chrome Zaskar (2000), MIT (made in Taiwan).

    Sure there are other brands out there, like those mentioned by other CSers, but I guess if there is one brand that I'd go for is Santa Cruz. Cannondale is my second choice. But this is all talk 'coz my pocket isn't deep enough for those expensive bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?

    saw something like that in turf city shopping center.
    you can try there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadsandtrails
    Sorry to disappoint you, it's a chrome Zaskar (2000), MIT (made in Taiwan).

    Sure there are other brands out there, like those mentioned by other CSers, but I guess if there is one brand that I'd go for is Santa Cruz. Cannondale is my second choice. But this is all talk 'coz my pocket isn't deep enough for those expensive bikes.
    Aiyoo .. wasted! ..i've got a friend who still owns the classic black zaskar... its really

    Hmm .. i thought cannondale would be everyone's first choice? Personally, i'd put cannondale as my first choice if cash wasn't a problem . Santa Cruz i heard is now manufactured in taiwan, sadly.

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    Wanna join our csers cyclist movement, here's the route starting 4pm riding into the sunset. Dates to be advice (subject to responses) but interested parties can indicate their names below. Payment of $15 may be collected and goes towards food and drinks at Cher char cofeeshop (Jumbo CS) at blk 27A Dover Cl. Can park bikes there. Those travelling can park vechicle in MSCP there. Gotta be reasonable fit to go uphill and experience enough to manuever the 99 turns (nick).

    First leg (4pm)
    Starting point Commonwealth the canal besides the Ghim Moh juntion. Start from the canal entrance, cycle to clementi using the canal cycling tract turning into clementi road and finally cycle into west coast park and break for photo-taking.

    Second leg (5.30 pm)
    From WCP to Kent ridge hill, summit to take pic of sunset.

    Third leg (7.30pm)
    Travel to where we begun, dinner and more photo taking.

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    regret to say that im not up to it in terms of my time frame and gear....my bikes really bashed up! need to get new tires too.....

    up this thread for cycling enthusiasts!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by roadsandtrails

    Kona
    Cannondale
    GT
    Giant (not to be confused with the Giant hypermart)
    Schwinn
    Rocky Mountain
    Specialist
    Marin
    Trek
    Gary Fisher
    ... the list goes on
    a........ it is specialised, not specialist....... there are also some other more common brands like ScottUSA, IronHorse. And exotic brands like Merlin, Independent Fabrications which the frame alone will cost more than most DSLR
    How much u wan to spend? A budget of say 600-800 can get u something decent.
    Ride and take pic, hmmm, good idea, but the ride up kent ridge park is
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    Be careful when using Disc brakes... don't jam the front wheel brake in an emergency... later you flip...

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    almost ALL bikes brakes, in emergency, you jam hard enough, and if the brakes are tight enough, will fly one!!! and in mid-air the bike will follow..crashing on you.

    speaking from experience...

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    Yep! Almost broke my wrists once becos of this folly and thank God no traffic or else

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    Interesting. So many cyclists here. Me, I own a Trek.

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    woo... i ride a GT avalanche 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by arampan
    Be careful when using Disc brakes... don't jam the front wheel brake in an emergency... later you flip...

    That's not quite true dude.....IN fact all bicycle brake system are capable of flipping you over your handle bar if you jam down hard and immediate on the frontal brake and have not learn the final point of braking correctly. In fact, disc brake tend to not flip you over as easily as conventional brakes. This is because in a way due to where the braking component is located and how the braking works unlike your normal brake situated at the top near the headset. This creates a centrifulgal force when you brake hard ..grabbing the wheel and the forward motion is now focus on the pivot of the front wheel which translate that force brings you and your bike into a rotation forward movement.

    The way to brake is always to shift your weight backward on your bike. The faster you cycle the more you would need to do that and sometime even leaving your seat and shifting your butt beyond your saddle. Relatively slow speed riding, you can tap your rear brake first and then gently apply your front and if you need to use more force you have to train yourself to instinctively shift your weight back to counter the force acting to flip you over. This is the same thing you need to learn to do whenriding fast down hill as your body is reactive to gravity and trying to flip you over or bring you over the handle bar due to the incline angle of your descent. Just a thot from an bumpout bangout MTB rider.

    BTW...those with really bad experience with disc brake that seem to cause you to flip more easily...you need to know disc brands can be very powerful and if you don't know your own strength or braking out of panic..it can cause flipping nightmare and also the other reason is earlier disc brake system and those non branded cheap knockoffs one...tend to be not smooth...it does not brake gently or progressively ..it is either almost on or off due to not so precise mechnism..this can cause problem too if you did not spend enough time with it to test it out and know its weak and strengths.

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    What bag do u use to carry ur camera while you cycle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?

    there's one in Bike Haus along Bukit Timah Rd. damn cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Two other brands you can consider are Jamis, Kinesis (hope i got the spelling right) . If you like steel bikes, On-One would be the best choice.


    your spelling is correct! YAAY!

    gotta take a photo of my other bike and post up soon

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    Here's the other one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatjp
    What bag do u use to carry ur camera while you cycle ?

    For me I have a hip strapped bag : Lowepro Off Trail 2. Just nice to put one camera with a zoom len attached and two side lens bags each about 10inche long. I never expect to carry much when I ride around. Might throw in a light small compact tripod but that is about it. This is to compliment my shoulder harness haversack which carries my water bag, first aid kit, spare tire, pump,bike tools and light food stuff.

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    i took shots at the osim tri in july, with a lowepro len case 4 holding my 70-200, while a towel each wraps my 10d and another wrapping a 17-35. 550ex was put in the mesh pocket by the side of my deuter backpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?

    i know of a CSer whom rides the same bike but with better specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    Here's the other one:


    this is a triathlon frame you got there..

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