They carry every thing from my emergency tool kit/spares, a towel (for beach outings), a change of clothes (for riding to work) to my camera.
There is a risk in the pannier that if you fall over, you could land on the side carrying the camera and the camera will have the bike land on it. This has happened to me a couple of times when the kick-stand didn't quite work and my bike fell over, but my Oly E510 has survived the fall. Although I put my normal camera bag in the pannier bag, so the camera does have a little extra protection.
Although I have found some other wise good bike shops sort of sneer at any recreational rider who isn't trying to emulate a pro-racer and are not really that interested in adjusting and accessorising for comfort over speed.
I try not to have a heavy supper after the ride. It's necessary to drink whenever you feel
thirsty. For longer rides lasting more than 4 hours I have with me energy bars and even bananas.
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When you put the slicks on, run the pressure higher than you would for mountain biking - you want a nice hard tire for lowest rolling resistance. When mountain biking you need the suspension effect of the pneumatic tire, but you trade off efficiency for the shock absorber effect.
Traditional cycle ones are relatively small canvas bags. My ones are made from light nylon sheet. The newer better quality ones I have are guaranteed water proof if done up properly - the manufacturer advertising says 'go ahead and throw them in the lake' :-) (Ortlieb)
Sometimes, i feel like putting a basket in front, so that i can place my camera bag there. I like the idea that the bag is in the rider's line of sight while riding.
But of course, i didnt do it, no style liao ma, haha
Hi . I was wondering if i need to transport a MTB , around 18inch . but taxi wont allow that right . Any other choice to transport it ? kinda far for me if i right from B.Batok to Yishun.
OT. I really regret changing from SUV to saloon
But Taxi's boot shd be bigger and can hold your (wheeless)bike i think .
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My lancer able to fit both my GTs with just the front wheel off.
With the back passenger seats decline that is.
Nah . im buying someone online. i dont want spend so much worr. .
Im still deciding Diamond Back Response or GT Ava. 1.0 V brakes with Panracer1.75 slicks. cos idont do trail.
You don't have to hire a van, just call a maxi-taxi and they will come to pick you up.
I have transported three MTBs on one maxi-taxi. Very affordable too paying around $30
for a single trip to any part of Singapore. Just ask them to give you a quote before
you hire them. Call the taxi people to get the contacts.