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    Many of regular cyclists are still not sure how to secure their bikes properly
    to prevent bike thieves to take action. The few tools needed to put your
    bike into a more secure position when you are leaving it for sometime.

    1. Chain (at least two pieces 4 ft in length). You can use old inner tubes
    to cover the chain to prevent abrasion on the paint work of your bike.

    2. Shackle locks in different sizes

    3. Other suitable locks for seat post.


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    Thanks for the sharing, and sorry to know about the bikes being stolen.
    I had a bike being stolen from the void deck of my block a couple years ago also.
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    The main difference in implementing this idea in Singapore and other countries like Amsterdam, Berlin, etc is the WEATHER.
    By the time you cycle from house to MRT, it's time to take a shower.

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post

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    If got ppl want to cycle in the west or central, give me a PM, will bring camera along, east also can, love bedok reservior and pasir ris park to cycle but too far but if someone can company then i don mind .. really .. looks like outing for cycling and photography in CS is not very positive ..
    If the photo i took is 1% unclear, I will rather delete .. www.flickr.com/photos/59837685@N03/

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    I do short cycles around Pierce.. Feel free to join. Nothing too macho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vr666m View Post
    The main difference in implementing this idea in Singapore and other countries like Amsterdam, Berlin, etc is the WEATHER.
    By the time you cycle from house to MRT, it's time to take a shower.
    Yup. I do cycle on and off pending weather aka raining , and have to reach 30 min before work to shower. Unfortunately the roads are not the most cycling friendly.


    Recently kenna another freggin flat 15 minutes into a cycling trip, and took me almost an hr to the nearest LBS to fix the flat. Finally convinced myself to bring spare tubes and pump to DIY troubleshoot. Ordered Conti Gator tyres and spare tubes from Evans online ( along with some pretty interesting Fibre Flare hehehe )

    @ petetherock - ur definition of non macho might be too difficult for many of us ..

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    Hehe, just got myself the Trek 6700 abt a month back, and like the rest of u in this forum, i am thinking of riding it and go out shooting pics with it haha... my tummy's getting out of control in size, its time to stop its expansion...
    I have gone to the website and sign up for the ride of silence this weekend, hope it will be a fun one, and just hope that my legs dun give way by the time i cycle to the marina promenade.. cheers!

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    Beautiful looking bike u got there devilry!

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    Hi
    I cycle under 15km.... mostly 10km .... if I do at all - ha!

    Anyway I am looking for a simple hybrid bike for < $300... I might not refurb my old Specialised...
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    Hi Petetherock,

    A couple of years ago I got the FR700C 27" Street bike with 21 speed from Gnee Hong for $280.00
    It is a simple hybrid with 700C wheelset, comes in silver colour.

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    Please note: Several helpful posts from the old thread 'help on buying bicycle' (I did not delete the thread) has been moved to this thread - Pg 41.

    Thanks to Moderator Catchlights for alerting me and for the request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Hi Petetherock,

    A couple of years ago I got the FR700C 27" Street bike with 21 speed from Gnee Hong for $280.00
    It is a simple hybrid with 700C wheelset, comes in silver colour.
    Monotine FR 700C?



    Thanks, I had a quick look on google, it doesn't seem to be on sale anymore?
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    That's the bike - the Monotine FR 700C which I rode during one of the yearly Runway Cycling
    Event held at the old airport. I got it from Gnee Hong which is also into the furniture business.




    Why not call them on the phone (check the phone number from the Yellow Pages).
    The old address: 71, Bencoolen Street #01-01 Singapore 189643
    Tel: 63363509, 63363909 & 63380995
    Fax: 68372658
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    Be more adventurous by getting more cycling buddies to join your team.
    This van can accommodate three 26" MTB together with the cyclists to
    any venue you desired. You can negotiate with the driver to pick you up
    at whatever destination and sent you back later to the pick up point.

    We got the driver to drop us at Katong Shopping Centre so that we can explore
    the Joo Chiat area and then proceed to East Coast Park and then to Changi
    Point. The driver will go to the pick up point to pick up all the three cyclists.
    So you'll have to arrange yourself to meet at the pick up point first and wait
    for the van to pick you up.



    Get out to explore the island instead of just riding around your
    neighbourhood. You can get riding buddies by letting known your
    needs in the cycling community. Be enthusiastic, polite and a keen
    interest with eagerness to help others will get you in the long run
    to have more loyal members in your team.

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    With the current encouragement from the authority to ride a bicycle more often,
    I feel there is a need to organise event like "Ride a bicycle to work week"
    to kick off the ground. I am sure there will be much positive response and
    enthusiasm from the public. This event should be held at least twice per year
    in conjunction with the OCBC Cycling and the Runway Cycling event.

    By encouraging the public to ride a bike to work will one way or another help to
    ease some of the problems that our public transport is facing. The Ride of Silence
    has made all motorists be aware of the importance of giving equal respect to
    cyclists as well as other road users.

    For those who are new and want to know more about the types of foldable bike:
    Check the Folding Bike FAQ:
    http://www.downtube.com/Folding_Bike_FAQ/



    The foldable bike is easy to store away and can be transported from place to place.


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    What is a hybrid bike?

    For people who want to have a faster bike to ride on the road, a hybrid bike is one for you. It is one that blends the best characteristics of both road and mountain bikes. It is sturdy, comfortable and ideal for riding on streets and bike paths. Because of its thin tires, it is not suitable for off road riding.

    The Monotine FR 700C




    http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtoride/a/hybrids.htm

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    A typical but rare scenario

    The white roadbike on the right had its front wheel taken off. There are two possibilities,
    it can be either the owner took the wheel off because of a punctured tire and sent it for
    repair or someone took it away because it was not locked. But since the bike was
    locked to the bike rack with the back wheel, it was obvious the owner had no choice
    when he took the front wheel off for repair.

    The bike on the left had been painted roughly with red and blue paint. The job was
    done quickly as you notice the spokes on the back wheel also got some of the blue
    paint. Quite obvious to see the reason for the quick paint job.
    Last edited by forward; 22nd May 2011 at 05:22 AM.

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    Can anyone please recommend me a nice mtb handlebar, 5-degree rise.

    Looking for something light, but i'm not a weigh weenie, so I don't need those really light, really expensive kind.

    Hope to avoid carbon, because installation is more troublesome.

    Thanks.

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    it is not just the wheels that are stolen.
    Anything that is fastened by screw, bolt and nuts and is not locked down can be stolen.
    I have seen seat post, handlebar stolen before.
    This apply to really cheap and old bicycle to expensive and new one as well.
    It could be the pranks of the neighborhood kids.
    Best if possible, bring it inside the house.
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    Bike vandalism

    The owner had the frame of the bike locked to a lamp post.
    He used two locks but did not lock the saddle. The next
    thing that could happen, you know what, the wheels will
    disappear in no time. Usually bicycle crime is committed
    after dark even when the bike is locked beside a lamp post.
    Cyclists usually don't secure the saddle of their bikes
    thinking thieves won't be interested.

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