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    hi guys

    I am also looking for a hybrid bike <$800

    was quoted $790 for this bike below
    http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/per.../insight-2-11/

    any opinion on this offer
    thx~

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    hi guys

    I am also looking for a hybrid bike <$800

    was quoted $790 for this bike below
    http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/per.../insight-2-11/

    any opinion on this offer
    thx~
    DiamondBack Insight 2 - This Bike Geometry very attractive
    Design of top tube does not allow you to carry a passenger in
    case you need to (such as in an emergency).
    Certainly this Hybrid bike is fast in performance.

    For that price with Alivio parts and Avid brake system, could be a good deal
    though I haven't check the price of other hybrids with similar components.

    From the specs show below it looks quite impressive.

    Sizes
    SM (15"), M (17"), LG (19"), XL (21"), XXL (23")

    Frame
    Insight 6061-T6 Butted Aluminum Performance Hybrid w/ Formed / Hooded Top Tube, Integrated Headtube, Vertical Compliance Stays, (VCS), replaceable derailleur hanger

    Fork
    Insight integrated Aero Alloy straight blade, Alloy Steerer

    Rear Shock: N/A

    Cranks
    Shimano FCM411 Alivio 28/38/48t

    Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge

    F. Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    R. Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    Shifter: Shimano Alivio Rapid Fire 8spd
    Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
    Brakes: Avid SD-3 Linear
    Gear: Shimano HG-50 8spd (11-30t)

    Rims: 20h frt / 24h rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall w/ machined braking surface

    Tires: Kenda Kwick Trax w/ puncture resistant K-shield 700x32c
    Pedals: DB Toe Clip Compatible Platform
    Handlebar: DB 31.8mm low rise Alloy
    Stem: DB 3D Forged 7 31.8mm

    Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm
    Seat: DB Performance Hybrid w/ Gel
    Headset: Integrated "Cane Creek" Size Drop-in ACB 1 1/8"
    Colors: Black
    Chain: KMC-Z82
    Hubset: (F) 20h Alloy QR (R) 24h Alloy Cassette QR
    Spokes: Black 14g Stainless Steel
    Grips: Avenir Ergo 3-D Comfort
    Extras: Owner's manual, Chainstay Protector, Clear Coat, H20 bottle mounts

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    hi forward

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Can your teach which are the parts that you evaluated?

    My concern is the Alivio parts
    I've rode once on Deore part (rented bike oversea), it felt great
    but I am not sure how much of a downgrade will this be
    Last edited by n0eln0el; 22nd May 2011 at 10:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    hi forward

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Can your teach which are the parts that you evaluated?

    My concern is the Alivio parts
    I've rode once on Deore part (rented bike oversea), it felt great
    but I am not sure how much of a downgrade will this be
    nOelnOel, I won't dare say teach or evaluated, just sharing experiences
    and to help others is a joy. I loved Deore and have the LX on my GT 1.0
    Alivio should be one grade lower if I am not wrong followed by Altus
    and Acera.

    How some cyclists term them as "crappy component" must be through
    their experiences. However you can get your own parts at

    www.totalcycling.com

    For durability and smoothness I'll go for Deore/LX/XT/XTR
    I think Alivio is only slightly inferior to Deore and XT..
    Just bear in mind that the Alivio may not hold up as well as better
    components under hard riding and stressful conditions when used
    on a MTB for off road.

    Since the hybrid is for the street the components won't be under that
    kind of hard riding condition. Find out more of the experiences from
    other riders:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-64714.html

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    Thanks for the rather informative posts thus far forward

    I am interested ( downstream, not the near future ) to get a cyclocross frame and build up a ride that accommodates wider tyres for local roads / pavements .

    Do you recommend MTB gears or road gears ? the earlier one more durable ?
    It will be for normal Singapore road cycles rather than any remote off trail or mud tracks.

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Thanks for the rather informative posts thus far forward

    I am interested ( downstream, not the near future ) to get a cyclocross frame and build up a ride that accommodates wider tyres for local roads / pavements .

    Do you recommend MTB gears or road gears ? the earlier one more durable ?
    It will be for normal Singapore road cycles rather than any remote off trail or mud tracks.

    Ryan
    The experience and fun of building your own bike cannot be described in words.
    You don't really need light weight stuff when you are not using the bike for
    racing.

    Serious cyclists like to experience different frame geometry and one such popular nut to crack is the cyclo-cross which has drop bar similar to a racing bike but a wider clearances to accomodate the wider tires. The manufacturers have introduce disc brake and cyclocross specific groupsets from Shimano.
    They are usually the combination of light and even hydraulic hardware with road-racing styled integrated brake. Well, you have to be prepared to pay for it.

    The Giant TCX Cyclo-cross bicycle outfitted for road riding could be a good starter. There are economical roadbikes using MTB gears. So likewise if you are thinking of saving some cash why not go for it. However having the ten speed 11-25 instead of the 12-27 cassette will be more appropriate. One such popular and durabie groupset is the:


    Shimano 105 5700 Groupset:

    Dual Control Levers
    Crankset : Standard or Compact size: Your choice of crank length.
    Rear Derailleur
    Front Derailleur
    Front & Rear Brakes
    10 Speed Cassette (11-25T)
    10 Speed Chain
    Gear inner and outer cables
    Brake inner and outer cables

    http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/...-groupset-5700

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    Bike Vandalism

    The owner must have left his bike locked for a couple of days at this venue
    which is always busy both day and night because next to it is the food center.
    The thief could not bring his cutter to destroy the chain as he would be easily
    caught while doing the act. So he could only remove the back wheel which was
    not locked. Since it is so easy to remove the seatpost and the saddle he decided
    to remove these two items as well.

    In this case, it is obvious the owner did not remove the wheel himself because
    there are two bicycles shops nearby where he could have easily get the wheel
    repaired if it was punctured. The bike shows signs of being left unattended for
    many days. If the owner comes and get his bike, he could have get the wheel
    replaced at the nearby bicycle shops. The owner must have left the bike there
    for a quite some time before someone decided to remove the back wheel.

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    flying pigeon. anyone knows where to get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hid3y
    flying pigeon. anyone knows where to get it?
    - http://www.tongah.com.sg/GentlemanBike.htm

    http://www.togoparts.com/bikeshops/s...ils.php?sid=33

    Off a post on togoparts forum.

    - Or Autometal engineering. 11 Syed Alwi Road #01-02 Teck Heng Long Industrial Building (near Arab Quarter).

    Interesting bicycle

    Ryan

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    The "flying pigeon" is a solid bike used by those who need a bicycle for their occupation.
    We can still see newspaperman and car washer man using the bike. Not long ago
    the milkman delivering bottle of milk was using it also. The flying pigeon will last you
    a lifetime.

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    The Chopper bikes are gone

    The chopper bike was the "must have" for many children and young adults during the 70s
    and fondly remembered by those who grew up in that period. At that time it was the in thing
    to ride a chopper and children were riding them around the housing estates. Today when
    I saw one it was like a revelation of the past but was puzzled as to the reasons for not wanting
    to continue to improve on its design along with getting a new bike design for the younger generations.

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    Thx forward once again on ur thoughts! The GIANT TCX series does look pretty, very much like my TCR
    ( I was thinking in future might get a Ti cyclocross frame and DIY slowly .. I tried alu and carbon rides, never had a chance to try Ti)

    Anyhow I just got my shipment of Conti Gatorskins from Evans for my roadbike, hopefully they will help me go a little longer before the inner tubes flat!

    Ryan

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    anyone knows where can i get a pashley guvnor? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    That's the bike - the Monotine FR 700C which I rode during one of the yearly Runway Cycling


    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
    I called http://www.monotine.com.sg/index.html 6100-BIKE (6100 2453)

    And they want $700 for the same bike - said this is the new price!

    Out of my range then...
    Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    I called http://www.monotine.com.sg/index.html 6100-BIKE (6100 2453)

    And they want $700 for the same bike - said this is the new price!

    Out of my range then...
    The model that I purchased the Monotine FR 700C comes with very basic market
    bike low end components. The shifters and deraileurs were very low end type
    similar to those found on a $85 market bike you get from shopping centre at
    Suntec City.

    Gnee Hong was trying to market the bike at that time with a lower price by
    using lower end components. At that time, you can even just get the frame
    from them and build the bike with your own choice of components yourself.

    Perhaps you can ask them to give you the specs of the bike (with details of all
    the components used) and post it here for our review. As a side note, once
    you have found the frame you like, it's worthwhile to acquire better components
    for a smoother and more joyful ride (as in shifting gears smoothly etc etc) You
    may be sitting on a better quality saddle too with better quality paddles and so on.
    Remember you are going to ride on the bike for quite sometime either daily or
    hourly two or three times per week. Quality components on the bike does matter.

    Cheers to a more joyful recreational cycling activity.

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    Go for the cool early evening ride for a better cycling experience.

    Regular cycling activities include the popular evening rides starting from 4.30 pm
    in the late afternoon. We stop by Raffles City for a view of the Christmas season
    atmosphere. Exploring the island at this time is cool for after sunset the journey
    or the ride is really enjoyable. Make sure you are fully equipped with your front
    and rear lights.



    Cheers to a more joyful recreational cycling activity.

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    Get your old bike out for a new life!

    Let us come together as a community to help one another to
    breath new life to our old sunken bikes which you had kept at the
    closet/storeroom for years. Encourage one another to add new
    tires, a new bell or a saddle. We all can come together to pimp our
    ride and truly enjoy the benefits of lifestyle cycling as soon as possible.
    When are you going to decide to do something in line with our
    country's commitment to cycling? Take action now!


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    Where to get the IF Mode foldable in any of the LBS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Where to get the IF Mode foldable in any of the LBS?

    http://www.pacific-cycles.com/produc...1&cat2=4&pid=1

    Under "Distributor info " tab :
    - Singapore

    (Distributor) E-walker

    Block 3005 ubi ave3 #01-52 Singapore 408861
    Tel: +65 67422003
    Email: contact@ewalker.com.sg
    www.ewalker.com.sg

    The local website doesn't seem to be loading, maybe can try call up the number ..

    Ryan

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    Thanks Ryan for the info. The IF Mode is very attractive and light at around 14kg. I wonder if it can be brought into the bus or MRT after
    it is folded. Do you have the max size for folding bicycle that can brought into bus and the MRT?

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