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  1. #921

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    To build trust and bonding in this community we got to get to know one another better.
    How about telling us what kind of riding experience you have been through and what bike
    are you riding now? Perhaps share with us what would you like to invest in when you are
    going to get your next bike. Cheers for joining us in this thread.

    Encouraging you to accomplish some cycling experience each day.
    Believe you can do it for your belief is your inward conviction to the
    activity of cycling.
    Actually I'm very new to cycling
    I used to be a motorcycle enthusiast but since my accident last April which fractured my left leg and left ribs, I've since turn to cycling which I want to make it not just as a hobby.. But as a weekly routine as well
    I've yet to cycle since my accident as I had to use crutches, but thankfully I'm able to walk on my own since last Monday..
    My first bike was back in '94 which I got as a birthday present,a Shimano MTB
    My second one was a full suspension MTB, can't remember the brand,I've sold it to my buddy
    My current set of wheels is a Hybrib/Crossbreed which I bought at Giant superstore, Aloeca Crossbreed which is their in-house brand(I'm sorry, I dunno how to post pics!! )
    I plan to cycle at least once a week at the nearby Chinese Garden park connector, hoping to meet west siders from here
    I don't think I'll be changing/getting a new bike for the time being, but if I have to change I might wanna get something similar to the one I have now

    PS : U guys can call me Faizal also, other than my nick... And thanks Forward for the link..
    Last edited by Dark Lord; 7th June 2011 at 11:52 PM.

  2. #922

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord View Post
    I'm just scared that I might burst the tyres
    I always pumped my bike to the highest pressure recommended for minimal rolling resistance. If you like speed and minimal effort or long distance, then high pressure is great. Unless doing long downhill and your bike using rim brakes, then avoid high pressure as the heat from braking will cause the air to expand further and burst the tires. Lower pressure for off road is recommended. Better grip and comfort.
    Last edited by Old Boy; 3rd June 2011 at 06:19 PM.

  3. #923

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    I always pumped my bike to the highest pressure recommended for minimal rolling resistance. If you like speed and minimal effort or long distance, then high pressure is great. Unless doing long downhill and your bike using rim brakes, then avoid high pressure as the heat from braking will cause the air to expand further and burst the tires. Lower pressure for off road is recommended. Better grip and comfort.
    Ok noted, thnks a lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord View Post
    Actually I'm very new to cycling
    I used to be a motorcycle enthusiast but since my accident last April which fractured my left leg and left ribs, I've since turn to cycling which I want to make it not just as a hobby.. But as a weekly routine as well
    I've yet to cycle since my accident as I had to use crutches, but thankfully I'm able to walk on my own since last Monday..
    My first bike was back in '94 which I got as a birthday present,a Shimano MTB
    My second one was a full suspension MTB, can't remember the brand,I've sold it to my buddy
    My current set of wheels is a Hybrib/Crossbreed which I bought at Giant superstore, Aloeca Crossbreed which is their in-house brand(I'm sorry, I dunno how to post pics!! )
    I plan to cycle at least once a week at the nearby Chinese Garden park connector, hoping to meet west siders from here
    I don't think I'll be changing/getting a new bike for the time being, but if I have to change I might wanna get something similar to the one I have now

    PS : U guys can call me Faizal also, other than my nick... And thanks Forward for the link..
    i cycle ard west side with my brompton, maybe we shd cycle ard sometime, best to cycle ard evening as when you are indirectly challenging someone and he challenge you back, the only time i hit 32km/h reading on my meter with my 16 inches wheel on straight path .. Best experience is a malay guy riding leisurely in BMX when i pick up speed and tried to overtake him and he noticed and pick up speed, so we ended up racing on the PCN path ..
    If the photo i took is 1% unclear, I will rather delete .. www.flickr.com/photos/59837685@N03/

  5. #925

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonmono View Post
    i cycle ard west side with my brompton, maybe we shd cycle ard sometime, best to cycle ard evening as when you are indirectly challenging someone and he challenge you back, the only time i hit 32km/h reading on my meter with my 16 inches wheel on straight path .. Best experience is a malay guy riding leisurely in BMX when i pick up speed and tried to overtake him and he noticed and pick up speed, so we ended up racing on the PCN path ..
    I'm taking it slow for now,coz I still feel a little pain on my left leg while walking.. So it'll just be a leisure cruise for now

  6. #926

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    Got a questions about the rims and tires

    below is the current setup:
    Rims - 20h front / 24h rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall w/ machined braking surface
    Tires - Kenda Kwick Trax w/ puncture resistant K-shield 700x32c

    Anybody can help explain what does the "20h front / 24h rear" means?
    Also, how would I know if I can use a 700x26 or even 700X23 tires?

  7. #927

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Rodalink Singapore sells for about 750
    http://sg.rodalink.com/catalog/index...product_id=196

    You might check if the price is negotiable.

    Ryan
    Hey there is a sale on now, they are selling for sl under $700 - deal?

    I need something that can be used for comfortable riding, fit a basket / rear rack and lights, for road work at Pierce and East Coast.

    Or will a foldable or other options suit me?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Hey there is a sale on now, they are selling for sl under $700 - deal?

    I need something that can be used for comfortable riding, fit a basket / rear rack and lights, for road work at Pierce and East Coast.

    Or will a foldable or other options suit me?

    Cheers
    All bikes can be fitted with basket, rear rack and lights for road work not
    only at Pierce and East Coast but all pavements with smooth surface
    all over the island without much problem. The question is for you to
    find out how much of a weight you want to carry on your basket and rear
    rack as there is some differences between a bike with 26" vs 20" wheel set.

    Next you have to consider whether you want to bring your bike along if
    you are going for another holiday or you want to be more adventurous
    in exploring places like covering 60km or more and want to take the
    cab home instead of having to pedal the bike back. If this is the case,
    it is obvious the foldable with the smaller wheel.

    While on the other hand, you may suddenly find a renew passion for more
    cycling activity with new group of cycling friends and buddies that you are
    very comfortable with, then you will find the 26" bike more suitable.

    Cheering you to renew your cycling activity
    Think and cycle out of the box. With two wheels you will travel.


  9. #929

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    Got a questions about the rims and tires

    below is the current setup:
    Rims - 20h front / 24h rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall w/ machined braking surface
    Tires - Kenda Kwick Trax w/ puncture resistant K-shield 700x32c

    Anybody can help explain what does the "20h front / 24h rear" means?
    Also, how would I know if I can use a 700x26 or even 700X23 tires?
    20h - 20 spokes (h for holes ) and 24 spokes rim for rear. This bike is hybrid and can take 700x28c. Not sure about 26 or 23, you need to check with bike shop.

  10. #930

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Hey there is a sale on now, they are selling for sl under $700 - deal?

    I need something that can be used for comfortable riding, fit a basket / rear rack and lights, for road work at Pierce and East Coast.

    Or will a foldable or other options suit me?

    Cheers
    The bike don't have eyelet for rear rack, so you can only install seatpost clamp rear rack.

  11. #931

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    Went to try the Polygon F300R....
    Didn't like the fit, although they seem to give good parts...

    Also tried the Marin Sausilito... better fit.. but more expensive at $853 before discount.

    Decided to visit Tay Cycle

    Specialised Sirrus:

    Specialized Sirrus 2011 Specifications

    Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact design, internal cable routing, integrated headset, fender and rack eyelets
    Front Fork: Straight blade steel fork with Fender and rack eyelets
    Rear Shock:
    Front Derailleur: Shimano, dual pull, top swing
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    Number of Gears:
    Shifters: Shimano EF-51, EZ Fire
    Chainset: Shimano FCM131
    Chainrings: 48 x 38 x 28T with chainguard
    Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge, square taper, 68mm
    Cassette: SRAM, 7-speed, 12-32t
    Chain: KMC Z-7, 12″ x 3/32″
    Pedals: Nylon flat pedal with reflectors
    Front Brake: Die cast aluminium, 108mm linear pull
    Rear Brake: Die cast aluminium, 108mm linear pull
    Brake Levers: Shimano EF-51 integrated with shifter
    Handlebars: Alloy flat bar, 25.4mm
    Stem: Alloy, CP bolt, 25.4mm
    Headset: 1 1/8″ sealed Cr-Mo bearings integrated with headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
    Grips: Body Geometry Comfort Grips
    Rims: Alex AS-14, double wall
    Front Hub: Forged alloy, sealed, Quick Release, 32 hole
    Rear Hub: Forged alloy, double-sealed, cassette, Quick Release, 32 hole
    Front Spokes: Stainless 14g
    Rear Spokes: Stainless 14g
    Front Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x32c, wire bead, 60TPI with Flak Jacket protection
    Rear Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x32c, wire bead, 60TPI with Flak Jacket protection
    Tubes: Standard presta valve
    Saddle: Body Geometry Riva Road, 155mm width
    Seatpost: Alloy, two-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
    Seat Binder: Alloy, 31.8mm
    Weight: Approx. 26.25lbs (11.91kg) for the Large Size
    Colour:
    Extra Features: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat
    The parts seem to be more inferior but the red color is very nice...

    Got the price down to $800, but when you add lights, rack etc it gets close to $990!!!

    Any opinions on this?
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    Pete, when you mentioned about "better fit" what do you mean by that?
    Perhaps you can give us more detail regarding this area so that the folks
    here can give you some of their opinions. Fitting can concern areas like,
    seat post, size of the bike, reach, height of the handle bar, frame, stem,
    headset etc., etc., Who is the person who give you the "fitting"? Did you
    rode on the bike for a while for the fitting?

    As for having additional accessories like lights, racks etc the extra $190/-
    is a small sum to pay. You can ask the LBS to give you individual price for each
    and every item. Some better quality rear lights alone cost $40 while the front
    light can cost $65/- each - all depends on the quality you're paying for.

    If you are adding a meter to check your speed, the wireless Cateye model
    can cost you around $85.

    The picture shows the wrong fix for the front basket to this front suspension
    MTB. The two supporting bars of the basket were fixed to the fork rendering
    it ineffective. I got once fixed this way by the LBS. Later when I learn about
    the mistake, I changed to a different type of basket that is designed for MTB
    with front suspension.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    Me seldom ride off road though I love to. Maybe when work not that busy. Types of bikes I own now :
    1 alu full sus MTB
    1 Ti full sus MTB
    1 Alu hardtail MTB
    1 Ti road bike
    1 Alu road bike
    1 Alu folding bike
    1 Alu full sus folding bike and lastly
    1 Cromoly touring folding bike coming soon

    anyone here is good in taking stitching shot ? Maybe can learn something when we meet.
    Old Boy, that is what I call commitment in doing something and in this
    case it is cycling. You are doing it with passion and wants to learn
    as much as you can as well as getting the experience in riding on different
    types of bike.

    At the moment am having three hardtails, one 20" foldable and one street
    bike. Gave away my road bike and the hybrid. As for stitching shot, you can
    google it to find your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord View Post
    Actually I'm very new to cycling
    I used to be a motorcycle enthusiast but since my accident last April which fractured my left leg and left ribs, I've since turn to cycling which I want to make it not just as a hobby.. But as a weekly routine as well
    I've yet to cycle since my accident as I had to use crutches, but thankfully I'm able to walk on my own since last Monday..
    My first bike was back in '94 which I got as a birthday present,a Shimano MTB
    My second one was a full suspension MTB, can't remember the brand,I've sold it to my buddy
    My current set of wheels is a Hybrib/Crossbreed which I bought at Giant superstore, Aloeca Crossbreed which is their in-house brand(I'm sorry, I dunno how to post pics!! )
    I plan to cycle at least once a week at the nearby Chinese Garden park connector, hoping to meet west siders from here
    I don't think I'll be changing/getting a new bike for the time being, but if I have to change I might wanna get something similar to the one I have now

    PS : U guys can call me Faizal also, other than my nick... And thanks Forward for the link..
    Posting of pictures in this forum

    I only know of one method:

    1. Open an account with photobucket
    2. Post picture with size e.g. 800 x600
    3. Copy the IMG code and paste it here.
    4. Picture will appear when you "submit reply" for this forum.

    There maybe other photo sites that can be used, I'll leave it for other
    members to contribute their experiences regarding posting pictures in
    this forum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    Got a questions about the rims and tires

    below is the current setup:
    Rims - 20h front / 24h rear Equation R17 Aero Doublewall w/ machined braking surface
    Tires - Kenda Kwick Trax w/ puncture resistant K-shield 700x32c

    Anybody can help explain what does the "20h front / 24h rear" means?
    Also, how would I know if I can use a 700x26 or even 700X23 tires?
    Sorry, I've not got the slightest idea on this too.
    Can any other cyclists give us some clues.
    What bike are you looking at that has this configuration for the wheel set?

  16. #936

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    Btw did any of u guys here went to bikers hub Jurong East last sun evening around 7pm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord View Post
    Btw did any of u guys here went to bikers hub Jurong East last sun evening around 7pm?
    Dark Lord, when you asked a question like that without giving more details, it is scary for people who comes to the
    forum for the first time to learn more about cycling. You should state your purpose of the desire to know.
    Were you there at that time? If you were there, what is your purpose. You can also tell us whom you think you
    recognized. This will give more creditability to yourself and the community here will feel you are trustworthy and
    relationship will soon grow. Soon, when rides are organised in the near future, you will not be with strangers.
    Just my thoughts at the moment in ways to build trust and bonding in the cycling community at clubsnap.


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    @ forward:

    I like to ride upright, and if I had an old chopper, that would be better!

    The Polygon was set up like a racer, and it hurts my back to lean forward like that.
    My butt was higher than the front - not my style...

    In fact, this one looks nice:


    But it costs even more than the Sirrus !
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  19. #939

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Dark Lord, when you asked a question like that without giving more details, it is scary for people who comes to the
    forum for the first time to learn more about cycling. You should state your purpose of the desire to know.
    Were you there at that time? If you were there, what is your purpose. You can also tell us whom you think you
    recognized. This will give more creditability to yourself and the community here will feel you are trustworthy and
    relationship will soon grow. Soon, when rides are organised in the near future, you will not be with strangers.
    Just my thoughts at the moment in ways to build trust and bonding in the cycling community at clubsnap.

    I was there, saw three guys later while waiting for my fren to change his pedal at dat shop.. I was wondering if the guys are from here, coz I've not met anyone from here before

  20. #940

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    @ forward:

    I like to ride upright, and if I had an old chopper, that would be better!

    The Polygon was set up like a racer, and it hurts my back to lean forward like that.
    My butt was higher than the front - not my style...

    In fact, this one looks nice:
    looks like a trek valencia

    Last edited by n0eln0el; 7th June 2011 at 11:37 PM.

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