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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    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?
    its the diamondback insight 2
    anyway I just bought this bike

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    I like to ride, and take photos!
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
    my flickr - adamloh.com

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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:


    But it costs even more than the Sirrus !
    The Polygon F300R is a hybrid a cross breed between a MTB and a road bike
    so that it can go fast without the drop bars where you can sit upright in a
    more comfortable position.

    The correct sitting position on the saddle for maximum riding efficiency
    and to avoid injury to your back is vital. Proper sitting position allows for
    consistent peddling so the seat post must be at a height where your
    foot cannot touch the ground. You lean slightly forward your back should
    not be curved. When you view yourself sideway your backbone should
    not be bending in a curve and the only way is to sit higher using the seat post.
    I repeat, this is to avoid injury to your back.

    Here is a link with a picture of a cyclist using a hybrid with straight
    handler bar. Look at his back and examine his reach. Look at the height
    of the seat post and the distance of his foot to the floor. The chopper is
    definitely not the answer to solving your back problem.

    http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bikefit.html

    Have a raised handler bar and stem for a more comfortable ride

    The bike with the white tiny rear plastic basket is a low-end street bike
    bought from the Suntec area. The owner has the straight bar changed to
    a much higher angle raised handle bar. You can get it done to your new
    bike too.

    Beginner who is heavy and has big belly will find having a higher
    raised handle bar more suitable for him. However he has to learn how
    to use the seat post at a higher position so that he will not get back
    injury. He has to learn how to mount and dismount from his bicycle.
    I have known many many cyclists who are ignorant of proper mounting and
    dismounting their bikes so they adjust their saddle lower so that their feet
    can touch the floor. When they stop their bikes, they just put one foot on
    the floor while remain sitting on the saddle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    its the diamondback insight 2
    anyway I just bought this bike
    Congratulations n0eln0el! We should be seeing you with your new Diamondback insight 2.
    What made you decide on this bike instead of the F300R? So can you share with us
    what is the wheel set configuration and did you upgrade any components?
    Did you get yourself a safety helmet? This is very important and the authority may
    attempt to make this become law for all amateur cyclists in par with riders of motorcycle for the sake of safety.

    Last edited by forward; 8th June 2011 at 05:30 AM.

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    I'm glad that this group of cyclists all have their helmets on.
    The first rule to safety cycling is to wear a helmet and for
    complete beginners they have to have extra protection like
    knee guard, elbow guard as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I like to ride, and take photos!
    I'm glad that this group of cyclists all have their helmets on.
    The first rule to safety cycling is to wear a helmet and for
    complete beginners they have to have extra protection like
    knee guard, elbow guard as well.

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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.
    You might want to reconsider pumping to the highest pressure recommended. Higher presure does not always means that it will give you the best rolling performance. A over-pumped tire will bounce all over the road surface and will not be able to roll well. Deflating the tire a little will allow the while to roll "smoothly" over very minor bumps on the road and give you a smoother/faster ride.
    The type of tire that you use will have a greater influence on rolling resistance assuming that you are inflating the tire to the "correct" pressure. The correct pressure is dependent on factors such as riding style and rider weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    ims - 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?
    20h front means that the front rim has 20 holes. It will also mean that there are 20 spokes connecting the rim to the hub.

    24h rear means that the rear rim has 24 holes and it should have 24 spokes connecting the rim to the hub.

    You might be able to use 700*26 or 700*23 tires, but you will need to check the width of your rim. In general, you might not want to fit tires that are more narrow than you rims.

    PS, it not really possible to determine which bike model from the wheel set configuration. But in general, I think the bike should be a hybird.

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    Bike Fit

    When you aren't really used to riding on bicycles, you don't know
    what constitutes a good fit, and you tend to believe the sales people
    who tells you that you really look okay.

    "A keen-eyed salesperson can make a decent assessment of your
    position, but (1) not all salespeople have the skills to do that;
    (2) most are loathe to admit ignorance even when they have it
    in abundance; and (3) if a salesperson is accustomed to fitting
    people poorly and thinking "yeah, that's good!" then you're likely
    to get the same treatment. Sometimes he's been misfitting riders
    most of his adult life."



    Another area to look into is the crotch clearance, using a stem that
    you can adjust its angle and changing the flat to the "Ergonomic" or
    "butterfly" bars. These bars have three hand positions and give a more
    upright riding position than drops bars. In fact "butterfly" bars are more
    useful and increasing becoming more popular when you intend to turn
    your bike into a touring bike one day.


    http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_...izing_position

    I found this bike with the saddle missing but has a curved handler bar.
    While riding on the PCN along the East Coast I saw a few hybrids fixed
    with this type of handlebar. Most of the riders were elderly people
    enjoyable their trip in their new and more comfortable position.


    Last edited by forward; 9th June 2011 at 10:02 AM.

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    I still remember I bought this hybrid way back in the 1980s from a LBS
    in the Waterloo Street area. Back then I had very little knowledge
    about bicycles and told the shop owner that I need a bike to ride to
    work and for leisure recreational purposes. He recommended this bike
    and after having the front basket, rear rack as accessories I paid only
    $120 for it.

    After a few years of riding, I gave it to a foreign worker who helped
    me to move house. This bike was the first hybrid that I rode.


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    Crossbreed


    Came across an old Aleoca Crossbreed with straight handlebar with bar end.
    The top tube is not straight and look like it has a front suspension fork?
    Can anyone identify the type of wheel set and the size of the tire?


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    Quote Originally Posted by canonmono View Post
    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 ..
    Night Ride this Saturday for everyone


    I'll start the ball rolling by having a night ride for beginners as well as
    anyone who is keen to meet up to know new friends.


    Meeting Venue: outside Toa Payoh Library - at Toa Payoh Central
    just opposite the Toa Payoh Central Community Club.

    Time: 11.30pm

    Date: Saturday 11th June, 2011

    Destination: Decision to be made by riders on that evening.

    Speed: Slow (less than 25km)

    Types of Bike: MTB, hybrid or roadbike.

    Level of riding skills: Beginner (but anyone will join in the ride)

    Note: I'm encouraging beginners to ride with us.

    Let me know if you are coming through your mobile or this thread.

    Cheers to recreational cycling,

    forward
    Mobile: 91453958

    Confirmed Riders:

    1. forward
    2. Regina
    3.
    Last edited by forward; 9th June 2011 at 11:04 PM.

  13. #953

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Crossbreed


    Came across an old Aleoca Crossbreed with straight handlebar with bar end.
    The top tube is not straight and look like it has a front suspension fork?
    Can anyone identify the type of wheel set and the size of the tire?

    This is exactly the bike I'm riding now
    The wheel size is 700x25 front n rear
    Last edited by Dark Lord; 9th June 2011 at 04:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Congratulations n0eln0el! We should be seeing you with your new Diamondback insight 2.
    What made you decide on this bike instead of the F300R? So can you share with us
    what is the wheel set configuration and did you upgrade any components?
    Did you get yourself a safety helmet? This is very important and the authority may
    attempt to make this become law for all amateur cyclists in par with riders of motorcycle for the sake of safety.

    i didn't choose the F300 mainly because
    1) the shop I went to check out F300 at didn't seem interested to sell me a bike
    2) the shop I went to check out Insight 2 are helpful and friendly
    3) F300 is using road wheels, which I think is not very suitable for the sometimes bumpy pavements and PCN

    Haven't got a helmet yet, any ideas where can I get one at a cheaper price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren_Hao View Post
    You might want to reconsider pumping to the highest pressure recommended. Higher presure does not always means that it will give you the best rolling performance. A over-pumped tire will bounce all over the road surface and will not be able to roll well. Deflating the tire a little will allow the while to roll "smoothly" over very minor bumps on the road and give you a smoother/faster ride.
    The type of tire that you use will have a greater influence on rolling resistance assuming that you are inflating the tire to the "correct" pressure. The correct pressure is dependent on factors such as riding style and rider weight.
    Roadies and many reputable bike shop owners say higher pressure is better on smooth road. I think the logic the same for cars, if pressure too low, fuel consumption goes up and drag sets in. Personally, I have treid both lower and higher pressure for smooth road and their recommendation is correct. However MTBikers will tell me otherwise for obvious reason, better grip, less bounce and comfort. Depending what type of bike and terrain, I followed the gurus' advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Night Ride this Saturday for everyone


    I'll start the ball rolling by having a night ride for beginners as well as
    anyone who is keen to meet up to know new friends.


    Meeting Venue: outside Toa Payoh Library - at Toa Payoh Central
    just opposite the Toa Payoh Central Community Club.

    Time: 11.30pm

    Destination: Decision to be made by riders on that evening.

    Speed: Slow (less than 25km)

    Types of Bike: MTB, hybrid or roadbike.

    Level of riding skills: Beginner (but anyone will join in the ride)

    Note: I'm encouraging beginners to ride with us.

    Let me know if you are coming through your mobile or this thread.

    Cheers to recreational cycling,

    forward
    Mobile: 91453958

    Confirmed Riders:

    1. forward
    2. Regina
    3.
    Which day ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    Which day ?
    bro.. the title says this saturday :P

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    Sorry, the title state Saturday.
    The ride will be on this coming Saturday 11th June 2011.

    Riders be sure you have the following:

    1) Helmet
    2) Front and Back lights
    3) Covered shoes (not slippers)
    4) Suitable cycling clothes
    5) Water Bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    i didn't choose the F300 mainly because
    1) the shop I went to check out F300 at didn't seem interested to sell me a bike
    2) the shop I went to check out Insight 2 are helpful and friendly
    3) F300 is using road wheels, which I think is not very suitable for the sometimes bumpy pavements and PCN

    Haven't got a helmet yet, any ideas where can I get one at a cheaper price?
    There is still plenty of room for improvement in the area of marketing, public
    relation and salesmanship in our LBS. After forty years dealing with LBS,
    I find that only those who know how to treat customers better will get
    the business. Most of the shops do not have trained personnel to do sales
    or know how to treat the customer well.

    What type of tires and rims are you using for your new Insight 2.
    As for the helmet, I feel "Prowell" is reasonably priced. You can get
    it at Carrfur and some of the LBS for around $35 each. If you are around
    TPayoh, go to Hin Leong Cycle.

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    Confirmed Riders:

    1. forward
    2. Regina
    3. Old Boy ( will sms you my mobile later )
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