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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    Thank you Henry for the link, it's great that you really enjoy the ride with us.
    We hope there will be more riders joining us in the next coming event. Ah,
    cycling is like photography and life is like cycling & photography.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Well done on the cycle event, bro I doubt if I will join you all .... My cycling is far less back breaking and sissy. An hour or two at pierce or the beach is the extent of my exhertions.
    It's never too late to start an activity like cycling unless you are very weak
    physically and you are already 75 years ago. If you don't belong to this
    category, praise God, you first must start with a positive mindset and that is
    the will to succeed. Unless you have a serious back problem and each time
    you climb on the saddle and start pedaling you can feel the pain.


    Once you mixed with regular cyclists you'll be surprised you can learn a lot
    more and much faster about the art of using the bicycle. During kopi session
    (break time during the ride) we discuss the up and downs of cycling and
    learning to throw away all the bad habits that we have on using the bike.

    Hope we can meet up with you on the next ride. You can just go on your
    regular round while we join you during kopi session around your area.
    Will that be a good idea for you?

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    For those reading the papers, cyclist please beware of pedestrians as well.

    Ryan

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    For those reading the papers, cyclist please beware of pedestrians as well.

    Ryan
    This time round the one causing the death of the cyclist is the pedestrian who try to cross a junction ignoring
    the "red man" and did not even notice the cyclist that was coming her way. The pedestrian is a Chinese
    national who came here as a student. It's necessary for the authority to enforce all cyclists to wear a helmet
    together with the motor-cyclists/e-cyclists.

    The following info regarding safety to cyclists, bicycle lane, helmet wearing and head injuries will wake up
    those who refused to observe and take the necessary precautions when riding their bikes:

    Nearly all bicyclist deaths (92%) occurred as a result of crashes with motor vehicles.


    Large vehicles (trucks, buses) were involved in almost one-third (32%) of fatal crashes, but they
    make up approximately 15% of vehicles on NYC roadways.

    Most fatal crashes (89%) occurred at or near intersections.


    Bicycle lanes and helmets may reduce the risk of death.

    Almost three-quarters of fatal crashes (74%) involved a head injury.
    Nearly all bicyclists who died (97%) were not wearing a helmet.


    http://www.bhsi.org/stats.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    It's never too late to start an activity like cycling unless you are very weak
    physically and you are already 75 years ago. If you don't belong to this
    category, praise God, you first must start with a positive mindset and that is
    the will to succeed. Unless you have a serious back problem and each time
    you climb on the saddle and start pedaling you can feel the pain.


    Once you mixed with regular cyclists you'll be surprised you can learn a lot
    more and much faster about the art of using the bicycle. During kopi session
    (break time during the ride) we discuss the up and downs of cycling and
    learning to throw away all the bad habits that we have on using the bike.

    Hope we can meet up with you on the next ride. You can just go on your
    regular round while we join you during kopi session around your area.
    Will that be a good idea for you?
    Sure bro, sounds good.
    I like my short rides... my sporting adventures lie elsewhere...

    Just got my iF Urban 700c last night - Fu De from E-walker delivered it personally. Good service. There is a 5 year warranty plus free servicing.

    Sadly I also discovered a spoke is broken on my Raleigh bike... perhaps it was heart broken to see me buy a new bike?

    Gotta find a repair shop around Pierce area...
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    BTW
    Some sucky things about the iF Urban:
    It only allows a 500cc water bottle as the folding mechanism gets in the way
    The gear change is not as smooth when you are going at top speed, but I guess its not a F1 car. It then to stick to the gear, you have to stop paddling for a moment first...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    BTW
    Some sucky things about the iF Urban:
    It only allows a 500cc water bottle as the folding mechanism gets in the way
    The gear change is not as smooth when you are going at top speed, but I guess its not a F1 car. It then to stick to the gear, you have to stop paddling for a moment first...
    Hydration Pack or Water Bag Backpack

    It's not "sucky" but an overlook on your part.
    The hydration pack could be the solution.

    This one gets you 3.8 litre of liquid.
    Bike Bicycle Water Bag Backpack Hiking/Cycling 3.8L
    http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/bi...ing-3.8l/WB-38

    Regarding the gear change, didn't you go for a test ride before purchase?


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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Hydration Pack or Water Bag Backpack

    It's not "sucky" but an overlook on your part.
    The hydration pack could be the solution.

    This one gets you 3.8 litre of liquid.
    Bike Bicycle Water Bag Backpack Hiking/Cycling 3.8L
    http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/bi...ing-3.8l/WB-38

    Regarding the gear change, didn't you go for a test ride before purchase?

    Bro
    You expect me to ride that long to change and use all the gears?
    Do you insist that they mount the bottle holder on the demo bike, get your water bottle and stick it in?

    As for the hydration pack, I have a few, and as you know, they increase the CG and are less stable, esp the larger capacity ones.
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    If I ride...
    my breath will fill the air.

    If I ride...
    I'll be strong.

    We all want a better future for biking
    Share why you ride and connect with others.



    http://marilynch.com/blog/people-for-bikes.html
    Last edited by forward; 15th June 2011 at 06:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Bro
    You expect me to ride that long to change and use all the gears?
    Do you insist that they mount the bottle holder on the demo bike, get your water bottle and stick it in?

    As for the hydration pack, I have a few, and as you know, they increase the CG and are less stable, esp the larger capacity ones.
    In short, yes.

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    Using your MTB on the road for a comfortable ride

    1. If you are using knobbies, use lighter pressured for a more comfortable ride.
    Do not use the same pressure as the roadies which is usually more than 100psi.

    2. If you are using a rigid fork either carbon or aluminum set your front 100mm
    lower than a suspension fork so that your ride position is altered.

    3. Use the suspension fork if your wrist cannot take your body weight (when your wrist is painful).
    Secondly you can also use a higher rise stem to shift your body weight back to avoid pain on the wrist.

    Cheers to recreational cycling and hope for a better biking experience in the very near future.





    Our last stop at Jalan Besar on the first nite-ride on Sat 11th June, 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutecdo View Post
    In short, yes.
    Well said, salute you for your telling the truth. Well said brother cutecdo!

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    Lubricate the suspension fork regularly.

    For oil and air forks try to use oil like 20wt oil, eg. Rock Shox's red rum.
    Make the external seals wet and cycle the bike a few times.
    You may require regular servicing (every 6 months of regular riding of 2 to 3 times a week)
    to make them run sweet and smooth.

    http://www.bike-manual.com/brands/tr...view_susp.html





    Here a fellow cyclist (Johnny) gave us a helping hand with the lubrication just before a ride
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    Chasing the Rainhow

    The joy and excitement of mountain biking. ENJOY!


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    Are you still looking for a 26" foldable Mountain Bike?

    For those who still haven't got a bike and wants a tough and rugged machine
    where you can change to slick tires instead of the 1.95 knobby can take a look at
    the Swiss Bike LX Foldable MTB.







    The Swiss Bike LX Foldable Mountain Bike is tough, rugged, and ready for anything.
    front suspension, 24-speed Shimano Deore LX shifters

    Color Matt Black
    Stem Zoom ® Alloy Direct Connect
    Frame 7005 Series Aluminum Front and Rear Triangle
    Shifters Shimano® "half-pipe" EZ-Fire Plus
    Fork Spinner®Grind CL Suspension, disc mount, adjustable preload with CLIX™ Ramps
    Front Derailleur Shimano®
    Rims Jalco ®Alloy, 32 hole, Double Wall, CNC Sidewall, Black
    Rear Derailleur Shimano® Deore LX
    Tires 26" x 1.95" Knobby Front and Rear Specific
    Crankset SR SUNTOUR®42/34/24
    Hubset Black, Alloy sealed front and rear, front with CLIX™: WRS
    Speeds 24 speed
    Spokes 14G stainless
    Brakeset Front:Promax ®Disc with dual pad adjustment. Rear: Alloy V-Style, with alloy levers
    Saddle Cionlli®Black with comfort groove
    Pedals Bear Trap
    Seatpost Alloy, Micro Adjust Post
    Frame Sizes 18”, 20”
    Handlebars Alloy, 30 degree rise

    Folds to 36" x 28" x 12"
    Adjustable headset and raised handlebars.


    http://www.bikefold.com/montague_folding_swiss_bike.htm

    Anyone knows which LBS stocks the Swissbike LX MTB?
    Last edited by forward; 17th June 2011 at 01:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post

    Anyone knows which LBS stocks the Swissbike LX MTB?
    You can try : Diginexx at http://www.diginexx.com/DIGINEXX/home.html
    They supposedly are a local distributor. Not sure if they hold that specific model though.

    There is a folding bike community on this forum :
    http://stridasingapore.com/forum/index.php
    In case folks do not like the supposedly high handed way old birds treat newbies on togoparts cycling forum.

    Ryan

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    Cyclists Rights

    This one from Grace an expatriates who enjoy cycling is interesting:

    "Surely a country supposedly filled with millions of intelligent residents can govern their
    own individual actions, choices and decisions, rather than constantly beg for laws
    and government to keep them in line in everything they do?"

    - Today

    But then she didn't realise that there are millions who didn't know how to walk until they
    learn how to. Drive a motor car until they learn how to. Ride a bicycle until they learn how to;
    not to mention how to use and react to a pedestrian crossing. In every country law and order
    is the only way to better safety, peace and happier living.

    It's even more necessary in a small little intelligent country like Singapore. Agree?


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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    You can try : Diginexx at http://www.diginexx.com/DIGINEXX/home.html
    They supposedly are a local distributor. Not sure if they hold that specific model though.

    There is a folding bike community on this forum :
    http://stridasingapore.com/forum/index.php
    In case folks do not like the supposedly high handed way old birds treat newbies on togoparts cycling forum.

    Ryan

    Sure right Ryan, the folks out there at togoparts are more vibrant and didn't think or care much
    about newbies. The more the old birds do their ranking the more the newbies ran away. Hope
    they will find it more friendly here. Adopt the right cycling attitude will go a long way for even
    the seasoned or pro cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    "1. If you are using knobbies, use lighter pressured for a more comfortable ride.
    Do not use the same pressure as the roadies which is usually more than 100psi."
    Not sure "lighter pressured" means, but mtb tyre pressure is printed on the walls of your tire. The range is usually 40-60psi. 40 if you're doing off-road, closer to 60 if you're on hard surfaces.

    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    2. If you are using a rigid fork either carbon or aluminum set your front 100mm
    lower than a suspension fork so that your ride position is altered.
    Again not sure what "set your front 100mm lower" means, but this sounds like very bad advice. Usual suspension forks can afford at least 100mm of travel. Suspensions should be set such that when the rider is on the bike the fork compresses to about 1/3 its travel. Whatever travel remains should be what translates to a rigid fork in an ideal case.

    In practice riders will ask for rigid forks with the equivalent of a 80-100+mm travel fork. The bike shop owner/manufacturer will be able to advice on that. They will not lower their front because it alters the ride geometry. The head tube angle becomes steeper, resulting in more sensitive, twitchy steering.

    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    3. Use the suspension fork if your wrist cannot take your body weight (when your wrist is painful).
    Secondly you can also use a higher rise stem to shift your body weight back to avoid pain on the wrist.
    Again, this seems like very bad advice. The use of a suspension fork will not solve your wrist problems. Suspension forks will damp the vibrations reaching the rider, so if your problem is numb hands from a vibrating handlebar, a suspension fork will help (although there are many other methods to solve this without suspension), but the problem of wrist strain will not be solved by suspension.

    If you have wrist strain, the most common problem is the position of your handlebars. Look to shift your hand positions regularly. Some people install bar ends for this purpose, to have alternate hand positions. Others simply grip different parts of the handlebar when steering isn't critical. Also, when gripping the handlebars, the back of your hand should make only a slight angle to your forearm. If it makes something like a 90 degree angle, then your way of gripping the handlebars is not correct and you are introducing undue strain on your wrists.

    The correct solution to this problem is instead to start off with a correctly sized frame first, then fine-tune your cockpit length by choosing a stem of the correct length. Changing the rise or length of the stem will affect your steering, so this is something to be done only after you have picked your correct sized frame.

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