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    Welcome bro!

    I tend to use a Camelbak, then pop my camera inside, or inside my camera bag within the Camelbak, so I have water and the camera

    Cheers


    Quote Originally Posted by sukhoi37 View Post
    Hi guys, I'm looking for a camera bag which suit for cycling.
    I have a GT Ava 3.0, use it mainly for commuting.
    I also do cycle to East Coast every weekend from Pasir Ris via Changi Beach.

    Just got me a Canon 40D kit, now lack of tripod and camera bag to begin pick up my old hobby(stopped for two years due to expensive film)

    //This is my first post, greetings all !! //
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Welcome bro!

    I tend to use a Camelbak, then pop my camera inside, or inside my camera bag within the Camelbak, so I have water and the camera

    Cheers
    I see.
    I have an Osprey backpack, not bad but i want a bag just for camera.
    easy to access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Good and effective way of locking the bike, thanks for sharing.
    Well, you can use this method too.





    Another simple way to stop your bike from being riden away when you
    are dropping by for a moment at the Seven Eleven store is to put the
    a lock at the crank area.

    The locking device is small and the potential bike thief may fall
    when he trys to ride the bike away. If he notices the lock, it will
    take too much time for him to get to the correct number combination
    that you have set.

    The picture shows this simple locking device being used at the crank
    area of a MTB. The lock cost less than ten dollars, comes in various
    colours, blue, red and chrome. You can get a few to lock other parts
    of your bike.

    The lock was bought at one of the stores near the Waterloo Street
    area, opposite the wet market and food centre.

    Next to it is the OG Departmental Store.

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    For the experienced cyclists is it necessary to act as mentor,
    give timely coaching often, and offer know-how, that challenge
    and grow a new cyclist's skill?

    Do you find that good cyclists make good cycling
    and good cycling makes good cyclists?

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    Hi

    Between the 2008 Jamies Durango 1 and 2009 GT Avalanche 2.0, which would you choose?
    The Jamies is $100 cheaper but and has better parts.

    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...4552&Type=bike

    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...8611&Type=bike

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    Between the 2008 Jamies Durango 1 and 2009 GT Avalanche 2.0, which would you choose?
    The Jamies is $100 cheaper but and has better parts.

    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...4552&Type=bike

    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...8611&Type=bike

    Thanks
    According to the website for both specs, i would say not much of a diff.
    I will choose GT over Jamis, hugh fan of GT's triple triangle frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Hack View Post
    According to the website for both specs, i would say not much of a diff.
    I will choose GT over Jamis, hugh fan of GT's triple triangle frame.
    Ok, thanks for your opinion....ya, I'm leaning towards the GT

    Btw, those clipless pedals that are built into normal platform (eg. Shimano M424), is this much more difficult to clip in than normal clipless pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Ok, thanks for your opinion....ya, I'm leaning towards the GT

    Btw, those clipless pedals that are built into normal platform (eg. Shimano M424), is this much more difficult to clip in than normal clipless pedals?
    This have to wait for our guru Mr. Sammy to enlighten us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Hack View Post
    This have to wait for our guru Mr. Sammy to enlighten us.
    haha, yes..he writes like a bicycle magazine editor.

    Btw, post your GTs photos leh
    Last edited by cichlid; 4th March 2009 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    haha, yes..he writes like a bicycle magazine editor.

    Btw, post your GTs photos leh
    Already posted in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Hack View Post
    This have to wait for our guru Mr. Sammy to enlighten us.
    I not guru lah...I am LONG WINDED as always heheh..I write like a car without any brake to stop.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    I not guru lah...I am LONG WINDED as always heheh..I write like a car without any brake to stop.....
    From the way you post about bicycle stuffs know you are not simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Ok, thanks for your opinion....ya, I'm leaning towards the GT

    Btw, those clipless pedals that are built into normal platform (eg. Shimano M424), is this much more difficult to clip in than normal clipless pedals?
    Clipless pedals like the M424(fig 2) is a duo purpose pedal system unlike, for comparison, the Shimano PD-M970.(fig 1)

    fig 1


    fig 2


    Usually main reasons for choosing a pedal like the M424 is so you can use either bicycle shoe with the cleats to clip to the pedal or you can use normal shoes or sandals to ride your bike. Best of both world. The cage you see in the M424 photo makes the pedal platform large enough that you can pedal with normal shoes easy and the teeths will ensure your footwear will not slip easy off the pedal and cause a possible scenario where the pedal goes one rotation and come back up to hit your shin..OUCH!... It happens with clipless too so don't fret it. Comes with the territory.

    As I said reason for using pedals like the M424 is it gives you the convenience of using normal shoes or slippers if you don't feel like being in the mood to wear your bicycle shoes. ( choice of cycling shoes are a whole difference story too if you really wanna get into it).

    The M424 (another version from Shimano is shown in fig 3) is a good introduction to clipless pedaling. If you are not confidence to go full clipless then just wear normal shoes or use your bicycle shoe WITHOUT SCREWING ON THE CLEATS so clip on does not occur. Another thing to take note if you look at the M424 or the current M545 (Fig3) is the cage surrounding the clipon portion which is a nightmare for collecting mud and any chunky sticky soil especially wet offroad rides. It might make clipping a problem and you have to do work your feet on the pedal till the clipping catches on or a lot of cleaning with sticks or fingers to dig out what is stuck within the cage area surrounding the clip device.

    If you are new to clipless pedals, using them for the first time can keep you feeling nervous or panicky every time it's time to stop your bike and you try to unclip. Some people panic when there is abit of resistance or forgot to twist to disengage the cleat while unclipping or worst FORGOT they are using clipless and only realise it when the bike has stopped completely and the foot still stuck! heheh.. I have been there before...just fall over like a tree in a forest. People luffing their a$$ off around me heheh... not just once.

    It takes some getting use to cycling with them on and keeping them on especially in rough terrain or in tight turns..etc. Anything that makes you feel nervous that you might fall will bring your panic back to the notion .."what if I fall and my feet are still locked in" kinda feeling heheh.. It will go away with time, practice and riding confidence.

    Generally for the uninitiated, unclipping is done by twisting outward your heel at an angle horizontally. Usually about 12 degree. (More better ones has less like about 7 degree) Which is a good range for clipping in and getting out for newbies. You twist to disengage the cleat that is screwed to the bottom of your cycling shoe from the clip pedal.

    There is a good trick to using clipless pedal. It helps bunny hopping over stuff alot easier and when you land your foot is still on the pedal. Without clipless, you can still bunnyhop with the proper practice but if your feet slip off the pedal while you are in the air.....coming down hard and both feets NOT ON the pedals....OUCH!!!...you wanna know which part of your body will take the big hit in that case? Your family jewels !!! Not good I testify to that heheh.

    I use clipless but not from Shimano. My knees are not as good as they once were so my brand and design has more float. I think about 15 degree which means my foot don't have to be put at a tighter angle when I am hooked in. Hard to explain that bit but I thought I throw that in for those who want to change to clipless. If you have knee problems or older...certain clipless pedal design might work for you amd sp,e not so suitable. So look around at other brands too. And for those who wants really light pedals to save weight...then you really have to look at 3rd party. Shimano are great and durable but not the lightest around. The ones I use are lighter then Shimano's XTR pedals because they are made from titanium for example.
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    So ultimately to answer your questions about which one is easier to clipon? The M424 is for newbies and general cycling thus it is a lot easier to clip on. The more pro ones require that you are already more comfortable using clipon. There are a bit more precise, adjustable and lighter system ......and also alot more expensive heheh...
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    Hey Sammy , thanks for the explaination. I will probably get those similar to Fig 1 as I have used them on my road bike. Yes, mtb pedals on my road bike, dont ask why, I also don't know, hehe

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    sammy is the reigning bike guru....

    Anyway, will ride alone this weekend since we have no joy on the prata meeting at Casuarina.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    sammy is the reigning bike guru....

    Anyway, will ride alone this weekend since we have no joy on the prata meeting at Casuarina.
    Cheers
    I cycle alone also, most of my cycling kakis all never cycle already.
    After my failed attempt to cycle Southern Ridges, most likely will go ECP.
    Either cycle from my place, or drive there and start at Ford Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    sammy is the reigning bike guru....

    Anyway, will ride alone this weekend since we have no joy on the prata meeting at Casuarina.
    Cheers

    Your place a little out of the way with me on the East heheh... plus...job hunting season heh... But once that is done...I might go venture around Pierce Reservoir again man....been ages since I hit that part of the route when I use to do round island trips regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliet View Post
    Anyone can recommend a foldable bicycle brand and where would be a good place to buy it for a reasonable price?

    Need something sturdy and lasting to be used during photography outings.

    thanks!
    Take another look at the possibilities offered by the 20inch wheel foldable bicycle.

    Smaller 20inch wheel bikes usage and possibilities.

    1. http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/88619106

    This bike is equipped with a drop bar, water bottle, saddle
    bag and small bicycle pump.

    2. http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/83944065

    Most of the accessories are packed inside the bags. The owner has a mirror
    on the left side and a smaller bag in the front of the handle bar.

    3. http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/79929965

    With a little bit of thoughts how would you cycle through
    the snow that is so thick? You notice for long distance riding
    the preferred saddle is one from Brooks.

    4. http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/77392232

    Notice how you can put three water bottles on this 20inch wheel
    bike with a bike pump, saddle bag and a rear binker as well.
    The rear tube like bag can be used to put your tripod,
    umbrella and other necessary photographic accessories.
    This bike has knobby tires, will not get punctures so easily.

    For more details on how to equip your bikes for photographic, long distance
    or even fun city touring and outings:

    http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/

    Most likely you may enjoy outdoor photography more with your cycling activities.


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    anyone knows which lbs carries road or tri bike and gears for children. TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopel View Post
    anyone knows which lbs carries road or tri bike and gears for children. TIA

    As in Road Bike for road cycling and Tri Bike as in Triathlon Road Bike sport?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    As in Road Bike for road cycling and Tri Bike as in Triathlon Road Bike sport?????
    road bike for triathlon

    tri bike might be hard for 10 yrs old

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