alot say foldie no good after researching and asking around but Mini Velo seems good to dust off my 17 years of rust in cycling hahaha
Sony A7II FE 28 SAL 20 Minolta 50 Pentax F*300Sigma 150-600C
Last edited by ninelives; 6th January 2013 at 10:50 AM.
Only Sony device mostly, haha!
$20 is for first timer, second offense is $1000 I think
Pretty good deal for the price, but I've been out of touch with bike and parts for some 4yrs now.
Alum frame (mini velo)
Shimano deraileur that looks like road groupo (eg. Sora)
Trigger shifter (used to be cheaper twist shifters in this price)
8sp Cassette (not freehub which was common for this price)
Quick release wheels
130bcd crank (used to be cheaper fixed type for this sort of price)
Bike is agile and picks up speed well.
Reminds me of a MTB with fixed fork on slicks, but more 'niffy'
Regarding ManWearPants's questions, going clip-less improves pedaling efficiency when riding (better power transfer) Riding clip-less is more popular among road cyclists due to the need for speed and efficiency. They are also designed to disconnect in a crash!
My speed's average about 30-40km/h, look back, signal right then slowly filter. If there's too many cars, i'd hit the pavement slow and use the pedestrian crossing to continue along with road traffic heading right.
Last edited by BrokenDown; 8th January 2013 at 10:22 PM.
fully agree that PCN has been waste of money. Should have done a proper cycling lane. Now neither here nor there.
Btw, anyone has tried shaft driven bicycle? Where in Sg can find Dynamics or Sonoma branded bicycles?
need to learn some basic mountain bike tricks like bunny hops etc.
where can i go to learn these?
we should organize cycling + photography weekend ride
thats an excellent idea !!
watch the Outings section
Yesterday I got a flat tire while riding with my 3 year old son at the intersection of Serangoon road and Kallang PCN (near Serangoon x PIE). It's in the middle of nowhere with no sight of any bike shop.
I tried to wave so many taxis but all refused as soon as they see my bike.
But luckily there was this nice driver stop by. To my surprise, he asked me to put the bike in the back row as the trunk cannot fit the bike with child seat on.
We struggled to fit it in with one wheel removed and some padding on the seat. Mr Teo Sheng Huat (SHB 2286Z) was a rescuer for my son and I. I paid him double the fare to show my appreciation and not sure if it's enough.
How do you guys prevent such thing from happening? Not sure if I'll be that lucky next time
It happened once to me in Lim Chu Kang. I managed to flag down a lorry driven by 2 banglah workers. I hauled my bike into the back and squeeze into the front with them. Before they drop me off at the bicycle shop, I paid them $10 as I really appreciate their help.
There are 2 options:
1) If your bike is not too dear, lock it against a railing. Come back to retrieve it later,
2) Bring a spare tube, all-in-one bicycle tool, and a portable air pump and keep them in a pouch under your seat.
anyone heard of MSIG? they got bike insurance, cover bike and yourself.
Thanks guys. My bike is only $200 + the child seat. Maybe I'll just bring the chain next time.