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Old 18th August 2009, 12:59   #1
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Hi all,

After 4 years of surfing this site almost daily I finally decided to register myself a few weeks back.
The motivation to register was the plethora of information the Ato Z of all cars, driving, safety etc..

BY nature I am an adventurer, passionate about life in general. A few of my hobbies include cycling(mountain biking), off roading (on my bullet & Firefox; just bought a gypsy king 2000, 3 days back, will start a new thread appropriately), trekking, swimming, paragliding (finally managed to kickstart by course & finish of with the first level 5 months back). Gizmos, gadgets & technology also give me a thrill.

I currently possess the following toys:
Pulsar 180 2001
Bullet Electra 2008
Swift Petrol vxi, 2007
Gypsy King MPFI, 2000 (Hard top)

Would love to interact with all you guys & Gurus on & off this site.

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Old 18th August 2009, 18:04   #2
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Nice garage, especially the Gypsy and the Bullet. Welcome to Team-BHP Rossi! Seeing that you have a thing for adventure, joining in on all the Mumbai offroad action would be a good place to start.

We'd appreciate your taking a quick pitstop by our board rules section, just once, for familiarisation.
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Welcome to T-BHP, your screen made sure I read your introduction, nice collection you have there.
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Old 20th August 2009, 16:40   #4
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Thank you guys for the warm welcome. Will definately be a part of the Mumbai off road action once my gypsy gets done up.
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very nice to meet you. great introductory note!
welcome aboard and enjoy our little online community here.
which firefox do you have? I ask because I recently bought one too - the 2.6 Dart and am enjoying my early morning rambles on it.
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Hi all,

After 4 years of surfing this site almost daily I finally decided to register myself a few weeks back.
The motivation to register was the plethora of information the Ato Z of all cars, driving, safety etc..

BY nature I am an adventurer, passionate about life in general. A few of my hobbies include cycling(mountain biking), off roading (on my bullet & Firefox; just bought a gypsy king 2000, 3 days back, will start a new thread appropriately), trekking, swimming, paragliding (finally managed to kickstart by course & finish of with the first level 5 months back). Gizmos, gadgets & technology also give me a thrill.

I currently possess the following toys:
Pulsar 180 2001
Bullet Electra 2008
Swift Petrol vxi, 2007
Gypsy King MPFI, 2000 (Hard top)

Would love to interact with all you guys & Gurus on & off this site.

Regards
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Old 20th August 2009, 23:07   #6
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@Shankar: Many thanks for the warm welcome. I own a Firefox edge "full sused", ride it in the late evenings & on weekends with my biking group. The Suspension really helps in preventing the bumps to hurt where it shouldnt lol!

The Dart is a very good off roading bike too. The initial suspension might be a tad hard but softens as you use it.
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Old 21st August 2009, 07:20   #7
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good. just got back from the morning 5-6 km chukker - firefox is fun.
but im seeing that somewhere in the front while riding (especially on a slight downhill incline) it makes a slightly squeaky noise as if something is rubbing against the wheel - tyre - checked the brakes and all those fiddly things in front - cannot figure out what it is.
any ideas?
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@Shankar: Many thanks for the warm welcome. I own a Firefox edge "full sused", ride it in the late evenings & on weekends with my biking group. The Suspension really helps in preventing the bumps to hurt where it shouldnt lol!

The Dart is a very good off roading bike too. The initial suspension might be a tad hard but softens as you use it.
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good. just got back from the morning 5-6 km chukker - firefox is fun.
but im seeing that somewhere in the front while riding (especially on a slight downhill incline) it makes a slightly squeaky noise as if something is rubbing against the wheel - tyre - checked the brakes and all those fiddly things in front - cannot figure out what it is.
any ideas?
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Try re-checking the brake pads, they may not be dis-engaging properly. Also re-look at the rim...
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Hello Rossi, Please post snaps of your gypsy. Any modifications?
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Old 25th August 2009, 11:38   #10
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@BRS: Am going to start a seperate thread for my Gypsy this week. All pics & mods will be uploaded soon. Right now in the process of getting restored.
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Old 25th August 2009, 12:50   #11
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thanks will do this.
probably loosen them up a bit more than already done
and possibly put some oil into the gear/chain drive area near the pedals - lets see if it helps

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Old 25th August 2009, 23:26   #12
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@Shankar: Register on cyclist.in. Plethora of information advise & adventure!
@BRS: New thread started by me on The King!
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