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Old 28th May 2013, 21:32   #1591
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brought a RR 5 4 months back. Riding on weekends, has covered approx. 500 kms including 4 half century rides.

Training to do the first centuary ride.
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Old 29th May 2013, 14:51   #1592
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brought a RR 5 4 months back. Riding on weekends, has covered approx. 500 kms including 4 half century rides.

Training to do the first centuary ride.
That's very good progress so far and and take it easy when you are attempting longer distances. Hydrate well and listen to your legs and body.
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Which store in bangalore stocks Finish Line Dry Teflon Lube (red)? I could order online, but shipping is extra :(
Decathlon used to stock these, but for the last six plus months, they are out of stock and not sure when they will get the stock. Will have to check other stores like Procycle.in and Cycling Boutique.
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In case anyone finds this article interesting : How to cycle to work & look like you drove!
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HI friends,

i am living in UK rite now and will be returning in the end of the year, i want to buy a cycle here cause the weather is really nice and the trails are amazing, i would like to buy something really good but would not like to leave it here in UK,

has any one ever done this Brought back a cycle to india.?
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Not done that but I think that the hassles you will have to go through to get this done will be worth much more than the cost of the bike itself. You can get a new bike in India. Really good bikes can be ordered in India itself nowadays.
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http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=4&t=14776 defines your luck.

Customs in Delhi will definitely pain you for the oversized box. Then you can be hit for anything upto 42%. its not a push cycle by the way my man
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http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=4&t=14776 defines your luck.

Customs in Delhi will definitely pain you for the oversized box. Then you can be hit for anything upto 42%. its not a push cycle by the way my man
Vaise if it is PENCHUR then it is a PUSH BIKE, waise i always thought that a cycle is a Push BIKE
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Unless there is a significant saving, or if you want to buy a bike that's not available in India (as in my case - bought a Trek Mamba from Singapore), there isn't much happiness in importing a bike. Airlines will charge you upto $250 for the oversized baggage. Customs will cause trouble (upto Rs.35000/- is okay). Trek, Cannondale, Merida, Bianchi, Giant are now all available in India - most models.

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I got a Scott back to India, and my friend got a FIJI. I landed at Chennai airport, and my friend at Bangalore. No duties, no hassles at airline checking counter/airports. In US, almost all stores have a "for air transport packing" option.

I am not sure about UK.

I told "used bicycle" at customs and they just waved me away.

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I brought my chain less bike from USA packed in a trico iron case. Except extra weight charges ($50), there wasn't any major damage to the pocket.

The chennai airport custom was a breeze and no sweat the bike is in chennai home

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Finally got RR 5.1 from Decathlon White field.Went to purchase 5.0 and end up with 5.1.While breaking, sound is coming from back breaks. Show room staff told me that because of new we are getting this break pad sound.Is it true?.Already crossed 40 to 50KM and still the sound remains.Any suggestion please.
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Finally got RR 5.1 from Decathlon White field.Went to purchase 5.0 and end up with 5.1.While breaking, sound is coming from back breaks. Show room staff told me that because of new we are getting this break pad sound.Is it true?.Already crossed 40 to 50KM and still the sound remains.Any suggestion please.
What kind of sound it this? Ideally, there shouldn't be any sound. I would suggest you inspect the the brakes in case they are misaligned and I think you should go back and get them sorted out.
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^ the brakes should be quick release type. so open them up and clean out the brake pads and check again for sounds.

Btw, i picked up this really cheap cyclometer - http://dx.com/p/electronic-bicycle-speedometer-2682.
its so cheap doesnt matter if it falls apart. The initial observations though point to an extremely VFM product
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What kind of sound it this? Ideally, there shouldn't be any sound. I would suggest you inspect the the brakes in case they are misaligned and I think you should go back and get them sorted out.
Similar to truck break sound,no need to bell while riding,instead of bell
I use back breaks . .Planning to take to the showroom this weekend.
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