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Old 11th June 2013, 13:45   #1606
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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.
Nothing to worry, I have usually seen this with few new brake pads. In any case, you can ask the guys at decathlon to check it out. Happy cycling and be safe.
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Old 16th June 2013, 13:03   #1607
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Bought a Schwinn frontier for my son , costed 17500 Rs. Had to search across south Bangalore for this model. He has not ridden much as he fell sick after coming to Bangalore, will post a detailed review after couple of weeks.
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Which store in bangalore stocks Finish Line Dry Teflon Lube (red)? I could order online, but shipping is extra :(
Flipkart is offering upto 40% discount on Finish Line lubes, which will more than make up for shipping cost.
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hi fellow cyclists. this is my first post on this thread.

i have been recently bitten by the cycling bug. i got myself a firefox target MTB and am very happy with the bike overall. its abeen an eventful 2 months and have done about 1000km. got my bike serviced recently, so far no issues.

i only grouse i have with the MTB is that i ride mostly on paved roads and rarely on bad roads or trails. i am planning to invest in a road bike for my regular daily rides and resrict the MTB for bad roads or weekends.

I have been scouting around for a proper sized road bike (I am 180cm with a 34 inch inseam length: so am looking for a 58cm bike), not very succesful. firefox has bikes only upto 56cm, I am finding it difficult to source a trek 1.1c or a scott speedster 50 witha test ride in coimbatore.

1. any suggestions on a place with a wide range of bike in coimbatore that would give me a test ride.

2. any other bikes to be considered?

3. should i just get a 58cm and worry about the bike fit later. i do not want a competitive fit and am looking for slightly comfortable fit.

kindly help.
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Old 21st June 2013, 14:27   #1610
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Any suggestions for a cycle that will let me cycle for about 45 mins daily without straining my lower back. Have a slight slip disc problem. And cannot afford to bend even a little

2 Options that I have come upon

1. http://www.firefoxbikes.com/Cruiser_AmericaMenSSP.html
2. http://www.firefoxbikes.com/Hybrid_Rapide%2021S.html# and add a Stem Riser

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Stems-/177827/i.html
Also try Fuji ones. A friend suggest Fuji's for another friend of mine who is a bit tall.
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Old 22nd June 2013, 01:10   #1611
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2. any other bikes to be considered?

3. should i just get a 58cm and worry about the bike fit later. i do not want a competitive fit and am looking for slightly comfortable fit.

kindly help.
You could try Bianchi's via Nirone 7 and Fuji's too (or brands that have "endurance geometry" bikes (as opposed to "competitive geometries"))

The frame geometry is more accurate: you'd want to measure more than just the height + in-seam (see http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO ) and look for the bike with matching geometry.

Since you're looking for a comfort fit, the Eddy fit (or even the French fit) is preferable. IMO, bike-fit for roadbikes is very important to truly enjoy them (and not injure yourself)

Have fun!
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Any suggestions on where I can get the stem raiser for rock rider 5.2
? I checked at Decathlon, Sarjapur and also RR cycles, Madiwala. None of them have it in stock.

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Were you able to get the stem raiser? I wss trying out the rockrider cycles at decathlon and I too felt the need to get the stem raiser.
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Old 10th July 2013, 21:43   #1613
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finally after alot of debating and confusion i have ordered a fuji sportif 1.3c.
will be getting it in acouple of days. anybody using a sportif 1.3 sizing was a bit confusing with all the things of compact geometry and all.

any idea where i can source good quality cycling shorts?
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Why is that none of the present day bikes come without front and rear mudguards ? . Are they optional ?
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Why is that none of the present day bikes come without front and rear mudguards ? . Are they optional ?
I'm guessing that it's primarily for the weight savings.
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I'm guessing that it's primarily for the weight savings.
This is not the reason, as almost all mudguards come in plastic/fiber so no weight gain.
Just a way to loot people. Without that cycle looks sporty and for obvious reason of monsoon add them as extra accessory by paying good amount.
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Why is that none of the present day bikes come without front and rear mudguards ? . Are they optional ?
I think without mud guards bike looks good and sporty. I have fitted regular steel mudguard for my Firefox cyclone for Rs.170. And those look really good on such bikes and serves their purpose very well as they are full length mudguards, not trimmed like plastic one.
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Whats your take on Canondale Guys?

I need a bike to use up here in the mountains. It will be used on tarmac only. However on very steep roads. I need something that would make pedaling kind of easy. I tried a friends cannondale for a week and its quite good.

Which one guys?
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Any Cannondale MTB will do for you.

Even their starter bike (SL6?) is of a fairly decent quality. As you pay more, you get slightly lighter bike and better smoother components.

Hence as a rule - buy the bike you can almost not afford.

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These days, am totally into cycling. Taking the car out only for family trips and bike is almost lying idle for months.
Built up a nice collection of bikes for different purposes:
My first bike:
ACT110
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Then an MTB, a special edition GIANT:
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Fixie/SingleSpeed, Schwinn Madison:
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And the roadjet- Fuji roubaix 1.3:
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