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Old 19th March 2015, 21:10   #2371
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My Schwinn super sport 3. It's crazy fast and I love it. How often should the bike be serviced. And any tips on taking care of the bike.
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My Schwinn super sport 3. It's crazy fast and I love it. How often should the bike be serviced. And any tips on taking care of the bike.
One year- or 1500/2000km. Whichever is earlier.

Service it during the rains once though. Rains really can bugger up the gears- if right precautions aren't taken.
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Hey thanks Fintail, any lubricant that I can use myself for the chains without it getting really greasy.
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You can do cleaning and basic servicing by yourself,check youtube enough and more videos are there,I am using squirt dry lube works well.
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Update: I have to take a decision between a 2014 Giant SCR, on whom I'm getting a supreme discount-- or the new FireFox Mistral.

33k vs 35k. The FireFox @33, the Giant @35k.

On the other end of the spectrum, a Linea T-Jet beckons. Sadly, NO sedans this time. Impossible to ferry around a greasy bicycle on them. The Avventura? Let's see...
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Update: I have to take a decision between a 2014 Giant SCR, on whom I'm getting a supreme discount-- or the new FireFox Mistral.

33k vs 35k. The FireFox @33, the Giant @35k.

On the other end of the spectrum, a Linea T-Jet beckons. Sadly, NO sedans this time. Impossible to ferry around a greasy bicycle on them. The Avventura? Let's see...
Ride both bikes and decide! The SCR clearly has the better component specs, but your comfort level matters the most!
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From Sigma Website, My HR max is 190.
BE1: Basic endurance 1, 60-70% of the HR max 114 - 133
BE1/2: Basic endurance 1/2, 70-80% of the HR max 133 - 152
BE2: Basic endurance 2, 80-90% of the HR max 152 - 171
CE: Competition endurance, 90  100% of the HR max 171 - 190
I am not a doctor but I can tell you that these readings seem to be in line. I get same readings during various workouts on treadmill. The clear signs of problem are not with reading IMO but when the body is not able to cope up, which will be clearly evident from the discomfort and shortness of breath. If you want an expert opinion, it is advisable to contact a physician and clarify about the readings.
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@Ninjatalli:

I'm trying 'em tommorrow.

Ah- Let's see!
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Update: I have to take a decision between a 2014 Giant SCR, on whom I'm getting a supreme discount-- or the new FireFox Mistral.

33k vs 35k. The FireFox @33, the Giant @35k.

On the other end of the spectrum, a Linea T-Jet beckons. Sadly, NO sedans this time. Impossible to ferry around a greasy bicycle on them. The Avventura? Let's see...
This is a Giant opportunity - this is a non-decision.
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I am not a doctor but I can tell you that these readings seem to be in line. I get same readings during various workouts on treadmill. The clear signs of problem are not with reading IMO but when the body is not able to cope up, which will be clearly evident from the discomfort and shortness of breath. If you want an expert opinion, it is advisable to contact a physician and clarify about the readings.
Thanks for the insight. I am a lot fitter now than what I used to be. Just yesterday I did a non stop 2:30 hrs cycling with on the go hydration. All in preparation for the ride to Stockholm.
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My ride now -Trek 3500. Got at a competitive price. I have taken it out for few rides. Now a daily source of exercise. Already bought the necessary accessories and now in process for buying few apparels.

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The mudguards go out first!
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Thanks for the insight. I am a lot fitter now than what I used to be. Just yesterday I did a non stop 2:30 hrs cycling with on the go hydration. All in preparation for the ride to Stockholm.
You're doing an excellent job!

Stay hydrated- Come what may.

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Thanks for the insight. I am a lot fitter now than what I used to be. Just yesterday I did a non stop 2:30 hrs cycling with on the go hydration. All in preparation for the ride to Stockholm.
2:30 hours continuous saddle time is really good. Good luck with your upcoming ride

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My ride now -Trek 3500. Got at a competitive price. I have taken it out for few rides. Now a daily source of exercise. Already bought the necessary accessories and now in process for buying few apparels.

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That is a cool looking ride. Wishing you thousands of miles of healthy rides. BTW, the seat looks to be a bit low. Check the adjustment. When you complete the down stroke of the pedal, your leg should have just a little bend. Too much bend would result in knee pain. Another crude method to test: when you are on the saddle, you should barely manage to touch the ground with the ball of your foot.
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My ride now -Trek 3500. Got at a competitive price. I have taken it out for few rides. Now a daily source of exercise. Already bought the necessary accessories and now in process for buying few apparels.

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Lovely ride. Against @Fintail's suggestion, I'd say the mudguards stay. Makes a hell lot of a difference when you are riding on a wet day/surface.

Btw same thoughts on the saddle height - seems low to me. You'll probably be better off with a few more inches of height on that.
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I have been trying to arrive at an optimum hydration rate for cyclists:

Is 1 liter/15km fine?

I know other factors such as temperature, tyres, bicycle, fitness levels exist.

So- Whattdya think?
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