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Old 30th March 2015, 08:39   #2416
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Wanted to keep my investments little as I am not sure how long I will ride it.
After putting close to 250 kms on the old second hand one, including a few runs to office, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to 21 speed cycle.

Got an old school all steel "Jamis Coda Sports". I was also looking at Trek FX 7.1 but this one was something I could related to much more. Maybe familiar shape to what I was riding in my school days.

Somehow people have all good stuff to say about Jamis Coda Sports on internet forums. I am a novice. All I can say is that it goes really fast down the slope.


Seat took some time to get used to. But a much faster cycle than the previous one.
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Seat took some time to get used to. But a much faster cycle than the previous one.
This one is a bit 'different'. A bit 'exotic'- if you get the drift!

What sort of discount you got on this one- Considering you don't see these bikes often?

Last- but not the least: Save up for a roadbike.
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I did not get the drift.
But that said no discount on this one. This and a black one were the only ones available @550 AUD. Mudguards, Rack and Panniers are extra.

At this moment I really do not see myself on a roadbike. I do not like that crouching posture. I cycle wearing a cheap loose t shirt and a bermuda (though I do use inserts). Spandex/Lycra/(Whatever skin tight) shorts and me don't mix.
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Got an old school all steel "Jamis Coda Sports". I was also looking at Trek FX 7.1 but this one was something I could related to much more. Maybe familiar shape to what I was riding in my school days.

Somehow people have all good stuff to say about Jamis Coda Sports on internet forums. I am a novice. All I can say is that it goes really fast down the slope.


Seat took some time to get used to. But a much faster cycle than the previous one.
That's a really really nice commuter bike. That's actually a nice steel hybrid that works for a lot of folks who do long distance riding - it clicks on several levels. It's light-weight, durable, quick, 32c tires that can take a mix of concrete and somewhat level of trails, and decent components.

Have fun riding on it!

And just a suggestion - if you currently are only doing short rides, you could lose the pannier bag for now. I doubt you need that all the time.

Edit: Roadbikes need not be the end target. A lot of cyclists I know own a mix of road, MTB and commuter bikes, and they like all the options as much as the other one.

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And just a suggestion - if you currently are only doing short rides, you could lose the pannier bag for now. I doubt you need that all the time.
Panniers are needed for now. I am riding to work. 10kms each way. With a rather "large" lunch box and shirt, jeans, towels, rain coat and what not, they are proving very very handy. And I still have to add the puncture repair kit.

I have already clocked 100kms in one week of riding. And I do feel more "lively".
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Guys- All the MTBers and Roadbikers- and anyone else including those hybrid warriors: Your inputs are needed:

A] Which is the most effective lubricant for those with a higher running?

B] Any specific approaches towards roadbike maintainence? Are they more 'sensitive' compared to MTB's?

C] How is used engine oil as a lubricant? (I had some of it- gave it away to an FNG for disposal. Could've used it on the bike)

D] And- would you use new 2-stroke engine oil as a lubricant? Or rather a cycle specific oil? I would prefer to use the latter- But would like justifications which sort of lube should be used, and why.

Would appreciate inputs.

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Guys- All the MTBers and Roadbikers- and anyone else including those hybrid warriors: Your inputs are needed:

A] Which is the most effective lubricant for those with a higher running?

B] Any specific approaches towards roadbike maintainence? Are they more 'sensitive' compared to MTB's?

C] How is used engine oil as a lubricant? (I had some of it- gave it away to an FNG for disposal. Could've used it on the bike)

D] And- would you use new 2-stroke engine oil as a lubricant? Or rather a cycle specific oil? I would prefer to use the latter- But would like justifications which sort of lube should be used, and why.

Would appreciate inputs.
http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=12&t=5194

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Old 30th March 2015, 19:05   #2424
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Typical Volvo. I rally *love* them for thinking on safety terms- and for trying to make the world a better place.

"The best way to survive a crash----Is not to crash."


Excellent, wot?

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I did not get the drift.
But that said no discount on this one. This and a black one were the only ones available @550 AUD. Mudguards, Rack and Panniers are extra.

At this moment I really do not see myself on a roadbike. I do not like that crouching posture. I cycle wearing a cheap loose t shirt and a bermuda (though I do use inserts). Spandex/Lycra/(Whatever skin tight) shorts and me don't mix.

Well, I am in the same boat as you are, at-least with respect to Spandex and stuff.

I use a road bike (if you can call a Hero Hawk as one) for regular within city rides (home to work, 15km one way), and a Fuji Altair for weekend long rides (100+km/sub 4 hours, without all those tight fitting spandex or cleat shoes. I use a plain simple dry fit shorts/t-shirt and bata canvas)

Once you get used to the posture (a maximum of two or three days), I wager that you will get around to buying one. A world of difference.

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Typical Volvo. I rally *love* them for thinking on safety terms- and for trying to make the world a better place.
Interesting idea. But in the end I feel it is just a marketing ad by Volvo. Do note - the product is not even there in the market - no plans shared when it will be launched. The site is just a single page with an option to add your email id to get updates - which again isn't really useful.

I'll applaud Volvo when they actually launch the product.
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Interesting idea. But in the end I feel it is just a marketing ad by Volvo. Do note - the product is not even there in the market - no plans shared when it will be launched. The site is just a single page with an option to add your email id to get updates - which again isn't really useful.

I'll applaud Volvo when they actually launch the product.
Yup its mainly a PR activity. But its available in London at least, as per their website.
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EDIT: Volvo is just rebranding the following product from http://www.albedo100.se/
http://www.albedo100.se/produkter/li...ent_spray.html

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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.
LOL , I thought I had improved my stamina quite a lot after more than 1000Kms of cycling this year. So when my friend asked me whether I am interested in trekking for 25Kms through the woods, I thought to myself, "How hard can it be?"

Answer is, quite hard. I never ran out of breath during the 5:00 hour climb. But my knees became sore.
Like this, https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

Anyways, I will definitely go for future treks. This was a good experience .
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Couple of days ago during morning ride noticed that rear gears are not shifting. It was getting stuck in 1st or 2nd. Though the lever is showing 4 or 5, the chain is still in 1st. After close inspection observed that few teeth of rear sprocket has bent. Initially I was shocked since I have bought this bike (Montra Blues 1.1) in July 2014 and has completed 1000 odd kms.
Took the bike yesterday to Surender cycles Baner, Pune.
My bike has been serviced only once after purchase (Sep 2014 Ė free service). I was under the impression that once a year should be sufficient (cycle ko engine thodi hai ).
Mr. Surender told me to get the bike serviced after every four months to keep it running smoothly. Bike is serviced and the problem is rectified. The problem was with rear gear cable, outer was broken which was fouling the rear derailleur. Bike is serviced neatly and overall Iím very happy. All the gear noise has gone away. Shifting is more precise and the ride has improved.
Total damage done 500 Rs. (400 for service + 100 for cable change). 400 is definitely exorbitant. Whatís the opinion of fellow cyclist?
About bent teeth of rear sprocket: The mechanic said itís normal and no need to worry.

Please share few details about overall maintenance/ service interval etc.
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