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Old 28th July 2008, 18:40   #256
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Did a full round trip yesterday from Bannerghatta road, Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Kanakapura, NICE road, Mysore Road, Outer Ring Road, Banashankari and Back to Jayanagar, close to 45 km. My friend has got a speedometer and odometer (electromagnetic one) and we could measure precisely. The ride on that part of outer ring road and Banashankari was very taxing because of enourmously high slopes.
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Old 28th July 2008, 18:52   #257
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Bicycle Seats and Impotence
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Old 29th July 2008, 09:10   #258
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Hmm... that's an important area to protect . Will keep it in mind. BTW how does the RoadPro feel? Pics anytime soon?
I have had some problems with the gear shifting and intend to take it to the dealer for a quick service. I have clicked only a couple of pictures as of now and the camera is at home. Damn! I forget to bring it to work. Will post the pictures today from home.
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Old 29th July 2008, 11:21   #259
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After going through all these posts, was totally caught by the cycle wave; I got myself a Hercules AXN 6 Speed. (3,800/-) Itís a pretty decent bike with all basic stuff; this does not have shock absorbers.
I have started traveling to office which is about 8 Kms, today is my second day.
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After going through all these posts, was totally caught by the cycle wave; I got myself a Hercules AXN 6 Speed. (3,800/-) Itís a pretty decent bike with all basic stuff; this does not have shock absorbers.
I have started traveling to office which is about 8 Kms, today is my second day.
Congratulations! Welcome to freedom It'll feel tough for a couple of days - take it real easy - and soon you'll be beating your times on all other modes of transport.
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Old 29th July 2008, 21:42   #261
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Here are pictures of the RoadPro 2200 that I purchased recently.
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Old 29th July 2008, 21:48   #262
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wow man, it looks awesome. I used to ride the first gen atlas concorde with a free wheel on one side and a fix wheel on one side of the rear tyre. There wernt any gears available at that time though Bought the concorde pro 5 as soon as it was released and also the hero ranger (was for rs 875 and i spent 750 bucks to get sun race gears added on to make it a 5 speed) wasnt a common thing those days 89-90 so enjoyed a lot of exclusivity.

Fantastic bike bro, wish u miles of enjoyable biking . Hope the gear thing has been sorted out now.
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WanderlustIndia, did you paint those rims yourself, or it came like that? Looks good.
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Old 30th July 2008, 12:40   #264
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WanderlustIndia, did you paint those rims yourself, or it came like that? Looks good.
The rims came like that. Everything is retained stock.
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wow man, it looks awesome. I used to ride the first gen atlas concorde with a free wheel on one side and a fix wheel on one side of the rear tyre. There wernt any gears available at that time though Bought the concorde pro 5 as soon as it was released and also the hero ranger (was for rs 875 and i spent 750 bucks to get sun race gears added on to make it a 5 speed) wasnt a common thing those days 89-90 so enjoyed a lot of exclusivity.

Fantastic bike bro, wish u miles of enjoyable biking . Hope the gear thing has been sorted out now.
Thanks sammyboy for your kind words. The gear thing is not yet resolved, I haven't had the time to take it back to the dealer yet. Should be done this weekend.
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Thanks sammyboy for your kind words. The gear thing is not yet resolved, I haven't had the time to take it back to the dealer yet. Should be done this weekend.
There is not much complications in these gears, except for a few things:
  1. Does the chain touch any other parts of the cycle when the chain is on the two ends of the gears? Unlikely as the bolts and washers maintain the required gap.
  2. Does the chain fall off from the first and last gear or have difficulty in reaching the first and last gears? If yes, there are two screws each of which control the maximum limit the chain is allowed to slide on either the first or the last. Adjust each one so that the chain can reach the gear but not to fall off. In most cases, one screw will have to be almost fully driven inside while the other will have to be almost fully driven out.
That is it.
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Just be a little careful with the adjustments.

If the chain falls between the biggest gear wheel and the Tire it can get stuck.
To prevent this you get a plastic guard that is missing on your bike.

something like this
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A friend and I picked up cycles yesterday. My friend picked up a Firefox Dart and I picked up a Raleigh M200x.

Had a blast riding around Hiranandani. Ill post some pictures soon.
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@khanak, i was contemplating between the Dart & the cyclone and looks like i will settle with the later. Nice bike the Dart is - Enjoy your ride.

If it's OK can you let me know how much you paid for the Dart. The dealer here was quoting 7k including vat but people have bought for as less as 6k. The advertised price is 6.7k.
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@khanak, i was contemplating between the Dart & the cyclone and looks like i will settle with the later. Nice bike the Dart is - Enjoy your ride.

If it's OK can you let me know how much you paid for the Dart. The dealer here was quoting 7k including vat but people have bought for as less as 6k. The advertised price is 6.7k.
My friend paid around 8.5 But then again the dealer who he bought it from didnt come across as the most honest guy so Im not surprised that he paid a little more.

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