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Old 28th June 2015, 21:47   #2686
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On a short ride today; touched 65 KMPH. This Bianchi does go quite fast; 65 was achieved very, very easily.

The fastest I've gone yet is 68 KMPH on my 2012 Montra- that took a LOT of effort. I was very tired after reaching such speeds.
Where do you achieve such speeds? Is it on a downward slope while coming down? The max I have achieved is 51 on my hybrid that too on a steep drop on NH4.
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To remove the cassette from the wheel, you will need mainly two tools - chainwhip and lock-ring tool. You being a DIY guy, there are ways to do this without these special tools as well. Youtube has many videos. Here is one.



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Haha. Thanks to your post, I went ahead and tried my own method.

I found a Ring Spanner that would fit exactly into the hole and just turned.

And after some time, the cassette came right off!

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Where do you achieve such speeds? Is it on a downward slope while coming down? The max I have achieved is 51 on my hybrid that too on a steep drop on NH4.
He has a roadie. Weight, gearing, wheels, tyres, are all built for speed. My friend on his Bergamont Vitox mtb touched 54 on the descent back from Chandni Chowk. Same place I hit 45.
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Here are a list of parts I need to buy, preferable from Shimano or SRAM. But any other good brand like BTwin is also alright. Could anyone give me an estimate for each of the parts?

1) V Brakes (Front) - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ers/p-M8299212
2) V Brakes (Back) - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ers/p-M8299212
3) Grip Shifter 6 speed - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ter/p-M8298278
4) Grip shifter 3 speed - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ter/p-M8298274
5) Crankset 3 speed - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...set/p-M8003052
6) Chain (Preferably with a powerlink)
7) 6 speed cassette - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...l-6/p-M8175325
8) Gear cables (Front and rear)
9) Brake cables (Front and rear) - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ire/p-M8043615
10) Grease
11) Ball bearings (around 75) - For the front wheel, rear wheel and the steering
12) Ferrules (Around 20)
13) Cable end crimps (Around 10)
14) Plastic mudguards (Front and rear)
15) Cable housing (For both sets of gears and brakes) - http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ake/p-M8043621

EDIT: These are links I got from the Decathlon page. Do they serve well? Compared to Shimano?

Also, I would like to know if these parts are useful:

http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ork/p-M8299154

http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...nch/p-M5245085

http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/spar...ll/p-M8076956b

Any inputs are welcome.

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Where do you achieve such speeds? Is it on a downward slope while coming down? The max I have achieved is 51 on my hybrid that too on a steep drop on NH4.
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He has a roadie. Weight, gearing, wheels, tyres, are all built for speed. My friend on his Bergamont Vitox mtb touched 54 on the descent back from Chandni Chowk. Same place I hit 45.
The 65 KMPH on the Bianchi was achieved on a very long downward descent on the NH4.

The 68 on the Montra MTB- which was running on slicks at that point of time-was achieved on the downward descending slope- at the Baner-Pashan Link road.

Sadly; owing to recent construction of speedbreakers; the link road is not suitable for such land speed record attempts.

Speedsters made that stretch of the road notorious- a friend once told me that he had touched 160 KMPH on his Duke 390 on the very same stretch. WITHOUT a helmet. Ouch.

Speeding attempts should be avoided; particularly if they threaten public safety & security.

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A ride across Antarctic on a bicycle , an all wheel drive on a bicycle.Intersting video for bike buffs.

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All cycling enthusiast, I have started a new thread on Tour de France 2015.
You can find it here (Tour de France 2015: All you need to know)
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All cycling enthusiast, I have started a new thread on Tour de France 2015.
You can find it here (Tour de France 2015: All you need to know)
Thanks a megaton for the same. That's some great info you've shared there.

As every year, my 7 p.m. slots are booked for the next one month. Love watching the Tour, as much for the cycling as for the scenery and the old architecture.
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I demand safer roads for women cyclists.

Particularly if they're subjected to lewd comments - while cycling down the roads.

Come on you lowlife, that roadie she is riding is worth much more than the battered decade old HH Splendour you're riding.

Find anything funny in the gear she is wearing? Oh- you find the fact that she is wearing a helmet while riding a cycle to be - funny?

Come on, get a life. But, as you're a lowlife anyway, you don't really have a life anyway I suppose.

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Poona is no longer that civilized city it used to be. Lowlifes from the neighbouring districts have creeped in- riding battered, two decade old 100cc bikes.

No sense of safety, and riding whatsoever.

It particularly offends me when these people are responsible for mischief. You're not a local- behave for goodness sake.

I mean- who on earth are you to stalk women on a bike? You find that helmet funny?

Ego offended- huh? Because she overtook your two decade old HH Splendour on a (seemingly) mere road bike?

You will remain crass, and struggle all your life. Sad. At least try not to be a lowlife- try and be a decent person at the very least, can't you?

These lowlifes have no hint of moral values whatsoever. Thanks to rotten upbringing- and yeah, a rotten education system.

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I demand ABS for bicycles!

Jokes aside, there were a couple of high speed situations that I came across today - that could've been handled better - if my Bianchi Via Nirone had ABS.

Maybe just for the placebo effect- but I just think that bicycles must come with ABS.

Found this link online: http://www.budbrake.com/

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@fintail - sorry to hear about your experience, I think the easy money people have made over these years via selling property has lead to a proliferation of egoistic and bad behaviour. My 2 cents, confronting such people is the best option , if you are in company of the woman cyclist make sure you confront them rather than letting it slip
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@fintail - sorry to hear about your experience, I think the easy money people have made over these years via selling property has lead to a proliferation of egoistic and bad behaviour. My 2 cents, confronting such people is the best option , if you are in company of the woman cyclist make sure you confront them rather than letting it slip
Agree!

Sadly, our roads are not exactly not good places to be in, are they?

Poona is changing, for the worse. Sadly.

These egoistic illiterates just piss me off- particularly when the badly maintained two decade old HH Splendour moves out of their control and kisses the bumper of our cars.

Happened to a friend once. A Bullet (with a 14 something lowlife attempting to ride it) kissed his Mercedes Benz W212.

Fearing the usual dadagiri and assorted nonsense, he chose not to do anything.

::Sigh::

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^ Guys, let stick to bicycles on this thread, please. We have other threads for discussing Pune and the various problems people face over there.

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I agree. Let's please not make this a social agony aunt column.

Got 3 mm puncture resistant semi slicks from GRL Tires, with inbuilt kevlar lining, and a set of tubes as well.

Will wait till the rains are done and roads repaired before putting then on.

Meanwhile, ninja, prabuddha mp417, other experts here, how does the FORMAT CON 10 look ?

Remember, I am comparing it to everything that's available under 25k here in India - MTB's, Hybrids, and Roadies.

Would prefer technical inputs please, having gotten the "never buy a cheap roadie" disclaimer out of the way first off.

Specifically, how does it compare to the Suncross Racer Star at 15k and Montra Unplugged 1.0 at 23k.

The Fomas and Raleigh are not available anymore.

This one is at 17k. I've been Googling and some Bangladeshi forums have some pretty nice things to say about it.

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