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Old 5th September 2015, 07:24   #2776
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I am sure you meant Right Hand Drive.
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LHD cars are for driving on the right side of the road.
I got confused and took wikipedia for help,

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With a few minor exceptions, each country specifies a uniform road traffic flow: left-hand traffic (LHT), in which traffic keeps to the left side of the road, or right-hand traffic (RHT), in which traffic keeps to the right.[5][6][7]

The terms nearside (or kerbside) and offside (or off-kerb side) are used in some English-speaking countries to refer to the passenger and driver sides (in modern parlance) of a vehicle: the "nearside" is closest to the kerb (in the designated direction of traffic) and the "offside" is closest to the centre of the road.[8][9][10][11] The preceding terms point up "safe" (nearside) and "unsafe" (offside) portions of vehicles for loading and unloading passengers and cargo.

Vehicles are usually manufactured in left-hand drive (LHD) and right-hand drive (RHD) configurations, referring to the placement of the driving seat and controls within the vehicle.[12][13][14] Typically, the placement of the steering wheel is on the offside of the vehicle: LHT countries generally require use of RHD vehicles, and RHT countries generally require use of LHD vehicles. This is to ensure that the driver's line-of-sight is as long as possible down the road beyond leading vehicles, an important safety consideration during overtaking (passing) manoeuvres.

There are LHT countries where most vehicles are LHD (see Caribbean islands below)—and there are some countries with RHT and mostly RHD vehicles, such as Afghanistan, Burma, and the Russian Far East, in the last case due to import of used vehicles from Japan. Many countries permit both types of vehicles on their roads. Terminological confusion may arise from the terms left-hand drive or right-hand drive to indicate the side of the road along which vehicles are driven.

Note: Whatever a given vehicle's driver-side configuration (LHD or RHD—this can vary even within one country, e.g. for special postal delivery vehicles), in all cases local laws mandate the position of travel (RHT or LHT), and traffic code penalties for "driving on the wrong side" are often severe (because of the propensity for catastrophic accidents when a driver fails to observe local law).
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So its a tie, I was wrong in mentioning Right Hand "Traffic" in place of Right Hand "Drive" but was right in spirit.

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So its a tie, I was wrong in mentioning Right Hand "Traffic" in place of Right Hand "Drive" but was right in spirit.

Not really. He said left hand drive and that was correct.
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Hi all.

Looking to get a road bike.

I'm returning to bicycling after those school days long time back.

I'm turning 40, weigh 85 kg, 5' 10" tall. Intended usage would be 10 km every day and a once-in-a-week commute to the office 50 km away. (95 % highway).

Budget: around 50k

Had a look at BTwin Triban 3 and 5 at Decathlon here at Hyderabad. Sort of liked the Triban 5.

What's your say? Please suggest any other good alternatives, if the above don't have good reviews here at TBhp.

Also, please suggest ideal frame size for my physique.

Thanks.
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Chainless bikes available in India ? This is the future of cycling, Im keen to get one.
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What's your say? Please suggest any other good alternatives, if the above don't have good reviews here at TBhp.

Also, please suggest ideal frame size for my physique.

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Try Schwinn Fastback 3, approx Rs.44k though some dealers discount by a couple of thousand. The components - as can be expected at this price range - are basic, but the frame is actually very good and evokes more confidence on downhills and curves than some bikes that are twice as expensive.

Frame size for you may be 54, but that is purely based on the data provided - it is always best to get yourself fitted out at a professional store first.

One thing about the Schwinn though - it comes with the widest handlebars as standard. I would suggest buying from a local store that will allow you to swap the bars for something that suits your shoulders better.
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Hi all.

Looking to get a road bike.

I'm returning to bicycling after those school days long time back.

I'm turning 40, weigh 85 kg, 5' 10" tall.
That's a description of me a year ago.

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Intended usage would be 10 km every day and a once-in-a-week commute to the office 50 km away. (95 % highway).
Start with 5 km a day and slowly increase the distance daily.

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Budget: around 50k
Decent enough.

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Had a look at BTwin Triban 3 and 5 at Decathlon here at Hyderabad. Sort of liked the Triban 5.
If going for the Triban 3, go for the red one. It has a carbon fork but a Shimano 2300 groupset. The newer white Triban 3 has a steel fork but a slightly better Microshift groupset. If I were you, I would go for the red one. Unfortunaltely it was out of stock everywhere when I was buying. Finally ended up buying the Bianchi Via Nirone 7. It's almost identical to the red Triban 3.
Other Options are:
Triban 5.
Bianchi Via Nirone 7

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What's your say? Please suggest any other good alternatives, if the above don't have good reviews here at TBhp.
Also look at options in the price range from:
Trek
Scott
KHS
Merida
Lapierre
Fuji

Not sure of the models but you can check www.choosemybicycle.com.

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Also, please suggest ideal frame size for my physique.
Use this calculator
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/St...ulatorBike.jsp

All the best for your return to cycling.

Posting links to the bikes you can have a look at:
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...khs-flite-300/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...ltic-2.1-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...ltic-2.2-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...gged-1.1-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...triban-3-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...iban-300-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...triban-5-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...-mistral-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...hwinn-slicker/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...winn-fastback/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...d/giant-scr-2/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...Road/trek-1.1/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...rbea-aqua-t23/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...dster-60-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...rtif-2.5-2014/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...ride-100-2015/
http://www.choosemybicycle.com/in/en...e-7-2300-2014/

Mods please merge this post with my previous post.

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Thanks Steeroid and pedrolorenco for your wonderful responses.

Still going through all the links given by pedrolourenco....

Will come back after I finish...:-)
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With a heavy heart, my Montra blues 1.2, 2015 was stolen from my compound along with my sons bike ,though had got the insurance cover, went to the police station to lodge the FIR, but those guys are telling me to wait for couple of days, i was in love with the bike and had started getting into groove of cycling used to do 40/45 kms on weekends,now since i am addicted to the hybrids,i have to buy the next one soon, was happy with Montra blues ,other than the gear shifting which maybe was due to lack of maintenance ,since i want a another one rather forced to ,what is the option any new proven bike better VFM, bought the blues for 23.5 K can extend budget by another couple of thousands, or should i get the same bike again.its literally a mourning period for me and i don't know i was in love with the riding experience the montra would give and since i haven't have experienced any other bike maybe i am biased.
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Went Bike checking yesterday saw the Starkenn has lockup forks, Hybrid, was tad more expensive than Montra Blues 1.2, with discounts is ready deliver at 27 k , after 10 percent discount.what says,on the other side was tempted by the hydraulic brakes of some of the Scott models but am jittery of maintenance and all are 40 K plus. what say
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I would carry these high end bikes up to my apartment, and never leave it out trusting the locks. They're lightweight and so easily flickable.

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With a heavy heart, my Montra blues 1.2, 2015 was stolen from my compound along with my sons bike ,though had got the insurance cover, went to the police station to lodge the FIR, but those guys are telling me to wait for couple of days, i was in love with the bike and had started getting into groove of cycling used to do 40/45 kms on weekends,now since i am addicted to the hybrids,i have to buy the next one soon, was happy with Montra blues ,other than the gear shifting which maybe was due to lack of maintenance ,since i want a another one rather forced to ,what is the option any new proven bike better VFM, bought the blues for 23.5 K can extend budget by another couple of thousands, or should i get the same bike again.its literally a mourning period for me and i don't know i was in love with the riding experience the montra would give and since i haven't have experienced any other bike maybe i am biased.
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Hi guys!

Picked up the Merida Reacto 500 from The Bike Affair, Hyderabad. Will take the delivery tomorrow.
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Here's is my first day on the saddle:

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Here's is my new ride:
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Good morning all,

Here's is my new ride:

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Here's is my first day on the saddle:

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Good morning all,

Here's is my new ride:
That seems to be a TT bike - you planning on doing a lot of time trials/races in the future?
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