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Old 14th September 2015, 10:35   #2791
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That seems to be a TT bike - you planning on doing a lot of time trials/races in the future?
No sir. Just ride. It's aero geometry. That's all I know.

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Old 14th September 2015, 13:09   #2792
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Folks, Need some advice -

I'm contemplating getting back to cycling and I have been checking out models here at Chennai.
I test rode the Trek 3500 and Schwinn Mesa2. both in 19.5" frame. I test rode for about 3kms each and was very comfortable with Mesa 2.
I'm 6' tall and weigh on the heavier side. I just wanted to understand which cycle could take the brunt of my weight better. I was explained the Mesa2 can take upto 150kgs of weight including off-road biking.
The Mesa2 retails at about 25k including accessories while the Trek3500 retails at 30k.

Also, I'm buying this bike for some relief from my lower back pain and If its not curing it atleast I don't want it aggravated.

Please suggest.
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Old 14th September 2015, 14:46   #2793
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Congrats. Its a real beauty. How much did she cost you?

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No sir. Just ride. It's aero geometry. That's all I know.
Wow. That bike looks awesome and as Ninja mentioned, looks like a TT bike. A Meridia Reacto 500 comes with Ultegra components and should have cost near 1Lac. Maybe you doubled your budget

Wishing you thousands of miles of healthy and safe riding!
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Wow. That bike looks awesome and as Ninja mentioned, looks like a TT bike. A Meridia Reacto 500 comes with Ultegra components and should have cost near 1Lac. Maybe you doubled your budget

Wishing you thousands of miles of healthy and safe riding!
Thanks graaja for your kind words. Yeah, someone said: Buy a road bike you almost cannot afford!

But the fact is, I liked the bike as soon as I set my eyes on it. No further thoughts...

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Congrats. Its a real beauty. How much did she cost you?
Thanks Sebring. It cost me north side of 1 lakh, including accessories.

Hoping to ride for many miles...

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Old 14th September 2015, 19:23   #2796
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Finally the bike i decided to get after the blues getting robbed , just went for a 20 k run and its well behaved . will know more after breaking in.The Bicycles thread-img_7699.jpg
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Hello BHPians,

Since December last year, I took to cycling once again and I am just loving the long rides over the weekends. To test if I was really going to continue this hobby I went in for the basic Btwin Rockrider 5.0. It is one beautiful entry level bike and I have had very good times with it. The longest I have ridden is 60KMs.
Here is a picture of my ride
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Now for the query that i have for you folks. I am 6 feet 2 inches tall and even RR 5.0's largest frame looks and feels small on me. The aggressive riding posture does get to me on long rides and I frequently take my hands off the handle bar and try to sit straight on the bike. Due to this aggressive riding posture which makes me tired over long rides, I skip all the 100 KM plus rides with my group.
I am looking for an upgrade now and need some suggestions from everyone. My budget is around 28K which can be extended to a maximum of 30K. I am looking for a MTB only as we go for occasional off-roading rides too. The members in my cycling group suggest Merida hands down.
My requirement is that I need a comfortable ride without an aggressive riding posture. Any help on my query will be highly appreciated.

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Finally the bike i decided to get after the blues getting robbed , just went for a 20 k run and its well behaved . will know more after breaking in.Attachment 1414843
That saddle is too low, if the bike is right size.
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@paddu: Merida should be a safe choice for you. Try it out at a store if you can.
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Is there any good cycle under 5K, just for a once in a week fitness round.
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Hello All,

I own a firefox Rapide 2014 model.
Is it advisable and possible to upgrade the shifters and RD, FD from Acera 8x3 to SLX 10 x3 ??
Also a straight handle bar replacement, is that advisable too ?
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I own a firefox Rapide 2014 model.
Is it advisable and possible to upgrade the shifters and RD, FD from Acera 8x3 to SLX 10 x3 ??
Also a straight handle bar replacement, is that advisable too ?
Why do you want to do that? Instead of just giving 8x3, can you elaborate what will be cassette size change that you'd get? Change is most likely possible but you might have to include chain as well in the list.

Do you want to replace straight handlebar to something else?
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Is there any good cycle under 5K, just for a once in a week fitness round.
I think you can get the B'Twin Mybike. However I would suggest you spend a bit more and buy a better bike and you'll probably be riding it daily instead of weekly. I set out to buy a bike for 20K. Somehow got convinced to spend more and ended up spending 55K. A decision I have not regretted. If budget is a problem remember the new mobile phone you plan to buy spending 15-20K. Does not help to to get fitter. Sacrifice the phone and spend more on the bike.
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Old 22nd September 2015, 01:40   #2804
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Well, I used to be a competitive cyclist many many (blue) moons ago. High school. Mid to late 80s to be precise. LOL
Yup, that's the plan. Our group leader is sadly the by-the-book slow and steady incremental interval training type ....
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Awesome, doc. Nice read, I hope you will reach 25kmph for 50Km(or more) goal faster, meanwhile, I have set 25kmph for 25Kms as my goal.
Doc, long time, how is your cycling adventures going? Myself, still working towards my 25Kmph for 25Km target.

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I have to change the battery after using it for 7 months. I thought the battery will last longer than this. As per the manual it will last for one year with a usage of 1 hour per day, i.e, 365 hours. But I have used only 140 and odd hours as per the cycle computer. I have turned off the zone alarm for the heart rate monitor this time, lets see how long will it last this time.

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Old 22nd September 2015, 08:35   #2805
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Got a hercules Hardliner for my younger brother yesterday. He is over weight and wanted to take cycling a little more seriously. I wanted a simple sturdy frame with least bits and a minimum of 7 gears. My options were the BTwin RR, Hardliner under 10k. I have searched everywhere for a BTwin. None of the shops had it. Nearest Decathlon store was 60-70kms away.

Yesterday i went to the nearest BSA Go showroom and checked out the bike. The frame was light. The bike was ok. I was wary of the cheap front suspension. My brother liked the bike so i have bought it for 9.3k. I really wanted a BTwin but had to settle for the hercules for pure availability reasons. I was expecting the bike to be less than perfect being a locally built bike but not up to this extent. The shifts were so slow and the chain was hesitating to move one up from the smallest ring in the rear derailleur . It got stuck in the middle for a few times. The front derailleur was even more pathetic as it failed to put the chain on the middle ring. And it got stuck once when i was being tail gated by a bus. I have decided to adjust the derailleurs and the shifting got much better but still painfully slow and bad. Even the badly built hero, hercules bikes i had in the past had better shifts. But still i enjoyed riding it a bit around and felt bike was light and sturdy.

Today i woke up to hear the news that my brother pushed his bike all the way back to home because the rear tire has came off the rims. Yes, on a brand new bike doing very slow speeds. Now I'll have to go through all the pain and hassle of getting the money back or getting the bike replaced. I really don't want to get another hercules. They are getting worse it seems.
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