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Old 25th August 2009, 13:49   #376
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First was a Raleigh - the heaviest of all of them
Next was an Atlas regular cycle.
While at college wanted an Atlas Concorde Pro 10 but ended up having a BSA Mach 1.
(All these were financed by my dad)
Later on while working bought my first cycle on my own - a Hercules MTB - that was the last of them. Like many others stopped bicycling after getting my first car
Try it again - just let the bike "grow" with you and pick a good one. Those steel MTBs are usually killjoys. Once you get hooked, you stay hooked!
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Hmmm, opens for me!
Anyhow - on groups.google.co.in, look for bangalore-bikers. Its group id is Bangalore-bikers@googlegroups.com
Thanks mate, just joined there.

I would appreciate if you throw some light on any weekend rides if you happen to notice them & let me know, I am keen to do some serious rides during the week ends
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Old 25th August 2009, 15:29   #378
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Thanks mate, just joined there.

I would appreciate if you throw some light on any weekend rides if you happen to notice them & let me know, I am keen to do some serious rides during the week ends
Cool! There's a serious 200km ride happening this weekend - 40+ riders, 3-4 support cars...it should be there in the recent mails/archives. (look for Anchetti)
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Cool! There's a serious 200km ride happening this weekend - 40+ riders, 3-4 support cars...it should be there in the recent mails/archives. (look for Anchetti)
WoW 200 Kms , Hey thanks but I don't think I am ready for it yet...I guess I have you confused by saying "serious riding" . I am a novice in cycling & keen to start all over again after say 15 yrs or more. To begin with I guess 30 Kms during weekend should be possible, I don't know my stamina yet & thats where I am right now.
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WoW 200 Kms , Hey thanks but I don't think I am ready for it yet...I guess I have you confused by saying "serious riding" . I am a novice in cycling & keen to start all over again after say 15 yrs or more. To begin with I guess 30 Kms during weekend should be possible, I don't know my stamina yet & thats where I am right now.
30kms opens up many more options, then Just send an intro and ask - there's tons of people riding out on Sat/Sun from Whitefield, Sarjapura Rd, Bannerghata Road, etc.
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A simple question for the Gurus here. What cycle can be recommended for someone who is slightly on the ahem... healthier side(275 lbs) .
Purely to be used as a shopping cart and occassional leisure ,and has to be kind on the backside.
None of those fancy models where you need to be curved at an angle of 10 deg to grab the handlebar.
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30kms opens up many more options, then Just send an intro and ask - there's tons of people riding out on Sat/Sun from Whitefield, Sarjapura Rd, Bannerghata Road, etc.
Sure sounds good, I think I will do that, lets see how the response would be
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you might want to try an all terrain bike or a mountain bike with a tubular aluminium frame - specifically with fatter tyres and normal handlebars - never a racing bike because thats pretty uncomfortable for bigger built guys.
you could try cannondale and raleigh as well as what ive bought - firefox.
you can get an additional gel loaded seat cover too which will help cushion you on the seat.
ensure the seat height is adjusted properly as per your comfort. and additionally get a couple of gel loaded or soft EVA foam grips for the handlebars - they will cushion your hands when you are riding since quite a bit of weight is placed on the hands on the handlebars while riding the bike.

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A simple question for the Gurus here. What cycle can be recommended for someone who is slightly on the ahem... healthier side(275 lbs) .
Purely to be used as a shopping cart and occassional leisure ,and has to be kind on the backside.
None of those fancy models where you need to be curved at an angle of 10 deg to grab the handlebar.
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Old 27th August 2009, 13:35   #384
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the foreign brands currently available in India are:

LA Sovereign (Made in Thailand - JV with Indian Company)
Firefox
Merida
Scott
Trek
Bianchi
Cannondale
Colnago
Orbea

Kona is launching next month.

Giant is expected soon.

those of you looking for a hybrid bike - hercules has recently come out with the ACT 110. This is a really good bike. price is 10500 mrp.
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Old 27th August 2009, 14:02   #385
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For those in Bangalore who also like the publicity and organized hyped rides, BSA Hercules Cyclothon I have registered for 50Km.
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If anyone knows bicycle club in mumbai.Am from Dombivli and roads are very in very bad shape actually you can say they are non existence.And i brought a Firefox target 2 yours back and very rarely using it.It will be great if any cycling group available in mumbai.
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theres a 42 km ride planned fo 30th august in chennai. the details are given below:

Hey Everyone,

We're back and better than before! Here's bringing you another edition of the Chain Reaxion - TI Cycles FFF ride.

DETAILS OF THE RIDE

Date of event: 30th Aug 2009 ( Sunday)

TIME : 4.30 am

Starting point : Thiruvanmiyur bus stand road

Route : Thiruvanmiyur to GRT Temple Bay ( mahabalipuram )

- Cycles and helmets will be provided by the company .
- Checkpoints : Pit Stop , ECR dhaba , Scenic Beachway

- Red Bull , Chocolates , Electral and water will be provided at the checkpoints . The cyclists will be accompanied by a police escort , ambulance, safety car and company officials for assistance .

- Breakfast will be provided at GRT Temple Bay

- A chartered bus will take the cyclists back to the starting point .

ADDED FEATURES -

1. Personalised timings with split times for the top 10 riders.

2. 5 - Star Buffet breakfast at GRT Temple Bay!!

3. Test rides of the Bianchi and Cannondale performance bikes from TI Cycles

This time we're introducing a cap of 140 on the number of riders, so hurry up! Registrations on a first-come first-served basis.

Details of payment : Rs.750/- - If you don't have a bike

Rs.550/- - If you have your own bike!!
INSTRUCTIONS

- THE MOST SUITABLE CLOTHING FOR THE RIDE IS SHORTS WITH A BRIGHT COLOURED T-SHIRT .

- SPORTS SHOES ARE A MUST!

- HYDRATION THERAPY OF WATER , ELECTRAL AND FRUIT JUICES MUST BE FOLLOWED 48HRS BEFORE THE EVENT

- THE ATTACHED DISCLAIMER MUST BE DOWNLOADED, SIGNED AND SUBMITTED AT THE POINT OF PAYMENT (MANDATORY!)

RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting

Registrations open - Monday 24th Aug 2009

- LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION FRIDAY 12:00 PM (NOON) , (offer valid till stocks last!)

DROP POINTS:
FLOOR 'N' DECOR
# 17, K.B.Dasan Road,
Alwarpet - Chennai,
600 018
Ph - 95662 18888
AMSON & CO.
64 Nungambakkam High Road
Junction of Village road
Chennai - 34
Ph - 28241137
99406 47515

Timings - 10 am to 7 pm

BSA Go - Adyar
BSA Go - Mylapore
Contact - 98401 26666

chainreaxion@gmail.com , admin@chainreaxion.in



Fun Fitness Freedom all the way .


Cheers!

Chain ReaXioN
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If anyone knows bicycle club in mumbai.Am from Dombivli and roads are very in very bad shape actually you can say they are non existence.And i brought a Firefox target 2 yours back and very rarely using it.It will be great if any cycling group available in mumbai.
Hi,

You can check out Indian Cyclists Network . most of the mumbai folks interact there... also the googlegroup: mumbai-bikers@googlegroups.com

We ride on weekends.. there are 1 or 2 people from dombivli side. I am from thane. Ride all over mumbai.

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you might want to try an all terrain bike or a mountain bike with a tubular aluminium frame - .................................
cheers and all the best
Thanks Shankar, will keep this in mind, especially considering the additional weight of the beverage trolley
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Smile Bicycle tracks in India

Cheers.

Bicycle tracks are coming up in India.

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) plans to develop dedicated cycle tracks a first in Gujarat on arterial route from Nagarik Bank Chowk to Civil Court building near Jubilee vegetable market.

The municipal corporation is planning an 82-km cycle track in Thane.
The track would be two metres wide, carved out of existing roads, including service lanes, and separated by markings.

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