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Old 18th August 2011, 20:04   #931
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What kind of valve do you have? Is it Presta or Schrader?


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The one on the right, a regular Desi one seen since childhood... I never heard of an adaptor for the common cycle valve. What do I ask for in the local shop?

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Old 18th August 2011, 20:14   #932
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The one on the right, a regular Desi one seen since childhood... I never heard of an adaptor for the common cycle valve. What do I ask for in the local shop?

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There could be 2 possibilities - either the pump is meant only for Presta valves or your valve in the tube is faulty. The Schrader valve (the desi one, as you called it) usually, does not require any kind of adapter. Try to poke the valve with a blunt object, like a match stick and see if you can release air. Please post the make / model of your pump

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Amit,

Which cycle do you ride? When are you joining the gang?
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Amit,

Which cycle do you ride? When are you joining the gang?
I am yet to get started. Now on the look out for a new bicycle for the last week or so:

Finally have to decide between the following two or any other suggestion that you may have please

-Schwinn Sporterra Sport
-Schwinn Searcher Sport

Hope to join the gang by this weekend
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ping me sometime with your number. Sporterra or Searcher are similar except the darned shockers - which depends on the roads you ride on.
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Thank you all for suggesting which bike to buy.

I picked the Giant Boulder 2 Boulder 2 (Red) (2011) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | Australia

Total Damage: 16028/-

Overall I liked the Rockrider 5.2, somehow did not offer me a good riding position.

I was tempted to buy the Trek 3700, on further discussions with an cycle expert found that Trek is Honda of Bicycles. Brand value demands for that extra 4-5k.
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FLP 5000 Cycling Air Pumps - Decathlon India

Bought it today as an Eid gift for myself.
Restarting cycling this Friday after a month long break.
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I started cycling in mid June. Weighed around 102.5 Kilos.

I did not cycle the whole of August due to Ramzan. But was careful with my diet.
Coming back to office after Eid, I decided to weigh myself in the Gym.
97.5 Kilos.

While weight loss was not on my agenda, its a nice side effect of cycling.
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I started cycling in mid June. Weighed around 102.5 Kilos.

I did not cycle the whole of August due to Ramzan. But was careful with my diet.
Coming back to office after Eid, I decided to weigh myself in the Gym.
97.5 Kilos.

While weight loss was not on my agenda, its a nice side effect of cycling.
Good to know that you took to cycling. There are really amazing trails and roads in Hyderabad. I saw few people ride on the new Gachibowli - Airport Road and I feel it's an awesome road to try as it has good up-slope's which will put your resolve to test. Will carry my bikes on my next trip to Hyderabad and will try this stretch of road.
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The great part about cycling in Hyderabad are the roads.
Most of them are fairly decent blacktops.
The traffic sense is bad, but its the same story in most parts of India.

The best thing is the hilly terrain. It gives one a lot of challenges to keep the motivation factor high.

This is the elevation profile for the ride to office today.
For regular cyclists its most probably mundane and insignificant.

But for a guy like me with just under 400kms done and using his cycle as a daily commute to home-office. It felt great.

The distance was almost 12 kms. Time taken in traffic was 45 minutes.
The roads are Banjara Hills Rd 12, Jubillee Hills Rd 45 and Madhapur main road.
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I started cycling in mid June. Weighed around 102.5 Kilos.

I did not cycle the whole of August due to Ramzan. But was careful with my diet.
Coming back to office after Eid, I decided to weigh myself in the Gym.
97.5 Kilos.

While weight loss was not on my agenda, its a nice side effect of cycling.
Wow.. bblost.. you have lost quite a few kilos. I have done 2265kms in 53 days and have lost just 1.5kgs... envy you....
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The distance was almost 12 kms. Time taken in traffic was 45 minutes.
The roads are Banjara Hills Rd 12, Jubillee Hills Rd 45 and Madhapur main road.
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I know this road, it's decent enough challenge to ride to work. Am sure that on weekends, you can find enough roads within Banjara and Jubliee hills that can put your resolve to test. That one that I would definitely try the next time I am there is the one that comes from Khairthabad to Taj Krishna. It's one hell of a decent up-slope.
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Wow.. bblost.. you have lost quite a few kilos. I have done 2265kms in 53 days and have lost just 1.5kgs... envy you....
Well, I started with a bigger account.


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I know this road, it's decent enough challenge to ride to work. Am sure that on weekends, you can find enough roads within Banjara and Jubliee hills that can put your resolve to test. That one that I would definitely try the next time I am there is the one that comes from Khairthabad to Taj Krishna. It's one hell of a decent up-slope.
I need to do that road. Will do it sometime soon.
That road must be responsible for half the burnt clutches in this area.

You can also check out the Banjara Hills Rd 10 climb from Our Place to KBR Park.
The only problem on this one is the (damn) presence of speed breakers.
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Well, I started with a bigger account.

I need to do that road. Will do it sometime soon.
That road must be responsible for half the burnt clutches in this area.
>>Muralisk: Very true.

You can also check out the Banjara Hills Rd 10 climb from Our Place to KBR Park.
The only problem on this one is the (damn) presence of speed breakers.
Sure, will check it out and as I said earlier, I wanna ride the new ring road from Gachibowli to Airport which also has really good up-slopes.
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Well, I started with a bigger account.
I factored in that, but you still beat me in percentage terms as well...
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