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Old 4th June 2008, 23:32   #91
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Pump up the air in the tyres and ready to fly!!! wow man reminded me of my Hercules Rock Shocks all terrain bicycle.
Good move If all of us pledge to use cycle for even one single day then imagine how much fuel can be saved for nation.
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LOL....nice writeup and funny way to beat the price hike.

But yes, if we as a nation were more sensitive to environment and our fellow human beings, we wouldnt be driving our SUV's over every pedestrian, bicycle-walla and any small object that dares to cross our path.
I dont know if we will be saving environment by giving up our SUV's (unless 'we' is an American driving a big V8 to work) but we will definitely be saving money $$$. Probably we will also force auto makers to move towards more fuel efficient vehicles.


Btw, a fun fact: Recently I read in wired that the methane Cows produce contributes significantly to global warming. It leads me to believe that humans are also contributing to the warming just by their mere existence. There are more humans, a whole lot more... 7 billion of them, than the bovines on earth. Since we can't stop cows from burping up methane, the least we could do is stop farting and save the earth from peril.

PS: I am planning to buy a bike as well, not to save gas but for leisure. Still remember the good ol school days when I used to zoom past girls on my bike after school while they are waiting for bus.

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RS, nice write up. Could we get some rear and front pics of your mean machine.

I sent a message to 7 people after I heard the news this afternoon "Where is the nearest Cycle shop near our area" These are guys with a decent sense of humor.

Only 1 got the joke what does this tell me?

a) They dont picture me on a cycle
b) They have not thought of moving to cycle power

I am surely buying a cycle, it was on the cards anyway to help me recover from knee surgery. Now that.. anyway you get the picture, pics coming in a week or so.
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Guys.... a good news for cycle buyers. Yesterday i.e., 3rd night in ETV news, i saw a electric cycle.

As per the ETV guys this cycle can travel around 30kms if you charge for 4-5hrs. As per news they said it will cost around 10paisa / km.( but i doubt it ) I heard these cycles exist in Hassan from past 1 year & this is hot selling there. I also heard this is imported from China. It moves at an average speed of 30-40kms per hour & feedback from the owners was very good.

Just try it out guys, will post photos if i get some.

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Totally Cool. Made me remind of my days when i used to go with my colony mates to play cricket.

How about putting k & n's to it.
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Hope you travel on it more, and keep the bike in awesome condition.

Take care.
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Very funny Ramie. I got this decal sent to me from K&N USA so i put it here. Just like that!!
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Thank God, I didnt sell my old cycle I too might get that fixed up properly, but just my luck that the monsoons are starting.
Redfire, a cycle might be a good option for you About 95% of your route is ideal for cycling.
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I have an Ancient Ralleigh at my place. Around 40 years old. I still have to restore that. It has been a pending project since a few years now. Can anyone help me? That will be the first TEAM BHP CYCLE RESTORATION !!

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Very funny Ramie. I got this decal sent to me from K&N USA so i put it here. Just like that!!
Lolz,but your bi-cycle is like almost new,kudos for that,is it mach-1,i plan to buy myself a cycle,but not for saving petrol but a regular cycling excersice,ive become alot lazy these days sitting on chair and working entire day long hours,facing alot of acidity problems these days
so thought this will atleast remind me of getting a small ride in my area
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Could we get a bicycle with alloy wheels? What size tyre do I need to put in it? What about ICE?? I'll definitely want a couple of woofers. I hope I can also have an iPOD connectivity. Probably charge it through the cycle dynamo.

Just one thing worries me. Safety features. I don't understand why they don't have ABS and airbags as standard. Definitely would prefer side airbags as well. I hope the Dashboard looks spaceage.
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Lolz,but your bi-cycle is like almost new,kudos for that,is it mach-1,i plan to buy myself a cycle,but not for saving petrol but a regular cycling excersice,ive become alot lazy these days sitting on chair and working entire day long hours,facing alot of acidity problems these days
so thought this will atleast remind me of getting a small ride in my area
Mine is a Hero Hawk. the first thing i did was strip it of all the stickers. What i did later will be better explained with the help of pictures that i post tomorrow.

Its a Deadly Pearl Green and black.
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Didn't know there were cyling enthusiasts here!
All the cycle lovers at t-bhp need to get on the Bike Forums ASAP. Lots of good information (and fun to be had) over there!
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@Cyrus does your by-cycle have K&N filters installed???whats the average after installation any more performance upgrade
What about ABS and EBD?
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I use to ride a cycle to school about seven kilmeters from my home, that was long time back. Did ride a cycle last december for about 8 kilometers when I bought one for my son.

I use bus and Delhi Metro to work. Would love to ride a cycle to Metro station but the treffic is so bad it feels really unsafe.
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Soon the What Car section would be filled with queries like Hero Hawk or etc etc!!

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