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Old 20th November 2012, 19:06   #1396
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montra has a rock 1 or something.

@MC my man: Of all the individual sports I know, running has a fairly high injury rate (compared to us cyclists many of whom put in 16-18k per year without injury). I suspect that is more from shoes than simply running, but that is a separate debate

- I may be wrong, and am open to being corrected with hard data. But I have seen far too many friends with injuries from running. That said, in cycling, if your posture is wrong, it hurts right there, and you either correct yourself or stop doing it. Repetitive strain injuries which may kill the joints are fairly rare in my limited knowledge.

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Old 21st November 2012, 14:15   #1397
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^^Have to agree. Have a physician friend who recently had mentioned that there is not a single runner he knows who has not at some time had a knee injury.
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Hi again, It was quite some time since I was planning on getting a bicycle for myself.
The idea is to substitute my daily workout by cycling. But was running on a tight budget. Finally got myself a Fomas Road King Deluxe. Its a road bike. And riding it is a lot of fun. Have done around 150 KMS in the past 10 days. Its a pleasure to be riding the bicycle once again However I have run into a couple of issues,

Since the tyres are very thin , I had a puncture on day one, since then I have been very careful with the roads I take it on. Guys need your help in finding out if these can be upgraded to better quality tyres. Would Kenda Serve the purpose?

Yesterday, I had the rear wheel wobbling. The bearings had gone bad. (my weight might also have been a contributing factor ) However, the local cycle shop fellow is still struggling to fix it. Overall I am quite satisfied with the bike in the first 10 days. Just hope the issues don't become regular :(
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To increase the chances to avoid punctures, get a tire liner. It resists small pins, stones etc. But still can get punctured with large objects.
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a bike.

A little bio :

I am 6 feet 4 in tall
I weigh in at 115 kgs

I need a bike that can take my dimensions and my weight.

I will be using it for an hour a day for fitness purpose and using it on well paved roads for around 95% of the time.

My budget is 10-15K and i have an affinity to the foreign well known brands.

Thanks.
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a bike.

A little bio :

I am 6 feet 4 in tall
I weigh in at 115 kgs

I need a bike that can take my dimensions and my weight.

I will be using it for an hour a day for fitness purpose and using it on well paved roads for around 95% of the time.

My budget is 10-15K and i have an affinity to the foreign well known brands.

Thanks.
I may sound discouraging but at that price range you will not get a bike that suits your build. You will have to make do with a smaller frame. If one hour a day is all you are going to bike buy the rockrider 5 with biggest frame size. None of the Indian made bikes would suit your build.
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Learned to ride a bicycle on an Atlas in class IV. Used to half-pedal it.

Got a small Hero after that and then shifted to a BSA-SLR. Was never really fond of those fat tyred bikes or even the ones with gears. The SLR was there with me from class VI to class XII.

Loved it and as usual kept it in mint condition. Used to polish it every weekend as I wax my car now..used to use coconut oil sometimes though instead of the turtle/formula1
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I may sound discouraging but at that price range you will not get a bike that suits your build. You will have to make do with a smaller frame. If one hour a day is all you are going to bike buy the rockrider 5 with biggest frame size. None of the Indian made bikes would suit your build.
What is the cheapest bike that i can get then according to my build?
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What is the cheapest bike that i can get then according to my build?
I think you would be looking at somewhere around a 22 +" frame. Not sure how easily its available.
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I think you would be looking at somewhere around a 22 +" frame. Not sure how easily its available.
In delhi, everything is available. Do you know any specific models with a 22+ frame with a cost that is less than 20K.
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a bike.

A little bio :

I am 6 feet 4 in tall
I weigh in at 115 kgs

I need a bike that can take my dimensions and my weight.

I will be using it for an hour a day for fitness purpose and using it on well paved roads for around 95% of the time.

My budget is 10-15K and i have an affinity to the foreign well known brands.

Thanks.
Get a L size bike. Decathlon has few options. Not sure if any dealers in our area but there are few online stores that ship COD.

RR 5.0: 10k - http://www.decathlon.in/MOUNTAIN-BIK...IDER-50-MAN-12
Riverside: 14 k: http://www.decathlon.in/TREKKING-BIKES-RIVERSIDE-1-MAN
My Bike - 6k: http://www.decathlon.in/MOUNTAIN-BIKES-MY-BIKE-BLACK

For members, these cost at least 1k less. My Bike also comes in white color at same price and another variant with gears (costs ~3k more)

BTW, do not worry getting bikes with smaller frames; can be always adjusted for taller guys, its the bigger frames that are harmful, but then at your height it should not be a concern

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Are there any decent bikes around 4k price tag? Or a max of 5k. I'm 6 foot tall and weigh 90kgs. I like bikes with MTBish looks, to be frank.

I walk for an hour daily these days, but would like to take up cycling. Purely for city use & fitness.

I know 10k + is highly recommended, but thats way out of my reach currently.

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Get a L size bike. Decathlon has few options. Not sure if any dealers in our area but there are few online stores that ship COD.

RR 5.0: 10k - http://www.decathlon.in/MOUNTAIN-BIK...IDER-50-MAN-12
Riverside: 14 k: http://www.decathlon.in/TREKKING-BIKES-RIVERSIDE-1-MAN
My Bike - 6k: http://www.decathlon.in/MOUNTAIN-BIKES-MY-BIKE-BLACK

For members, these cost at least 1k less. My Bike also comes in white color at same price and another variant with gears (costs ~3k more)

BTW, do not worry getting bikes with smaller frames; can be always adjusted for taller guys, its the bigger frames that are harmful, but then at your height it should not be a concern

Vijay
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How are the bikes from trek? I saw one that costs 25k and it looks good.

The problem with decathlon is the lack of service support in delhi.
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How are the bikes from trek? I saw one that costs 25k and it looks good.

The problem with decathlon is the lack of service support in delhi.
Yes, they are better. So are other brands starting from that range. But then what kind of 'service support' are you looking for

Should to able to fix most of the small things at home with basic equipment and youtube else any of the LBS should do. While I was in HYD, got KHS from B'lore and assembled locally. Interestingly, having same discussion on bikeszone - http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=3&t=13032

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