Team-BHP > Motorbikes > Bicycles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th August 2021, 06:39   #6316
Team-BHP Support
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 6,362
Thanked: 8,775 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninjatalli View Post
Is anyone using the MI portable air compressor for their cycles?

Wondering if this handles both schrader & presta valves easily.
The post you shared has the specification sheet, which mentions Schrader and Presta valve adapters.
vb-san is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 07:22   #6317
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Red Liner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,452
Thanked: 10,632 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninjatalli View Post
Is anyone using the MI portable air compressor for their cycles?

There's a thread for it and a few references on the portable air compressor thread too but raising this question here for cyclists to answer. Wondering if this handles both schrader & presta valves easily.

I have the old-school metal foot pump but wondering this might be a nice handy tool to have in the house. (damn - one more accessory!)
Yes I am since the day i got my bike, and it works as intended. Comes with both valve attachments.
Attached Thumbnails
The Bicycles thread-pxl_20210715_064123114.mp.jpg  


Last edited by Red Liner : 4th August 2021 at 07:24.
Red Liner is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 09:40   #6318
BHPian
 
swami69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 385
Thanked: 829 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Want to share a new beginning..

I am 52 years and has a BTwin Riverside 50 single gear for the past couple of years. Usually do short early morning rides not more than 10 Kms close to my home. Wanted to upgrade to the next level to cover longer distances and was in search for the past few days in Chennai. Montra/Firefox/Schnell were available in my budget of around 25K (Hybrids). For the first time, I was learning about gears, their manufacturers, variations, quality etc.,

Eventually I picked up a Bergamont Helix 1.5i from Track & Trail, Chennai with a Side Stand, rear light, wired lock and a bottle holder.

This was 5K over my budget, but I felt much at ease and the bike felt comfortable and sturdy and hence went for this. Need to slowly study my pattern and add some more accessories like riding gear etc., I already own a simple Helmet and for now, that should cater.

Anyone from Chennai, please connect with me if possible Now that, I am into this, I will go through this Bicycle section more closely as I always wander in the Car and 4x4 sections.

Swami
Attached Images
 

Last edited by swami69 : 4th August 2021 at 09:43.
swami69 is offline   (8) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 09:55   #6319
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: KA 53/KL 9
Posts: 362
Thanked: 353 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninjatalli View Post
Is anyone using the MI portable air compressor for their cycles?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Liner View Post
Yes I am since the day i got my bike, and it works as intended. Comes with both valve attachments.
Some of my friends have been using it and they even carry it with them during ride. It's a bit heavy to carry, but seems to be a reasonable options to consider..

Cheers
Narayanang76
narayanang76 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 09:59   #6320
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Red Liner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,452
Thanked: 10,632 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by narayanang76 View Post
Some of my friends have been using it and they even carry it with them during ride. It's a bit heavy to carry, but seems to be a reasonable options to consider..

Cheers
Narayanang76
I won't carry it on the road myself, but it beats those pumping stations most people have at home
Red Liner is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 11:03   #6321
Distinguished - BHPian
 
ninjatalli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangaloooru
Posts: 2,791
Thanked: 7,287 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by narayanang76 View Post
Some of my friends have been using it and they even carry it with them during ride. It's a bit heavy to carry, but seems to be a reasonable options to consider..

Cheers
Narayanang76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Liner View Post
Yes I am since the day i got my bike, and it works as intended. Comes with both valve attachments.
Excellent - good to hear the feedback. Thank you guys!


Quote:
Originally Posted by swami69 View Post

Anyone from Chennai, please connect with me if possible Now that, I am into this, I will go through this Bicycle section more closely as I always wander in the Car and 4x4 sections.

Swami
I might be in Chennai around 19 - 20th this month. Would be happy to catch up at a common (cycling) location - say Marina or Besant Nagar beaches if that works for you.
ninjatalli is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 13:20   #6322
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,291
Thanked: 4,363 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Guys, I came across this site for cycles.

The prices are unrealistically low. Does anyone have any experience with them?

https://rollix.in/products/shengmilo...BoCtM0QAvD_BwE
2000rpm is offline  
Old 4th August 2021, 14:19   #6323
Distinguished - BHPian
 
graaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 2,341
Thanked: 10,669 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000rpm View Post
Guys, I came across this site for cycles.

The prices are unrealistically low. Does anyone have any experience with them?

https://rollix.in/products/shengmilo...BoCtM0QAvD_BwE
Below is the screenshot of what Truecaller shows for their phone number. This should answer your question

The Bicycles thread-041005815ef04501b716b7c5ef69d419.jpeg

And another.

https://www.complaintlists.com/rollix-in-bicycle/

Last edited by graaja : 4th August 2021 at 14:21.
graaja is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 18:36   #6324
Team-BHP Support
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 6,362
Thanked: 8,775 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Liner View Post
I won't carry it on the road myself, but it beats those pumping stations most people have at home
This is the air station I have at home... easy warm-up before stepping out with the bike

The Bicycles thread-img_0077.jpg
vb-san is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 18:40   #6325
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Red Liner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,452
Thanked: 10,632 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by vb-san View Post
This is the air station I have at home... easy warm-up before stepping out with the bike

Attachment 2188441
Haha…if I have to do this, then I won’t even step out for the bike ride…work out done back to the couch
Red Liner is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 21:26   #6326
BHPian
 
Fillmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 363
Thanked: 356 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Came across this

Golden Quadrilateral stretch in less than 41 days

Cheers to her
Fillmore is offline  
Old 4th August 2021, 21:49   #6327
BHPian
 
dragntailonfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kochi
Posts: 72
Thanked: 173 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Liner View Post
Haha…if I have to do this, then I won’t even step out for the bike ride…work out done back to the couch
It is surprisingly easy to fill up with this number right here, from Decathlon: https://www.decathlon.in/p/8385480/c...8385480&type=p

Now, this one is enough to give a thorough upper body work out: https://www.decathlon.in/p/8359384/c...8359384&type=p

I always use the floor pump, but was forced to use the hand pump recently, when I got a puncture during one of my rides. Fair enough to say, inflating a fresh tube, to even the minimum mentioned pressure (6 bar or so), from the road side, left me fully deflated.
dragntailonfire is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 4th August 2021, 22:05   #6328
Senior - BHPian
 
silverado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai-Pune
Posts: 1,449
Thanked: 1,401 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninjatalli View Post
Is anyone using the MI portable air compressor for their cycles?

I have the old-school metal foot pump but wondering this might be a nice handy tool to have in the house. (damn - one more accessory!)
Would always recommend old school pump, albeit a good one. Have bought ICETOOLZ foot pump worth 1600rs ( Sounds overkill, but its in sharing with my friend who is my neighbour )
silverado is online now   (2) Thanks
Old 5th August 2021, 00:14   #6329
BHPian
 
ringoism's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Himachal
Posts: 826
Thanked: 2,423 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

Went through all the thread headings and hadn't yet come across anything related to parts sources, in particular online.

Looking for a good way to order tyres and other components, not high-end or very low-end... just reasonably priced stuff of good quality. Even if from Taiwan or whatever.

As examples, currently looking for tyres& tubes in 26-29" sizes, 7/8-speed cassette, spokes of various lengths, hubs and brake components, cables, etc.

Have seen some halfway decent Indian-made tyres like Compass and Ralson's more modern thinwall Explorer series (Marco, Vasco, etc) or even Hartex nylon as OE on some brands, but can't find anyplace to buy them online... ₹1000+ for a Ralson on Amazon/Flipkart is not what I have in mind, I can get Kendas locally for that price...

Omobikes doesn't specify their tyre brands but friend ordered and receieved a pair of very nice and very cheap Ralson Explorers... but they don't have any 27.5's or 29's listed.

Decathlon seems to have very little available at present compared with last year.

I understand that much of this may be fallout from Covid, but anyway... with cycling having become so huge, where do people buy things that are a cut above pure desi and yet still affordable? Ebay / Amazon U.S. have probably hundreds of thousands of items listed...

India seems a great market but... where???

Anyone have any leads?

-Eric

Last edited by ringoism : 5th August 2021 at 00:20.
ringoism is offline  
Old 5th August 2021, 06:20   #6330
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 168
Thanked: 267 Times
Default Re: The Bicycles thread

I'm forwarding a message I got in one of the groups. Cyclops just restocked some maxxis MTB tyres. Grab them before they go out of stock!
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.10*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...dable-tubeless - *29x 2.35*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *27.5 x 2.25*
https://www.cyclop.in/products/maxxi...tain-bike-tire - *29 x 2.35*
TSIVTEC is online now   (1) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks