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Old 20th June 2020, 16:59   #4576
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Yes it would fit, although it would be easier on your knees to spin rather than grind, especially since you are off from running due to injury. HAL climb from Marathahalli towards Domlur is kinda steep . But the swap is worth a try since the freewheel is not that expensive.
I got a 16 tooth cog fixed at a local shop today. Will go for a longish ride and post my feedback. It cost just 150/- incl labor
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Got up at 5am, popped two raw eggs and rode 10 miles - (after a really long, long time) on the Triban 120. I'll be moving up (trading in) to Van/Rysel (costing a lakh and half), once I regain my fitness level.

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Picking up my cycling hobby post a knee surgery and a gap of 3 years. Doing short stints these days. It's hard to get the legs going again. But a pleasurable experience feeling the cool wind in your face. Son joined me for the final 4KM.

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Did my usual morning ride with the new 16 tooth cog and found NO difference in average speed wrt the 18 tooth one. What I gained on the flats I lost on the climbs. The Bicycles thread-screenshot_20200623103354_connect.jpg
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First 25KM of the year. Three years back 50KM seemed easy(My highest is 75KM). This was tough, though I wasn't gasping for breath.
I had only planned for a 15KM, but the road was so good that I decided to continue a do a full circle. Tired, Sore bum and hands. But was worth every effort and satisfied that i persisted.
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This is mine; A Merida Reacto 400. Just started back after a 2 year hiatus! So far 215 kms in 7 days

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Still long way from Peak fitness, hoping to get there soon

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Hey guys,

Is there any other vendor who sells Specialized Bikes apart from BOTS ?
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Restarted the romance on Saturday with a 24km ride on NH4! Did the same route again on Sunday, and then again on Monday and then once again today.
True to the Garmin tagline #beatyesterday
Saturday: 53:54, Avg 26.8 kmph
Sunday: 52:47, Avg 27.4 kmph
Monday: 48:02, Avg 30.0 kmph
Tuesday: 47:06, Avg 30.7 kmph
Did this exact route again, but this time on hybrid (Scott Metrix 10, 2016). 51:29, Avg speed 28 kmph. Compared to Ultra 700, Metrix seat is so comfy and ride is so absorbent, it's like switching from GTI to a family SUV

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BTW, Strava showed 192W which is my highest so far. And because my Garmin can't record wind speeds and air density, actual watts must be more than this. What will be a good instrument to measure wind speed and air density so that I can see real watts?

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What will be a good instrument to measure wind speed and air density so that I can see real watts?
The Velocomp Powerpod is a 'pseudo' power meter which does this and has accuracy claims very close to a direct force power meter.
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What will be a good instrument to measure wind speed and air density so that I can see real watts?
Power Meter provides the most close-by power in watts, Strava power is an approximation mainly based on speed.
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BTW, Strava showed 192W which is my highest so far. And because my Garmin can't record wind speeds and air density, actual watts must be more than this. What will be a good instrument to measure wind speed and air density so that I can see real watts?
Strava estimated power is roughly 10-20% off the actual power. I found this out since I recently bought a Precision 4iii pedal arm based power meter (based on 105 - R7000) for the left side only.

As per some of rides using the power meter, I see that for 30kmph average on near flat roads using a road bike (minimal head/tail winds), average power is approximately 140W whereas Strava used to estimate at 160+ W on the same route. I needed to ride at 35 kmph or so to sustain 200 W average.
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Guys, I need some inputs. I have been regularly riding my Schwinn Super Sport 2 for almost 4 years now. However, the rigid fork makes things extremely jarring especially on the non-leveled concrete slabs that count for roads in Pune. It restricts me from riding on most roads since the ride too harsh. I did upsize my tires from 32s to 35s and lowered tire pressure but it has helped only marginally.
I am thinking of getting an MTB for city use and keep the Schwinn only for highway runs. The cheapest import I could find was a GT that was offered for 35k. Way too much for my needs. I am leaning towards a Montra Rock 2.1/3.1 or maybe even a Frog. Any suggestions on what to get?
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How about ST 520 from Decathlon. This was 30K, last time I checked
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The cheapest import I could find was a GT that was offered for 35k. Way too much for my needs. I am leaning towards a Montra Rock 2.1/3.1 or maybe even a Frog. Any suggestions on what to get?
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How about ST 520 from Decathlon. This was 30K, last time I checked
Decathlon like all other importers seems to have been shafted pretty badly with the restrictions and scrutiny on Chinese imports. Not a single bicycle is in stock for Pune. I had ordered riding glasses last month and there is no sign of them as yet :(
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A little help here. I am looking to buy my next bike. I currently have a Btwin My Bike 7S which i got 4 years back.

Have shortlisted the below hybrids and a roadie with the following in mind.
- A budget of about Rs.35,000
- Use: Mostly on City Roads and highway. Daily short rides of about 20 to 30KM, with a weekend long ride of about 100KM

1) Scott Sub Cross 40
2) Ridley Cordis 2
3) Montra Blues 1.2D
4) Bergamont Helix 1.5 i
5) Btwin Triban RC120

Apart from the RC120, others are Hybrids. Any advice on which of these is good would help. Have gone through the reviews of all of them, and for the budget, all seem competent for what I have planned.
I added the RC120 because i felt the value was good for what it offers. Just concerned whether the tires can stand the beating on our city roads.

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