THE MOBILITY THAT WE ASSOCIATE WITH THE PRIVATE CAR HAS MERGED WITH APOCALYPTIC IMAGES OF TOWNS THAT HAVE COME TO A COMPLETE STANDSTILL

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The words above are from a book titled cycling: the way ahead for towns and cities, written by J. Dekoster, U. Schollaert, published by the European Commission (EC). This EC handbook stems from the idea that the worst enemies of the bicycle in urban areas are not cars, but long held prejudices. It therefore corrects some of the prejudices connected …

Hell-mate ?

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a close save Wearing a helmet while biking out is something that still needs to sink into the Indian Psyche. Most people feel awkward to wear a helmet while cycling for various reasons. Learning from your mistakes is not an option here. Besides these helmets are really light and you hardly feel them on the ride. Turn out with the …

alpha aluminium

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frame material A large majority of the bicycle frames manufactured are made from Aluminum and this applies to the those made by Trek as well. They’ve taken classic Aluminum one step further to differentiate the work that goes into the different frames they manufacture. If you do own a 2008 Trek that has an aluminum frame you’ve probably noticed a label on …

ROAM

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To ROAM is to search for something new. On local trails in your home town or half way around the world to a place you have never been. On a Mountain bike you can cover a great distance in a short period of time. Or a short distance in a great period of time. They say that the journey can …

cycling in the Capital

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After Paris its New Delhi, albeit in a slightly smaller scale (click the links to find out more). Spending more time with your bums on the saddle is a fast way to beat congestion, global warming and the other bad things that we humans do to this earth. We are glad to see Metros in India slowly waking up to …

Technical training from Trek

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wrenching away We will be in New Delhi the next couple of days, getting trained by Trek technicians who are visiting India. Looking forward to this. Rohan KiniWHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single …

Worship your bike

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worship it In India, Ayuda Puja is being celebrated – where people worship and give their thanks to items that they use day in and day out. This includes vehicles, tools, work places etc. A way of consciously accepting the inanimate as an integral part of this existence. Take your bike out, clean it and worship it with a long …

MTB Himachal 2007

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MTB Himachal We were unable to take part at MTB Himachal which concluded recently, but one of our friends, Roopak, did get back with a pretty neat report of the Event. Roopak writes – The trip was mindblowing. It was very very challenging but definitely fun. 43 cyclists – 23 of them from 6 different countries, some as old as …

Presta vs. Schrader valves

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Presta valves are usually seen on higher end bikes with narrower rims. There is a common misconception that Presta valves are better for the higher pressures used in high performance bicycle tyres. The links below should help make it clear that this is not necessarily true. http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/valve.html http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/presta-schrader.html http://ebent.wordpress.com/2006/05/19/what-type-of-valve-to-use-for-touring-schrader-or-presta/ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/bicycles-faq/part3/section-26.html And in case you Rohan KiniWHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING …

Fresh Saddle Bags

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piping hot A fresh lot of BOTS Saddle bags have made their way to the store. We are in the process of continuously tweaking the saddle bags as customers give feedback – hence this bunch have reflective tape in the front for additional safety. Just the Saddle Bag – Rs 300 Fully loaded – around Rs. 600 Rohan KiniWHAT I …