WINTER CYCLING: TURN ON THE HEAT

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It’s 6:00 am on a chilly Saturday and you are woken up by that dreaded sound that you just do not want to hear – the alarm clock. Eyes half shut, your hands begin to reach out to the snooze button while your inner voice starts giving you a million reasons to go ahead with that decision. ‘Just 5 more …

Bike theft: How to recover your stolen bicycle

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ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BIKE THEFT? Don’t despair. Here are 10 things you can do to get your bike back! Spring into action immediately! Check around the area incase the thief has stashed the bike to pick it up later File a FIR with the police (more details below). Record identifying features on the report – accessories, photographs and …

How to choose a good bicycle

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So, you are on a hunt for a sexy new bike and you are confused to bits with all your research. Looks like this is a pretty common experience. The local market is a glut of noise – brands/models/prices/spec’s and opinions. So how do you decide on the bike of your dreams? Well it’s kinda simple. You need to have …

BOTS University – Basic maintenance session

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Time to kickstart BOTS University at the new location Where: BumsOnTheSaddle When: Saturday, 6 Aug – 11am to 12:30pm Do signup for the event on facebook or on a google spreadsheet The session would be basic maintenance and upkeep of your bike – more of a discussion rather than a hardcore session. The hardcore ones will follow the next couple …

Numb fingers and painful hands while cycling

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Shot by GNUYoga, Veloscope Palms/Hands pain on longer rides ? A common problem that should be solved immediately. It could lead to loss of strength and grasping power and advanced stages leave us with completely numb palms that sometimes persist for days. Scary! This problem could be an issue with bike setup or riding technique. Bike setup Bike setup is …

BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

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Regular bicycle maintenance is necessary to prevent undue wear n tear of expensive components. Slow shifts, unresponsive braking, and hard to use levers are good indicators that you need to pay attention to your bike. Cleaning and lubricating your bike is quick, easy, and very satisfying. Always ensure you lube a bike after it has been cleaned. It’s Important that …

BIKE SECURITY 101

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Bike Security 101 Bike security is a common question and like picking up a good helmet is mandatory, a good lock is a must. At the moment, the best that we have come across is a simple solid link-chain which can be picked up at any hardware store for around 300 bucks and a really good strong lock. Better than …

BIKE RIDE CHECKLIST

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Going for a weekend ride? What all do you need to keep in mind before you head out to ensure your bike is safe and functioning properly and to also ensure you’re comfortable and have a great ride? PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST Keeping everything ready for your ride the night before is critical to ensure the ride is perfect – you are not frantically …