bike Maintenance e-Book

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Have been meaning to write up a small ebook which has basic maintenance and how-tos to keep your bicycle in shape. Till then, check out this free 11 page ebook on bicycle maintenance from Sun and Ski Sports. Simple and nice. Click to download

ride to Bannerghatta

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With Nikhil down with a fracture and us trying to set up BumsOnTheSaddle, its been a LONG time since I went out for a longish ride on the bicycle ! Rode with the Bangalore Bikers today. We planned to ride from Family Mart on Kanakpura road to Bannerghatta and back. Around 50 Kms I guess, not really long but nice …

Running an Cycling !

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Quite a few folks who have picked up bicycles from us seem to be into running. Either as a part of RFL (Runners for life) or HASHers or just folks who love to run. Here is a very interesting article which talks about how to add cycling to your running training. (check out the article) Very interesting.

does your bike fit you ?

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Your bike needs to fit you, if not its going to be like one of those tight or overly loose T shirts that you just hate. Classic signs of an improper fit are lower back pain, numb hands and pain in the shoulders after you ride around a bit. Its not very simple to fit a bike when a customer …

Fenders for your bike.

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Its da Season when getting caught in a shower is inevitable ! If you are on a motor bike or a car it might be time to cuss as rampant traffic jams get even more impossibly rampant. Not on a cycle though, as long as you dont mind the occasional drenching ! But still, unless you like scraping mud off …

a week of riding around on the Trek 3700

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Currently Trek has only aluminum frames available in India, of which the 3700 is the most basic model on offer. The bike is not flashy, which is good. But if you look a little closely you notice stuff that should get your heart racing, if you are a biking enthusiast in India. Good components have finally made an entrance into …

encouraging Biking

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After IKEA its Google’s turn. Google(Europe) recently decided to gift all its employees a bike to promote eco and health consciousness ! “The web giant wants its staff to be fit and lively and so has ‘done an Ikea’ and has provided staffers with a catalogue from which they can choose free bikes and kit. The eco- and health-conscious largesse …

Mask of Sorrow

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– Tired ? – Breathless after your commute to work ? – Lethargic ? – … (enter whatever you want) Might be because of the pollution ! Have been commuting to work on a cycle for around 2 years now and suddenly the last two months have been feeling that the pollution levels have increased. Decided to try wearing a …

Chain Slap ?

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just read a small article on Blue Collar Mountain Biking recently – Tips on Protecting your frame. Something that caught my interest was the Chain-Slap. If you are the sorts who is obsessive about having a clean bike then you would notice this within a month or so of riding around on a new bike. Chain slap is a cycling …

checking out the Hero Octane

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The Bicycle scene in India is slowly improving with brands like Hero, Firefox and Trek coming up with some really nice models. Problem is there are very few dealers who want to give good advice on which bike a customer should actually pick up (which makes sense, cause everyone just wants to sell what they stock). So its easy to …