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Old 11-06-2009, 03:58 PM   #2176
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it's a expensive road bike. LOL
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Old 13-06-2009, 07:45 PM   #2177
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Unhappy Sad accident.

HEY GUYS..

just this morning around 3-4am. cycled to changi there, wanted to visit OCH ( only went to the entrance, didn't dare to go in, cuz voices can be heard inside, better to be safe the sorry right?

Then after that went to changi village to makan. then reaching there liao then saw a curb , then went over it.

My friend went first, bunny hop over then the rear tire kena the curb, then my turn. i slowly pedal, but the front tire got contact with the curb first, after going over the curb, all of us heard a Shhhhhhhshsh sound then. oh ****. Tyre blow...

got pictures..

The Contact point



the curb



our tires.




now.. the bike is at home... i wonder how much it will cost my pocket..

anyone got ideas?

help me...
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Old 13-06-2009, 07:46 PM   #2178
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i emo liao :'(
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Old 14-06-2009, 12:31 AM   #2179
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HEY GUYS..

just this morning around 3-4am. cycled to changi there, wanted to visit OCH ( only went to the entrance, didn't dare to go in, cuz voices can be heard inside, better to be safe the sorry right?

Then after that went to changi village to makan. then reaching there liao then saw a curb , then went over it.

My friend went first, bunny hop over then the rear tire kena the curb, then my turn. i slowly pedal, but the front tire got contact with the curb first, after going over the curb, all of us heard a Shhhhhhhshsh sound then. oh ****. Tyre blow...

got pictures..

The Contact point



the curb



our tires.




now.. the bike is at home... i wonder how much it will cost my pocket..

anyone got ideas?

help me...
tube cost 6 bux each.

When u mounting kerb, lean back, let the front wheel clear keeping ur weight to the rear, once the front wheel clear, lean forward and let the rear wheel roll up.
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Old 14-06-2009, 02:13 PM   #2180
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wah ilovesashimi, u ride a cube with decent enough components(i see a shadow long cage XT RD there) but u dunno how much a tube cost?

my advice is to stock up 1 or 2 tubes, when u go cycling bring at least 1 with u.. if u do long distance e.g east to west/west to east, bring 2 just to be safe..
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Old 14-06-2009, 02:32 PM   #2181
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Giant Anthem X.1 won What Mountain Bike mag's Bike of The Year award!

Maybe I got my bike one year too early.
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Old 14-06-2009, 02:34 PM   #2182
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HEY GUYS..

just this morning around 3-4am. cycled to changi there, wanted to visit OCH ( only went to the entrance, didn't dare to go in, cuz voices can be heard inside, better to be safe the sorry right?

Then after that went to changi village to makan. then reaching there liao then saw a curb , then went over it.

My friend went first, bunny hop over then the rear tire kena the curb, then my turn. i slowly pedal, but the front tire got contact with the curb first, after going over the curb, all of us heard a Shhhhhhhshsh sound then. oh ****. Tyre blow...

got pictures..

The Contact point



the curb



our tires.




now.. the bike is at home... i wonder how much it will cost my pocket..

anyone got ideas?

help me...
If the damage isn't too bad, you can patch your tube with a patch kit costing about $3-6 iirc. Get the orange colour box of patches. Like the others suggested, get at least 2 spare tubes too.
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Old 14-06-2009, 06:16 PM   #2183
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tube cost 6 bux each.

When u mounting kerb, lean back, let the front wheel clear keeping ur weight to the rear, once the front wheel clear, lean forward and let the rear wheel roll up.
i find it quite hard to do. cuz bike weight quite heavy.

wah ilovesashimi, u ride a cube with decent enough components(i see a shadow long cage XT RD there) but u dunno how much a tube cost?

my advice is to stock up 1 or 2 tubes, when u go cycling bring at least 1 with u.. if u do long distance e.g east to west/west to east, bring 2 just to be safe..
haha, cuz tyres never pok before. so didn't know anything about tubes.

i just went to get my tyres fixed, it costs 10 bucks for one tyre. is the price quite steep? but he also help me put in... am i paying for the manpower? how to bring the tubes along with me sia, so thick -____-

If the damage isn't too bad, you can patch your tube with a patch kit costing about $3-6 iirc. Get the orange colour box of patches. Like the others suggested, get at least 2 spare tubes too.
will consider.. Thanks
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Old 14-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #2184
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interested in getting a giant bicycle...
my budget is around $700..
any models fall into this price range?
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Old 14-06-2009, 06:21 PM   #2185
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guys.. i also have another question.. for road bikes ..

can you ride them on pavements ?( will it damage the tyres?) not those uneven ones la

if there's a pothole at the road, and your traving around 30km, and you happen not to see it. then run over it. pothole around the plam size. about 2 cm deep. will you fall off?
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Old 14-06-2009, 11:28 PM   #2186
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i find it quite hard to do. cuz bike weight quite heavy.
practise makes perfect.. can do one..

haha, cuz tyres never pok before. so didn't know anything about tubes.

i just went to get my tyres fixed, it costs 10 bucks for one tyre. is the price quite steep? but he also help me put in... am i paying for the manpower? how to bring the tubes along with me sia, so thick -____-
get a saddle bag or something and put 1 tube in, tgt with ur tire levers and tool set..



better be safe then sorry..
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Old 15-06-2009, 10:09 AM   #2187
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get a saddle bag or something and put 1 tube in, tgt with ur tire levers and tool set..


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My saddle bag content.





How you secure your portable air pump? velcro?
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Old 15-06-2009, 12:55 PM   #2188
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Hello,

I just ordered below SAFRA event bicycle:

- S$320 for front suspension Polygon mountain bike
- Paya Lebar Air Base Runway for cycling & roller blading on 21 Jun (Sun)

Look see spec & picture:

http://www.safra.sg/page.aspx?pageid=448

Guess I'll need to spare some $ for lock, side stand, mud flap or mayb even thinking of a "uncle" type basket :p

Looking @ day to day leisure cycling zero off road... shld I change the tyres?

Any comments on "must have" accessories/ "good to upgrade" spare parts & pricing info much appreciated.
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Old 15-06-2009, 01:18 PM   #2189
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Giant Anthem X.1 won What Mountain Bike mag's Bike of The Year award!

Maybe I got my bike one year too early.
Chief, I check with you. Where do you usually ride your Anthem huh ? PCN or trail ? How's the climb ? Whats the weight ? You feel full sus viable for long distance or not ?
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Old 15-06-2009, 02:41 PM   #2190
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i find it quite hard to do. cuz bike weight quite heavy.



haha, cuz tyres never pok before. so didn't know anything about tubes.

i just went to get my tyres fixed, it costs 10 bucks for one tyre. is the price quite steep? but he also help me put in... am i paying for the manpower? how to bring the tubes along with me sia, so thick -____-



will consider.. Thanks
Not asking u to jump or lift the bike off, just shift your body weight only.

tubes can fold until quite small, just carry 1 in your saddle bag or tie to your frame, just in case burst, anytime can change.
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