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post Oct 27 2020, 09:09 PM

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QUOTE(andrewhtf @ Oct 27 2020, 05:33 PM)
yes. my KMC chain got quick link ma
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best invention ever, makes chain cleaning a lot easier to do
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post Oct 28 2020, 05:30 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Oct 27 2020, 12:22 PM)
hmmm... i am with 25 mm tyre... where did i get the message to pump to 105psi eh?
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recall someone say lower pressure easier to get pinch flat.
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probably came with the thinking years ago that narrow tires are faster, which then was proven to not be the case. same for very high pressure too.

pinch flat is mainly if the tire pressure is too low
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post Oct 28 2020, 05:32 PM

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QUOTE(aquilaTE @ Oct 28 2020, 10:44 AM)
Do take note that some brands master link can only be open once or a few times... I just come to know of this early this year from our frens...
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not just some brands, but some models within the same brand too.

I remember the early KMC 11s are also single use. the multi use ones only came later
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post Oct 28 2020, 05:38 PM

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QUOTE(adamsalim @ Oct 28 2020, 05:34 PM)
Hey guys, is it normal to feel backache when just started riding? I just started riding and i noticed that I would feel backache after 10 mins of riding. Im not sure if its because of my riding position or I have a weak back..
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it's normal to have pain everywhere when we first started riding smile.gif

but cannot tell if it's your riding position or your back being weak without seeing your position on the bike. I think others here can recommend you to a bike fitter to sort this out if needed
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post Nov 16 2020, 10:40 AM

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QUOTE(ijan @ Nov 13 2020, 10:09 PM)
ask taiko sini, i placed a deposit with specialized store for the allez elite, i have my reasons going aluminium laa

i'm short at 163cm, bike fit based on allez sizing is 52 which is crazy, but a 49 should be nice.

With the RETUL, the shop strongly advise me get the recommended size of 44 from the RETUL result of 44/49.

I was like...aaa...their reasoning is as usual, you can sikit size up a smaller frame with stems, higher this that, but you cannot reduce something too much on a bigger frame. AND, they cakap with my saddle height and the 49 bike size, it would not look COOL, will look more like P RAMLEE basikal with seat post very low.

What say taiko here?
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I'm about 165, and the bike I use the most often has a effective seat tube length of 49.7. the allez 44 according to their size charts has this as 50.1

It can depend a lot on the individual, but I personally find the smaller size more nimble and easier to control.
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post Nov 22 2020, 11:24 PM

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QUOTE(radmaszeal @ Nov 20 2020, 04:09 PM)
one cycling industry has chapter2 bikes, abit cheaper, around 7-10k for frame. and another unknown brand, China one i think, 5-6k full bike 105
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Is that China brand Axman? If so, then they're the factory that builds the frame for Storck
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post Nov 22 2020, 11:26 PM

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QUOTE(ianauyong @ Nov 19 2020, 05:50 PM)
I've got an old BMC Road Racer SL01 Alu bike, wonder how much it can go for
Groupset : Campagnolo Mirage 10 speed
Wheelset: Campagnolo ETRTO 622 x 15
Has a dent on the right side of the bike due to a crash but still rides well.
Anyone have nay idea how much it can fetch?
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The primary safety concern is to do with the frame integrity. This depends a lot on how bad the dent is, and also where the dent is at. ie. impacts to the primary load bearing tubes are more critical, like the down tube or the chain stays.
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post Nov 23 2020, 12:47 PM

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QUOTE(radmaszeal @ Nov 23 2020, 10:55 AM)
cant remember, could be lol. seen the brand before but forgot at which shop
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Interesting thing about Axman is that while the brand itself is kind of unknown, but apparently they have the 2nd biggest group of factories after Giant.
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post Nov 23 2020, 12:53 PM

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QUOTE(reed90 @ Nov 23 2020, 10:57 AM)
some people said that the ride might be "harsher". is it that bad?

and actually looking for CAAD13. But people complain the welding n colour for it is bad. So maybe gonna look for CAAD12. Wonder how far the gap between 12 and 13.
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Harsher rides can be bad, as it potentially tires out your overall body quicker. Different riders can take to this differently, some ppl have higher tolerances for this than others.

But having said that, it's not really accurate to attribute harshness to just frame material alone. Frame material does have a certain amount of effect on this, but for the most part it's effected by the frame design itself.

edit: on the welding: welding is something that you can visually inspect on the frame itself. if you see uneven welds, or if the welds are not tidy, etc. then you can point it out and ask to inspect another frame.

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post Nov 24 2020, 06:41 PM

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QUOTE(Justin.Loong @ Nov 24 2020, 03:38 PM)
Adui... the welding seams aren't that bad la...  biggrin.gif
It looks like they really smoothen out the welds. Personally I prefer to be able to see the patterns a bit, like this

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post Nov 24 2020, 06:44 PM

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QUOTE(undentifiedKC @ Nov 24 2020, 03:34 PM)
it it makes u feel like ride more then it's good bike

dun la like nowadays alot of ppl spend to buy bike, 2 months later "retirement sales"
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Was helping a friend inspect a bike before when she was looking for second hand. Asked the seller why he was selling, and he said, cycling not for him, as he keeps getting dropped. Asked why he opted for 50mm wheels, and he said his friends told him can go faster. And I was like... yah, true only if you got the leg power to spin up 50mm wheels lor... So my friend bought the bike without the wheels tongue.gif
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post Nov 25 2020, 06:45 PM

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QUOTE(ianauyong @ Nov 25 2020, 05:05 PM)
dent is on the top tube

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on the top tube, as long as there's no crack on the frame (I'm assuming that the crack like split I see in the photo is just the paint, not the frame itself), should still be safe to ride. But with a dent that big, you're bound to get potential buyers wanting to bargain the price down a lot too.
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post Dec 6 2020, 09:37 PM

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QUOTE(lilredridinghood @ Dec 5 2020, 02:02 PM)
Have your friends ridden 80mm wheels before?
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a friend in Labuan was telling me what he seen before while riding on a coastal downhill road. Cross wind blew a guy using Zipp 808 right off the road
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post Dec 7 2020, 07:07 PM

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QUOTE(Stane2105 @ Dec 7 2020, 03:32 PM)
Even I'm using 36mm, front back, crosswind I also scare because twitchy. Btw, I'm heavy rider, 100kg.
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Riding on a 44mm, the front is definitely twitchy in crosswinds. Unless I keep my hands on the drops at all times to push more weight on the front.
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post Dec 7 2020, 08:08 PM

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QUOTE(lilredridinghood @ Dec 7 2020, 11:20 AM)
I think cross winds and deep section wheels can be a scary combination for the cyclist using them but I do also think that the idea of it being sluggish and should not be used if one does not have strong legs is overblown LOL
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It can be quite an expensive investment to buy to try. Better to find a buddy who can let you test ride their wheels first before deciding

 

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