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Vinay Thaha
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The Success Of Creating A WhatsApp Group Called CEF To Link All Local Cyclists For Weekend Rides

When I created a WhatsApp group in March 2018 to link all cyclists in and around Kannur, Kerala, and named it Cycle Enthusiasts' Forum or CEF, all that I desired was weekend rides with a group of 5 to 10 people.  But the group grew rapidly with more than 50 members in 3 months.  I created a documentation to outline the rules and purposes of this group.  But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not stop some members from posting non-bicycle related topics.  I was not able to concentrate on my…See More
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unday Ride - June 17

"If you live in and around Thalassery-Kannur-Mahe-Koothuparamba areas and want to join us for a Sunday Morning Ride, then join our WA group called CEF, where you will get announcements of upcoming cycles rides and events.  You will get messages…"
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Sunday Morning Ride, May 27, 2018.

Kannavam Forest (Changala Gate), Kannur, Kerala.
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Hero Rover 29er

Features: 17.5' alloy frame (big wheels but small frame), Shimano Acera derailleur, 8x3 gear system, mechanical disc brakes, MRP 17k but I got it much cheaper on installment basis.
Nov 27, 2017

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My current bike model / type:
Hero Rover 29er / MTB
A bit about myself:
Active cyclist only since 2012. Still learning a lot. I had used vintage BSA Mach 1 road bike a lot. I have used Btwin Riverside and Trek 3700, all given by good friends who encourage biking. I have designed and built a cruiser bike once and want to experiment with that more. Recently bought a second-hand Raleigh Terrain 30 and sold it after a year of use. Now, I am having Hero Rover 29er.
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42

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The Success Of Creating A WhatsApp Group Called CEF To Link All Local Cyclists For Weekend Rides

When I created a WhatsApp group in March 2018 to link all cyclists in and around Kannur, Kerala, and named it Cycle Enthusiasts' Forum or CEF, all that I desired was weekend rides with a group of 5 to 10 people.  But the group grew rapidly with more than 50 members in 3 months.  I created a documentation to outline the rules and purposes of this group.  But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not stop some members from posting non-bicycle related topics.  I was not able to…

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Posted on September 25, 2018 at 8:14am

Reviews on brands/models based serivce

One of the reasons why I like bicycles is that I can understand its mechanism and I can fix most of the problems myself.  In my opinion, every biker should know some basics of his bike - should be able to do minor repairs and tweak his/her bike whenever needed.  So, every cyclist should have some basic set of tools.



This is another reason why I associate biking with "freedom" (less dependency on mechanics).



What made me bring this topic?  I have seen people getting pissed…

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Posted on June 29, 2016 at 7:24am

Shifting gears (tampering) of a locked bike.

When we leave our geared bikes in the parking lot, some curious guys may shift gears.  To avoid damage, what I do is to leave it in the lowest speed gear combination, i.e., biggest chain-ring on the cassette (freewheel) side and smallest on the crankset.  On a locked bike, shifting gears in this position will only loosen the gear cables.…

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Posted on April 3, 2016 at 1:01pm

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