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Vinay Thaha
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  • Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala
  • India
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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.
Age:
42

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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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