Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is a much cheaper way to secure your saddle, get an old chain. You probably have a chain breaker if your are a hardcore cyclist. If not go to a bike shop and ask a favour or pay a small fee to get it done. Nice bike shops will give you an old chain free, but try getting one that isn't rusty and clean it up!
Or you could simply wrap it in a old tube, or sew up some rags/cloth to cover the chain. Variations on the path the chain takes it totally at your disposal.
It can really give a slick looks, since you can control the length and alter the material used to cover the chain.
That cable you bought together with your ulock is fine too, just lock it through the saddle rails.
Or if you have a spare U lock... The saddle is a Brooks btw... Premium stuff.
Or just lock it together with your beefy chain my letting the padlock go through one of the saddle rails! Brooks saddle again.
Certain pictures have been taken from here : bikesnobnyc
tags: Bike Theft, Commuting, locking bicycle saddle singapore
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This is more of a re-post from my personal blog... Since my dad recently told me that the police has sent me a letter regarding the incident. Not sure about the letter's content though.
Basically I was cycling home from school, on Bukit Timah Road. heading towards Adam Road from just before National Junior College. Bukit Timah road is a rather nice place to cycle, especially the direction of which I was heading. It always felt like a really minor descent, nice straight road with few traffic lights and decent sized road width. I was spinning on full outer, going faster than usual. But being careful, as most cars think cyclists move at the speed of pedestrians. Cautious about cars about to enter the road from the left and buses that were overtaking me.
Right, so I was spinning saw some dude flagging for a taxi. Just before the bus stop for NJC under the bridge. Next thing I know, from the corner of my eye, coming from the right. A yellow city cab. A new Hyundai Sonata. Red brake lights come on. I'm on the brakes hard. The Taxi swerves in. My rear tires start to skid. I endoed into his rear bumper.
I looked at the guy who flagged the Taxi, he was obviously in a rush to go somewhere. Staring at me. I gave him a "you still want to take this taxi I'm gonna start yelling at you look." And he started running away, to try get another taxi. The driver still oblivious to what has happened was wondering where his customer went. And slammed on the boot of the taxi and he got out.
The picture shows the first thing he did when he came out. I'm fine thank you. After his inspection he asked me in Mandarin, "You hit my car ah?".
I replied" Ya, you didn't see me ah?"
"Never, really never"
"Why you want my IC", takes out his IC.
"I want to make a police report." Actually, I just wanted to "take" down his details and basically scare him so he doesn't drive that way again.
"Boy, No need make police report la. Why you want to make?"
"So that if you do it again, the police has records that you are a repeat offender. And justice will be served."
The taxi driver was pissed, he took another look at his precious bumper and drove off. What really made me angry was that he wasn't the least bit apologetic, didn't care whether i was hurt, and even tried persuading me to do away with the police report.
So, I didn't to make the police report anyway. Who knows? Maybe he has a dozen drivers honking him from behind thanks to his dangerous techniques used to get customers. If he keeps it up, people are going to get hurt.
When I made the police report, I asked the officer, "It's true I was unhurt, but can I make a police report for the record?"
"Actually, as long as a accident involves a pedestrian. You must make a police report. Cyclists are considered pedestrians." The officer said as-a-matter-of-factly.
Ride safe all!
Tags: What do I do when cyclist has accident with vehicle car, bicycle accident with motorist, bicycle and car accident
Monday, April 18, 2011
This was what really got me thinking that a long distance bike trip is possible and was an interesting watch. I took some time to watch it, since it's a couple of episodes long! Fun. I wanted to do what he did after watching it! Get your motivation up!
I have not watched this movie yet though... Anyone wanna give me reviews?
Another mad mad video on a crazy crazy distance mountain bike race. It's so long... that the gap between each rider can be a couple of days apart. Truly epic.
Most recently I caught this movie, beware though it has a sad ending. But it kinda gave me a strong message about materialism and doing things in life.
God I miss my bike.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Want to go our and ride yet? :D
How many of you cyclist get sick often? I know not me!
And yes, I feel I am eating a lot... Not exactly a bad thing, since I save one transport and use it for one of life's greatest pleasures, food!
I have heard many stories about sturdy racks being on full suspension bikes being impossible.
Is this a possible answer? It looks like a scooter really, but how efficient will it be?
It does look pretty comfy though... Seen something similar? Mail me!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Probably to keep the wild animals away from thrash, after all I have seen many discarded bikes around already. As usual work is keeping me busy, but I would like to thank sister site bikecommutinginsg.blogspot.com for linking me! Views on my blog have increased! Woot. I will work harder :)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Last week end I went on this "Sakura viewing ride", it was probably the best time to ride as the Sakuras were in full bloom and every was out having "Sakura viewing parties" aka O-Hanami.I will let the pictures do the talking...
Gambette Japan! Hope the Sakuras help lighten the mood in spite of the earthquakes... Disaster after disaster...
Monday, April 11, 2011
That was when I guessed the shifters itself gave way, although i now know it was the cable instead. I was able to continue riding, the rear dee went to its "natural" position (the smallest cog). Yesterday, I went to inspect the bike and saw this.
Sweet. I searched youtube oh rear dee adjustment as i knew there were such things as lower and upper limits. So what was initially a 24 speed bike, after losing a cog was supposedly to be a 21 speed bike, but the actual usable gears are more like a 18 speed bike( after my bike hack with a paper bag), is now a pitiful 3 speed bike. Thanks to the front dee. Gee...
If any1 is wondering, I screwed the "H" limit all the way to try and get a lighter gearing. Good to know stuff.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
If it can work in China, it can work anywhere.
Its infrastructure is pretty low cost, and scalability is really high too.
It's high time the government improves our transport system. Instead of just adding more trains and buses, they need to look further ahead.
tags: brt guangzhou, brt singapore, bus rapid transit, Overseas Transport, public transport, transport in singapore needs to be upgraded
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
I was always thinking if I had a longer padlock like that will it actually do the job of securing a wheel? Well, it definitely more hardly than a cheap cable lock! How about some shorter and than maybe just lock the rear wheel with the part of the frame nearest the front dee, albeit just slight on top.
Know what I mean? Damn, some bike shop should sponsor me to keep coming up with ideas to deter thieves.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
If you know about Youtube, you probably know about Vimeo, and so should know about Streetfilms! Sometimes they really upload some really nice videos on commuting. And it motivates me to commute by bike. Cheers!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
First it was this tree, suddenly white, striking in the background of bare branches and anything but green.
Than suddenly, from what I though were overgrown shrubs, an insane amount of tiny flowers erupted open. Spring has come! For a Singaporean, I could thought I would never experience the transition from Winter to Spring, oh boy does it feel magical!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Now I can film myself riding! wahahaha
Friday, April 1, 2011
In case anyone is interested. Click here for details.
Seems like a novel idea... Let's see if I can get one of those bags this weekend.