Introductions - Hi from India
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I dont think there are many members from India here. Biking sadly isnt exactly the popular sport, recreation and trasport medium over here :( which makes it difficult for me!
This place seems really nice and informative :)
I hope to make friends here :) ..
I have been cycling for quite some years now. First bike when I was 2 or 3! I'm now 18 :)
But I've become deeply interseted in biking only recently. I owned a racer/road bike (single speed :p ) a yr back. Now upgraded to a 18sp, ful sus MTB. I bought this because the roads in the city are very bad! I dont to hardcore MTB, just use it for transport and sometimes rec. Is it a good choice?
I'll be psoting pics of my bike later...
09-14-05, 11:14 AM
I'm close enough. I'm from Sri Lanka...
edit: welcome to the board...
09-14-05, 11:22 AM
What part of India - its a big place. My parents were married in Poona (1927) and spent some time in Bombay. They were with the British army.
I have read stories of unskilled truck drivers in India, so it may be wise to ride with a mirror attached to your helmet or glasses to watch out for them. Best luck and have fun.
Thanks addhlis and andrews :)
@andrew I'm from Kolkata.. its interseting to note that your paents were with the army :)
The thing is as biking aint popular here, we just dont get decent stuff for bikes here :( Some ppl even dont know what is a bike helmet! a bike helmet is practically unknown! and we have some jerks here who wont miss an opportunity to tease you about a saftey equipment which they've never seen! :o SO i just donbt wear the helmet.. as for mirrors I wish I could find some good ones here. What kind are good for MTBs?
@aadhlis ur profile shows ur from CA :-?
09-14-05, 02:32 PM
I'm From Sri Lanka, But I live in California...
09-14-05, 02:50 PM
Welcome Ayush! :)
I can't give personal ties to India like the others can other than when I was in school I had tons of friends from India. :)
If the roads are pretty bad like you suggest, then I think your decision to get the full sus. mt. bike was a good decision.
Thanks king o termites :)
09-15-05, 09:24 AM
Ayush - if you search on this forum for mirrors you will find lots of recommendations. I use the Third Eye mirror that mounts on my glasses. Take-a-Look is a similar one made of wire rather than plastic so is probably more robust but may vibrate. These are both available on-line.
thanks...even i wear glasses. Are these comfortable?
09-16-05, 09:59 AM
Another opinion....when I got my first "real" bike a year and a half ago, I got a mirror that attaches to glasses and found it to be no good. It (or the glasses) would constantly shift enough that I couldn't see behind me well and I would find that I was (unsafely) moving my head all over to see behind me and while doing that I was not looking in FRONT of me.
I don't use a mirror now, but if I did, I would probably get a bike mounted one.
09-16-05, 10:43 AM
The mirror mounts on the arm of the glasses and is in the edge of my field of view a few cm forward of the glasses. I ha no problem like KingTermite with my first one, but it broke and I replaced it. The pivot of the second was not so firm so the mirror shifted position whenever I hit a pothole. I adjusted the mirror to the right position and put a dab of glue on the pivot at the point where it clips onto the glasses - no problem now. There is also a pivot between the end of the stick and the mirror so I am still able to adjust the direction it points. Do a search for both types of mirrors.
Thanks andrew and termite ..now I guess I shouldnt go off topic and take all my newbie questions to the appropriate froums.. :)
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