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Buying a new Bike ? 5 Replies

This forum is filled with discussions and blog entries for help in choosing a new bicycle – which is great, since this is the right place to get such questions answered. Before you post your help…Continue

Tags: Buying, Advise, Buy, Cycelry, Gyan

Started by Anool J M. Last reply by Piyush Ray Mar 12, 2013.

Tyre Fitting (Hercules Ryders Neo) 2 Replies

I have a Hercules Ryders Neo which I have ridden about 1200 kms. As we are going to Sri Vaisnao Devi in Feb 2013. I was searching for spare tyre ( 37-622). There are tyres ranging from Rs. 800 to…Continue

Started by Murlidhar Pawar. Last reply by Murlidhar Pawar Dec 7, 2012.

NEED HELP....! 4 Replies

Hey all you friends out there, Hi fives...!I have a Rockrider 6.0 which i usually use for Off-road cycling and Downhill riding..As you all know in such conditions your cycle will get Dirty in one day…Continue

Started by Vivek Thakker. Last reply by Vivek Thakker Oct 31, 2011.

Bike Cleaning 19 Replies

I've reached a stage where I kinda enjoy cleaning my bike as much as I enjoy riding them. Needs a fair bit of effort and materials to keep them shiny, but worth the effort.1. Lots of clean rags - I…Continue

Tags: Cleaning, Maintenance, Clean, Gyan, Cyclery

Started by Anool J M. Last reply by Ansoo Gupta Oct 21, 2011.

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Comment by Anool J M on April 10, 2012 at 10:48pm

Not sure which Bike you got. Best to get a spoke wrench with multiple slots/grooves which can fit the 3~4 main nipple sizes used. Park Tool has a few of these. I use a IceToolz toolkit which has a spoke wrench with 8 grooves.

Comment by Abraham N. A. on April 10, 2012 at 5:23pm

Which is the size of the Spoke Wrench I must buy so that I can tune the rims of my bike?

Comment by Bharani Shivakumar on February 10, 2012 at 2:51pm

You should be able to get good lube at Lifecycle, Pune I believe.

Comment by kumar on February 9, 2012 at 4:51pm

Where can i get oil in pune imported.

Comment by kumar on January 28, 2012 at 3:01pm

Hi freinds i will like to know oil lubricating the chain

Comment by Dr. Shankar V Rivankar on January 27, 2012 at 7:42pm

My present tool kit is: 1. Set of three allen keys

2. One multi spaneer

This I got along with my firefox bike

3. Set of Tire levers

4. Swiss Army Knife

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I get done most of the things with this.

So should I be upgrading.

Comment by Anool J M on January 27, 2012 at 9:44am

I'll look at the tools later tonite, but at the bare minimum, you need :

a set of allen wrenches - 4,5,6,8 should do for most jobs, but it helps to have 2,3,4,5,6,8,and 10. A torx bit is useless unless you have a really recent gruppo, or for disk brake rotors.

Screwdrivers - philips head and flat.

It's best to have tire levers separate from the multi-tool (my preference).

A chain breaker is useful only if you don't have a quick link chain, and want to set up shop on the road.

Ditto with spoke wrenches.

I prefer to carry a discrete set of tools instead. Set of allen wrenches. Screwdrivers. Tire levers, Swiss Army Knife. Adjustable spanner. Pedal spanner. Tire patch kit.

Comment by Dr. Shankar V Rivankar on January 26, 2012 at 9:39pm


I was planning to buy a multi tool.

I have shortlisted below four. All are having good reviews but you can also opine as to their quality and usefulness.

1. Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi Tool

2. Topeak Alien RX Multi Tool

3. Topeak Alien II Multi Tool

4. Park Tool MTB-3 Rescue Tool

( for details follow link: )

More tools in a multi- tool may be better but then it becomes heavier to carry and also one should know to use them otherwise what’s the use.

And also which tools in this multi-tools

are really important on road side repairs. We are not going to change major parts there nor are we going to open cycle repair shop.

So what is optimum balance between portability, functionality and actual roadside usability.

Please give your expert opinion.

Comment by Anool J M on November 22, 2011 at 5:00pm

FOR SALE : BIANCHI SPILLO QUARZO : Mountain focused hybrid


Comment by Car Free day on November 20, 2011 at 9:35pm

Less than 7 days to go friends.....register now to participate in the Bike-a-thon 20K road racing event in support of the first edition of Car Free Day, India Chapter 2011 on 27th November.


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