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…Continue
Posted on September 25, 2018 at 8:14am
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…
Posted on June 29, 2016 at 7:24am
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.…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2016 at 1:01pm