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The Success Of Creating A WhatsApp Group Called CEF To Link All Local Cyclists For Weekend Rides

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…


Added by Vinay Thaha on September 25, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments

Reviews on brands/models based serivce

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…


Added by Vinay Thaha on June 29, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

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.…


Added by Vinay Thaha on April 3, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments


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