31 December 2012

Cycling Jerseys

I have accumulated 10 cycling jerseys over 3 years. A few I bought my self and a few were from organizer when I participate in cycling event. So many cycling T-shirt that I have no time to wear it, a few still unopened wrapped in plastic.
I bought 3 set of Voetpedale Cycling Team Jersey, Cube, Specialized, Giant, Shimano and Scott.

25 December 2012

Broken Birzman Bottle Cage Carbon

Broke the bottle water cage when I had a fall last week
replace with the same  new  Birzman Bottle Cage Carbon 02

17 December 2012

Front tyre puncture

My 4th flat tire since staring this hobby in  2010. First time with front puncture,  while taking left corner at junction Jalan Pekeliling (near TNB office) to Bukit Koman (Jalan Tg. Abdul Samad). Nasty fall resulting in the (L) knee and (L) shoulder superficial abrasion.
I didn't bring a spare inner tube and mini pump, so I called my son to fetch me home.
This was what happened to my Sram Red brake levers - not broken, scratch only.... and my knee below...
ouch!... knee wounds

I replace the inner tube - Innova 700x19/23C with presta valve size 48mm, just nice for my 38mm wheels

12 December 2012

Giro Bravo glove for cyclist

I always wanted to buy this glove since using Giro Aeon Livestrong in May 2012
My friend bought the same model at Godzilla Cycles Kota Strand Damansara for RM80. Our LCB here don't carry this brand, and I have no time to go outstation to buy it. Godzila Cycle give me a quotation - "Bravo RM152. Monaco RM90", so Ebay is my best option.
I got it from 1800gofish aka Jimmy Barton for US28 = RM88.28 including postage.

04 November 2012

21 October 2012

Testing Sonic Super 38mm Full Carbon Clincher

Sonic wheel-set is unknown brand in Malaysia, but apparently quite popular in Belgium and France.
I bought this rim from our LCB who ordered it from K.Lumpur. Apparently the sole distributor is Tukang Basikal Fook Sang at Sungai Way.  They bring in only limited set as a promotion and testing the market for this new brand.  So, I got good bargain for testing their product, hope I'm not end up as a guinea-pig [hehe!]

They said this wheel was handmade in Belgium, but I suspect the carbon was made in Taiwan (similar rim from Gigantex here)
This is mid-depth rim  at 38mm,  with  DT Swiss Aerolite aluminum spokes. 20 spokes at from wheel and 24 rear. The hub is 'Kuiper the Netherlands' another unknown brand.
wheel set weight = 1.56kg (0.71 front & 0.85 rear)
The sticker warn about max rider weight 120kg, and max tire pressure 125psi.

I took the rims for test ride at Fraser's Hill road. Felt no different going uphill than my old SRAM 30AL race wheels. Only on downhill did I noticed the brake squeal on hard braking with Sram Red carbon pads .
Afraid of horror stories that I read of carbon rim melting on downhill, I slow down to max of 40km/hr and used intermittent braking.
Thankful I survived 6km downhill from  Bukit Telaga to Tranum. Initial test done, I'm confident enough with this rim. Hope to test it in wet/rain soon. 

18 October 2012

Charging Garmin 500 without dismount from K-Edge

K-Edge Garmin mount is made from aluminum, and known to fit so tight to Garmin cycling computer.
The sharp edge blades that hold my Garmin are so sharp they actually cut the plastic on the device.
So, I am afraid of taking the Garmin in and out  for charging and upload cycling data to computer/Endomondo website. The best thing to do is just plug-in USB cable direct to the Garmin device without taking it out from the mount. Just bring my bicycle near the computer.

23 September 2012

Mountain biking at New UiTM Raub Construction Site

shadow and sunlight - nice scene at valley of proposed UiTM Raub Campus
Dare to downhill at this steep?
rest after hard ride
Atuk and cucu?
panting aka protruding tongue aka 'berjelir'
happy faces - reaching the summit
when the going gets tough.....the tough get going