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Sorry I have not been updating my blog... as I kinda of didn't know what to write.I was also resisting for the longest time to get another camera but eventually succumbed to it. The insta360 X2. You can see the specs and gizamadoooo here. The cool idea is that u can just take all the footage with out really thinking too much what to take during ur activity. Then come back home and choose the angles. It makes video abit more engaging and provides more angles rather then a fixed mounted way.... I am still learning from all the experts in youtube and many other channels. But like they say, u just gotta try it and make it up as u go... so I did.
Here's the footage of my daily route which I really enjoy. Punggol Waterway PCN which is just a stone throw from my home. This is a gem and truly a lifesaver in the heavily urbanised Singapore.
Footage on Insta360X2, edited on Insta 360 Studio (Desktop) and combined footage on iMovie Hope you enjoy the video and tell me what u think!
Sunday, July 19, 2020
|John showing how its like in Singapore|
Strictly for getting around. Not like a "sport" and the recreational sports type, hi tech carbon fibre ferraris (nothing wrong and I actually fall into this group but in the Steel category haha).
And it made me reflect...
|latest tech and innovation|
For Cycling industry, it is what drives sales. Add in the Tour de france races, where many super fit riders go about in amazing speed for weeks with uber cool bikes. Where winning can definitely generate huge sales in the showroom.
We can many replicating it on local scene with the winning teams color scheme as well... maybe not as fast but still impressive. Hey, everyone loves a winner don't they?
As the industry innovate, it also tend to have issues on compatibility and confusion. So many standards on the BB, wheels size, brakes, hubs, shifters, gravel bikes (I tot we had MtB for the longest time) and what not. For those who love bikes, its just so amazing to be in this time and age....
But ever considered for a moment, that those who are to start cycling... it might be a tad just too much techno babble that can cheese off and discourage to even start to cycle....
What??? 200 pounds for a carbon handle bar?? Are we mad?
|This feather baby here close to 200 pounds.|
They don't have much resources and naturally not much talked about. Their idea is based on simplicity and recycling.
What if we can make a shifter with min. part, using recycled material which is discarded?
I feel this type of initiatives deserves more eyeballs, support and this is why I reshare this again on my blog.
Send them a note of encouragement, or maybe start an initiative in ur neighbourhood to give old things new life!
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Here is it, used for rambling along the Punggol PCN.
Its a nice comfortable ride, the most compliant bike I have. The frame is amazingly rigid but with the suspension, u don't get jolted until ur teeth fillings come out. This is a design classic that stands the rigours of time. You don't find too many of them here but there are some in Singapore.
And yes, i do take care of my bikes and give them a polish once in a while. :)
Friday, July 3, 2020
|I even double wrap foam tape and it was thick as a good German sausage...|
|Just before the old Shimano 600 levers come off. Thank you for yr service. Its time to rest|
|Connect with fellow vintage Trek bike users|
After reading the comments, I eventually settled for TRP SL retro styled levers after reading favourable comments on them.
They cost a pretty penny but I think for better comfort, it might be worth it.
|Arent they gorgeous? Personally the holes were abit too fancy to me.|
|Yep, they are much more ergo. The design is still respectfully vintage. But not exactly period correct. Compromises.|
|Coke and messing around|
|TRP SL installed and just ride with old tape for 1 week|
The color was abit too orangy for my liking but I think in time, it would weather out and darken... I hope. As I am a wimp, I added 2 layers of foam tape on the top of the road bar for comfort. This is how it turn out. I took it for a spin and it feels nice.
How do u like it?
|I have this seat for years and its still so hard haha|
|Trek 520, Patina and all... with touch point upgraded. Yes, that was original pouch left over by previous owner.|
Friday, June 19, 2020
For folks who love a spirited ride on smaller wheels. The BikFriday Pocket Rocket , PPR Pro are good options. I have owned one since 2012 and you can read it here they ride very well.
But one of the "issues" are they aren't for everyday fold and go type of rides. Esp if u want it very quick. But if u have a BF Pocket Rocket, u have the option to "fold it and the gentleman above shows it very clearly. And he also added some straps so that the package is more stable. Check it out!