LovecyclingSG

We Ride as a team, Eat as a team, Suffer as a team, Finish as a team. E.R.P = Eat, Ride, Photo. It is about friendship and sharing people your neighbourhood and special places.
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Hi ppl

My name is Albert and i just bought a Eco C7 last weekend after stop riding a almost a decade. The 3km ride from the bike shop to my place at Mountbatten almost kill me. The feeling of riding a 20" vs a 26" is so different, pedaling seems easy but at the same time it seem like rolling very slow, i don't like the feeling, it could be me (bui bui... out of shape) or the bike needs some serious poisons to boot the speed.

I want to upgrade... but i don't wish to ford out a lump sum and change everything at 1 go, i prefer to do it in a 3~5 stages (the joy of been poison slowly). Can any bros or sis here offer me suggestions on what should i start 1st, which shop i should go and rough estimate the cost?

I'm looking for...
Marathon Supreme tires
good wheelset (PZ rims with what hub?)
9 speed cassette
rear derailleur + shifter
vbrakes + lever
crankset (shimano 105 with 53T?)

Thanks so much in advance.


Cheers
Albert


Back to top Go down
ztcc78
Bad Man
avatar

Posts : 852
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Bukit Batok

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:00 pm

u might wana start with the brakes, crankset or tires
wheelset, cassette, RD and shifter usually are to be changed together..
to minimize the cost.. some parts u might try looking for 2nd hand..

_________________
ZT
(65) 9762 9276
Facebook

Let's make SG a better place to ride for all
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112055678851789&v=wall
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:58 pm

ztcc78 wrote:
u might wana start with the brakes, crankset or tires
wheelset, cassette, RD and shifter usually are to be changed together..
to minimize the cost.. some parts u might try looking for 2nd hand..

Thanks for the info.
Correct me if i'm wrong... the brakes must use mountain bike brakes? road bike brakes cannot be use, right?
The crankset must use road bike, remove the smaller chain ring and switch to shorter bolt? Where to find colorful bolt? I want red color cos my Eco 7 is red in color.

Can i bring my bike to MyBikeShop to upgrade the parts even i did not buy my bike from them?

Back to top Go down
ztcc78
Bad Man
avatar

Posts : 852
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Bukit Batok

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 am

replied in BLUE
sys_error wrote:

Thanks for the info.
Correct me if i'm wrong... the brakes must use mountain bike brakes? road bike brakes cannot be use, right?
im not sure if C7 can fix road bike brakes.. but i know some models can

The crankset must use road bike, remove the smaller chain ring and switch to shorter bolt? Where to find colorful bolt? I want red color cos my Eco 7 is red in color.
no issue with crankset.. road or mountain bike also can be used

Can i bring my bike to MyBikeShop to upgrade the parts even i did not buy my bike from them?
shld not be a prob.. i dun see why not

_________________
ZT
(65) 9762 9276
Facebook

Let's make SG a better place to ride for all
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112055678851789&v=wall
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:00 am

If use mountain bike crankset, the biggest chain ring is 44 whereas the roadie is 53. Crankset upgrade will require new bb.

Roughly how much for a new shimano 105 and bb?
Back to top Go down
Vince

avatar

Posts : 579
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Commonwealth

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:49 pm

Upgrading crankset with BB should be much cheaper than upgrading wheelset + tires + RD + cassette + maybe shifter..
Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:30 pm

I want to upgrade in a few stages.

1st stage -
Avid Single Digit 7 Rim Brakes + Speed Dial 7 Levers
Marathon Supreme tires

2nd stage -
Shimano Crankset 53T + BB

3rd stage -
Build a wheelset with PZ Rims <<< Need recommendation on hubs + spokes
9/10 speed Cassette
Rear Derailleur

I quite like the below...



Last edited by sys_error on Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:29 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : add a picture)
Back to top Go down
ztcc78
Bad Man
avatar

Posts : 852
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Bukit Batok

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:24 pm

sys_error wrote:

I quite like the below...

looks like tylsteve bike leh..

_________________
ZT
(65) 9762 9276
Facebook

Let's make SG a better place to ride for all
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112055678851789&v=wall
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:31 pm

ztcc78 wrote:
sys_error wrote:

I quite like the below...

looks like tylsteve bike leh..

yes, i saw it from another rider blog... owner of that bike should be steve.

i really like to know how much he spend on all his upgrade. Smile
Back to top Go down
tylsteve



Posts : 203
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:32 pm

haha I have resisted posting any replies here cos I dun want to poison you. come join us for rides soon la then can talk about it...haha. Its not cheap to upgrade part by part la...cheaper to buy a good bike from the start.

anyway, the new 2011 Eco C7 is a pretty good buy with the new features for this year's model, such as the Magnetix, solid handlepost, good alu frame etc. Worth upgrading la if you like.

Check out the link below if you want to know how the Boardwalk was upgraded!
http://handsonbike.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
GL

avatar

Posts : 250
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:30 pm

The best upgrade is ride more often. Cheap and lots of benefits:)
Back to top Go down
omegaforest

avatar

Posts : 333
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : West, Alexandra

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:53 pm

GL wrote:
The best upgrade is ride more often. Cheap and lots of benefits:)

Hi
I agree with GL. First upgrade your engine. After that cycling the Eco7 will be a breeze.
When I first bought my dahon, I am 10kg heavier,cycling from fort road to CV is a nitemare!

If you really want to upgrade, The best people to speak to is Adi, Steve, Mary (just to name a few)etc..who has Zing their bike to the max! Also advise you to speak to Tan @ MY Bike shop. He will analyze what to upgrade. Congrates on yr Dahon and join us for rides:)
Back to top Go down
http://www.omegaforest.com
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:40 pm

tylsteve wrote:
haha I have resisted posting any replies here cos I dun want to poison you. come join us for rides soon la then can talk about it...haha. Its not cheap to upgrade part by part la...cheaper to buy a good bike from the start.

anyway, the new 2011 Eco C7 is a pretty good buy with the new features for this year's model, such as the Magnetix, solid handlepost, good alu frame etc. Worth upgrading la if you like.

Check out the link below if you want to know how the Boardwalk was upgraded!
http://handsonbike.blogspot.com/

waa... your poison is really strong; keep them coming... our (me & wife) old bikes hanging on wall... new bikes on floor.


my engine all rusted, have not cycle since 2002... need to slowly build up my stamina. last time used to cycle every friday at midnight around the island (+/-50km). will love to join you guys when we are fitter.





Last edited by sys_error on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:01 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo)
Back to top Go down
Vince

avatar

Posts : 579
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Commonwealth

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:28 am

omegaforest wrote:
GL wrote:
The best upgrade is ride more often. Cheap and lots of benefits:)

Hi
I agree with GL. First upgrade your engine. After that cycling the Eco7 will be a breeze.
When I first bought my dahon, I am 10kg heavier,cycling from fort road to CV is a nitemare!

If you really want to upgrade, The best people to speak to is Adi, Steve, Mary (just to name a few)etc..who has Zing their bike to the max! Also advise you to speak to Tan @ MY Bike shop. He will analyze what to upgrade. Congrates on yr Dahon and join us for rides:)
Words straight out from two of our best riders! lol
Back to top Go down
GL

avatar

Posts : 250
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:28 am

Albert, u can join us for Sunday ride straight away coz our pace for sunday rides are alway nice and manageable. Go easy on the good food that alway happen after the rides thou. Lol!!!
Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:34 am

omegaforest wrote:
GL wrote:
The best upgrade is ride more often. Cheap and lots of benefits:)

Hi
I agree with GL. First upgrade your engine. After that cycling the Eco7 will be a breeze.
When I first bought my dahon, I am 10kg heavier,cycling from fort road to CV is a nitemare!

If you really want to upgrade, The best people to speak to is Adi, Steve, Mary (just to name a few)etc..who has Zing their bike to the max! Also advise you to speak to Tan @ MY Bike shop. He will analyze what to upgrade. Congrates on yr Dahon and join us for rides:)

Wink i know my ultimate upgrade is my own engine.

Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:47 am

GL wrote:
Albert, u can join us for Sunday ride straight away coz our pace for sunday rides are alway nice and manageable. Go easy on the good food that alway happen after the rides thou. Lol!!!

my place is 5 mins walk to Old Airport Hawker Center... can jiak good food all year round. Laughing

currently we are too weak to cycle long distance... moreover my wife's eco cannot be folded due to an oversize basket to ferry our dog when we cycle to east coast park... i also read that you guys cycle in area that require us to fold our bike and take mrt to reach the meeting place.
Back to top Go down
tylsteve



Posts : 203
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:20 pm

you can just remove the basket when you need to fold your bike. bring the bike on the mrt and join us for rides!
Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:11 pm

@tylsteve

Roughly how much in total you spend on all your upgrade? If you can break them down will be great. PM me if not convenience to post here. Thanks in advance.
Back to top Go down
tylsteve



Posts : 203
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:27 pm

come join us for rides la.. will let you know more. cannot just look at price leh.
Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:03 pm

paiseh... really too weak to cycle long distance, will certainly join you guys when we upgrade our engine and our bikes.

the basket on wifey bike can only be remove using tool and cut away the cable ties.
Back to top Go down
ztcc78
Bad Man
avatar

Posts : 852
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : Bukit Batok

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:53 pm

sys_error wrote:
paiseh... really too weak to cycle long distance, will certainly join you guys when we upgrade our engine and our bikes.
**whisper**
he dun wana pm u but wana meet up and chat is becos
he wana poison u deep deep..
Twisted Evil

_________________
ZT
(65) 9762 9276
Facebook

Let's make SG a better place to ride for all
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112055678851789&v=wall
omegaforest

avatar

Posts : 333
Join date : 2010-12-20
Location : West, Alexandra

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:08 pm

tylsteve wrote:
come join us for rides la.. will let you know more. cannot just look at price leh.

hahha..steve dun want to say bcos with upgrade u can buy another 4 more eco!
Back to top Go down
http://www.omegaforest.com
tylsteve



Posts : 203
Join date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:20 pm

haha Matt that is about right... anyway take a picture of the basket on your bike. I see if I can make it so that it can be easily detached and attached!
Back to top Go down
sys_error



Posts : 48
Join date : 2011-03-15
Location : Old Airport Road

PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:49 am

omegaforest wrote:
tylsteve wrote:
come join us for rides la.. will let you know more. cannot just look at price leh.

hahha..steve dun want to say bcos with upgrade u can buy another 4 more eco!

haa... no worries lah... is ok if steve dont want to tell me. i know the upgrade going to cost me 4 more eco,

back in 2000/2001 my mtb also went through many stages of upgrading, from a alu ht with full xtr groupo to scandium ht with a mixture of ck hubs, xo components... the other day i switch my saddle over to the eco, somehow i feel that my mtb is lighter than the eco. tongue
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon   

Back to top Go down
 
Need *poison* advice on my new Dahon
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
LovecyclingSG :: All about bikes :: Bike talk-
Jump to: