Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1. Kedai Samy
Telefon: 019-3539007, 03-61862653
Apa yang istimewa disini: Parts ranging mid to slightly below top range at reasonable price.
Apa yang aku beli kat sini: 661 Mullet, tube, Avid BB7, Avid Speed Dial 7, Shimano LX shifter, alloy handlebar, dirt cheap handlegrip
Lokasi: Batu Caves
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2. Bicycle World
Telefon: 019-2112002, 03-41066749
Apa yang istimewa disini: Cannondale's dealer, excellent workmanship
Apa yang aku beli kat sini: tube, wheel truing, grease (with gun)
Lokasi: Taman Melawati
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3. Advance Bicycle Centre
Pemilik: Uncle ABC
Telefon: 016-2702691, 03-62724691
Apa yang istimewa disini: Low to mid range parts on bargain, all year round.
Apa yang aku beli kat sini: Continental Explorer, Truvativ stem, Shogun's frame, alloy handlebar
Lokasi: Sri Damansara
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I didn't get the whole objective of the ride precisely. I was imagining the ride should be santai (relax) that I even wore jeans. Was on rear pack, chatting and socializing with Azizan the Fixie and Shaque when I start noticing other cyclists zooming left and right chasing the front pack. Thought that the organizer has changed the format to race event, I changed to my mode too. While I was overtaking some other cyclists, those on knobbie still a lot faster than me. And Shaque, despite knobbie tyre, was constantly tailgating me. Damn! I am still have a lot to improve.
On overall, it was an enjoyable ride. I will attend their next event as a sign of support.
Report on 1st Kayuhan Anggerik (official report)
Mass Ride (Kayuhan Anggerik) by Heero Yui
Monday, November 24, 2008
"Pak, berapa ongkosnya basikal bapak?"
"Murah je, sekitar RM400" jawapku. Sekadar membuat perbandingan dengan basikal MTB yang 6 kali ganda harganya.
"Itu ngak murah pak.."
Hehehe.. murah bagi aku, mahal bagi dia. Hobi bagi kebanyakkan orang, obsesi bagi aku....
Saturday, November 22, 2008
MTB Chromoly Frame - RM90
Wheelset (27" ol'skol) - RM120
Tyre (27x1.25) - RM36 (RM18 each)
Tube - RM20 (RM10 each)
Handlebar - RM15
Handle grip - RM5
Stem - RM30
Crankset (road, 42T) - RM50
Pedal - parts surplus
7sp chain - RM10
Freewheel (BMX, 16T) - RM8
Chain Tensioner - parts surplus
Brake caliper - RM20
Brake lever - parts surplus
Saddle - parts surplus
Seatpost - son'n mtb (still looking for 26.2mm)
Total - RM404
Photo by Toyol Pemalu
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
About 30 minutes ago, I felt on tarmac. Least expected due to derailed chain (I was on my single speed Shogun) under hard crank (left side) up a bridge. I remember vividly, felt on my left and banged my head pretty hard on tarmac. Lucky enough I was on emergency lane and the traffic is slow.
Upon close scrutiny on the helmet, the inner part which made of styrofoam splitted into two. There goes my RM280 helmet. Well, better a cracked on helmet than a cracked on my skull!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Bercinta Dengan Basikal
Halangan #1: Kenderaan Melambangkan Status
Halangan #2: Cuaca Panas
Halangan #3: Bahana Individualisme & Konsumerisme
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
She kinna late starter according to my wife. Well if you don't put a person into a situation, how would you know his/her capability.
I didn't realize to fry an egg do has an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) until I have to tell her the step by step (my client's nicest word to substitute the word SOP).
Standard Operating Procedure for frying an egg
1. Wash the pan
2. Fire up the stove (set to low)
3. Put the pan on the stove
4. Wait until the pan dry up
5. Put a sprinkle of cooking oil
6. Wait until pan heats up (this is the tricky part on determining the "recommended" heat)
7. While waiting for "6", crack open the egg's shell and put it in a small bowl
8. Put the egg onto the pan
9. Flip it after a while
Who said cooking is simple?