Brooks makes wonderful saddles for bicycles.
Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:47 PM
I don't cycle often. Occasionally when the mood hits...and just around the neighbourhood. The Brooks saddle reminded me of days gone by. Had to have it on my bike.
Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:58 PM
This is my city bike that I ride only around my neighborhood only - full titanium custom fitted to my built, perfectly balanced with XTR fits. For plantation, I ride aluminium Legendary Klein attitude.
I rode around the world when I was 45. Took me 8 months and 21 days.
Posted 21 June 2016 - 11:22 AM
Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:09 PM
A piece of trivia nobody needs but is nonetheless interesting: My late grandmother told me that rubbertappers would extract the crankshaft which connected both pedals and bring it to the bladesmith who would fashion a rubber tapping knife out of it.
The part is called a bottom bracket. On the old black 'basikal tua' most people used those days It is usually made of fairly strong steel (which does break occasionally - it has happened to me when I was cycling to school ages ago). I suppose the shape is close enough and it is strong enough to shape a knife out of it. I think it cost less than RM15 in the 1980s. But I was a kid back then and rm15-20 was still a lot of money.
Optimum saddle height ...knees only slightly bent during the down stroke so that there is energy efficiency whilst pedaling. Your legs are the power source here.
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