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Been a while…

It has been a while since I posted. The month of April and May was hectic with work back to back. Nonetheless, I still managed to squeeze some time out for riding.

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Brought the nephew out for his first long distance ride on his fixie. Must saw he is doing great, averaging 12km/h for a total distance of slightly more than 11km.

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My last ride on Tannus tyres. Had planned to attempt a half island ride but abandoned the idea at the quarter mark due to the weather and these tyres.

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The first time I took the B along with me on the metro.

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Managed to catch the sunrise on another ride to a neighbouring town with the Missus, after both of us swapping out the Tannus for Marathons.

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Missus’ Dr Seuss against a field of lallangs.

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Missus’ reward for her first long distance ride after a long time.

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The local Brompton group, Brompton Riders @ Sg, celebrating its second annual Brompton Day where Brompton owners came together to ride together and network. We had close to 190 Bromptons turning up on that day.

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Met up with a few riding buddies for a ride for coffee and food. At the same time, conducted a post-mortem and forward planning for the following year’s anniversary and some upcoming events for the year.

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Reconed a route for a ride the riding buddies and I were hosting.

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The ride hosted by the riding buddies and I to a waterfront jetty.

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After the waterfront jetty, we headed to the last hot springs in the country.

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Managed to get hold of two pieces of these extremely hard 3rd-party suspension block. Ti B is now a hardtail.

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Cleaned the Ti B after a month of acquiring it from the previous owner. This B would have rode more than 10 times by both owners.

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The total distance and time taken for a recent ride with the riding buddies. Maximum speed reached for this ride was 30.6lm/h.

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After the recent ride with the riding buddies, and only less than 24 hours since it was cleaned. All muddy and wet.

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Fifth Adventure in Five Days

On Sunday, Missus and I went for our fifth adventure in five days. As we did not explore the park in its entirety the previous day, this adventure would be to cycle all the way to the end of the park while exploring the various parts of the park.

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We knew we had to start cycling towards the park before the sun rose. So we set off for the start point at 6.25am. This time round, we settled on dates, Goober grape sandwiches, tea, black coffee and plain water for breakfast. Not much preparations needed, yet it will provide the energy and hydration needed for this more than 10km ride.

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After cycling for close to 35 minutes, we reached the end of the park. Time for breakfast.

The sky was getting darker as we were having our breakfast. Never did it occur to me that it will turn out to be a rather wet ride for us. Hurriedly, we finished our sandwiches, took a few sips of hot drinks and returned to where we started.

Thank God we did not meet any heavy rain along the way back. There was a slight drizzle and the roads were wet with puddles of rainwater.

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Made it back to the starting point relatively wet. Not for our Bromptons though, which went through a lot of puddles of water on the road.

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In the evening, after a nice hot shower, I took apart Missus’ B for a good clean and degrease. Her B has undergone more than 100km without every being taken apart for degreasing. So out came the tools to dismantle the B and fluids to degrease and lubricate the various parts.

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The sprockets before and after degreasing.

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Too tired to remove the links on the chain.  So this is the next best way to degrease the chain thoroughly. Clean and shiny now.

With both Bs washed and cleaned, and five riding adventures in five days, it was time to hit the sack. Work week going to start all over again and it will be a break of few days before riding again.

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DIY Mini Servicing

Too tired of doing daily stuff, so cleaned wife’s B’s chain using the chain cleaner.

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Costs $35 (am sure it can be purchased at a much lower price) and it works as it is intended to. It is the item in the lower centre of the image.

At least now wife’s B’s chain is cleaned. Left the rear gear sprockets to be cleaned. But that would have to removed a number of items. Not something one will do on a weekday night where the next day is an 18 hour work day.

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After lubricating the chain, attached a local Brompton group’s sticker which I ordered weeks ago.

Can’t wait to go on another adventure this week.

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Brompton Technical Workshop

Attended our very first Brompton Technical Workshop conducted by the official local distributor of Brompton.
A workshop where simple maintenance such as the cleaning of bike chain,  chainset and the changing of tyres were taught and shared to the participants. A group of friendly and helpful B owners were also present to lend a helping hand to us newbies in this area.
As I was busy dismantling the various parts to be cleaned, I did not take many images.

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Missus’ input during the workshop,  cleaning the Tannus tyres to remove the black marks. And she found just the cleaning agent to do so.

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This was what she used to clean the Tannus tyres. Noticed how much cleaner the Tannus is in the background.

Her B is next, for me to take apart and maintain. That is if I remember the steps.

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