“kasi tukar tu gear belakang…”

This is in response to Jennifer’s post about changing the gears of a mountain bike. Too cute not to blog bah!. First of all, the gears on a mountain bike is call a derailleur, because it derail the chain from its track, something like when you flick a train out of its track. But you can call it gear for easy reference.
 
I’m using a thumb shifter, so called because I use my thumb to shift my gears. The one Jennifer is using is a grip shifter, so called because you have to grip it and turn it. I hope you get this Jen.
 
Mountain Bike Gears

 

This is my shifter; I’m using SRAM X-5.
 
Mountain Bike Gears

 

This is the shifter to my front derailleur, positioned at the left hand side of your handlebar. There’s 1-3 indication, number 1 is for the smaller ring, 3 the biggest ring.
 
Mountain Bike Gears

 

Mountain Bike Gears

 

Mountain Bike Gears

 

Yeah, I’m using SRAM X-5 front derailleur
 
Mountain Bike Gears

 

This is the shifter to my rear derailleur, position at the right hand side of your handlebar. But on this derailleur, number 1 is representing the biggest ring at the back. Having a hard time to comprehend? Its something like when you’re driving, you switch to lower gear to start driving or going uphill, higher gear when you want more speed. Umm, I’m pretty much sure there’s no “gostan” on a mountain bike.
 
Mountain Bike Gears

 

Mountain Bike Gears

 

Yup, I’m using SRAM X-5 also for my rear derailleur. If you count the cassette (the term use to describe the cogs at the back), I have 9. Up hill? No problem hehehe.
 
MTB Tyre

 

My tyre is actually for off road. We talk about that later.

 

The Geek

A so called geek who resides at North Borneo, in a not so little city anymore, formerly known as Api-Api to the locals, Jesselton to the colonialist. This geek is a Civil Engineer by profession, who have lots of ideas popping up while traveling, who will write whatever popped up in his mind and hopping the reader would not be so judgmental toward his writings. This geek is also a computer & internet junkie who love outdoor, which is pretty much contradicting to each other doesn’t it? This geek is good at almost everything but a master of none (read about this somewhere). People may perceive him as a very quiet, describe as phlegmatic person, yet he is quite a chatterbox to those whom he is really close or comfortable with. This geek thinks anime chicks are way cooler than a real chick hence why he also likes to watch it (not the chicks, but the anime). Not to be mistaken as watching a cartoon, anime to this geek and to most of anime follower are animation that are created and produce by the Japanese.

6 thoughts on ““kasi tukar tu gear belakang…”

  • 18th December 2008 at 2:42 pm
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    wah! derailleur, thumb shifter, grip shifter, cassette. ok, got it. berbelit lidah mo sebut yg 1st ni. on the thumb shifter, i saw a few of my colleagues using those on their bikes. one look at your tyre and i know oredi it’s for off road (making progress suda ni hehehe) … lebih tebal & dalam tu bunga heheh. wow! 9 cassettes? i bet you paid more than RM1000 for the bike, kan? or maybe RM2000, kan?

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  • 18th December 2008 at 4:56 pm
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    the bike originally rm1500, but tukar this and that, sampai juga la RM2000. planning mau tukar fork lagi, that can easily cost rm1000 above. tunggu dulu la hahahaha

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  • 19th December 2008 at 11:12 am
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    nah kan apa sia bilang. a good one will cost over RM1K. cycling must really be your top passion if you’re willing to spend rm1K for the upgrade. so, if u go for the upgrade then your bike will be worth rm3k o.

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  • 19th December 2008 at 6:33 pm
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    ya lah juga. tapi kepuasan tu ada bah hehehe

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  • 22nd December 2008 at 2:47 am
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    wooo…very foreign language here. r u guys even talking abt bike? hehe

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    • 22nd December 2008 at 6:49 am
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      yup, its all about bicycle gears

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