Name: Raditya Jati
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Started bike commuting: 2008
Commute distance (one way): 13 km
Describe your commute: Almost everyday I ride the 13 km. It is from my home in Kalasan (east of the city) to my grandpa’s house in the city, before I go to campus or another place around Yogyakarta city.
Describe your bike and accessories: I have an A-Pro frame (my dad bought it in 1992). Flat aluminum bar with Shimano 200GS shifter. Front & rear brakes still old cantilever brake, but with new Shimane canti brake pads. I use 26′ old Rigida (still made in France) with 26 x 1.50 tyre, front : Deli Tire (local product from Indonesia); rear : Cheng Shin Tire (Taiwan). I attached old SunRace for my front derailleur, and Shimano Tourney TX for rear derailleur. For the chainwheel, Shimano Deore Biopace (48-38-28) and the freewheel 7 speed Shimano (I don’t know the series). There is also rear rack, from Polygon Sierra rack. I don’t know the saddle, because I’ve modified its cover. SunDig bicycle computer to count the distance I’ve travelled. I also make my own pannier, because it is cheaper but has the same function.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Get a rest when you feel too tired, or also when it is raining. Enjoy the movement of your legs pedalling, enjoy the view along the road and surroundings. Enjoy what God have given to us.