Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vj Heart Lilibeth

Vj has been riding this simple but beautiful custom Maldea for quite a while now. Her name is Lilibeth (don't ask me) and from what i can see, they are having an epic time together. For better or for worse rides, even 'til pagod they won't part.

Specs and more images after the break.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fixed Manila

Long time coming from Migs. He's finally finished with his thesis/docu on the fixed gear scene here in Manila. Check out Fixed Manila -the accompanying website of this video, for future updates on the local scene.


MFG X WeFXD By Emortal

Rod of Emortal Clothing was in town recently and he was able to capture one our regular Wednesday night rides. Check here for more images and story.


Monday, April 21, 2014

New T From FGLDN

New T-shirt from Fixed Gear London. Just send a warm hello to our brother Mikey Ramirez -deliciously performing a demo in the following photos- if you guys want to cop.


Track Ends And Prints

Late post, i know. Just read Ty's email today as I haven't really been checking the internet for some time. I like this print. Simple and clean, yet strong enough to get me stoked on building another custom frame.

Here's what Ty has to say about this project:
"There is nothing quite as beautiful as a lovingly designed and engineered fork end on a track frame, it represents the true simplicity of the fixed gear bike."

I definitely agree!

This halftone screen print has been produced by Ty's own fair hands from his original photograph. Head on over to the The Foot Down's site for more details on this project.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Good Vibes Good Rides Tonight!

It's Wednesday guys! Ride with your friends and your crew, and we'll see you tonight at Tryon Riders! 8pm meet-up, 9pm ride-out.

Beautiful weather out there. perfect for our default route. Makati, MOA, airport road, Resort's World, McKinley then BGC.

Helmets are highly encouraged, but not required.

Good vibes, good rides!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Laguna Loop: Biyaheng Timog

(Biyaheng Timog) One Gear, Laguna Loop Ride; A ride to the South and back. Rekta Silangan together with WeFXD and Siyete Lagos.

The Laguna Loop is a 180 to 200+ km bike ride from the East, West or North of Manila, Philippines to the provinces of Rizal and Laguna and back. This fixed gear bike ride has a total ascent of 849.62m. and has a maximum elevation of 339.75m.


Ultraman 8 Final Battle

The final push. Geph retains the title.
Video by Rollie Valenzuela.

The first batch of UltraMen for 2014. Congratulations!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rock 'N' Raw

Finally finished (sort of) the Asong Asero project. Ave took his time in building this frame set but it's worth every minute of the wait.

As most of you know already, the geometry of this bike was inspired by the ASKAL. For the unfamiliar, askal is slang for asong kalye which means street dog or stray dog. And indeed it is snappy, agile and always ready to pounce. Just like a real askal.

Even on temporary set-up and raw finish, it never fails to slap a smile on my face whenever i ride this iron dog. I suspect the cantilevered one-off-made-to-measure track ends and the off-set seattube/BB/downtube junction -which results to a slammed rear wheel, are the reason for the very responsive "feel" of the ride. Plus the 77ยบ HTA with the 20mm fork rake.

More after the break.