Sim Works, a bicycle retail shop in Japan, is kind enough to give us a little peek into the factory of one of our most beloved bike parts manufacturer. This video takes us inside the Nitto factory and shows how our favorite components are made. Nitto's president himself, Akira Yoshikawa, narrates and enlighten us about the Japanese manufacturing industry and why Nitto has never jumped into the carbon fiber bandwagon. A must watch if you love bicycles.
"Buwis buhay sa bangin" pose. Left to right: Kiko (48x14t), Wham (48x15t), Erik (47x15t), Aaron (49x15t). "Saudi pose" left to right: Frederick (47x15t), Renzo (53x16t), Kalki (48x14t). All images by Wham.
Was awesome riding with these guys up those killer hills (for fixed gears at least) under the scorching sun and the wildly pretty scenery. Was kinda hard and sticky but it was hella fun. And the ice cold buko towards the end just killed it for me!
So stoked to announce the collaboration between our boys/girls from WeFXD, Colossi and Crest Pursuit Singapore. A beautiful 2013 Colossi Low Pro frameset in a custom WeFXD-blue and black colourway. Beautiful finish, beautiful angles. A first for the local fixed gear scene.
Check out the initial photos HERE and head over HERE for the geometry chart.
This is one of my earlier experiments with Ave. We extended the seat stays up until just beneath the saddle for a stiffer upward pedal stroke. Covered a decent amount of kilometers with this frame prior to it going into "rehab" as I had the head tube changed from oversized to standard sized diameter as well as the down tube from ø38 to it's current 31.8mm diameter. The paint job also went thru a make-over from it's previous powder coated matte black to the present DIY colourway. All for a cleaner look.
As the title suggests, this build is still a work in progress. Pretty as it is, the current fork on this bike is just a temporary replacement. Ave is still working on the real fork, which hopefully, he can finish soon.
Check more images and the component list after the jump.
Don't let the title deceive you. This custom Maldea frame might be mellow in color but it's geometry is far from it. With 76º angles for both head tube and seat tube, this bike gives you little option to ride in slow mode. Still a work in progress, Marty's plan is to make this build "all Japanes". But for now, I can clearly imagine him zipping thru traffic and bombing flats and hills on this bike, Japanese or not. "It's all speed and maneuverability" according to him. No doubt about it.
Check out more picks and the specs after the jump.