Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bike Love

Good Luck to both of you!
May you live happily on two wheels :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bike Check: Maple's Custom Ave Maldea Track

Finally, here's Maple's labor of love, an impeccably built up Ave Maldea custom frameset. We can't expect anything less from the husband and wife team of Lawrence and Maple, can we? Enjoy after the break.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Best Bike.

"The best bike is the one you always ride."
Says who? well I don't know but, yes it is true.
That is my first "fixie" bike, on the image above.
Yes, it is a conversion. I got it for a mere Php3,000.
It was a road bike then. I removed the gears, brakes, cables etc etc etc.
What was left was a basic bike. I do not know how to get "fixie" parts.
It was 2010 and Manila Fixed Gear was just starting.
I ran suicide hubs, which I do not know why they call it suicide hubs,
till I red it at some online forums. The collective was under construction,
and the spot to hang out was Commune in Perea street.
At first I never have foot straps or toe clips.
"are you sure about this?"
It was fun cycling around the Makati area at night to Global city or to everwhere,
with no intentions of going to a certain place/point, but just
pedaling, traveling, coasting (yes coasting), enjoying.
You see, it's not about "you should have this parts together with this parts"
There are no rule/s, NJS doesn't care about my/your build. Its my build,
I'll build it the way I want.
Eddy never told us to use only this, for that components/gruppo.
Your bike doesn't cry when you mix Japanese with Italian or
with some fine hand crafted
steel bike that is/was made with passion rather than the supply/demand.
I used that conversion during my stint as a bike courier via PEDALA.
Never gave me a headache or a flat tire or a loose BB while making my way thru the
major highways to deliver these TVC to major TV stations.
It never let me down.
The only rule here my bike friends, is to just pedal happy.
I'm happy, you're happy, we're all happy, our bikes are happy!
I'd rather be corny than a hypocrite.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bike Check: Aaron's Cinelli MASH Bolt

We've seen this build around. Some of us have even tried riding it, so it's about time we get to know what's in it.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tour of the Fireflies 2012

Hot hot ride! Estimated 20,000 boys and girls on bike (Give or take)!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Good Night Fixers!


Nothing Fancy, Just Quick And Easy

REKTA Lagarista II Custom frameset
Columbus Cromor tubeset with Dedacciai round fork blades and chainstays
Investment cast lugs and track fork crown
Custom track ends with stainless steel facings
540 top tube
525 seat tube
76 degree head tube angle
75 degree seat tube angle
46mm bottom bracket drop
385 chainstay
20mm fork rake

This frame set was custom built for Kiko Escora by Ave Maldea

The Pursuit of Happiness

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stolen Bike!

Stolen/Snatched bike of Nico Bernardo.
According to him he was attacked by an unidentified man near The Collective around 2am. The man punched him, took his bike plus his cycling cap and took off.

The incident was reported to the police.

This is japan!

Keirin/Women cyclist ready to ride after passing Pro Exam.

Read more of that here.
They take track racing seriously in Japan.

Photo by Kengo Hiyoshi.

Comfort Blue

Nice hue on this C'Dale.
Much like the skies today on a Sunny and a bit cool Metro Manila.

Photo by Brenton Salo

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halsema Highway

Also known as the Mountain Trail or Baguio - Bontoc Road.
It stretches from Baguio City to Bontoc Mountain Province.
Also the Highest Altitude Highway in the Philippines.
Dreaming of riding this one day.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rekta Karera

Sun Day

Happy Sunday fixie girls and boys!
The sun is out! Time to let your legs do the talking.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tora Bike Check

FRAME: Made in Manila by Ave Maldea
FORK: Giant
STEM: Cinelli Pista (80mm)
BARS: Cinelli Pista (40cm)
BAR TAPE: Cinelli Volee
HEADSET: Cane Creek (OS)
CRANKSET: SRAM Omnium 165 (48T)
COG: Standard (14T)
HUBS: Novatecj
RIMS: Stars (32H)
PEDALS: Cult flatform pedals
STRAPS: Reload
TIRES: Continental Gatorskin (700c X 23c)

Nice Build WHAM!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pista Classic

Skinny Wheels

A certain appeal in skinny wheels...


Adios Lagarista

Sold this baby yesterday on impulse beacause i needed more space in my studio. Realized now that i let it go for too low. It's all good tho because i know it's going to be in good hands, plus, i'm getting a new frame set from Ave this Sunday! =D

Omnium 2013

Langster 2013

LOW Glow


Precious Cargo Sprint

2012 Cycle Messenger World Championships

"Mountain Kingdom"

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wet Packs

Sunday Wet Ride 080512 from Leo Diño on Vimeo.

I guess the never ending rain here in Manila can't stop these guys form having fun riding in the rain. Jay, Leo, Mai and Wham: certified ride addicts!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Road Ahead

Bike Check: Cinelli MASH Histogram

Cinelli MASH Histogram - 53
Deda Crononero Low Rider bars (cut) - 38
Thomson X2 stem - 90
Selle San Marco Squadra saddle
Thomson Elite seatpost - 31.6
Sugino Messenger crankset - 170
Sram Red Power Glide chainring (blacked out) - 54t
EAI cog - 15t
Aerospoke rear wheel - 700c
Chub front hub - 32h
Stars 50mm front rim - 700c
Vitorria Rubino Pro Tech rear tire - 28c
Continental Gran Prix front tire - 22c
MKS Sylvan Lite pedals
MKS clips - medium
Cadence straps