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