Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Meccanico Giro

This Keirin beauty belongs to Victor, one of the earliest members of Manila Fixed Gear. The photos here are really nice but they don't do justice on how awesome this beast looks like in person.

"The Manila Fixed Gear mentality back then was to buy available parts even if you don't need them because someone you know might," he recalls, "This was so, because at the time, fixed gear parts were really hard to come by here in Manila." I remember this clearly as I was able to acquire from him the Aerospokes from this build that he replaced with the current HED3.

Check out the specs, more images and some trivia after the jump.

All images by Victor Basa

Meccanico Giro Keirin Track (NJS)
TT 540 (ctc), ST 540 (ctc), BB drop 60mm
Fork / Headset:
Meccanico Giro Keirin Track (NJS) / Hatta Swan Super Deluxe Ø1" (NJS)
Crankset / Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Grand Mighty 165mm (NJS) / Tange Seiki 107
MKS GR-9 platform
Drivetrain / Cog / Lockring / Chainring / Chain:
52t X 17t / Dia-Compe 17t / Dura-Ace (NJS) / Sugino Mighty Competition 52t  / Izumi
Handlebars / Stem:
Nitto B123AA 38cm (NJS) / Nitto Jaguar Pro AA 90mm (NJS)
Saddle / Seatpost:
Ariake Aero Jaguar / Nitto S65 Crystal Fellow Ø27.2
Front Wheel / Tire:
HED3 track / Continental Sprinter 700c X 23c
Rear Wheel / Hub / Tire:
Araya CT-19N 32h / All City Sheriff Star hub 32h / Vittoria Rubino Pro 700c X 23c
All City Track Grips, MKS clips (NJS), MKS straps

Other Info:
- Frame and track drops were bought in Chari and Co NYC, while the crankset was acquired at Keirin Berlin, Germany.
- Saddle NOS from Fixed Swap, Stem from, HED3 carbon wheel from Cartimar (then professionally painted white)
- Rear rim NOS araya from Cartimar. Front tubular and Nitto Crystal Fellow seatpost from Tryon Riders.
- First fixed gear frame was an old Panasonic Road frame that Ave Maldea tweaked to fit a 120mm rear hub (I remember he had it painted light blue).
- Also had an SE Draft bike very briefly.

Nice frame!

1 comment:


    Nice Frame indeed.

    Would appreciate more if you could include individual price.