Saturday, September 28, 2013

Be Careful Out There



Aventon "Black Top"

Black Top
Kervin from Pampangga (AC/SF Fixed), was planning to buy a fifth generation Toyota 4A-GE "Blacktop" engine but decided to use the money for this Aventon build instead. "I'm happy I changed my mind as I was able to build a bike with all the right components that's perfect for my size and my kind of ride."

Specs and more images after the break.

Monday, September 23, 2013


The Giro Territory™ bicycle shoes was conceived specifically for touring, gravel road riding and off-bike walkability. A traditional cycling upper with a ratcheting buckle and two adjustable straps gets more adventurous with the addition of a sturdy nylon outsole borrowed from our Republic™ model. Walking pads provide traction on road, sidewalk and gravel surfaces, and are replaceable, to help ensure you’ll still be heading out in these shoes after many adventures.



Friday, September 20, 2013


CVTFG KVLT! Fast Friday the 20th
Punk Rawk FG/Race Up Hill Race Challenge!
Salawag 20/20
-8pm meet up/Ride out. Nueno Gilid/Salawag 20/20
-9:30pm Race out

No Registration Fee!
Cash and special prizes to be won!



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pusakalye 8: KALKALAN

September 22, 2013 (Sunday)
Tryon Bike Shop, J.P. Rizal Street, Makati City

- Registration period is from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Registration fee is P100.00
- Fixedgear Only
- Raffles and games will follow soon after the race is done

Categories: Master, Newbie & Girls

Heads up
- Wear a helmet if you own one
- Bring first aid kit if you have one
- Bring a camera/camera phone
- Bring a loot bag
- Bring a map
- Bring a bike lock
- Bring a marker

Ride safe, ride harder!


Rekta Karera 2

It's back! Rekta Karera 2 is happening this coming Saturday, rain or shine!

More after the break.

Friday, September 13, 2013

A THE 4th Anniversary Celebration

A THE 4th anniversary celebration.

More after the break.

2013 Oceanic Blue Kagero

One of the very few Kageros here in Manila, this build by Kenneth is straight up neat. The whole set-up is a study in utilitarian simplicity but still manages to imbue a no-nonsense street-track pomposity.

Specs and more images after the break.

Pusakalye 8: Kalkalan


Pinarello Diesel

I think this is the only Pinarello Diesel fixed that I know of here in Manila. How lucky of Albert to get a hold of this rare beast!

Check out more pics and the story behind this bike after the break.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Interracial: Maylan's 2011 Cinelli MASH Histogram

Here is Maylan's other bike, "Interracial", one of the earliest MASH Histograms here in Manila. I like how he mixed several "component nationalities" on this one. The best parts on hand for the best personal ride experience.

Check out more after the break.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Rekta Silangan/Muralla Lagarista Video

A short video from the winning team Rekta Silangan of the recently concluded Muralla Lagarista race.

Congratulations Mark Evangelista, Albert Ginez and Neils Pagunuran!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Aaron's Flying Bolt

Aaron's lovingly ridden but very well maintained bike is, in my opinion, one of the best 2012 Cinelli MASH Bolt set-ups out there. I like how it has evolved since he first got it. The current set-up with the silver crank and wheel set is my favorite.

"It has been a year of mixing and matching different parts on my bike, which has gone through 3 different setups before I really got satisfied with both looks and performance. And now, I only need to change the seatpost and I'm finally done. Hopefully."

Current specs and more images after the break.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fixum X85 Track: Custom Ave Maldea

This is the… nth build of Marvi from Singapore. The most recent Maldea custom frame set from his "Fixum Machina" series, it is built from a mix of Columbus and Dedacciai steel with the Cannondale '93 track as his peg look-wise. Neat.

Specs and more photos after the jump.

ULTRAMAN 4 Winners

Congratulations to Sok, tonight's uphill fixed gear race winner and still reigning UltraMan! It was a fun, exciting and hair splitting night, big thanks to all the riders who never give up and who continually push themselves beyond their limits.

Congratulations to the finalists! Sok, Mark, Toleiyts, Kalki and Lance.

Video and more pics after the break.

AWOL X The Transcontinental Documentary Trailer

Epic! A 3200km race across Europe for a period of around over two weeks with just the barest of essentials, The Transcontinental is nothing short of epic!

More info HERE.


Adidas Journeys

About time they get back into the game.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


The 4th installment of Manila's only uphill fixed gear race is happening again tonight!

TOP 10 RIDERS get a free T-shirt from Team Manila. Plus free Del Monte Fit N' Right for all race participants!

You know the drill, harden the fuck up and ride that hill!


Monday, September 2, 2013

MFG X The Dirty Dozen Sierra Madre Video

Manila Fixed Gear x TheDirtyDozen -- Sierra in Love from Chuck Ronquillo on Vimeo.

A couple of "old timers" -that would be me and Chuck, plus some of the young guns -Wham, Leo, Mai, Aaron, Yadu, Kalki, Sok and Mang Toto, decided to go riding in the Sierra Madre mountain range and all we ended up having was loads of fun and this beautiful video.

Thanks to all the riders, the film crew, MFG, WeFXD and Canon.

Watch out for the next installment!


Bam's MASH Histogram "Fuck Bike"

The 2014 Histogram will be on our shores soon and this very first model will be a "classic" soon so let's make the most out of it. Plus, Bam's answers to my queries about his bike are hella tight!

"Personal high lang" was his answer when I asked him why he chose the Cinelli MASH Histogram for his latest build. "I first saw the MASH SF videos way, way back when there were just very few riders here in Manila. The Cinelli MASH frames became my constant favorite since then. Even after I had my Ave frame, the Histogram has always been on my wish list."

"The first ride was rude" Bam observes. "I guess because the frame is super lightweight and stiff as fuck! But it's sweet on the climbs and I can ride it as fast as I want. 'Parang ginagahasa' lang yung term that comes into mind, kaya 'fuck bike' ang tawag ko sa kanya.”

Specs and more pics after the jump.

Jzn's Nishiki

Very nice example of a roadie/fixed gear conversion. Jzn bought this Nishiki 10-speed-frame and had Ave -our favorite local builder- change the drop outs into track ends. I like the yellow-on-metallic green colorway and the fact that Jzn decided to keep the relaxed angles on this track bike.

Specs and more photos after the break.