Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pusakalye 3: Pre Race

Here's some of my phone shots before the race. see it all after the cut

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Track Bike: Back on Raw!

My track frame just got back from Ave Maldea after a little adjustment on the headtube angle and a brand new fork. Still thinking of the next color, I want it brighter this time from it's matte black color.

My Frameset Specs

4130 Chromoly tubing.
53.5TT x 53ST

75 degree HT and 74 degree ST angles
50mm BB drop
390 CS
30mm fork rake in Chromoly tubing

Hoping to complete the bike again before the weekend!

NJS Mondays: Red Levant INCOMING!

Just last week, Dex posted this pic as it will be shipped here in Manila to a known friend that he didn't want to disclose the name. But the latest buzz last night at Pusakalye 3 is that SHE is the owner of this NJS beauty.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pusakalye 3 Action

The raging storm won't stop these riders to be the fastest cat! Here are some action shots by Aeon,
check the rest after the cut.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bike Check: Nico's GaitFXD 2.0

Nico's GaitFXD 2.0 

GaitFXD 2.0 53cm in Black

Gait Aero Fork/Cane Creek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Topaz Crankset/Shimano BB

46t Topaz Chainring

Profile Design Cobra Wing/ Profile Design Aris 90mm

Selle Italia Q-Bik flow

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Eightinch Julian Wheelset/Duro Stinger 23c/ Vittoria tubes

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Eightinch Julian Wheelset/Duro Stinger 23c/ Vittoria tubes

If you guys would like to see, check and test GaitFXD, be at the Pusakalye 3 tomorrow as they will have a table where you can get your own GaitFXD Framesets and their fresh components. They have the stocks on hand so don't be late. They will not accept any down payments or reservations. See you!


Photo Credit: Nico Naguit

PUSAKALYE 3 - All Set for tomorrow!

Brace yourselves and get a good sleep for the Alley Cat Race tomorrow! Here's a few guidelines:

Gathering will be at The Collective in front of Yadu 621
 The event is for Fixed gear bicycles only
Registration is at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
100Php registration fee
There will be 5 checkpoints on this race.
Special prize for the first female participant to finish
Very exciting prizes and raffles right after the race
Wear your helmet if you have one

Don't forget to bring a city map of Metro Manila and a bike lock if you really want to win this race! - Kiko

There will also be a Fixed Swap area(buying and selling corner) on this event so bring your items here.


Photos Credit: Rodel Guinto

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The MFGirls (Manila Fixie Girls)

Don't be deceived by their looks. These ladies definitely give their fixed gear bikes some heavy riding. They ride hard, ride fast, they even ride brakeless. Can you say hardcore?

Photo credit: Keith and Melo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mashin'Manila Welcomes GaitFXD

This has gotta be the best year for fixed gear heads in Manila. Our good friend Nico of GaitFXD Cycles has brought into the country a complete line of fixed gear frames and components. Check out their hardware here.

Wednesday Night Ride 072512

It is this day of the week again so let's MASH later! BGC to Alabang? Let's see! Just be at the Turf!

The North Race UK

A new video from The North Race. A new blog from UK that showcases the beauty of climbing and bombing their hilly countryside.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Because of some projects at work, I'm sorry that I can't be able to blog. Please hit the contact page if you got something to share / contribute / suggest. I will be happy to check and feature it for you. Have a great week ahead.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WeFXD Wed. Ride: 5 Cities in 5 hours!

25kms Ride later by WeFXD, Starting at Caltex, Malugay in Makati City going to Manila, San Juan, Take a bite at Charlie's Burger in Ronac then Ortigas Pasig up to the turf at BGC Taguig City. 5 Cities in 5 hours! See you later.

Monday, July 16, 2012


A week and a half to prepare for the upcoming race. I've heard about the great prize for the fastest cat. See you on July 29! More sponsors on this poster means more exciting stuff ahead.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday the 13th Mystery email: Raleigh Pursuit track

Hi guys, sorry for being busy at work. an email from my contact form came minutes ago from this mystery sender. Sharing his ultimate collections. Hopefully I can meet this legend and have him featured here.

"This red Raleigh used to be my time trial bike for the road. but was turned into a track frame last year by fitting it with track rear dropouts and removing the brake cable routes, water bottle mounts,
brazed on shifters and changer done by nelson dioquino. this has a size 60cm reynolds 531 tubing. shimano 600 aero seatpost, turbo saddle, cinelli handlepost with cinelli upturned handlebars, a usd20 lasco crankset from ebay, zipp disc wheel, a php140 black front bmx hub with 16 dt spokes mated to a black deep star rim. again, front wheel is using a 36h hub + 32h rim + 16 spokes.  the raleigh logo is from a waterslide decal sheet."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WeFXD: Wednesday Night Rides

Bored of the week? why not join the Wednesday night ride? 
"our excuse to party on a weekday!" - Wham

Some more pics of the traditional wednesday night ride after the cut.

Monday, July 09, 2012

NJS Mondays: Pink Vivalo Special

I just saw this beautiful pink NJS at Pedalroom. and found out that the parts are sick! Here's a check:

Vivalo Special, 50cm / 1999


Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75/ Hatta Swan


15t Dura Ace cog/ Sugino ZEN 44t chainring

Nitto B201AA/ Nitto Alloy Jaguar 90mm

Selle Italia Flite Titanium/ Carbon Suntour Superbe Pro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Deep V white/ Phil Wood/ Vittoria Zaffiro Pro white

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Deep V white/ Phil Wood/ Vittoria Zaffiro Pro white

Oury grips

Friday, July 06, 2012

Preview: Aaron's FGFS

Here's a preview of Aaron's FGFS build. Another Ave Maldea masterpiece.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Cykeln Magazine 1st Issue

Cykeln Magazine's 1st issue is a free online Magazine and now ready for download. My Track riding inspirations Rudy Melo and Patrick Thames are inside so download it now!

Bike Check: Kiko's HARABAS - REKTA Custom

Kiko's HARABAS - REKTA Custom


Dedacciai oversized tubing
535TT X 560ST
75* degree HT and ST angles
50mm BB drop
385mm CS

Bontrager alloy/carbon fork / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 cranks 165 / Tange BB

MKS Sylvan Lite / MKS clips / Cadence straps

SunTour cog 14t / Sugino Zen chainring 49T / KMC chain

Nitto RB002 38mm / Thomson90mm

Kashimax Five Gold / Thomson elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
CSK trispoke / Vitorria Zaffiro 700c tires 23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stars 50mm 32H / Chub hubs / Vitorria Zaffiro 700c tires 25c

I envy this build as this wsa the original concept for my girlfriends' build, geo and all.  I just can't get over the fact that he had the same concept as I did.  Even the paint, the fluorescent pink on a  lo-pro.  I just love the slope of this frame, plus the combination of a rear Chub and front Trispoke.  This is definitely on top of my list.

Keep it coming, Kiko!

Photo and specs from: Manila Fixed Gear

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Raining all day!

It's been raining all day here in Manila. Hoping it will be over tomorrow. Thinking of ways on how can I bike to work even in a downpour rain. Hit the comments if you have a product or other things in mind.

Photo taken from this set: MashSFTOC09

Sunday, July 01, 2012

NJS Mondays : Dex's Anchor has arrived

Dex's Blue Bridgestone Anchor 55cm has arrived in Davao City for his NJS build.  He installed a Nitto B123 Cr-Mo and Nitto Pearl 9 cockpit, held in place by a Hatta Swan Super Deluxe NJS headset. 

Wheel build is a Dura Ace 7600 HF track hubs laced with Hoshi DB spokes on Araya CTL-385 rims in front and an Araya 20A on the rear, wrapped with Vittoria Randonneur 700x25c on the front and 28c on the rear. It also has a NJS-stamped MKS chain tugs which were also imported from Japan.

Dex said that it's a work in progress and hoping to complete this NJS in the near future. Watch out for the complete bike check of this track monster. Have a great week!