Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mai's New Chrome Frameset

New builds are popping up! This one right here is a newly chromed frameset made by Ave Maldea. An NJS Geo., Columbus Gara tubes and Shimano track ends make this build totally sick!

Simple Cyclery: Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh Custom by Simple Cyclery

Ave Maldea; lugged steel; powdercoated
  Made in Manila by Ave Maldea

Alloy 700c

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Andel (46t; 165mm) / Shimano UN-26 (110mm)

VP road pedals w/ nylon half cages

Andel 46t / YBN S410

Ducas Straight bar (polished; 400mm) / SR Sakae FX stem (anodized gray; 90mm)

Regis Road Saddle/ HL Aero (25.7mm)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP-22 w/ stainless spokes & nipples / Innova-Pro "Diamond Ace" (700 x 23c)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP-22 w/ stainless spokes & nipples / Innova-Pro "Diamond Ace" (700 x 23c)

Here's a sample of what custom fixed gear can be with Mr. Gilbert of Simple Cyclery. If you don't want to struggle with all the hassle of waiting for the frame, painting and getting all the right parts, you can just leave it to this bike shop and they will build the bike you want in mind. Plus is the custom stickers on this build like it's a gag for a real Bianchi Pista to Biach Pisti! XD

Check out Simple Cyclery FB Page for more bikes and builds!

Monday, August 27, 2012

NJS Mondays: Reliable Track Bikes for Long Rides

Rides that we're meant to attack the oval, but they're also our reliable steeds for 100+ kms rides.

 Photo Credit: Jaye Lim

Wham's next Build

Newly built frame by Ave Maldea with a sloping top tube, a seat mast and a big down tube!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Long Weekend - Long Ride! - Makati to UP Los Banos - 08.20.2012

WeFXD along with Manila Fixed Gear will gonna have a long weekend ride going to University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna. It will gonna be a 61km ride along the national road going to the province of Laguna. Here's some guidelines of the ride.

It will be on Monday, August 20, 2012 (Holiday! Eid-Al-Fitr)

Meet-up is 3:00AM and the ride-out is 4:00PM
Bring tools, extra tubes and tire pump

  Extra set of clothes in case we swim through the famous hot springs


Helmets - Here's a chance you can use it. not a must.

Mini snacks

Water/Hydration bottles

  GVRC: Good Vibes and Right Conduct

Thursday Night Ride by Leo Dino

 Here's a random ride video by Leo Dino. Nice to see you guys riding the Manila streets after the storm. And a really sick edit by Leo!

711/Caltex > Kalye Art Gallery > BGC Turf


Special thanks to:
Tryon Marketing
Elmer Acebedo of Kalye Art Gallery
Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know (Night Max Remix)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Calle - 3rd Anniversary Sale!

My friends over at Calle will have their Anniversary Sale this coming weekend 18-19 August at Calle PH - Buting, Pasig City. Check out the poster and the pics below for their cool stuff.

 See you on saturday!

Photo Credit: Mickie Carbonell

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy to blog again..

Hi guys, It's been a week since my recent post here, we've just been hit by a heavy rainfall here in Manila last week and got flooded for almost a week. good thing the skies provided us a good weather last Sunday which gave me a chance to ride through Ride and Rock Relief  2 (Hopefully be posted tomorrow). Here's a pic by Aeon Barrameda of the old look of my ride and my essentials. 
Thanks Aeon!

Monday, August 06, 2012

NJS Mondays: Why NJS?

The (Keirin) frames, no matter what brand, are always of the highest quality. When you’re thinking about a used keirin frame, think about everything that went into it. The racer orders the frame according to his personal preferences, ones that he’s developed after racing for up to 30 years. Even with that status he will pay anywhere from $1000 to $2500 for a frame. There are no sponsorships in keirin racing. He chooses the frame tubing (now usually Kasei or Columbus), lugs, and paint, too. After that he waits, weeks or months for the builder to finish.” - via fixedgearbikes

Photo Credit: Breakbrake17

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Pusakalye 3: By FX GR

Here's a video by Jason of Manilatolbyk / FX GR of the race last sunday. Do subscribe to FX GR to check out more of his videos.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Pusakalye 3: The Fastest!

Amidst the raging storm last sunday, these 5 came as the fastest among the rest.

5th - Kalki Saulo

 4th - Jay Tabalba
3rd - Wham (Pusakalye 1- Fastest)

 2nd - Mark Moraga

 1st - Aaron Pugal (Aaronspokes)

See you on the next PUSAKALYE!

Photo credit: Mickie Carbonell, Aeon Barrameda 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Pusakalye 3: The Bikes!

Some of the bikes that we see at the event. See them all after the cut.

My Track Bike: A little preview

Many thanks to Ave Maldea, Kiko Escora, Jay Tabalba, Aaron Pugal and sir Dex Tan.
Tried to make the C'dale Track blue but ended up with Pelizzoli

Champ Grips on risers


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My Fixie Girl's Low-Pro: CHOPS

CHOPS - Ave Maldea Low-Pro

Ave Maldea Low Pro Special
Hi-Ten steel tubing. 50TT x 50ST, 74 degree HT and ST angles, 50mm BB drop, 390 CS, 
 Made in Manila by Ave Maldea

Giant Carbon 40mm rake / Cane Creek S6

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA RPM 165mm / Shimano


19t Soma cog / FSA RPM 46t / Izumi Silver

Truvativ road drop bar (cut to bullhorns) / PRO 100mm

DDK Comp 2

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stars 50mm/ Gran Compe / Duro 23c pink

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stars 50mm/ Gran Compe / Duro 23c pink

PRO bar tape / Pake toe clips / Christophe Straps

Just completed the bike last week and presented it to her as a birthday gift. as a big anime fan and a cosplayer, she decided to name the bike as Chops, a short term for her favorite one piece character, Tony Tony Chopper. The ride was very light and aggressive. Thanks to the 74 degree angles and a very good carbon fork. So happy to see my girl mashing the bike and skidding it on the asphalt.

Photo Credit: Maple Reyes