You've seen the PIAS Scarab frame built in many possible ways, apart from other setups that can be found rolling around the streets (or lack thereof) of cities in Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand to name a few. This one, owned by Endiyan Rakhmanda, is different in its kind of way: not only it was set up in a different way than others, it's also become the only Scarab to spend its life in Europe. Germany, to be exact.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Whew, after a long while, finally a chance to start writing posts again! Don't worry, we're not shutting down during this blog's hiatus. If you're craving for instant updates from us, why not follow our mechanic on Instagram? See if you find something that you might found to be featured here someday. Hint: it's using both 26" and 20" wheels!
So to start again, here's a bicycle that we've built but not posted here yet. A classic frame built with mashup of old and new parts to give you modern performance but with classic feel, a 1981 Basso.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Back in 2012 a bunch of photos of a grey and pink Cinelli Vigorelli frameset surfaced on the internet, dubbed the "Vigorosa". It is essentially a Vigorelli track frame with color scheme inspired by Giro d'Italia. Premiered at the 2012 Interbike Show in Las Vegas, the Vigorosa was produced in limited batch for the United States market only.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It seems like the NJS (Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai) craze is starting to gained momentum again, at least in Jakarta. Most NJS afficionados will try to maintain the purity of their Keirin-veteran bikes up to the NJS-sanctioned tubular tires, while some people who take their NJS frames on a daily basis will throw in just any parts that will suit their needs.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Some people prefers building their wheels from scratch, but it's much simpler for people to bought factory-built wheels, especially when the said wheels are packed with latest technology like proprietary spoke designs and such. And some people went along the way by customizing their factory-built wheels with components that better suits their needs.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
We got good response after we announced the PIAS Scarab is going to production a while back. We only make 100 of them, since we're not among those big bicycle making companies (yet). Talking about exclusivity, eh? So to make sure that you'll be among the one hundred first owners of this do-it-all frame, we provide pre-ordering scheme!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Though you can see him coasting downhill in the video, I can assure you he's got a dinglecog installed on his rear hub. I swear. I can tell you that because I helped him prepared the bike. Honest, Mom.
This also marks the last installment of Josh Estey's around-the-world "Fixed Gear" video series. After going to three continents, he decided to left the infamous Surly Steamroller to his brother in Idaho where it enjoyed constant 100-plus commuting miles every week. But rest assure Josh will be back scorching the corners of the world with another bicycle. I should've at least put our shop sticker on that Steamroller before he left...