Saturday, February 14, 2015

Late Post: Our Baluran Trip

“Keep straight ahead, Sir. We’re in the middle of the forest, out of nowhere, it’s impossible to miss the signage for the entrance gate.”

It's been a while since I post something on this blog. Let's first catch up with what we've post before this: our trip to Baluran, May 2014.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PIAS Scarab, in Adventure Mode!

With a couple holidays stacked in one week ahead of us in Indonesia, a perfectly timed leave of absence could give you one full week of day offs. Well, in my case, it's simply a matter of getting a permission from my wife and kids. She said I really need a vacation, so permission granted. Thank you, dear. I love you.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Endiyan's PIAS Scarab

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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

1981 Basso - For Sale!

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

Delvy's Cinelli VigoRosa

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

Pratama Radityo's 3Rensho Track

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

Wheelbuild: Chris King R45 to Reynolds Attack Carbon Clincher

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

Fitra's Surly Troll

One of many great things about cycling is the sensation of adventuring it gives, even if you only ride a short trip. For some, this sense of adventure become their main reason to love cycling.