Bits by bits,, Parts by Parts,,


It is nice to have myself back to this beloved town, Bandung.
After several days of stay, I was being recommeded to visit a small bike workshop near my place. It's called DJ Cycle where I modified my frame into a fixed-ready.

This time, I'm back with all my hunts.
I end up with building my own fixie, starting from bit.

Here are the things:


The rims are Rigida 700c and the hubs are Surly for sure :D and the cog is from SOMA. I got the rims and spokes from local store in Bandung, Nets, for Rp 250.000 and Rp 45.000, respectively. It is quite cheap i believe, compared with Singapore or Sydney RRP. Indonesia is the best for cheapos, indeed. Suprisingly, the cog and the lock ring are ridiculously pricey. I had to pay foy SGD45 and SGD25. For the hubs, I guess it was a fair price, bouhght for SGD180 both front and rear and quality as well. Tyres, I used a pair of Indonesian made rubber, branded Vittoria, ROMA: 700x22c; price: Rp 25.000 each. Tubes are IRC for Rp 15.000.

Next are the bar and the stem as well as the grips. Once, I ordered a custom "Dildo" handle bar, the thingie is quite nice but somehow the diameter is slightly wider where it is suppose to be an inch. Well, I skip this part that slow me down, therefor I moved to a set of MTB riser bar (Rp 80.000) and stem (Rp 35.000) from ZOOM. For th grips I got ANSWER, BMX style (Rp 40.000)

Well, so far,, those are the things that ready. As soon as the frame are made, I'll complete the bikes review, and will give some snapshots on it, probably on early January,,

Merry Christmas 2008 and a Happy New Year 2009,,

First thing first

First thing first, therefor I did some market research.
These are some that I looked forward to:

The Surly Streamroll

It's about SGD1250 full bike with nice components attached;

(*credit to WheelgirlDotCom)

then Swobo
for SGD999 and here is the look, you can check this video as well (*credit to kenpuke)

last is the Charge Plug
RRP is around SGD1500; I like how they put their decal on it, attitude!
Check this spec out, the look is quite gentleman; with attitude of course. Check this teaser as well (*credit to AndreaLack):

Cheers mate,,


G'day mate,

It has been years now that I've been wanting to seek a true kind of bike. I had ridden many types of bikes before ended up with the Giant Simple Three.

Once, I saw a movie which I forget what the title was, that was exposed the romantic life of some newspaper blokes who ride the fixie in crowded NYC. Somehow, it inspires me to build a "wannabe fixie." Back there, I used freewheel rather than a fixed gear and I just realised that two of them are different cogs (Thanks to Sheldon Brown).

Now, I want to chase my dream to build a true bike, like those my predecessors and roles. It is not for the pro but for the true of free-ride biking. Enough said, let us make adjourn,,