Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm selling my Mosso rigid fork - SOLD

It's a steal at P999 only.

  • ATC length = 410 mm (for 26er)
  • Steerer tube length = 215 mm
  • Color = black
  • With some scratches

Reason for selling:  I replaced it with another Mosso rigid fork with longer ATC length.

Meet-up at SM Fairview or Pacific Star Building, Makati City.

You may contact me at 09173097741.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My ride plans - May 25 & 26

May 25, 2013 -

Nova - Tungko - Macabud - Nova

May 26, 2003
Nova - Timberland - Maarat & v.v.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My ride plans - May 18 & 19

Two (2) more days to go; and, it's weekend.  Where would I ride?

May 18, 2013 -
Nova - Tungko or Pangarap - Macabud - San Mateo - Nova

May 19, 2003 -
Nova - Timberland - Maarat & v.v.

Or, the other way around.

Ride safe everyone!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My new saddle

The saddle of my TweetyPot (Marin Alpine Trail 20er) is damaged already.  But, I just secured it with plastic fasteners. 

While window shopping at a bike shop, I saw this fancy saddle.  After some thoughts, it's time to replace my damaged saddle.  So, I bought it.

Ouch!  My butt got sore while breaking it in.  I will try it for some more time and see if my butt would get use to it.

It's election day!  Time to vote for your chosen 12 senatoriables and local officials.

The precincts open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.

I'm going out and ride first then vote later in the afternoon.

Friday, May 10, 2013

No more chain skipping

I really wanted to solve the chain skipping of TweetyPot soonest.

So, last Monday, I went to all bike shops in Quiapo and looked for a 32 teeth chain ring, preferably Surly or E-13.  Unfortunately, my efforts were futile.  So, I went home teary!

Tuesday, I started calling and texting other bike shops.   Even the Surly Philippine dealers have no stocks or are not selling chain rings.

There's one store with one stock only but the color doesn't match with any of my two bikes. However, I was told that some stocks are coming by the 11th of the month.  The brand is E-13 and the cost is P1,600 per ring.

Then, I found one shop selling but expensive at P2,700 a piece.  At that price, it must be good.  The brand is Niner.  No wonder!  I had second thought.  Shall I wait for the 11th?  But, when I woke up the following day, I checked my wallet and decided to get the Niner ring.

Right after it's installed, I tried it at D' Wall.   No more skipping!  Yippee!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chain still skips

This morning, I pedaled from home to Licao-licao via Tungko thence to San Mateo.  And, I used my 29er.

The ride was less enjoyable as the chain skipped on almost all climbs, especially after the drive train got dirty.  So, in every instance, I got off and walked.

I passed by two bike shops and had my drive train checked up.  The shop mechanics thought that it was the chain ring.  Some teeth are worn already.  Since the cog and the chain are new and the alignment is good, it's the logical culprit.

Now, I have to look for a replacement chain ring.

Friday, May 3, 2013

My ride plan - May 5

Happy weekend, everyone!

But, my weekend won't be happier because I have one day only to ride my bike.  Tomorrow, I'll be attending our company's sports festival at Palms Country Club in Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

And, on Sunday, my planned route is Novaliches - Tungko - Macabud - San Mateo - Novaliches.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bakas at last!

There were so many rides to Bakas River that I haven't been able to join.

Bakas River is located in Bgy. Matictic in Norzagaray, Bulacan.  It's just about 23 kilometers from our place, which is more than an hour away by bike.

Today, I was able to get there, when I joined the ride of Chain of Friendly Bikers (C oF B).   Bakas River was its final destination to beat the summer heat.  The group of nine bikers left the meet-up place at Chow King, Lagro at around 6:00 am.  Three other bikers joined the group at Igay Road.  Thence, the route was: Barangay Bisaya, Jack Hammer, Bricktown, Igay Road on the way to Bakas River.  However, only six bikers proceeded to the river.
At Ricafort

At Igay Road