Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vincita is coming to Manila!

Our friends from Vincita, makers of quality bike bags, will be coming to Manila this March 1 to 4. They will participate in the 4th Thailand Trade Exhibition happening at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City (Halls 3 & 4).

If you remember, I bought my transport bag for my Brompton from Vincita mid-last year. I found the B-132 bag to be sturdy and durable. The best thing about it was the price--it's very affordable compared to similar products sold in the US. 

Vincita is bringing to the Philippines their awesome bike bag collection, but only for a limited time, so do pay their booth a visit. In fact, I'm going there on the first day! Remember that's March 1 to 4 (10am to 7pm) at the SMX Convention Center!

Admission is free, people!

DISCLAIMER: Not a paid advertisement. Blogger did not receive any compensation or remuneration from Vincita or the organizers of the Thai Trade Exhibition.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video: NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) came out with an Urban Bikeway Design Guide which serves as a guidebook for all local government units interested in putting up bikeway infrastructure in their areas. Ang galing! I hope the MMDA can download this and study it for implementation here in Metro Manila. We need safe bikeways now!

NACTO's "Cities for Cycling" Roadshow Rocks Chicago from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: The Green Lane Project

I wish we can invite Martha and the rest of The Green Lane Project people to come here and help us out map our bike lane infrastructure across Metro Manila.

Green Lane Project from Bikes Belong on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Video: Bike Trailer for Brompton

From our friends at Radical Design in the Netherlands--a bicycle trailer for the Brompton.

The alloy frame measures 36' x 18' and includes a tow bar, 1 hitch, 2 wheels, and the bag. The Cyclone III retails for 449 Euros (or PhP 25,000!). I hope I can find a welder here in Manila who can fabricate something like this. It'd be useful in transporting all kinds of stuff (i.e. groceries, small furniture, etc.)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Finally, all EZ Wheels on my bike's rear rack

I recently changed my rear rack's stock rollers with EZ Wheels to complete my Brompton M6R. The stock rollers are really useless. With it, when the bike is folded, the rack almost touches the floor! So much so that on some occassions the rack the the fender get scratched. I don't know why Brompton still fit these tiny rollers on its racks.
See the difference if all 4 wheels are EZ wheels? At least there's half an inch space between the floor and the rack.
And this is what my complete M6R looks like with child seat.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I'll be Touring Hongkong by Folding Bike this March!

I am flying to Hongkong this March 2012 with my friends from VeloPh, and we will tour the Chinese Territory on our folding bikes! Here is our itinerary: (Thanks to Val Roque, our ride leader)

8:15 am
- Meet at airport and Dutch breakfast at Ocean Empire (congee and cheong-fan).

9:00 am
- Airport to Disneyland Ride via Inspiration Lake.
11:30 am
- End of ride

Proceed immediately to your preferred hotel (Tsuen Wan district recommended). Check in.
1:30 pm
- Meet at Tsuen Wan West MTR Station. Proceed by train to Tuen Mun.

- Bike from Tuen Mun to Tsuen Wan via Gold Coast and Sham Tseng (spectacular view of Hong Kong's two longest suspension bridges and Ma Wan Channel).
5:00 pm
- Back at Tsuen Wan district. Rest.

6:00 pm
- Proceed to Flying Ball by MTR.
8:00 pm
- Late dimsum Dutch dinner at Tim Ho Wan (world's most affordable Michelin-starred resto).
9:30 pm
- Proceed to Mong Kok. Visit Langham Place. Hong Kong-style mango-pomelo dessert at Honeymoon Dessert.
- window shopping at Night Market, camera shops, etc.

12:00 am
- Return to hotel.

Day 2

8:00 am
- Meet at Tsuen Wan West MTR Station and proceed to University MTR Station in Shatin.

9:00 am
- Bike from University Station to Plover Cove, then to Tai Po for lunch.
12:30 pm
- Dutch lunch of delicious Hong Kong-style beef brisket noodles at Kwan Kee in Tai Po.

1:30 pm
- Proceed to Tai Po MTR Station and take train to Kam Sheung Road MTR Station.

2:30 pm
- Ride from Kam Sheung Road MTR Station to Kam Tin Tree House, then to Wung Pang Cycle showroom.

5:00 pm
- Back at hotel in Tsuen Wan district. Visit 5 bike shops in Tsuen Wan for last minute shopping.

8:00 pm
- HK-style roasted meat Dutch dinner (roast goose, pork, char siu pork)

9:00 pm
-Farewells and free time.