Cube Analog MTB

This is my friend's bike. It is a Cube Analog. It is about 17 inches in size and a combination of white and lime green in colour.
Unfortunately, my friend had to wait for a week longer to ride his bike just for the handle grip, chain bash guard, and the stem plate cover to arrived from the UK
The cateye bicyle bell add looks perfect mounting on the FSA xc riser handlebar.
Chris King (kentang) integrated headset with Thomson X4 70mm stem. Remember the post about the broken stem I posted earlier. My buddy managed to get the stem cover from
This new Fizik Gobi saddle still have the factory smell.
Complete Shimano XT shadow 9 speed groupset. This groupset was taken out from his Giant full-sus bike.
White Fox F100 RLC set to 100mm travel
Kenda block eight John Tomac signature series with Shimano XT wheelset. Very light
Well done. We planned to do an epic ride this Saturday. Hopefully I will not left too far behind.

GT Zaskar Urban Machine 1.0

This is my newly built GT Zaskar Urban Machine mountain bike. I did not buy a complete bike but I bought and assemble it part by part. This 18.5 inchesis frame is a GT Z.U.M 1.0 7005 kinesis superlight alloy with treated tubing. As what you can see from the pictures, I choose mostly SRAM X9 components (RD, FD, shifters and cassettes) , Shimano (Deore LX crankset and Shimano XT chain) while the hydraulic brakes are Usagi. The fork is Suntour Epicon 120mm travel. The wheelset is a white Iron horse Fantasy X320. For the Sitpost, stem and handlebar, I put Truvative components. The Elite bottle cage really add some spcice to the bike. I also get free items such as Hutchinson Mosquito 2.0 tires, Scott grip from my buddy, Hanafi a.k.a the Cannondale guy and the specialized flat paddle from the bike shop...

So far, I only have this bike if I want to go for mtb. All my cycling kit is for road cycling. If you have some and you don't need it anymore, let me know. I am more than happy to keep it for you. Until then, chiou....

Check my latest upgrade GT Zaskar Urban machine 1.0 LINK

Team Sky Pinarello Dogma

This very nice Pinarello Dogma will be ridden by the new cycling pro team, Team Sky from UK in 2010. The bike will be using Shimano Dura Ace group set.

Radio Shack New Jersey??

Will this be Lance Amstrong Radio Shack team jersey. What do you think of it??

Jiro Belts

Do not throw away your old bicycle tyre. There are company out there that can turn bicycle tyres into belts. Visit Jiro Belt website for more info

Alessandro Petacchi Wilier Cento 1 Superleggera

Alessandro Petacchi pictured with his Wilier Cento 1 Superleggera that he will ride with his new team, Lampre-Farnese Vini in 2010. The frame was around 900 gram.

Alberto Contador's Sidi Genius 6.6

Here's the special edition of Alberto Contador's Sidi Genius 6.6 carbon shoes. It was hand made. The shoes also feature new graphic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sidi sport in 2010. The three crowns; yellow, pink and gold to commemorate Contador victories in France, Italy and Spain.

Campagnolo 12 speed ??

A portion of a patent application applied for by Campagnolo. With 5 combination sets of rear cassettes, the smallest will be 11 and the biggest is 27.

CONI to sue Rebellin

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said it would sue Davide Rebellin for damages after the cyclist tested positive for the banned blood-booster CERA at the Beijing Olympics.
CONI has also demanded Rebellin to return the silver medal he won in the cycling road race at the 2008 Games to the International Olympic Committee, a statement on its website read.
Rebellin's lawyer told Italian media he would contest the decision.
The 38-year-old should also give back the 75,000 euro bonus he picked up for winning the silver, CONI said.

Contador agrees Astana deal

Spain's Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has reached a preliminary agreement with his Astana team to fulfil his contract until the end of 2010.
"The agreement depends on Astana retaining their ProTour licence for 2010 and the introduction of an internal anti-doping programme," Contador's press office said on Thursday.
Although Astana missed one deadline on October 20, the governing International Cycling Union (UCI) is expected to reach a possibly definitive decision on a licence by Friday.
After a turbulent 2009, Contador had threatened to leave the Kazakh-funded Astana outfit and had opened negotiations with several other leading teams, having had contact with Caisse d'Epargne, Quick Step, Garmin-Slipstream and Liquigas.
Thursday's statement from his press office said: "(Contador) has taken the decision to complete his contract with Astana having confirmed that both Yvon Sanquer, the new team manager, and sports director Giuseppe Martinelli guarantee the seriousness and competitiveness of the new Astana project.
"In a short space of time they have managed to bring together a group of riders of great quality with which to tackle the sporting challenges of the next season.
"The duration of the contract will be only one year because, apart from being a new project for Astana, Alberto Contador does not wish to renounce the option of making a decision about his longer term future," added the statement.

Le Tour de Lngkawai 2010

Organized Ministry of Youth and Sports, together with the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) while the Prime Minister as the Patron of the event. Le Tour de Langkawi 2010 is scheduled to take place from 1st to 7th of March 2010, involving seven stages and covering a total distance of 1,001.8 km.

The race will go through seven states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and two Federal Territories; which are Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur. The route selection this time based on various factors, including technical aspects, logistics, tourism and sponsors, involves 13 venues including a new venue in the history of the LTDL organization at Parit Sulong in the state of Johor.

The seven stages are:
1 Kota Bharu – Kuala Berang (174.5km)
2 Kuala Terengganu – Chukai (182.9km)
3 Pekan, Pahang – Mersing, Johor (144km)
4 Mersing, Johor – Parit Sulong, Johor (163.5km)
5 Muar, Johor – Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (140.2km)
6 Putrajaya, WP – Genting Highlands (103.9km)
7 Kuala Kubu Baru – Dataran Merdeka (loop x6) (92.8km)

G Shock DW-6100CF-8JF G-Python

Beware...the Python is coming
I really don't know what to say about this G Shock. This discontinued DW-6100CF-8JF watch was released in 2002. When I first saw this watch, I am not sure if I want to wear it or not. It was so beautiful.
This is the first time I need to refer to the atlas to know exactly where I was. This watch will ask the latitude and longitude of your place so it will tell you when the sunrise and sunset everyday. Wicked
The watch was made in Korea T and has the 1424 module inside. I couldn't find the watch manual from the official Casio website.
The reason that made me bought this watch was the unique camouflage band and bezel. Some effort has been made by G Shock to produce the camouflage pattern for the new G Shock recently, but IMO it's still did not match the same standard as the G-Python series.
The blue box shows the temperature trend graph. The G letter on the bezel doesn't have any function and probably for cosmetic reason only. I believed this watch is a better model then the DW-6100CF-3JF because the colour of the LCD is match with the bezel unlike the other one.
Here's some article from the Japanese website about this watch;

G-SHOCK models of the street "G-PYTHON (G Python)".
Which is greater than 5 meters, killing many species of body roll the huge animal, king of the jungle would swallow Python (Python) on the strength of the feature.施Shimashita the image of the entire jungle camouflage Python live. G-SHOCK was a turning point in the evolution of the two models, DW-5600 and DW-6100 adopted. DW-5600 will continue from the first G-SHOCK design model to represent, DW-6100 is the first G-SHOCK with a sensor in the current "
Master of G (Master of G) "is the origin. G-SHOCK models that represent the strength and history of its existence.
The only negative issue that I would say about this watch is that the watch uses a tiny LED bulb. The position of the bulb was on the middle left side of the watch. It does not help at all if you try to read the watch at dark places. If you push the light button, the bulb will light up the middle left section only.

As a conclusion, I can say that the light issue was not affected the coolness, its ability and function at all. This is a must have G Shock for all G Shock lovers..

update on 11/15: I found that the watch uses the 974 module. You will not found any info in Casio website if you type 1424 in the search box. I hope this helps.


G Shock GW-5600J-1JF The G 5600

This is my first atomic a.k.a wave ceptor G Shock GW-5600J-1JF. As I live in South East Asia, the multiband watch is not sell here. I was lucky to buy this watch at a very reasonable price from the net. So far, my watch haven't received any radio signal yet. This watch will not display the day and date together, but you can change it between day and date by pressing the adjust button and it will appear inside the box.
The back plate of this watch also a little different from the regular 5600. First thing that I noticed it has the word "The G 5600". The shape of the watch back plate also different. This watch has a 2924 module inside and has been made in Thailand H
It also has a one of a kind band and a cool buckle that has a letter G on it.
Now I have two solar powered 5600 and I am not sure anymore if I need to buy the G-5600-3. Here's the picture of the watch on my wrist
Here's are some article about this watch from the Japanese web site;

Since its debut in 1983, are also constantly evolving in the G-SHOCK, have inherited the gene heavily from the 5600 model, radio receiving function, Tough Solar with The G.
DW-5000 starting with DW-5600, G-5600 and pulse that has been played and we inherited the square design. Evolution of the internal parts such as antennas and solar cells, enabling a receive function Tough Solar powered radio in the shape intact. Also, as the evolution of the exterior, the back uses a forged fine balance and strength, marking the 5600 letter. More than 20 years from birth, G-SHOCK while inheriting the identity of the G-SHOCK is evolved.
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