Saturday, January 31, 2009

The launch, the jump and the gap @ PCP....

The Encore riders

7.30a.m got a call from Rudy telling Kay said Bukit Cermin area is raining and will be in wet condition...called Ober to spread the news...as for Syawal he can't make it due working...after small discussion through phone with Rudy and Ober...we decided to changed the venue to PCP...I remember Ayman said he also wanna come to Bukit Cermin so I SMS-ed him telling to come to PCP...

I was 1st to arrived since I'm the close one...8.20a.m...later Rudy then Ober..Achong arrived after that...they have "roti canai" for breakfast at nearby shop...Ayman called asking for some direction to PCP...we moved to parked our car and setup our bike around 9.45a.m...climbing from back as usual direct to the DH trail...Ayman arrived....we start ride around 10a.m...the 1st round from the top the last ending of the trail....

Rudy posing with his new full face
So I'm riding the X4 flyer...this is the 1st test ride off road using this frame...seriously very different in term of controlling and handling it...totally different than the Da Bomb Tora Bora frame...suddenly make me ride slower as I tried to make myself comfy with it....so I just rolling down all the way with small jump...I felt totally awkward...maybe this is the 1st time riding it..."tak serasi lagik kot"...

The rider..the machine and the helmet pinjam
As we pushed back up our bike...we stopped at the gap jump section...Ben was there...he said he just crashed himself...but no major injuries...there was 17 feet and 5 feet to choose...I myself like eager to try it...without wearing any protection pad....I tried the big 17 feet launch gap instead of the smaller one on the right side...so for that...I got myself a battle scar...officially by PCP...my left leg slipped away and hit the pedal...but I didn't crashed...managed to take control after landing...trs jd "bahan" ngan bebudak including Ben...hahaha..

PCP trademark
Nurse Achong patching my leg...
We continue climbed up...resting at the Gazebo...I went back to my car to take the first aid kit box...Achong help washed the blood and I put plaster on it...the scar is small but it's a deep cut...the blood continued flow out but I just like ignoring it...then I wear the knee/shin pad...coz later I will try again to jump at the gap section....

After a few run on the middle section that consist table top and berm...we decided to go back to the gap jump section...Duan join us there...Rudy ready to sniped with his camera...so at 1st we try the 5 feet gap...Rudy's snipping all the action...then I again tried the 17 feet gap...my landing still not so good...need more speed to clear it...well I'm a beginner...:)..my hand still shivering and trembling after make the jump after jump....but I still wanna do it...

The 5 feet and 17 feet gap jump
had a nice clearance at 5 feet gap Ober Anti Gravity clear 5 feet gap jumpAchong clear the 5 feet gap..see no glove...hikmat kebal tapak tangan buddha..I tried the 17 feet gap jump...not enough speed
Before we wanna go back...Rudy said he wanna try to jump also...from the beginning we doing the jump...he only snipping pictures...so using Achong Huru Hara bike (Haro)...he make the 5 feet gap jump...but the landing was not so good...as he tried to take control back...he bailed out crashing the bike itself...no injuries...but he said got trauma...

Rudy was flying..
Rudy smiling after the crashed
Here's some in action video
It's me on the 17 feet gap jump...
video

Ober 5 feet gap jump
video

Achong 5 feet gap jump
video

Duan 5 feet gap jump
video

last ride b4 go home by Ober, Achong, Duan, Ayman and cilok tepi by Rudy
video

*** Stories from Rudy here...
***Rudy's Flickr here...


Friday, January 30, 2009

Putrajaya Critical Mass #10...Opening...

Seiring dan Sejalan (mcm drama dulu kat TV)

Tonite PCM enter it 1st ride of 2009....but it's #10 on it ages...as for me long time no ride...as so many holiday taken place...also some injuries...my left back still ache and my left knee hurt due playing futsal...hopefully manage to complete the 25km tonite...hopefully no rain also tonite...will update later...
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the drugs
Went to clinic after Friday's prayer...telling the doc about the knee injuries...he said might happen due to impact and the old fracture (my besi inside my peha la)...so I got myself 3 types of medicine...30 Calcium tablets...30 Viartril-S capsules..and a Voren plus Gel for rubbing...all to strength up the ligament, tissue and bone on my left knee...hopefully it will reduce and back to normal...
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Getting ready
peace bebeh!! peace!!!Heero & new comerthe PCM's flowers..
Basikal yg mencuri perhatian ramai
Alhamdullillah....no rain at all at Putrajaya went I arrived at Percint 9 the meeting point of PCM...Daoh already there...as usual regular PCM riders...Heero in CSC jersey...later Haitsan came...I passed him the seatpost and pedal from Syawal last time...Rudy came snipping with his camera as always...n the most wanted rider...Adie Setan was there...wanted coz PCM poster is actually a picture of him...borrowed from him his full face for Bukit Cermin tomorrow....others that come...Rez the skitching boy...Arel...Mantz...Shahrin...Bang Chik Kelolo n family... Shaque...bro Zizan...Fuzz...Atan came abit late...Abg Man n his boys...Abg Sham dewa...Kash...Aini...PER members...ROP riders...Shah only came to escort by car...Apai dtg menyorok2x...Si basikal tua and many more...almost 80 riders tonite...ok la...

Most wanted person in the middle
respect lu brother!!Apai janji rock...
Kanak2 Rebina buat wheely
Atan...the new owner of the Da Bomb frameDaoh at 60km/j
Apai skitching
The regular back marker
Alhamdullillah...although my knee injured...I managed to complete the PCM route...after finished cycling...give Apai the Novatec quick release...take the Da Bomb frame to Atan as he will be the new owner for it...then meet Ober...he came to passed some sticker...Anti Gravity thingy...lepak at mamak..have some chit chat then went back home...

Ober's Anti Gravity sticker
Others stories...
Putrajaya Critical Mass official blog
Putrajaya Critical Mass by Seri Kepayang
Putrajaya Critical Mass 0109 by Taufiq Mafioso

First PCM ride in 2009 by Kooky Kash
PCM Datang Lagi by Project Rudy
Photos by Project Rudy
Berkayuh di Putrajaya (PCM) by Angah

PCM #10 daVideo by Man CIOCC
Photos by Bang Chik Kelolo
Kayuhan Bluzzz di malam hari by Heero Yiu
Putrajaya Critical Mass by Hait-san

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year...Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Wishing all my Chinese fren a Happy Chinese New Year...may all good fortune and more prosperity for this year...year of OX or Ji Chou...in Chinese calender it would be year 4706...well I myself have Chinese blood flow in my vein from my mother's side...My Girlfren also a Chinese mixed...so I indirectly celebrate it also...but no angpow la...sudah tua...luckily not married yet..if not I'm the one who hav to give it...hehehehe....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Flyer....am I the only one?


SE Racing...the logo

And the story begin...

The box
from??
Actually the package arrived last week Tuesday at Syawal's...The frame bought from U.S bike shop through internet...the price?? not more than RM 1k....but I didn't have time to pick it up since I hav to prepared for Sabah trip on Thursday...so I leave it there temporarily...while leaving it there Syawal done some wrapping to the frame...thanks bro...When I'm at Sabah...Syawal do send me MMS pictures of it...about some minor scratch during shipment...and mention to me about the things that need to be concerned is the head tube size is 1.5...not like others normal frame which is 1 1/8...

X4 Flyer got bigger head tube
Returned from Sabah on Sunday afternoon...I checked my work schedule the was a free time on Tuesday the next week...so I informed Syawal...he said OK since he's on night shift on that week...I called Mr. Megan...Samy's LBS...asking about 1.5 headset reducer...He said he got it...so I planned my journey for Tuesday...

Samy's LBS

On Tuesday...Wake up as usual...8.50a.m I drove my car to Samy's bike shop...reached there around 10a.m...I called Syawal...which already there at the parking area across the road...He walked to me with the precious frame...there u go...It's already in my possession...nice indeed...the new weapon...if it could be fired...I'll used it to sniped head shot Israel's army one by one...

Snipping the Israel's army
Unload my bike...asking Mr.Megan about the headset...n what the heck!! he said he doesn't have it...I said I called him already...he said no...not him...damned...now I don't have a headset...really pissed off a bit with Samy's...wasting my fuel and toll also my time....-_-"

Syawal try to helped me by calling his fren asking about the 1.5 headset...which is can't be find...His fren asked to go to Bike Pro LBS at KJ...so I have 2 choices now...go there or go to Ah Chun at Tat Seng Kota Kemuning...if at Tat Seng it will be the Da Bomb 1.5 Reducer Head set which will be around RM240...I don't have the budget for that...so I decided to go to Bike Pro instead...thanks Syawal for his helped...many thanks bro...

Bike Pro LBS

Reached in front of Bike Pro around 11.15a.m...still closed...so waited at the parking lot behind the shop...calling them minutes after minutes...until 11.30a.m then someone pickup it...Mr. Boon make some jokes when I'm asking "kedai bukak ke tak today?"...he said "Ini Hantu ka orang jawab...kalau orang...bukak la..." heheheh...so I tell his I'll come...

FSA the big fat PIG one point five reducer headset
THE BIG FAT PIG 1.5R HEADSET Spec

Size: 1.5" Thread less
Style: Cups
1.5"/1-1/8" steerer 7/32" caged bearings
Forged chromoly crown race
For Extreme usage
Reduction headset - 1-1/5" to 1-1/8"
21mm head tube insertion
Stack height 16.9+11.7=28.6
Weight: 310.3g-348.5g

There...I asked about the 1.5 headset...they got it two type...FSA and Chris King...the Chris King original is too pricey...RM600+...the other is FSA The PIG one point five...Errrrk!!! why the name got piggy -_-"...RM190 nego got RM160...so I said OK take that one...then asking about swapping the frame which he charged RM80...to go other LBS have to think about fuel and toll...nak tak nak buat je la...I actually can do the swapping thingy by myself but the problem is no tools...that's all...

The swapping process begin

Mr Wong working...
FiuhhH!!! luckily got it...but then another problem occurred...the FSA cup too long for the head tube...the solution...used back the Cane Creek cup...and again luckily all the bearing fitted well...the swapping process complete around 1.45p.m...but then "pening sekejap"...how to put the bike on the rear rack since the frame shaped already changed...It took 10 minutes for me to configured the best way to do...to make sure it's secured safe n won't fall...and then I when back to Cyber...

FSA too long...
Cane Creek cup
So the story end...by doing this I sacrifice the name...now I can't claimed "Basikal Putih" or the white bicycle name anymore...since the new SE Racing X4 Flyer frame is silver in color...so from White Shark to Silver Surfer...let me think 1st what's suitable name for it later...but I can't changed the blog address link...hurm....so by doing this maybe I'm the only one in Malaysia riding this rare frame...my precious...>:)

SE Racing X4 Flyer Spec

Geometry for size 15 "
Factory in 2005
Certified 7005 Aluminum with 1.5 Head Tube
Head tube angle (A): 70
Seat tube angle (B): 73.5
Top tube length (C) : 22” (533mm)
Chain stays: 16”
Seat tube length (D): 13” (381mm)
BB height : 12”
Frame weight: 2.7kg

X4 Flyer closed up
X4 Flyer frontX4 Flyer behindX4 Flyer CompleteX4 Flyer in action (taken from internet)Bye-bye Da Bomb Tora Bora XC...I'll remember u

More info on SE Racing visit here

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Flat White project...


flat white

On the new year a few days back...I bought a 2nd hand BMX...you can refer here....which is in lime green color...so upon my laziness...It took a week to slowly disassemble...and do the repaint job......

the werk slowly done

So today I finished it...reconstruct back the bike...only no brake install yet...since I dont have a the wire/cable...and here the final appearance...later will touch up with some sticker....

done...the Flat White is ready
Spec:

FRAME : STEEL RB
FORK : STEEL RB
BRAKE LEVER : C-STAR ALLOY
BRAKE : TEKTRO
RIM : ALLOY 140
CRANKSET : 40T
CASSETTE : 16T FREEWHEEL
HANDLE BAR : STEEL RB
STEM : GT ALLOY
SADDLE : CIONLLI
SEAT POST : STEEL 24.5
PEDALS : XEROMO ALLOY