Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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

SE Racing...the logo

And the story begin...

The box
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

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


owner jamis merah said...

ni mesti kes tgh blank ni.. hahahah

flatfinger said...

tunggu....nanti update...leleh ke tak..

DaC4 said...

cutting seksi la frame ni.... aku tak sabar nak cucuk angin ngn ober.... pcp nanti siap ko ehehehehe, bole fly pasni... silang silang kaki sket ok? kikiki

Akmal Hizam said...

Wishing you many happy miles and beyond.

Err... Nak jual ke that Da Bomb frame?

owner jamis merah yang power said...

adoiyyaiiiiiii da jadik silver surfer pulokkk... gila la luuuu... org kedua tanya... lu punya white shark nak jual ke nak buat jeruk?

flatfinger said...

mau jual ...tp dah ada org booked nye...kekekeke....

Haitsan said...

perghh!! ini ler project korang yek? patut tanya syawal dia ckp... "ada project dgn flat" chewaahhh!!

owner jamis merah yg gempak said...

ala jual jek kat aku...

flatfinger said...

sudah janji sama dia la...huhuhu...rezeki dia...

Mlake said...


Vincent said...

interesting geometry .. 70 deg head angle? assault bike ka

gong xi fa cai to u :P

flatfinger said...

hopefully to be...-_-"

Anonymous said...

I have the same bike. Love the frame...be careful in jumps cause it wants to flyyyyyyyy!

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