We just finished hand building this wicked chandelier and awesome coffee table. Big thanks to H Plus Son for donating the rims, we’re real excited with the outcome of these two pieces – they’re both great additions to our space! Check out the photos below, share the love.
We built up a small army of used bikes for this past Saturday’s Winter Bike Swap and still have a few kicking around the shop. They’re all in great condition and are looking for new pilots. Details are listed under each photo and the low low prices are fixed . . no pun intended.
Lugged track : 4,000 RMB
If you’re looking to for something high performance then this is the deal for you. This bike is built around a 56cm lugged steel frame made from Columbus Thron tubing. Complete with an H Plus Son Formation Face wheelset, FSA 48T chainring, BJ Fixed Bullhorn Pursuit bars and a Specialized Targa saddle – this bike kills. Get it now before someone else does.
F5 Prototype 1 : 3,000 RMB
This bike is pretty much brand spankin’ new. The only used components on this build are the H Plus Son Formation Face wheelset, crank and chain – but you’d never know to look at them. The frame is a 56cm aluminum prototype we worked on, with a brand new CrMo steel fork. This thing is light, fast and a wicked good deal.
F5 Prototype 2 : 2,700 RMB
This bike is blingin’. Built around another 56 cm F5 aluminum prototype frame, it has a chrome finish complete with a brand new CrMo steel fork. It’s got a fantastic set of Novatec sealed hubs, laced to super flash gold deep rims. Everything on this bike is brand new except the wheelset, crank and chain. Another awesome deal.
F5 Classic Rebuild 1 : 2,500 RMB
This is a vintage Forever frame that we stripped down, refinished and repainted in a lovely sky blue. Paired with some great white and silver components, everything on this bike is brand new. The only reason it’s listed under the used section is because it’s such an amazing deal, and we want one of you to be the proud owner. Cruise Shanghai, make your friends jealous.
F5 Classic Rebuild 2 : 1,500
We’ve never come across a step-through frame quite like this one, and likely never will ever again. It’s a super rare Phoenix cruiser edition with some real cool vintage decals. We built it up with a nice set of used wheels, some super comfortable swept back bars and that flashy pink saddle – which of course we can change if you like. It’s a steal at 1,500 RMB – be the first one over if you want it!
Join us this Saturday 24th 14h00-18h00 for our winter bike-swap.
Bring those rides, components and accessories which are taking space in your garage (i.e. spare bedroom) and swap them with everybody else for things that you actually need.
Need something to complete your winter bike? Searching for some NOS campagnolo components? Handlebars giving you a bad back? Answers will be waiting for you at F5 on saturday.
We’ll be setting up tables outside and it’s free to get a space so come early to reserve yours. One man’s badly sprung OK saddle is another man’s rolling throne cushion so bring everything you’ve got.
Factory Five’s spare bedroom has been raided and we’ll have a heap of second hand parts and a few used bikes for sale.
Music, drinks and biking chat will be available as-standard and as with all things F5, let the good times roll.
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From the North Race blog, ” The streets of Leeds were filled with 150 cyclists, their faces hollowed out into painted skeletons, their bikes hung with cobwebs and lights, as they rode, en masse, around the dark city to a backdrop of cheering and music. This was something special. People stopped. They stared. They left their houses and turned their heads from passing cars. The night was filled with the cries of the cyclists and the world stopped to watch. “ The North Race | HALLEY – CAT
from The North Race
. We happily sponsored the second place winner, Dan Jay-Webster with a F550 frame set.
This custom F5Pista came out incredibly dapper with a glossy black finish and chromed lugs. Dressed in Brooks head to toe with brown/white Fyxation Session tyres and the Nitto RM moustache bars. It’s a classy build for any occasion. Frame : F5Pista, Columbus Zona Tubing, chromed at the lugs Fork : Lugged Crowned Fork, Columbus Tubing Rims : Hplusson High Polish TB-14 Hubs : Novatec sealed bearing, silver 32 hole Bottom Bracket : Shimano Cartridge Crankset : classic steel arms, 46T aluminum chain ring Pedals : VP Track Bars : Nitto RM-017 Moustache bars with brooks honey leather tape Saddle: Brooks B17 Special in honey
Last weekend we rode out to Chongming Island and gorged on local, sustainable, delicious crayfish and rice ettouffe. Thanks to Derryck Menere for the awesome video.
The day started with a traverse across industrial Shanghai to Mordor (aka Baoshan port). Then, after half a dozen punctures we set sail for the island. Chongming is a rural haven for Shanghai dwellers… and it’s smooth & flat so perfect for cycling. We sat with the folks at the Good Earth Project amongst their sustainable paddy fields and munched, then stayed with the local farmers in their B&Bs.
Then we cruised back across the island and found a route which skirted around Mordor back to Shanghai along some actually quite pleasing roads. Let us know if you’re planning a route near Baoshan and we’ll point out the best routes.
Here are few excellent photos courtesy of Jacob…