Night Riding With John Prolly

This week Factory Five is hosting John Watson and Mission Workshop. We’re heading out on a tour of Suzhou, Taihu, Jiaxing, Moganshan and Hangzhou before coming back for a big party next Saturday (April 6th) in our warehouse. First stop – the night ride – where over a hundred of us swarmed the streets for a big loop of our Shanghai. We showed them how it’s done with a sprint down the bund and drinks on the corniche before a few more over in Inferno. John took a bunch of photos, posted on his blog. Huge props for an awesome gallery. Keep an eye on there for more of our trip together.

F550: Maarten

We love putting Hplusson Rims on our bikes and what an awesome green anodized pair these turned out to be. Built around the aluminium F550, this bike has some choice upgrades. Green and white, apparently the colors of Rotterdam. I hope this bike makes it way back there!

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F5Pista: Walter

What a beauty this F5Pista Custom turned out to be. Walter prefers to be more upright as he takes in the city’s atmosphere. With all the right accents, Brooks B17 saddle and wrap. This steel build brings back some old school flavor. Frame: F5Pista Custom Fork: F5 Crown Headset: Tange Passage HS Stem: ENE Gran Compe
Saddle: Brooks brown B17 Special Brake system: Dia Compe BRS101 Caliper Rims : H+Son Formation Face Hubs: Gran Compe Large Flange Bottom Bracket : Tange BB Crank: Pista Crank Set Pedals : VP Cage Pedal and VP Toe Clips and straps

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F550: Jack

Jack’s F550 has got a sweet set of wheels. New to F5 are these bronze box rims which look great with the classic look of this frame.

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F550: Derek

This matte black beauty sports a set of deep bronze rims laced to Novatecs. The little bit of color perfectly accents the beauty of the bike. Ride on Derek!

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F5100: Takahashi

Everything about this build is quality. Takahashi rolled in one day and he knew exactly what he wanted. Choosing our lightest frame, the F5100, every other component on this bike was carefully curated. A nice addition is the gold rails on the San Marco Rolls to compliment the Dia Compe Gold Finger. The print on the saddle is wild. Look out for this beast on the streets of Shanghai. Specs: Frame: Factory Five F5100 Cranks: Sugino Messenger Pedals: MKS Sylvan Track Rims: Rear-Hplusson Archetype, Front-Hplusson TB-14 Hubs: Gran Compe Seatpost: Gran Compe ENE Stem: Gran Compe Bars: Nitto RB-021 Saddle: San Marco Rolls

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2013 Incase Range Collection

2013新款Incase – Range Collection包现在在F五. 想介绍请点这里这里. 只有黑色款!

New Incase Range Collection Bags are now in stock at Factory Five. Available only in Black!

Prices ä»·æ ¼:

Range Large Backpack – 1299RMB

Range Backpack – 999RMB

Range Large Messenger – 1099RMB

Range Messenger -749RMB

Incase

F5100: Jacob

This is a monochromatically deluxe build based around our F5100 frameset. No expense has been spared on every single component and the result is a truly beautiful performance ride. Keeping things strictly black with an accent or two in white we’re blown away by how stealthy and obsidian it looks, especially with the smooth-weld glossy finish. Factory Five F5100, glossy black finish H+Son Archetype laced to white Novatec hubs. Fyxation session whitewall tyres Sugino Cool Messenger 46x15T MKS GR-9 pedals with Restrap diagonal foot retention San Marco Racing Open Saddle Gran Compe seatpost & ENE stem Oval R700 road drops wrapped in fyxation loop cloth.

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F5100: Jacob

This is a monochromatically deluxe build based around our F5100 frameset. No expense has been spared on every single component and the result is a truly beautiful performance ride. Keeping things strictly black with an accent or two in white we’re blown away by how stealthy and obsidian it looks, especially with the smooth-weld glossy finish. Factory Five F5100, glossy black finish H+Son Archetype laced to white Novatec hubs. Fyxation session whitewall tyres Sugino Cool Messenger 46x15T MKS GR-9 pedals with Restrap diagonal foot retention San Marco Racing Open Saddle Gran Compe seatpost & ENE stem Oval R700 road drops wrapped in fyxation loop cloth.

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St Patrick’s Beer Bash – Saturday 16th

Join us for the next in our series of bike jaunts through Shanghai, stopping at conveniences stores for a cheeky beer and rolling on full of irish merriment. If you’ve been on one before you’ll know they’re awesome. If you haven’t; they’re awesome.

We start 2pm at Factory Five (876 Jiangsu Lu) and will ride until sundown or so. This year the Boxing Cat have kindly offered to put a green-beer pump streetside so we’ll be stopping there for a cheap drink… as well as a basically random string of convenience stores at which we’ll be pausing for drinks and music and mirth.

Bring your bike, some pocket change and smiley faces. All are welcome regardless of what you ride as long as you’re in full control and it’s self-propelled.

We love helmets; safety never takes a holiday so bring it along too. Give us a shoutout@wearefactoryfive.com to let us know you’re coming!