Factory Five Jing’An Grand Opening

Welcome to the next stage of Factory Five. Our paint brushes are still wet and the moving truck is still rolling but we’re almost there. We’re only a few short days away from finishing what we’ve spent the last few months working on – and it’s down right awesome. We can’t wait to show you.

This Saturday, November 29th we will open the Factory Five Jing’An doors at 19h00 for our grand opening party and we really hope you can join us.

In true F5 Style we’ll have a bunch of free drinks and even some food courtesy of Taste & See, Dulce Vita, the Pie Society and Craft Republic.

Come and be a part of F5 history – see you on Saturday. At S1: 667 Changhua Lu (Near An Yuan Rd). Map here.

F5 Pista Custom : 777

Only with a truly custom paint job can you achieve monster purple lugs and burnt cream tubes on the same frame. The result is something incredibly unique and different – an F5 Pista custom with some great components. Paul crank, Nitto handlebar, this bike rips. Catch it on the streets of Shanghai!

F5 Pista Custom : Don

Fully flamed rear stays, lugs and fork sets Don’s F5 Pista custom apart from the crowd. That, and all the killer components including our lattice chainring, SRAM omnium crank, H Plus Son Archetype rims and Gran Compe hubs. Sweet ride!

F5 Pista Fully Flamed : Zeke

An incredible classy build with all the best components. Zeke went all out on this build and the result is stunning! The fully flamed finish was the perfect choice for such a vintage looking build, ready for the street or the track. Photos by Andrew Hibma (http://www.hibmaphotography.ca)

F5 Pista, columbus zona tubing

Tange headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
165 sugino75, shimano

Allcity track pedals, mks cages

17t all-city, kmc

Nitto steel track drops, Nitto Pearl

brooks cambium

sram apex

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
hplusson tb14, dura ace 7600, vitoria supercorsa

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
hplusson tb14, dura ace 7600, vitoria supercorsa

Â¥3,500: Pre-loved F550 [SOLD]

This 56cm raw F550 is in great condition, complete with all the F5 standard goodness. Novatec hubs, deep dish rims, pista crankset, drop bars and set up as a single speed with one front brake. Just 3,500RMB – first come first serve.

11.11 Save Big on Taobao

Being in China gets you access to the biggest online store in the world – Taobao. On November 11th every shop goes buck wild and basically gives things away. We’re doing the same. 20% off lattice chainrings, free custom paint jobs on all frame orders and free gifts if you spend over 200RMB. Get your shopping on and be sure to take advantage of the goodness.

F550s Custom : Tom

Complete with a killer blue on black paint job and the perfect city smashing set up, Tom’s custom F550s ticks all the boxes. Set up as a single speed with front and rear brakes, it was built with some of the finest components; Thomson seatpost and stem, H Plus Son TB14 rims, gran compe hubs, Fyxation saddle and tyres, and our F5 carbon fork. Check out the bike pron below.

We’re Moving

The F5 headquarters are about to pick up and move across town. It’s been three years that we’ve been working out of our Jiangsu Lu hideaway, but those days are over. As of November 17th the workshop doors are closed (for about a week) while we make the upgrade to something truly spectacular. Bigger, better and we can’t wait to show you. Just hang tight and we’ll make sure it’s worth the wait. We’re going to try our best to answer all e-mails and fulfill all online orders, but if you don’t hear from us for a day or two you’ll know why. Stay tuned for news about the new secret location, including our opening party! It’s going to be one for the record books.

The F5 Keychain

Simple, clean, practical and made from bike parts. The F5 keychain is our answer to that quick-release carabiner that holds the keys to your beloved, the bike. With a full stainless steel body, bike inner tube lanyard, big sturdy key ring and a built in bottle opener you’ll wonder why you ever used anything else. Available online and in our shop for just 50RMB (8$) – perfect for everyday and ready to take some clip-on clip-off abuse.

F550s Digital Camouflage Adventures

If you haven’t been on our Instagram feed lately then you might have missed the Canadian adventures of our F550s Digital Camouflage track bike. It’s been ridden up and down the East Coast, over some pretty gnarly roads and up some crazy hills. Check out this quick gallery complete with tons of bike pron and incredibly blue skies!