- Added some sections in the Old Computer Challenge. Will still be polishing it in the coming days.
Got new-old bike from a Japan surplus1!
It’s FOLK by Aresbikes.
For posterity, here are the specs:
- Size 51 cm seat tube, center to top
- 52 cm top tube, center to center
- Chromoly2 steel frame and fork
- 90 mm oversized stem aluminum
- 54 cm gentleman’s bar aluminum
- Tektro mini brakes
- Dual pivot brake caliper
- High flange hubs aluminum
- Flip-flop rear hubs single speed/fixed
- Prowheel chariot single crankset 170 arm
- 30 mm aero rims 700c with brakeline
- 27.2 mm seatpost
- 700x28c tires
It’s rusty on some joints, and it may need some minor adjustments, but I like it! As long as it can transport me between two or more points, I’m good.
Why not share some of the thoughts I’ve had during the Old Computer Challenge?
- I found no lame excuse to look in the mirror and admire from time to time the way Isya cut my hair. Galing eh!
- Walking the dog daily must be a thing, but we only have limited willpower.
- Finally got around to finishing the graphic novel V for Vendetta. I’ve been putting that off for weeks now. Personally, I like David Lloyd’s artwork. It’s written without sound effects, which creates a disorienting experience.
- According to a meme, there’s a new talk show: “Looking at the symptoms of Capitalism weekly while avoiding the underlying problem, with John Oliver”
- People who speak loudly, almost shouting, why?
- Do I even need a proper camera when, to me, photographs act only as visual anchors?
- I can create even with a simple aesthetic. In fact, simplicity is a template that has guided my expression recently.
This is Day 8, last day of the Old Computer Challenge.
Many things, bikes included, that the Japanese people don’t want anymore, some Filipino merchants buy in bulk and resell here. In theory, one gets a good product—because it’s “Made in Japan”—for a reasonably affordable price. ↩︎
Chromoly steel is a type of low alloy steel (chromium + molybdenum) that’s used when strength is required. Also used in high pressure and temperature, commonly found in oil & gas, energy, construction, and automotive industries. ↩︎