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Friday, February 23, 2018

Ryan bikes - growing bike distributor selling authentic bikes (made in Taiwan)

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 23, 2018


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This post recently came across    Ryanbikes that is in cobra (nding with Giant) selling authentic branded bikes (from where else -  Taiwan)  It has main office Kamuning and three branches at Sta Rosa, Sta Maria  and Lagro in front of SM Fair view.

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It sells a number of Mtb foxter Merida (probably Giant)  and more

What caught my attention were its posts on Merida road bikes:     Merida Reacto 300 which sells for 45 k and Merida Scultura 100 for only 25K

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MERIDA 2018 MODEL!!! NEW ARRIVAL!!!
BRAND NEW AUTHENTIC MERIDA REACTO 300 2018 (Road)
PRICE:
P45,000 SRP (Call/Txt or PM for discounts)
SPECIFICATION:
FRAME REACTO LITE
FORK Race Full carbon tapered fork with conventional brake mounts
DERAILLEUR FRONT Shimano Tiagra
DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano Tiagra
SHIFTERS Shimano Tiagra, 20 speed
BRAKE LEVER Shimano Tiagra
BRAKES Shimano Tiagra with MERIDA brake calipers (rear direct mount)
CHAINWHEEL FSA Omega 52-36 teeth Mega
CHAIN KMC X10
HUBS Sealed bearing with quick release
RIM MERIDA Expert CW, 30mm profile
FREEWHEEL Shimano CS-HG500, 10 speed, 12-28 teeth
TIRES Maxxis Dolomites 25c folding
SPOKES Black stainless
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert, 3d forged, 6061 aluminium, Oversize clamp, -5 degree
HANDLEBAR MERIDA Expert Aero double butted 6061 aluminium compact drop, oversize clamp
HEADSET MERIDA M2331
SEAT POST Reacto carbon
SADDLE MERIDA Race
PEDAL Not included

And Merida Scultura 100 which sells for only 28K!!

Still ecstatic over the Vigan ride

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 23, 2018


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Isang malaking palakpak at pagsaludo sa mga brave at matiyagang mga Recyclists riders

500 km +    riders     MAMAW TO THE MAX    

                1.  Allan
                2.  Jeff
                3.  Peter
                4.  Gerry

297 km riders:

              1.  VM Jun Vic
              2.  Pres Luis
              3.   Jess Verchez
              4.  Exequiel Villadiego
              5.  Netoy Mariposa
              6.  Richard Ang
              7.  Master E
              8. Engr. June

224 km riders

           1.  Jimmy
           2.  Jorge
           3.  Pangskie
           4.  Ado

67 km +  riders

          1.  Sec. Noe
          2.  Jovencio Apran

CONGRATULATIONS FOR THIS REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT RIDE



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When ever I recall theVigan ride, a smile emerges on my face and I feel happy over the ride   Why?

1. I finished the ride without having cramps or felling distressed.

2. I led the group for 50 km from Urdaneta to Rosario, Rosario to Agoo;

3.  It was the  first time I rode in this direction;  beyond Baguio and San Fernando La Union

4. There were many great things I saw:   wide open fields planted to tobacco corn peanuts.

5. There were long endless roads: flats and about 30 Bugarin type of ascents.  Which I was able to tackle without feeling tired or distressed.

6.  The Bianchi bike with its Jetfly wheels did well, and so with the bike I borrowed from Vhen with AmCla wheelset even lighter

7.  My training and my 5x long rides to Jalajala paid off.

8. Compared to Tagaytay, Atimonan, San Felipe, Baguio, Mt. Province rides, this was the best ride I had.  Mabilis pacing, di kulelat.  Malakas hanggnag huli.

Who would not be happy?!

More pictures

Credit to Ado Gonzaga FB post:

Day 1 February 16, 2018


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                                                           Breakfast at Engr. June's house


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                                                 In front of PSI ride about to begin

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                                            Panalangin led by Deacon Exequiel  Villadiego


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                                                 Resting at first scheduled pit stop at Agoo


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                                        Approaching San Fernando La Union


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                                                At Holy Gardens La Union for a pit stop, and lunch



Thursday, February 22, 2018

How does my repainted Freccia Celeste compare with Freccia and Specialissima pics at the internet ?

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
February 22, 2018

My repainted Freccia bike must have traveled all ready about a 1,000 km  most of them on training rides, and the latest was the ride from Urdaneta up to San Fernando. since it was repainted.  Its crank bolt (the non drive side got loose and was lost.  I had to continue the Vigan ride on a borrowed bike)

Its geometry and that of Specialissima are the same, but the latter is carbon and is much lighter than that of Oltre xr 4 (which I just got)

Let us see how they compare:

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                                     Specialissima special ed.  Sells for $8,000


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                                                           Specialissima

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                                                    Freccia Celeste - sells for 2,000 pounds

                                                                My bike


                                                   How much is this bike worth now?