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left; workshop sign
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design classics ,these bicycles have not changed for over half a century. built to last, the function & form have transcend time to become a bicycle classic. (read less)








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07.2012

rebuild FP 26"
not touched since 2009, was time to rebuild and retune the bicycle.
 

07.2012

rebuild FP 26"
not touched since 2009, was time to rebuild and retune the bicycle.

left; workshop sign
studio 25 sign making by hand. now the official signboard of the FB movement page.
 

06.2012

prototype soft shell saddle
studio 25's first prototype soft shell saddle, remade from an original flying pigeon spring seat. genuine leather from spain, cut, dye, stitched and molded to shape by hand. thanks to 34 for their guidance.
 


05.2012

wheel-truing stand
restored vintage wheel-truing stand. japanese made Hozan ~50s
 

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05.2012

wheel-truing stand
video of the restored vintage wheel-truing stand. japanese made Hozan ~50s (bicycle / news)
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empire arrow headbadge
found penang. update
 

06.2012

prototype bicycle model 1A
studio 25's first prototype bicycle, christen the name 1A. a working title name of bruno is still in the pot. this is by far the smoothes bicycle assembled.
 

07.2012

28" monster
the biggest bicycle at the workshop, still far from completion, but what a sight, it's a heavy workhorse bicycle, with a real sturdy frame. seat stay not installed. double flag cycle made in england, i put the age at over 70 years old.
 
               



06.2012

studio 25 custom apron
workshop apron with custom print, 36 spokes, 10° a spoke makes a good wheel.
 

07.2012

studio 25 bicycle workshop
at work, rebuilding a flying pigeon bicycle.
 

01.2012

studio 25 bicycle workshop
workshop sign
 

01.2012

studio 25 bicycle workshop
atelier for bespoke vintage bicycles
 
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12.2011

tiger brand headbadge
found penang. update
           

05.2012

bicycle shorts tofu b&b
sequel to the screenings in KL, this whole event has been a great motivator to bring more communicy bicycle projects alive.

boneshaker magazine were also well received and now stocked and sold in malaysia.
 

05.2012

bicycle shorts travels
cinema on the bicycle, bicycle shorts travels to penang.

 

04.2012

bicycle shorts screening
the first event organised for palate palette screen nights. it was well received which also premiered a malaysian made.
 


01.2012

modern bicycle tool set
acquired a mobile tool set. but nothing beats the classics tool set, picture coming soon.
 



2012

parts hunt
found in penang & perak. new old stock. can’t wait for the next road trip.
 



2012

penang parts hunt
wild goose chase, most of the local bicycle shops are now forced to sell modern, gadget bicycles. while still projecting an old vintage facade and interiors, the new bicycles really seem out of place.
 



2012

perak parts hunt
more promising if the road trip stop along small towns and villages. there, the pace is slow and it's very much still left in the 50s, almost everyone still cycles.
 




2012

bellaphone
almost my entire bell collection on a handle bar. i’ve christen it bellaphone.
 



07.2011

studio 25 antarabangsa
the official address for studio 25 retains it's space, with plans to operate a permanent darkroom and bicycle R&D workshop plus storage.
 



12.2011

KL tour
collecting the 4 bicycles from KTM office. deputied by my friends to ride them back to home.
       

12.2011

BSA 26" drop bar frame
found in penang. bsa female drop bar frame. circa 1940s
 

12.2011

BSA 26" drop bar frame
british small arms sports headbagde
 

12.2011

raleigh 26" NOS frame
found in penang. new old stock male frame. circa 1950s
 

12.2011

penang islang tour
fsent bicycles up via KTM, here crossing the channel with the ferry.
 


10.2011

parts hunt
found in china & singapore. assortment of vintage, new old stock and new parts for research and development.
 



07.2011

flying pigeon 26" stripped
with special chrome mud guards
 



07.2011

flying pigeon 26" stripped
1 of 2 bicycles bought in singapore for prototypes purposes.
     


07.2011

bicycle parking
only at ikea are there space allocated for cyclists. bangsar village chased me off their premises, wrote in a complain letter and they've responded amicably. looking forward to seeing more places with bicycle parking.
     


10.2011

wuyang 24" child bicycle
the headbadge
 

10.2011

wuyang 24" child bicycle
one of the 'four famous brands' of china, made in guangzhou, these bicycles are indigenous to southern china. as the name suggest, it is the symbol of guangzhou, where 5 immortals entered the city on the backs of rams.




they are tougher than they look and will last many lifetimes too. this particular model is a special size at 24" rim. it's a drop down top tube frame, with rod brakes and full oil-bath gear case. The standard classic frame for children.
     
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wuyang 24" child bicycle
unwrapping of bicycle packed and wrapped shipped from guangzhou, china
 

10.2011

guangzhou bicycle shop
welding on the pavement, it's business as usual. china has an amazing amount of local ingenuity.
         
   

2011

japanese post bike
a found item on the outskirts of Kuala Terengganu. equipped for heavy loads with front and rear carriers. these bicycles were the workhorses of the japan postal system. they were specially build for the postal office and flat terrain. the gear ratio is tough, 44T crank to 19T freewheel on a 26".





one size fits all, so it's pretty short. the handle bar oversized and tall with a harsher angle on the forks. here pictured totally stripped except for functional parts, it came with fenders, partial full gear case, hard shell leather seat, carriers front & rear with a heavy duty dual stand and a rear exterior drum brake on rods.
 

2011

japanese post bike
rebuilding in progress, freewheel, crank set, bottom bracket, hubs.
     


2011

japanese post bike
unwrapping of bicycle packed and wrapped as check in luggage, via firefly from kuala terengganu.
 

2011

air freight
check-in luggage on firefly from kuala terengganu to subang airport.
 


2011

kingdom bicycle 27" japan
rebuild with a few modifications and some new parts (bicycle/KD004W)
 

2011

kingdom bicycle 27" japan
rebuild in progress (bicycle/KD004W)
 

2011

paint job | cat
ulu kelang, supporting local cottage industry, across the river from my place. Din the tukang cat specialist.
 

2010

paint job | cat
paint job completed. (bicycle/KD004W)
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11.11.2010

paint job | cat
stripped and ready for paint job. japanese frame kingdom, powder coated dark blue. It is a good base for new coat. planning an off white with high gloss 2K paint job. plan to look for a cottage industry paint shop one which is not too busy preferably. (bicycle/KD004W)
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2011

critical mass | massa kritikal
“Critical Mass/Massa Kritikal Kuala Lumpur is a monthly bicycle ride to CELEBRATE cycling and TO ASSERT CYCLIST'S RIGHT to the road. CM is an idea not an organization” taken from it’s FB manifesto.
 

01.2011

roadstar bicycle | basikal
su-ann’s first ride. the proud new owner who’s gonna pimp the ride palate palette style!
 

01.2011

roadstar bicycle | basikal
after test run with setup, run of 16km from ampang to palate palette, set and all ready to go. rims are perfectly tuned and straight!
 

12.2010

roadstar bicycle | basikal
rebuilding in progress, freewheel, pedals, brakes quick-release seat clamp and wheel-truing.
 

26.09.2010

roadstar bicycle | basikal
finally assembled the bicycle. took it out for a short test ride before storage. will try it out a few more times before stripping it down for upgrading. the ride was smooth, brakes and seat good. sitting and handle position quite different from male frame. (26" female)
 

23.08.2010

roadstar bicycle | basikal
found a bicycle wholesaler in gombak with a stockpile of all sorts. almost went crazy going through the inventory. currently assembling my 3rd bicycle, 26" female frame with some modifications, sturmey archer 3 speed hub among other things. sourced old new stock of hub brakes, 2 full gear case and some other parts. will definitely be a regular at the bicycle warehouse.

 


2010

buckingham palace, london
touring london by foldie bike, london has never seem so accessible.
     

2010

the bicycle goes up
the bicycle is about 12kg, raising it took abit of effort but it’s actually not that hard.
 

2010

to mount a bicycle guide
Mounting bicycles on ceiling with found parts from local hardware stores.

download it here
pulley-mount-120524.pdf
 

2010

pulleys & parts
these parts are easily found at any local hardware store. It is important to get all of them together or bring parts of it along to make sure they all fit.
         


2009

ktm kuala lumpur
the parcel office, it arrived in one piece. thanks to my myammar friend who told me of the special bicycle parcel service.
 

2009

ktm tj pagar bicycle route
mapping out using google map
 

2009

ktm tanjung pagar station
the old tanjung station singapore, which now does not exist. taken over by the singapore government.
 


2009

ktm tj pagar bicycle diaries
first inter-countrytrip by bicycle. using the ktm special parcel service from tanjong pagar station in singapore to kuala lumpur landmark train station. picture of right before embarking on the trip. in front of LSD studio with flying pigeon bicycle.
 

07.2009

flying pigeon QE23 26" bicycle | basikal
rebuild for maiden voyage to kuala lumpur via train. front brakes using interim cable system.
 

24.06.2009

brake hubs | hub brek
set of wheels, hub brakes under the phoenix brand, shanghai china. 26" steel rims, OYAMA red line rubber tires, with shimano industry standard 16 teeth freewheel. a set of china made brake levers for cable release which I'm going to use for parts.
 


28.06.2009

flying pigeon QE23 26" bicycle | basikal
I've received my customised flying pigeon, started tweaking it up. looks black on the picture but actually dark olive green. encountered some problems when trying to fit the hub brake rims. the diameter of rim rods are 8.5mm and the original spec only fits 7mm. will need to file it down to fit new rims. I'll leave that for another day, for now I'll just admire it. took off front mudguard to replace. has a little dent. (26" male/single)

 


25.06.2009

brake levers | tuil brek
complete brake lever set for cable operated brakes. cast in steel, chromed and pre-installed in china. won't be using this set, but will use some parts for modifications to braking system.

took apart brake hub, need flat spanner No. 15 to adjust rear hub. brake pads looks hard to replace or find. should start looking for replacements at bicycle or motorbike shops.
 

02.07.2009

caliper | kaliper
got a cool new tool to help me in the modification of the brake system. it’s called a caliper by sellery tools “for external, internal and depth precision measurement”.
     

2008

guangzhou, china tour
2 of my favourite things, vintage photography and the classic bicycle
 

24.06.2008

seagull 26" bicycle | basikal
the first project bicycle. added a bullet light modified to use AA batteries, revolving bell, and the green industrial carrier. the pump fits snuggly to welded holders, only on older frames. the newer frames do not have this characteristic. this bicycle was stolen. (26" male/single)
 

24.06.2008

seagull bicycle | basikal
wasn't in great condition though it's new old stock. it worked very well, a real workhorse.