I went to China last month for Asian FIxed Gear Championship and I met the founder of Colossi, Jan Kole. As a gift for his great hospitality during my trip to Shenzen, I’ve decided to make a short documentary about his factory. You’ll be suprise to see how big the factory is and with how many big brands they work with. Can’t name it here but trust me you’ll be suprise. See it yourself how do they do it in Asia (building frames). Thanks for everything Jan and Sander. I owe you guys bigtime!
Skinny, dark skin tone, can be a looud and shy person depends on his mood. Apis Jyeah, the fastest cat in town. No one can really argure with the fact that he got the fastest leg at the moment. He won almost everything single race he took part this year. Please don’t be confuse in between him and Pharell Williams. Because they both looks almost the same. Shout out to Efendy Mesebah for this awesome photos. Checkout the rest of the interview with the owner of this bullet legs..
Muhamad Hafiz aka Apis Born in the year 1985.Work as Assistant Manager in F&B sector.
I also do some photography during my free time (Check out my flickr site). I just got sponsored by Colossi.
2. How did you started riding fixed gear?
I’ve started build & riding fixed gear bike since I was in secondary school in the year 2000. I just use it for commute ride from point A to point B. Its been a while since I get off from the saddle after finish school in 2002, I got busy working ever since. After seeing a good progress on fixed gear scene in Malaysia, I got myself back on the saddle in 2010. I built my 1st track bike and keep on riding until now.
Fixed fest 2012 Jakarta.Big thank to my buddy Faz and dura for introduce me to Sander Kole.(I owe you guys BIGTIME!) Sander was looking forward for a potential rider to ride along with Colossi team.After a few conversation and knowing about my achievement in the fixed gear scene,they agreed to hook me up.
To be honest,it seems that the scene now days are getting more interesting here in Malaysia. There’s more and more fixed gear event that been held. As example the Kuala Lumpur International Fixed Gear Tournament (KLIFGT) come to its 2nd time this year. For me it is the biggest event for fixed gear scene in Malaysia. I’m would be glad that people around the world now will recognise us here.
6. Who’s your favourite riding/training buddy?
There’s no specific name here, I just ride along with anyone out there. The usual guys (you know who you are)
7. Who’s your favourite track and road riders?
Of course my national track cyclist Azizul Hasni Awang.He makes us Malaysian proud!
8.Favourite route to ride in Malaysia?
Streets of Kuala Lumpur, Genting Sempah, Johor Bahru.
9.When you’re not cycling, what else do you do during your free time?
Hangout! Other than that I do photography ,mostly portraiture and landscape.
10. What do you think about fixed gear scene in Malaysia for the next 2-3 years?
Well I hope that the scene now will keep it momentum going and keep it growing. With more frequent of cycling/fixed gear event that been organised, I believe it will stay alive.
11. Any last shout out?
1st of all I would praise to God for the blessing. To my family, friends that keep supporting and sponsor.Keep on riding and ride safe.
More pictures here
Last week some of us gathered to celebrate my new place and we had a bbq/dinner together. As a Muslim, we’ll be celebrating Aidilfitri tomorrow after a month of fasting. We would love to wish to all of our muslim and non muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir dan Batin!
Here down here is a photos of some of us at my place during that night. It was a great night and we all had fun! Too bad some of some can’t make it to complete the group photos… Can’t wait for the next ghatering! Photo by Firhan Fikrin.
P/S: M.I.A – Duraath, Afeeq, Shahrul, Val Halla, Marty (Australia), Nelson (Australia), Nizam, Na’im, Hadi, Naim Mazali and Shamil.
For some of you who already know this guy up here is my real brother from another mother. This may sounds gay but I just can’t believe what we’ve been through together because the fact that we only know each other thru internet during the early stage of our friendship. Now we’re both riding in the same team for Leader Bike USA and Peonfx. We spent some time during his lunch hour to get some photos for Peonfx new products. Checkout the rest of the interview with the one and only Rudy Melo.
1. Introduce yourself.
Hi, I am Rudy Melo, I was born in Brazil and live in London, UK. I ride for Leader Bike USA, The 5th Floor, Brick Lane Bikes and Peonfx. I like travelling, design, photography, fashion, old VWs, old vespas, coffee and love cycling.
4. You’ve been riding and race all over the world. Tell me the different between riding in UK, US and Asia and which one is you favourite?
I love riding in London. The US was really cool to ride, I really liked the wide roads and good weather, that is the west coast and from what I have experienced, I really enjoyed riding there. Malaysia was crazy man, the traffic is mad, scooters everywhere, weaving in and out of traffic, which was fun, it was also very HOT and humid as hell, but I like it, I prefer to ride in hot weather. Some day I would like to ride the East Coast of US, Jakarta, which I heard is crazy, some European Alps and Japan.
6. When and where is your next race and what’s you plan for the rest of the year?
7. Hows the fixed gear scene in London?
London scene has died down, comparing to 2/3 years ago, but The 5th floor keeps the riding side of fixed gear alive and Track cycling in London is great, Herne Hill has a great community and vibe, you hardly see any hipsters there, sometimes you do, but the regulars there are real cycling enthusiasts.
Muhamad Aldjaidi is a good friend of mine from Jakarta Indonesia. He ride for Rocket Company Jakarta which I believe one of the sickest bike shop in the world! Mamad is a great guy on and off the bike. Another humble and shy person but he’s definately one of my favourite guy to hangout with whenever Im in Jakarta. He dont looks like Indonesian isn’t he? Yeah because he’s originally from Yaman and not to forget he’s also a vegetarian. No wonder he’s damn fast once he get on his bike. Miss you buddy!
From now on we have a new segment for featured rider, highligting some of the great rider I ever know on the street. For the first one, Im honoured to introduce you to my homeboy Mior Amir. One of the most humble human I ever met. He’s a very soft spoken guy but trust me once he get on his bike, he will turn into a beast! A good friend and no doubt a great rider aswell. Checkout his interview below.
My name is Mior Amir Aizat, I’m 26 and from KL. Test Engineer at MIMOS. I love to play futsal and travel.
2. What’s your current setup?
Cinelli Mash 2010 Green,
Omnium with Zen,
front Zipp 808 and rear Deep V,
Deda Zero100 road bar.
Selle Italia SLR
Regardless of today’s trend reason behind is because of its simplicity, easy setup, less expensive but the main reason is because of the art of riding track bike in the street, brakeless.
4. What do you think about our local scene?
Growing and keep on growing. The culture, our involvement and contribution to fixed gear scene make us prominent among others. The successful of KLIFGT shows how capable we are. Fixed gear is now everywhere. All we need is more races and events to keep it coming.
Azizul Hasni for sure, his successful career as a sprinter makes Malaysia renowned for its cycling culture. Beast in two wheels, what else can I say? Rainier Schaefer one of the earliest members from mash sf, he looks so fucking fast from the vids. One of my favourite setup unfortunately I couldn’t get any vigorelli
6.Favourite route to ride?
Busy traffic, hills, Genting Sempah. Period.
6. Your future plan for 2012?
Looking forward to the next crit haram, fixed fest Jakarta 2012, KLIFGT 2012 ??
7. Any shoutout?
Don’t forget to wear your helmet. Ride safe. Swag.