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Custom Columbus MAX "Asong Asero" Track

"Asong Asero" means Iron Dog in Tagalog. Made with Columbus MAX tube, this frame set was designed and built with the "AS-KAL" (asong kalye) or street dog in mind: quick, agile and always ready to pounce. With the collaboration of Ave Maldea, our favorite local frame builder, this machine was able to embody all of the characteristics mentioned above.

Frame:
Custom REKTA X MALDEA Custom Columbus MAX: TT 54cm (effective), ST 54cm (effective), BB drop 50mm, CS 360mm, HT 140mm, HTA 77º, STA 77º (effective)

Fork/Headset:
Custom REKTA X MALDEA Custom Columbus MAX: 360mm, rake 20mm / Chris King Soto Voce grip nut

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Paul Component Royal Flush / Tange Seki

Pedals:
Sylvan Lite or Shimano SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48t:15t / Dura-Ace 15t / Paul Royal Flush 48t / KMC 1/8"

Handlebars/Stem:
Bontrager Race Cyclocross anatomic 40cm / Nitto Pearl 100mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik / Deda Ø27.2

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H plus Son Archetype 32h / Armor (generic) 32h / Kenda C2C Tinker Juarez 700c x 23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H plus Son Archetype 32h / GOrilla 32h / Kenda C2C Tinker Juarez 700c x 23c

Accessories:
Anti-rust solution, MKS alloy cages, MKS Alpha Fit straps,

More Info:
During the process of building this frame, we realized that because of the shape of the MAX toptube, the most convenient and practical way to go about with the seattube/toptube cluster is to cut a hole thru the toptube and insert the seattube thru it. Just like the GT way. The track ends are a one-off water jet affair. They are made to measure specifically for the angles of this frame's rear triangle. Rock 'n' raw finish for now.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Black Pearl & Crystal Fellow
  3. New Cockpit
  4. Risers
  5. Contrast Crank Set

Current Stage Info:

Added some paint accents on the raw frame. Also trying out the Paul crank set in contrasting color way. loving the new CX drop bars too!

Added by manilanimal. Last updated over 4 years ago.

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Add1x

Add1x says:

HT and ST angles looks different...

Posted 7 months ago

jakol

jakol says:

Beautiful bike! Just wondering, is this in Japan? Did you have to register the bike (if you were there for a visit)? Because I saw that local bikes there are registered :)

Posted over 2 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Very awesome frame all around! but may I ask: what made you go for a straight blade fork?

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

why not? all the rest of the frame is tight, compact, angular and stiff in the right places. why wouldn't i go for a stiff straight fork. there's not much rake there to begin with anyway.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Oh, no it's cool. It's just normally when I see that kind of fork with those lugs I think about 1 1/8 in. on a Bareknuckle. I'm use to the flat crown forks like on NJS Keirin bikes.

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

cool. i prefer the flat crowns with round blades too. most of my other builds has those. but i like these chunky MAX blades too. especially with a ø1" standard steerer. also, they came with the tube set.

Posted almost 5 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Sick dropouts! Style like you don't see anymore.

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

ganda sir!

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

salamat bro

Posted almost 5 years ago

JesseShotland

JesseShotland says:

this is rad. AWESOME drop outs.

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

thanks

Posted almost 5 years ago

sonomike

sonomike says:

Iron dog means iron dog in English

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

woa! sorry about that, grammar nazi. my bad, hehe

Posted almost 5 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

this is so rad

Posted almost 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

thanks

Posted almost 5 years ago

theNongFXD

theNongFXD says:

my inspiration for every raw-finished bike.. great build serKiks!

Posted about 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

salamat bro

Posted almost 5 years ago

Myketorio

Myketorio says:

Solid to sir Kiks :)

Posted over 5 years ago

manilanimal

manilanimal says:

thanks man

Posted almost 5 years ago

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