"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.
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)
Custom REKTA X MALDEA Custom Columbus MAX: 360mm, rake 20mm / Chris King Soto Voce grip nut
Paul Component Royal Flush / Tange Seki
Sylvan Lite or Shimano SPD
48t:15t / Dura-Ace 15t / Paul Royal Flush 48t / KMC 1/8"
Bontrager Race Cyclocross anatomic 40cm / Nitto Pearl 100mm
Fizik / Deda Ø27.2
H plus Son Archetype 32h / Armor (generic) 32h / Kenda C2C Tinker Juarez 700c x 23c
H plus Son Archetype 32h / GOrilla 32h / Kenda C2C Tinker Juarez 700c x 23c
Anti-rust solution, MKS alloy cages, MKS Alpha Fit straps,
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.
Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.
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 8 years ago.