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Old 03-18-09, 12:22 PM   #51
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Bridgestone Raku-Raku

Bridgestone Raku-Raku - Size 22/24, Nexus 3-Speed, Front Bridgestone Tentamushi Hub, Stainless Carrier / Rims, Adjustable Seat Height, and OGK Baby Carrier or Basket. Special features of this bicycle are the lowered frame and adjustable seat height for easy handling. I personally choose the color scheme on the frame and fender.

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Seat mechanism for seat height adjustment.


3-Speed Control & Seat height adjustment.

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Old 03-18-09, 12:32 PM   #52
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Coming !!! Special Feature

Coming !!! Special Feature "Pedicabs"

A variety of three wheelers locally fabricated in the Philippines and use for public transport and commuting.
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Wow, those umbrella holders...we need those here.
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Cool thread Sancycles.

Have you ever seen/built a sporterized Jitensha or Mamachari?

In other words, a bike of this type thats been stripped down to the bare essentials...no fenders, racks or baskets. Etc.
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Old 03-19-09, 12:25 PM   #56
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Cool thread Sancycles.

Have you ever seen/built a sporterized Jitensha or Mamachari?

In other words, a bike of this type thats been stripped down to the bare essentials...no fenders, racks or baskets. Etc.
Yes, I regularly stripped down Jitenshas to get the special parts. It's more cheaper to stripped down a bicycle to get parts instead of buying new parts which is expensive. I'll post one bicycle stripped down.
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I spent two months in Cebu winter before last. Besides the Bicycle Taxis I saw a few "Guerrilla Bikers" plying the streets. Mostly they looked like men going to and from laborer jobs. Usually on cheap mountain bikes in varied states of repair, outfitted in cut off shorts, T shirts and flipflops with a T shirt covering their heads like a mask to filter out the diesel fumes.

While on our morning walk we saw a white guy climbing up Maria Louisa Road. He didn't speak but was out of the saddle huffing and puffing. Ten minutes later he came coasting back down.

Riding a bike in Cebu City proper looked like a sure way to get hurt. The automobiles, vans and jeepneys do not give way to pedestrians OR bicyclists!
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Stripp down

Here's how a mamachari looks after a stripped down. This bike belongs to my friend. He transfered the 3-Speed, Stainless Fenders / Carrier and Nexus Dynamo Hub to his other bike which has alloy frame. The stainless steel rims will soon to follow.


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Service Bike

Marfeel - Size 20, single speed, no shinning accessories except handlebar and bell. My service bike for going to groceries and going errands. Something useful during the rainy season. Who knows I may one day decide to give it a new look. I bought this bicycle primarily because it has stainless steel rims which are rarely found in size 20 bicycles. I installed the stainless rims in one of my bicycle. The frackers handlebar was used here to match the plastic basket. The tires are worn out so gum side tires was used as replacement. Usually white side tires are preferables among cyclist of Japanese bicycles.

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Here's how a mamachari looks after a stripped down.

I'd ride it.
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Wow, look at that lax head tube angle! I bet Mama could breastfeed a baby in her arms and ride no-hands.

I'd love to see a mamachari all tricked out, just for fun.
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Divoi - Malabon City

Divoi - Malabon City
Bridgestone - Size 26, Alloy Frame, Stainless Rims / Spokes / Basket / Carrier, 3-Speed, Front Dynamo Hub, Umbrella Holder, and Rear and Front locks.

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Wilson - Malabon City

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Bridgestone - Size 27, 3-Speed, Front Dynamo Hub, Stainless Basket / Spokes.

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Ben - MAlabon City

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Miyata - Size 26, Alloy Frame, Stainless Basket / Carrier / Rims / Spoke, 3-Speed, & Front Dynamo Hub.

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Andrea - Malabon City

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Salamat Po Sanscycles,keep them coning!
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Custom Bicycle

I got the frame from a Yamaha PAS Electric Bike and had the bottom bracket machined for a regular bicycle. Stainless Steel rims, spokes, fenders & basket were installed with a Nexus 3-Speed Hub and Nexus Dynamo Hub. A 2nd hand baby / child carrier was repainted with new upholstery and safety belt to follow.


Stainless Basket - Medium size which is consired rare in our place.


Alloy Brake


Front Wheel - Stainless Steel rim, with long reflectors, Nexus Dynamo Hub.


Handlebar - with Nexus 3-Speed Shifter and bell.


Headlight - Powered by the Nexus Dynamo Hub.


Bottle Holder - Space used by the battery when it was an electric bike.


Child/Baby Carrier - This carrier was installed a few hours ago. Uphostery & safety belt to follow.


Hard Lock


Anti-Swing Lock

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Keep 'em coming Sancycles!

This is one of my favorite threads, these bikes have soul.
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Very interesting change from when I was in the Philippines as a kid. Very few bicycles in use in the 1950s and early 60s. The family was in Batangas as my father was manager of the Caltex oil refinery there.

About the only time I saw a group of bikes was when the "Tour of Luzon" came through the area once a year. Other than that very few in use either in Batangas or Manila, at least that I noted. That was soon enough after WW2 that I suspect most prewar bicycles had been confiscated by the Japanese during the occupation and sent to Japan for the steel. I was told it had happened to most pre war cars there.
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Bicycle Show

Coming this April 18, 19, 2009 is the 2nd Aklat Foundation Bicycle Show. Site is the Malabon City Amphitheater. This would be my 3rd bicycle show and again will be handling the entries. Again I'll be taking pictures of all the participants and will be posting them on the net with their permission. This time aside from the regular commuters bicycle - Jitenshas (Japanese Bicycle) will are expecting custom made bicycles, lowriders, and restored classic cruisers.
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Bridgestone Utility Bike

Bridgestone Utility Bicycle - Size 22, 3-Speed, Stainless Steel Rims / Spokes, National White Side Tires, Bottle Holder, Umbrella Holder, Green Spoke Reflectors, Chromed Basket, Heavy Duty Center / Side Kick Stand with Stainless Springs, and Expandable Chromed Carrier.

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Bridgestone - Size 24/26, Nexus Dynamo Hub, 3-Speed, Stainless Steel Rims, Stainless Basket, and Child Carrier.

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Sancycles, do any of your customers ever buy helmets from you?
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Sancycles, do any of your customers ever buy helmets from you?
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I don't sell helmets since they are available at the local bicycle store. Only mountain bike & racer riders buy them. Since our city doesn't have any highways and Jitensha bicycles are used for commuting short distances like market, groceries and schools cyclists just simply wear hats and caps. Sad to say, there isn't any city ordinance or law that requires helmet usage for bicycles. As for me and my son we use helmets during long trips when using our bicycles.
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