Specialized Shanghai

A month a go I went to the Specialized bike store with some Chinese rider friends. The manager Simon (a.k.a @刀疤川 ) is also a rider friend.

It is said to be the biggest bike shop in Puxi, quite well-equipped.

Love the photos they hung on the walls. I especially like this one.  ↑ (Damn I want to have one too!)

Han Han also goes there! ↓

Finally, the exact address: Jianguo Lu 221, near Jiashan Lu.

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Airwalk Shanghai

Alright. So big news – I’m getting my own fixie. On Tuesday I checked out Factory 5 and then Saturday I went to Airwalk Shanghai.

Didn’t get my chance to talk to the staff before the GQ journalists finish their work. Quite a popular place! As I was talking and taking pictures, cute guys just keep coming in with their fancy bikes that at one point it became very hard to concentrate on my bike hunt.

This one belongs to one of them. ↓ The owner of this bike is very low profile and decided to have his friend taken with the bike rather than himself.

 

Finally the exact address: 242 Julu Lu, near Ruijiner Lu.

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Factory Five & My First Night Ride

Just came back from my first night ride with the gang. Met lots of interesting people.

Finally took a pic for Tyler. And that’s 48×15 Vol. 2 he’s holding.

And I just had to get some biking spirit for myself…

↑ Laura, writer and journalist from Germany. That’s a new built she just got today.(What a beautiful bike!) She took the last pic of me and Tyler.

Inside Factory 5 ↓:

That’s Perry from Hongkong on the right.

And finally met Jeff. (with a huge flash)

Lewis from Scotland with his Factory 5 built.

Waiting at the gate to hit the road.

Night ride starts!

And guess what, we’ve got a tricycle (rickshaw?) ↑ and a tandem bike ↓

We biked pretty far (probably NOT so for many). I was almost exhausted from the pedalling a few times on the way because my non-fixie bike has small wheels and gears. But thanks to the timely stops in between, I made it all the way 🙂

And finally, Karta with the bamboo bike. [AgotoB.com] Let’s bring the bike culture back to China!

Location of Facotry Five: Jiangsu lu 876, near Huashan Lu

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GIANT Bike Store – Jianguoxi Rd. Hengshan Rd.

Address is: 441 Jianguo Lu, near Hengshan Lu

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