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[FOR SALE] Scapin Conversion Complete

With over 50 years of building experience, second hand vintage Scapin frames don't roll through Shanghai very often. This 54cm road frame has been converted to a singled speed / fixed gear with completely brand new components. It looks great and carries a story. Just ¥5,000 - first come first serve!

F5 Sunday Ride: This Sunday 10h00

     

Join us on Sunday morning for a ride around this awesome city. We'll be hooking up some of Shanghai's finest routes for a whirlwind loop.

It all starts at 10h00 from Factory Five and the route will take us 2-3 or so hours. We'll be back, if we ride fast enough, around 13h00.

The pace will be brisk, reaching 30-35kmph when possible. It's open to fixed-gear, single-speeds and road bikes. Please wear a helmet. It's unsupported too, so tools and spares are necessary in case of roadside repairs.

The next ride is this Sunday the 5th. If you'd like to join - essential that you sign up by RSVP here or shoot us a shoutout@wearefactoryfive.com

F550 Matte Black: Seth

We're firm believers that bikes should be ridden and only get better looking with age. Seth picked up this F550 Matte Black from us almost 3 years ago, and has been riding it around Shanghai everyday ever since. It's a serious street masher and if you've ever seen him around town then you know he rides fast, and brakeless. Complete with a PAUL Royal Flush crankset, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Cinelli riser bars, Miche Advanced Supertype seatpost and San Marco saddle - this is just one of those bikes that's impossible not to fall in love with. Check out the shots below!

The Toonie Crit

Our friends over at The Pack have been really busy organizing their Montreal based crit series for the summer. Just this pas weekend was the first of 10 races and according to team captain Bruno Labelle, it was pretty damn awesome. They had 40 racers and twice as many spectators, an awesome turnout for the first of the summer. Apparently Josh Tyrell from the State Bicycle team was an absolutel animal and crushed it in the expert series. Good job man! 

The course they laid out seems pretty technical, with one hard 180, one soft 180, 2 chicanes, and 2 90 degree turns. The course length is very short too, just 1km. Gophrette was there as usual taking some killer photos, including this one of the Pack team on their custom F550s framesets. Can't wait to see more pics from over the summer!

F5 Road Custom: Kolja

This smooth welded custom road frame was built for Kolja with inner cable routing and custom decals. Completed with select components like the SRAM Force groupset, Mack Superlight, Thomson, 3T and H Plus Son it weighs in at only 8.2Kg. If you're interested in something similar then drop us a line. Full specs below!

Frame:
Factory Five Road Custom with Full Carbon Fork

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Force 53/46

Pedals:
Shimano Ultegro

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM Force (53-46) / SRAM Force (11-25)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram Force

Handlebars/Stem:
3T / Thomson

Saddle/Seatpost:
Prologo Kappa Evo PAS / Thomson

Brakes:
SRAM Force

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Mack Superlight

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Mack Superlight

Saturday June 27 : Charity Fitness Bootcamp

The best of the best in fitness are all joining forces for one weekend to help raise funds for Violetta Mikhailova. Violetta is a Pilate’s instructor who was in a brutal car accident on May 30th. Her hospital bills have exceeded 300,000 RMB! Come join us on Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th to raise money to help this young lady out. Some of the best personal trainers, Cross Fitters, yogis, dancers and group exercise instructors are all putting on an all-day group exercise extravaganza to “save” Violetta! Classes offered will range from Muay Thai boxing, yoga, belly dancing, spin, boot camp and many more.  Not only will there be amazing classes offered to whip your booty into shape, but there will be raffled prizes for free training, Chinese lessons, gym passes, Adidas gear and much more. After the sweaty day of work outs there will be an after party at our shop on Saturday night, with happy hour all night long. 

In order to Register Scan QR Code below and leave your full name with Subject Line "Save Vita" and the organizers will confirm with you within 24 hours.

 

July 4th : Ride Bikes & Drink Beer

We've teamed up with Westwood Ales to bring you a full day filled with our two favorite hobbies, riding bikes and drinking beer. On Saturday, July 4th starting at 2pm from Factory Five, we will cruise the city making a few beer stops along the way at The Tipsy Fidler and Reberg Brew Pub. The night will finish back at our shop where Amelia's will be BBQing their delicious sausages and pints of Westwood Ale will be just 30RMB all night long.

200RMB gets you into the ride, one of the limited edition t-shirts, a pint of beer to start the ride and a pint at each of our stop locations as well. Yes, it's a killer deal. Spots for the ride are limited to 50 people so if you want in you've got to pre-register. The after party is open to anyone else who doesn't feel like riding but wants to enjoy cheap craft beer and delicious food. Runs late!

[FOR SALE] Pre-Loved Single Speed Rebuilds

Two fantastic bikes up for grabs in our shop right now. Both frames are classic road bike conversions, originally hand made in Italy but set up for Shanghai smashin'. Take a look and give us a shout if you're interested!

1. Bianchi 58cm Conversion - 3,666RMB

  • Shimano 600 hubs, brakes and drivetrain
  • Front and rear lights included, additional Kryptonite U-lock for 300RMB

2. Bottecchia 56cm Conversion - 3,666RMB

  • Shimano 105 hubs, Mavic rims, Shimano 105 drivetrain and brakes
  • Front and rear lights included, U-lock included

F5 Road Custom: Michael

Another first for F5 is Michael's completely custom 11 speed classic road build. Made with Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing this bike has been designed down to the last milimeter with absolutely everything being bespoke. Inner cable routing, fillet brazing and all the personal tweaks. Built with select components like Chris King, Mack Superlight, Fabric, Ritchey and Dura Ace it weighs in at only 8.3Kg. If you're interested in something similar then drop us a line.

Frame:
Factory Five Custom, Columbus XCR Stainless Steel tubing

Headset:
Chris King Sotto Vocce 1 1/8"

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace 9000

Pedals:
Shimano Ultegra

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace 9000 (50-34) / Campagnolo Chorus (11-28)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura Ace 9000

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Classic

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fabric Carbon, Ritchey Classic

Brakes:
Dura Ace 9000

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mack Superlight 

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mack Superlight

10% OFF All Stock Builds

From now until July 1st, 2015 we're offering 10% off all stock builds. Drop by the shop, check out what we've got on display and pick something that's right for you. Just print out the coupon below or show it to us on a mobile device. Only one coupon per customer, valid in store only and cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. This coupon is not valid towards previous purchases. If you find a bike you like and want to swap out some components, just ask one of us and we can talk about it. Enjoy!