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  • Transcontinental Race No4 Recap

    Posted on August 31 2016

    TCR Recap The fourth edition of the Transcontinental Race is over and couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s adventure. A race like this really teaches you to roll with...

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  • [SOLD] New Single Speed Thrasher

    Posted on March 01 2016

    This smooth weld aluminum frame has been built up with heavy duty components for the rider that wants to thrash. 35c tyres, front and rear brake, hood brakes and all...

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  • [SOLD] Scapin Conversion Complete

    Posted on March 01 2016

    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 /...

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  • [SOLD] F5 Stock Builds

    Posted on March 01 2016

    Our shop is brimming with stock builds ready to roll out the door. Classic F5 Pista clicks, modern F550 whips, F5 SSCX tricks and F5 Rebuild slicks. With various sizes,...

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  • [SOLD] Pre-Loved Single Speed Rebuilds

    Posted on March 01 2016

    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...

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  • [SOLD] Pre Loved Single Speed ¥2000

    Posted on March 01 2016

    This 54cm steel single speed build is in good condition. Brand unknown, comes ready to roll with front and rear brakes on a comfy pair of riser bars. Simple, no...

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  • F5 XCR Custom: Josh

    Posted on December 17 2015

    This is easily our favorite bike build of the year. This custom touring bike was built for Josh so that he can navigate the globe over the next few years....

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  • Holiday Hours

    Posted on December 15 2015

    We’re taking a festive break for Christmas. Below are our opening hours… if you’re waiting for a build with us, rest assured that our elves will be doing what they...

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  • Soigneur Magazine – Now In Stock

    Posted on December 15 2015

    We receive cycling magazines on the weekly, and this is by far one of the best we’ve seen. Soigneur Magazine hails from The Netherlands, and their combination of beautiful photographs,...

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  • MASH Premiere Recap

    Posted on December 15 2015

    This past Friday we hosted the official MASH Shanghai Premiere in our shop. Enthusiasts crammed inside, drinks in their hands, heads held high as we all cheered throughout the entire...

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  • [12/11] XMas Market

    Posted on December 08 2015

    This upcoming Friday is the monthly Night Market at ANKEN Life. To ring in the holiday season it’s been Christmas themed, with even more vendors and offerings than before. Everything...

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  • LAZER Helmets In Stock!

    Posted on December 08 2015

    There’s nothing more important than protecting your melon. If you can do it in style, then that’s a total bonus. Belgium helmet legends, LAZER, make arguably the best designed bike...

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  • RESTRAP Frame Bags In Stock!

    Posted on December 08 2015

    These just freshly landed at our shop in Shanghai. The ‘Carry Everything’ line from RESTRAP has been gaining traction quickly worldwide, and after seeing these bags in person it’s pretty...

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  • F5 Pista: Mirko

    Posted on December 08 2015

    This 60cm F5Pista Silver Element has been beautifully built with all the classic finishings. Complete with Gran Compe track hubs, stem, H Plus Son TB14 rims, BROOKS saddle and bar...

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  • [11/20] Night Market

    Posted on November 17 2015

    Anken Life is bringing back the pop-up night market for the second time and will be turning it into a monthly event. The event is inside the complex we’re located and...

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  • [10/23] Night Market

    Posted on October 13 2015

    Anken Life is bringing back the pop-up night market for the second time and will be turning it into a monthly event. The event is inside the complex we’re located and...

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  • The PACK at RHC Barcelona

    Posted on September 16 2015

    The Red Hook Crit series is slowly becoming a household name for any bike lover and is undeniably a ‘must attend’ in the field of international track bike riding. Two...

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  • F5 Pista Fully Flamed

    Posted on September 15 2015

    This beautiful 54cm fully flamed F5Pista has been built for longer distance city commuting. Complete with bullhorn bars, gumwall tyres, our Pista Groupset and a front brake. If you’re interested...

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  • Next Ride: Sun. 9/20

    Posted on September 15 2015

    Join us this 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...

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  • [9/19] Tour de Bund

    Posted on September 15 2015

    The Tour de Bund is back! Registration is closed, but if you enjoy some good heckling, you can swing on over to the Bund and cheer on the riders. This...

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  • The Life Of A Shanghai Track Bike

    Posted on September 08 2015

    Evolution is natural, especially when it comes to bicycles. For track riders (read: Fixed Gear Enthusiasts) this means the gradual change towards something entirely set up for city riding and...

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  • Guest Workshop

    Posted on September 08 2015

    We’re pleased to announce our first presenter in a series of Guest Workshops planned at F5, David Barrionuevo: How To Prepare For A Long Bike Trip. David is known worldwide...

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  • Looking For A Discount? 40% OFF SALE ITEMS

    Posted on September 08 2015

    It’s not uncommon to ask for a discount in China, in fact it happens on a regular basis here at F5HQ in Shanghai. We love being able to give back...

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  • F5CX Aluminum

    Posted on September 08 2015

    Another first for F5 is this aluminum CX complete bike – sized 53cm C-T and complete with a steel fork, painted in matte celeste green. We’ve set it up as 1×10...

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  • Movie Night: Thursday

    Posted on September 08 2015

    Join us thursday, Thursday 10th September for a movie night, F5 Style. We’ll be showing Nasu: Summer in Andalusia … one of the greatest animated cycling films of all time....

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  • Rapha Women’s 100

    Posted on September 03 2015

    This Sunday 26th, thousands of women around the world will be taking part in Rapha’s Women’s 100. It’s a challenge set to ride 100km anywhere, anytime during the day. Over...

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  • F550 Satin: El Momo

    Posted on September 01 2015

    This Satin F550 cruiser build hits all the marks. Gold highlights, incredibly nice components and a comfy high tower riser bar set up are exactly what’s needed for El Momo....

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  • BROOKS C17 Denim: In Stock

    Posted on September 01 2015

    We’re big fans of the Levis’ Commuter collection, and even bigger fans of the Brooks Cambium C17 saddle. Now it’s possible to have the best of both worlds under your...

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  • [For Sale] F5 Pista: Painting Prototype

    Posted on September 01 2015

    This is a brand new 56cm F5 Pista that we’ve had powder coated in a cool grey colour. All components are brand new, including the pista groupset, wheelset, saddle and...

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  • MW Black Camo – IN STOCK

    Posted on August 25 2015

    We’ve just restocked on all Mission Workshop bags, including the limited edition black camo Rummy, Vandal and Rambler. They’ve been ever so slightly upgraded with cobra buckles for the rucksacks, and...

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  • Back To School SALE

    Posted on August 21 2015

    Whether you’re going back to School, or a big kid returning to the grind-stone after the summer vacation, we’ve a deal for you. There has never been a better time...

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  • Night Market TONIGHT

    Posted on August 19 2015

    Come join us in a special pop-up night market tonight 6-10pm at our Anken Life complex. Once in a while we like to wind down on a friday with some special people...

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  • Workshop Wednesday

    Posted on August 18 2015

    The next in our series of workshop classes will be on Wednesday, August 26th. There’s no better feeling than a finely tuned bike – and nothing worse than a badly configured...

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  • F5 Cargo Bikes

    Posted on August 18 2015

    The latest exploration bike from the F5 workshop has been built with year-round commuting in mind. Using CrMo steel it has a double downtube for increased stability, an integrated rear...

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  • The TCR Recap

    Posted on August 18 2015

    A week after the race is over and I’m still having dreams about waking up and following the purple line. Two days after Ventoux, I was having a nap on...

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  • F550s: Ryan

    Posted on August 13 2015

    This 59cm is headed straight for the streets of Ohio. Built with our lattice chainring, Nitto B123 31.8mm drop bars, H Plus Son Formation Face and SL42 rims – this...

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  • F5 Road Avenger

    Posted on August 11 2015

    The latest road bike from the F5 stable has been built with all-round pleasure in mind. Using lugged Columbus Zona tubing it has the dampening qualities of steel and will...

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  • F5 SMASH

    Posted on August 11 2015

    This Saturday and Sunday, August 15 & 16 is the Tudou Festival here in Shanghai. It’s two days jam packed with music, art exhibitions, film screenings, vendors and yes –...

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  • Finishing the Transcontinental

    Posted on August 10 2015

    It felt like years to get the Third checkpoint. After the thrill of barreling south across France and then up and over the Alps to Italy, the remaining 75% of...

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  • F5 XLR8R Custom: Alex

    Posted on August 04 2015

    This is one of the first custom road bikes we ever built, and since then it’s been all over the world. Alex has ridden this bike through Europe, Taiwan, South...

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  • Rider Profile: Da Chao

    Posted on August 04 2015

    Meet the latest member of Factory Five; a tall, mullet-growing and bike-loving rider named Da Chao. He’s been fixing bikes himself before most of us knew how to ride! Name: Da Chao...

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  • Free Beer!

    Posted on August 04 2015

    Yes, you read that title correctly. Between August 4th and August 11th we’re offering a free pint of Asahi with every in store purchase over 100RMB. Beat the heat with...

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  • Factory Five Stockists

    Posted on August 04 2015

    Ever wonder where you can pick up F5 products worldwide? This growing list of our stockists should help you out. If you are interested in becoming an F5 Stockist, then please...

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  • Racing the Transcontinental

    Posted on July 28 2015

    Two hundred of us squeezed into the briefing room. We were handed our trackers and the instructions: hit the checkpoints as fast as we can and don’t do anything that...

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  • F5 Pista Custom : Blue Lady

    Posted on July 28 2015

    This little 48cm F5 Pista Custom is the perfect combination of elegant and timeless. A dark navy blue paint job is housed by chrome lugs, BROOKS finishings and a classic...

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  • F5 Pista Custom : Mellow Yellow

    Posted on July 28 2015

    Chrome lugs and a vibrant yellow paint job make this one standout custom F5 Pista. Complete with a PAUL Royal Flush crankset, PAUL hubs, H Plus Son TB14 rims, BROOKS...

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  • [For Sale] : NOS Fondriest Rebuild

    Posted on July 28 2015

    This early 90’s 56cm Fondriest road frame is in absolutely perfect condition, practically never ridden making it NOS (new old stock). It is made with Columbus Gara tubing, lugged and...

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  • The F5 Adventure

    Posted on July 28 2015

    This F5 Touring / Road bike is another new venture for Factory Five. Built with Columbus Zona steel tubing it is incredibly strong and surprisingly lightweight. This is a 57cm...

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