cartimar, pasay city
this is the shop floor where jun and his guys work on the bikes. this located at the back of the selling area. they really do have a lot of stuff hanging on the ceiling including a size 56 bottecchia.
christy’s is located at leveriza St., Cartimar, Pasay City. t:833.6196;
okay. i got a little lazy. bite me.
last 5th of july i got to attend the opening of mt pro bikes — a bikeshop located in pasong tamo, makati with lito benitez (rudy project) and vic espiritu (philippine cycling team). the place is a warehouse converted into an bike shop and its huge! i think it has more than 500 sqm. of floor space. they even have a half pipe in there.
there were mostly mountain bikes on display. there was a handful for downhillers and a couple of racers. there’s even one or two bikes using an axle for a drivetrain instead of chains.
i wasn’t familiar with the brand of bikes that they sell but most look really cool — commencal, cube and iron horse (thanks to lito for remembering).
btw, some of the pictures came out “blued” because of the lighting they used to display some of the bikes. the display were impressive though.
kwento. there were a lot of pretty promotional ladies around that night who essentially was there to usher in guests and just generally look, umm, pretty. one would expect that the ladies would compete with the bikes for the attention of the curious. that was not the case. most of the people were actually more interested with the bikes believe it or not. take, for example, the people i was with: lito and vic preferred to take pictures of the chainless bike than pay attention to the lady beside them. talk about obssessed with bikes.
this was the firs time i’ve been out socially since my stroke and it was… refreshing.