01. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: bisikleta, cycling · Tags: , , , ,

Cristy’s Bike Shop has been my go to bike shop for the longest time and it has always been in Cartimar even before I started cycling. Cristy’s has become something of an institution, really. A couple of days ago I asked Cristy for a bit of history.

Cristy got started in the bicycle business in Quiapo in 1965. By 1975, she decided to make a name for herself and started Cristy’s Bike Shop in Cartimar.  Several years ago the shop caught fire but you can’t really keep a good shop closed so Cristy’s doors soon reopened a few meters from its original location and, if I remember correctly, the current shop is bigger now.

New Cristy Trading
Bicycle Center
2156 Leveriza St., Pasay City, Metro Manila
551.2828; 0917-565.1833
limcristeta@yahoo.com

bikeshop sa christy'schristy’s
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;
cell:0918.920.3470

15. July 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: cycling, people · Tags: , , , ,

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 8-O 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.