Shibachan Ranch Market website here.
Last night I received a quick message from Yusuke-San to tell me his pleasure of riding his DeMonchaux Saint-Malo Single-Speeder.
Yusuke-San rides his Single-Speed Saint-Malo every week in the hilly roads of beautiful Shizuoka-ken.
Shibachan Ranch Market website here.
Titanium Fat Bike Project
Balthazar is the name of the 12L Champagne bottle.
It is also the name of the new bike under development.
DeMonchaux Balthazar is a Titanium Fat Bike designed for 26 x 4.8 tires.
Sea, Sun & Bicycle
It is the end of June and the temperature is swinging over 30 degree Celsius in Nagoya.
To escape the heat, I went for a refreshing ride on the coastal road in the southern tip of Chita Hanto (Peninsula).
The Chita Peninsula is a busy place during week-end and holidays but deserted during week days.
Which is precisely why it is a great place to go riding...On week day.
The ideal loop is to ride clockwise keeping the sea on the left side.
There is a 10km portion across the inner land patched with green rice fields where some white Japanese cranes were elegantly standing.
The ride along the sea is easy and few gentle hills are there to remind us that cycling is an ideal activity for burning fat.
The ride is perfect for road bike enthusiast and beginners.
The length can be adjusted depending of where you turn to get toward the east coast of the peninsula.
A good ride planning is to take into account the wind direction of the way back.
By the way, there is a great "Sea Water" Onsen at Toyohama.
Riding the DeMonchaux Porthos Ti Di2 on Chita Peninsula coast road.
And with 2 kids!
In 2006, Alice & Andoni stayed at my home for 1 week.
They came from Europe to Japan by bicycle.
During their one week stay we enjoyed riding the Japan Alps together.
After their break at my home, they left Japan to reach Alaska by boat...
Alice & Andoni left Belgium in 2004.
They rode 75.000 kms across 5 Continent and 57 countries.
Their daughter Maia was born in 2007 in Belgium and their son, Unai in Bolivia in 2011..
They now released a colorful 60 minutes film about their last 3 years bike trip with their two children.
If you have happen to be in Belgium now, go to see their film.
To see a lot of inspiring and beautiful pictures of their world bike trip, visit their homepage www.mundubicyclette.be .
Featured in Cycle Sports Road Bike Catalog 2014
DeMonchaux Titanium Porthos Di2 is featured in the Road Bike Catalog 2014 edition.
The catalog has 290 pages, it is Huge.
It features all the bicycles sold in Japan.
The DeMonchaux Porthos is the only Road Bike equipped with a Carbon Belt Transmission.
The Porthos is an unique bike.
It is a Full Titanium Order-Made roadie equipped with 26" Carbon wheels and Electronic inner gears.
If you are in Japan, go grab a the Cycle Sports "Road Bike Catalog 2014" at any book store.
DeMonchaux Porthos Di2 is featured on page 70.
DMCX Titanium SeatPost will smooth your riding experience!
After more than 10 years of using the La Tij Titanium seatpost, I finally took time to work on the evolution for this important part of bicycle component.
The Menhir Seatpost represents the culmination of DeMonchaux heritage in designing timeless bicycles and parts.
The Menhir seatpost is a full order-made Titaniuim seat tube.
Discover this new bicycle essential part here: Menhir Titanium Seatpost.
Last summer, Yusuke-San from Shizuoka-ken (Japan) contacted me and asked me to build him his dream Custom-made Single-Speed Titanium Road Bike based on the Saint-Malo frame design.
As Yusuke plans to equip his Saint-Malo with Campagnolo gears in the future, so the frame had to be designed with rear derailleur and gear cables routing.
The Saint-Malo is therefore designed with Road Bike specific Bottom-Bracket and rear drop out.
The Chain tension is adjusted via the magnificient White Industries ENO eccentric rear hub.
A great relaxed style Mountain-Bike handlebar
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