Bike check! Melvin’s Histogram

This is Melvin’s 2nd bike. While he was riding to Tagaytay with his classic bike, his fork broke in half. Wanting to get back to the scene asap, he immediately bought this frameset. This setup has gone through a lot. From those weekly hardcore PNKMSY rides to his daily commutes in Manila. Amidst the prestige of this frameset, he severely abused it, and up to this day, still gets beaten up with his rides. This build is an empitome of the term “used and abused”.

Frame: Cinelli Mash Histogram
Fork: Columbus
Headset: Columbus

Handlebar: Cinelli Vai
Stem: ITM Alcor
Grips: Red Hook Crit
Saddle: Cinelli Mash
Seat post: Cinelli Vai

Cranks: SRAM Omnium
Chainring: Truvativ
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Shimano PD-M505

Hubs: Miche
Rims: Miche Pistard
Tires: Vittoria Randonneur


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