Meet Lanz My Utility Bike Relieving Terrenz Bike to Work Job

DSC06893Lanz is ready for night ride bike to work job and relieving Terrenz for my bike touring duty.

For all those, who don’t know I had a 2nd bike just like other bike enthusiasts out there and I would like to introduce to you Lanz my Utility Bike turned City Bike.  Utility Bikes are designed for commuting, shopping and running errands. They employ middle or heavy weight frames and tires and they often have internal hub gearing. To keep the rider clean, they often have full front and rear fenders and chain guards. To make the bike more useful as a commuter vehicle, they are often equipped with a basket. But wait there’s more, Lanz is the beneficiary of  Terrenz’s (my primary bike) old parts like shifter, RD, FD and the latest one is the Shimano Tiagra 52T crank that I just installed 4 days ago.

So far this utility bike of mine is all upgraded from its original stocks to Shimano’s entry level to a 6 speed Shimano Tourney drive train and the additional of Shimano Tiagra crank that has 52T/39T makes it a one hell of a monster utility bike and I am loving it.


Lanz now enjoys the new setup for longer ride.

Here’s Lanz specs:

Lanz Built Bike – Black Steel/Metal Frame with XCT Rigid fork
Specialized Stem or Handle Post (Silver)
Specialized Handle Bar/Straight bar (Black)
Pro Palm with ergonomic palm rest hand grips (from Terrenz)
Shimano Tourney (SIS) Rear Derailleur (Bought from a Friend)
Shimano Tourney (SIS) FD (Bought from a Friend)
Shimano Tourney (SIS Index) 3 x 6 speed shifters
Built-in Generic 6 Speed Cogs
Built-in Generic Chain
Built-in Generic Mechanical Disc Brake set
Built-in Generic Brake Rotors bolt type
Grant saddle with suspension and gel pad
Leo Tires Made in the Philippines 26×1.75 (Blue & Red)
Aeges Double Walled Rims 36 holes

Cateye Velo 9 Cyclometer 9 functions
Shimano body bag for tools

DSC06907My handle bar with accessories. Looks familiar? Yes it is from my big bike.

Having said that, Lanz final test begun the past 4 days ago and he passed my expectations and I was so impressed with its performance really, no pun intended because I was able to maintained a good cadence and a stayed at 30 KPH by staying at 39T and 13T gear shift thanks to my extra Cateye accessories and sensor I was able to measure it. Not to mention that there is no chain drop at all and I am so amused on the sound it makes on the derailleurs its like music to my ears really. I wish I could record it. 🙂


I am anticipating that I will meet difficulty on up hills but my new set up prove me wrong one more time because it is easier to climb up and down even if I stayed at 52T ring and play on the cogs. Not to mention I don’t have to exert more effort pedaling up it you don’t believe it I am more than willing that you take my bike for a climb in Antipolo City or Timberland’s The Wall.


For this I give it a 10 out 10 kudos/score. 😀 I never regret I made extra effort to upgrade this haha and I decided that Lanz will be the reliever, he got promoted from a supermarket/home bike to city bike and he will be my bike to work companion from this day onwards. For this, I want to share some places me and Lanz visited the last 2 days at the big city including the trails or dirt road going to Avilon Zoo to my crib. Enjoy!

  DSC06906  At Marikina man made hanging bridge.

DSC06908Marikina Riverbanks and glimpse of SM Marikina on the background.

DSC06909Terrenz’s Red & Blue Leo Tires Made in the Philippines at the Marikina Riverbanks and LRT on the background.
DSC06910 DSC06911Bike selfie oh yeah. Haha!
DSC06912Top view angle please haha. 😀
DSC06913Average speed 14.8KPH not bad for a Utility turned commuter bike.
DSC06914At Riverbanks Mall while waiting for the passersby to cross the street.
DSC06915Lanz belongs to this Chocho Train?
DSC06916Riverland Express, Lanz and friends. LOL!
DSC06917 DSC06918Oh wait, can I join the gang! Nice timer shot taken via Sony CyberShot. Haha!
DSC06919At Marikina City Clock Tower.
DSC06920DSC06928Montalban Church, Rizal
DSC06929In this day, they are celebrating the Feast of Viva Sto. Niño.
DSC06930At Wawa River reservoir, on the background is the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.
DSC06931 DSC06932 DSC06933
The other side of the river.
Yours truly, Kalongkong Hiker.
DSC06935The suspended water.
DSC06936The drainage on the other side.
DSC06937Let’s take a closer look.
DSC06938Thumbs up because from Ortigas to Montalban I am safe without roadside repair on my bike. Kudos to me!  🙂
DSC06939Is this a gang sign? No it’s not, it’s a peace sign with a thumbs up sign. Sorry forgot to remove the thumbs up haha.
DSC06940At the trails/dirt/rough road of Avilon Zoo 500 meters before our rented house and soon our home.
DSC06941 DSC06942At the Gate 1 of Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation and School of Practical Veterinary Mgt. Inc.
DSC06943Where’s the Avilon sign?
DSC06944Take 2, take 2. There you go. That beard haha. Missing Team BMB (Bagets Meets Bigote MTB Bikers)
DSC06945 A rest stop at a Sari-sari store for a ice-cold Mountain Dew. The favorite soft drink for Mountaineers and MTB Riders.

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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