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
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!
Marikina Riverbanks and glimpse of SM Marikina on the background.