Marhaban Ya Habibi Ya Rasulallah

Today, 12 Rabiul Awwal Hijriah according to popular opinion is the birthday of prophet Muhammad pbuh. The other is 8 Rabiul Awwal.  No matter what the date is, the important thing is that we love our prophet so much for the sacrifices he did for us and we know he too loves us very much. As mentioned in the Qur’an on the last two verses of Surah At Taubah (The Repentance);


There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves.

Grievous to him is what you suffer;

[he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful.


But if they turn away, [O Muhammad], say, “Sufficient for me is Allah ;

there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied,

and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.”


Sallu Alaih.

Modding Road Bike Frame To Stay Current

I had an old road bike frame with the shifters mounted on the down tube. I like the frame because it was quite light for an aluminium frame, only about 1.7+ kg and the aero design. Since I prefer disc brake rather than rim brake, I decided to rework the frame so that I can use disc brake plus some changes to the cables routing and an additional water bottle on the seat tube. Here are the brief details of the work done;

Brake cable runs through inside the top tube, cable holder welded on the seat stay, mount for disc brake welded and extra water bottle cage mounting on the seat tube created. A slice of 8 mm aluminium tube welded on the seat tube, to make it thicker, before holes were drilled and tapped. Also mounting for the side stand on the chain stay removed

Old brake cable holders on top tube removed as also the mounting for shifters on the down tube. Stoppers for shifter cable housing were then welded underneath. The carbon fork bought from Ebay and cable holder fashioned from aluminium tube glued to it with resin

Here is the finished bicycle, a Gravel Bike running 700x32C tyres.

MotoGP Sepang 2018 Friday Practice Pictures

Here are some pictures of practice 1 & 2 shot at the last corner of the circuit located at the Grandstand which is opened to the public on first day of the event.  As for tomorrow, I will be shooting at the Hillstand.


The early morning crowd.


Pictures from Practice 1 and 2.


…and some pictures from the mall area.