Words and photos by Mangky (@mangky)
Hi! My name is Mangky, and I’m from Bandung, Indonesia. I am a product designer in a fashion company. I like creating artwork of various kinds of bicycles, making them look tiny, which I call BANTET ART. Check out a few examples below.
I have loved bicycles since I was a kid. My dad has the same passion, too. He has several types of bicycles, namely mountain bikes, including some vintage ones, and road bikes, too. In 2010, I started admiring bicycle components, and before long I had my first own bike.
At that time, I intended to buy a different bicycle from the ones my dad has, so as to add to our collection. So, I decided to buy a folding bike, starting with Dahon and Brompton. Lately, I’ve become interested in gravel bikes as well, and now I have Cinelli Zydeco, my one and only gravel bike.
A selection of Mangky’s unique BANTET mini bicycle illustrations, all inspired by various photos he stumbled across online. See more on Instagram using the hashtag #BantetArt.
This vintage Kona Explosif actually belongs to my dad, but he let me borrow it for a bikepacking trip I was planning out to Mt. Papandayan, Garut, Indonesia, which is how it’s pictured here. It’s a mostly Shimano Deore DX build with rim brakes and 26″ wheels. I added a mix of bikepacking bags from a handful of different brands, as well as a pair of cargo cages on the fork.
- Frame/Fork Kona Explosif
- Rims Weinmann Zac 19
- Hubs Shimano Deore DX
- Tires Maxxis Crossmark 26 x 2.10″
- Handlebars Scott AT-2 LF
- Headset FSA
- Crankset Shimano Deore DX
- Pedals Wellgo QRD
- Cassette Shimano Deore DX
- Derailleur Shimano Deore DX
- Brakes Shimano Deore DX
- Shifter(s) Shimano Deore DX
- Saddle Selle Royal
- Seatpost Kona
- Stem Tioga
- Front bags Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack
- Frame bags Urbncase
- Rear bags Ortlieb Seat-Pack
- Accessory bags Urbncase Audax Randorunner Indonesia series Bottle/Feed bag
- Other accessories Specialized KEG Bottle Keg Storage
You can keep up with Mangky on Instagram @mangky.
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