While stuck in traffic on the streets of New Manila, next to my car was a boy on his bike with the front part a carrier rather than just a wheel just like this photo:
Since we were in traffic, I rolled down my window and asked questions. It was a 9-speed bike and he said it was actually quite easy to use around the metro. He said it wasn’t his but his boss’ bike and he’s taken it everywhere in Metro Manila but wants to use it to to bike tour to Pampanga.
Yes, we were in traffic for that long. Next time I see this boy around, I’m gonna make sure I take a photo of him and his ride!