5 questions for finding the right bike

Photo by Stefan Georgi | Licensed with Creative Commons

Ah, the eternal question – what kind of bicycle should you have. The forums are full of these questions, people asking about a specific type of bike wanting to know if that’s good enough for them. But not many people really think about what kind of bike they should have. First of all, there are… Continue reading 5 questions for finding the right bike

5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice

A few months ago when I started my bike commuting in earnest people were constantly hovering around me and doubting my choice apart from the obvious, physical well-being. There are however several other great reasons that makes biking worth the while, here’s my top five. 1. It’s just as fast I read somewhere that the… Continue reading 5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice

Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

Fraser Valley video ©Reuben Krabbe

Nice story, great photography and a video to get you going on those trails this weekend. From the people at Pinkbike, enjoy!   Related Posts:Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)Where would you bike if you would die tomorrow?Friday Video: Brandon Semenuk goes WanderingFriday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!Friday video: Framed – Andi… Continue reading Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Fresh mud included

Except for riding our bikes, cursing this country’s climate and having an (occasional) beer 29rs were one of the other reoccurring topics during the last 24 months. Some have been diehard fans already for years riding their Gary Fishers and Niners, if possible single speed, others are calling it blaspheme and a marketing scam. Here at… Continue reading 2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

“For my Masters thesis, I made a bike. Out of a car.”

So sayeth my new personal materials hero, Timo Hyppönen. On the Masters of Aalto site, his thesis statement runs thusly. “Graphic design is mostly about communication. In the field of industrial production it means mostly packaging or advertising, if user interface design is excluded. Yet, most products don’t need graphics to work. It has been… Continue reading “For my Masters thesis, I made a bike. Out of a car.”

10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

The boys at http://theimaginaryzebra.blogspot.com/2009/11/sorry-thanks-road-rage-reduction.html came up with this. I want a bike version.

In Helsinki I can really tell we’re in the thick of the beginning of the bicycle season, because I am swearing an awful lot on my bicycle. Clueless pedestrians not yet accustomed to looking before they step into a bike lane (despite having had years to learn), drivers on edge from having cyclists zip around… Continue reading 10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

Friday video: Brussels Express

Since it’s Friday and we’re in a Belgian mood, we have a nice one for you. We flush it down with Duvel tonight. Celebrate the beer! Don’t waste your time on pig swill! What’s your favorite beer after a long ride? Related Posts:Beer & CyclingFriday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!Friday video: The Bike… Continue reading Friday video: Brussels Express

Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

As my Surly was built originally to be the Ultimate Commuter, moving to the city has created new needs. It’s not about having the best overall performance, but some comfort is appreciated as well. Helsinki is full of very irritating cobble stones and tram tracks and they are hell to ride on, no matter the… Continue reading Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Now this is just a treat, I love history, bikes and manufacturing. This combines them all! A video from the British Council, showing the manufacturing process of Raleigh bicycle factory right after the war in 1945. 17 minutes of full on awesome. More like this please! Even the ending of the film is full of… Continue reading Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Friday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!

If you have a cup of coffee (or a beer) and three minutes time, enjoy watching this. I know that’s what we’ll do. The film is shot and edited by Sam Clark and the rider featured is no other than Phillip Williams. Then there’s also the bike squid, a functional art piece by Susan Robb.… Continue reading Friday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!

Bare-bones navigation for touring

Would you give up your GPS for this?

Here’s something you don’t much think about before your first tour: how you’re going to figure out where the hell you are. I have to start this, of course, with a wee caveat since nowadays most people have GPS built in to their phones, and a lot of cyclists use computers to navigate. I am… Continue reading Bare-bones navigation for touring