Our biker lives

5 questions for finding the right bike

6 Comments 04 August 2010

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 […]

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City & Commuting

5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice

17 Comments 12 July 2010

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 […]

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Bike Building

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

3 Comments 06 June 2012

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 […]

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City & Commuting, Our biker lives

10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

4 Comments 31 May 2012

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 […]

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City & Commuting, Our biker lives

Bare-bones navigation for touring

3 Comments 10 May 2012

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 […]

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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Review: Look Kéo 2 Max road cycling pedals

0 Comments 06 May 2012

Road cycling is quite different from any other form of cycling, mostly because of the long durations spent on the bike. Just like road shoes are different by being lighter and stiffer than shoes designed for rougher terrains, road pedals are different as well. The purpose of mountain bike pedals is to hold the foot […]

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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

0 Comments 05 May 2012

I’ve always been a gadget lover and even more, I’ve always loved data and information. When it came to moving a lot more than before, I wanted to motivate myself by starting to measure my progress. Since I was also running, I got me a Garmin Forerunner. It had GPS, could be attached to the […]

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Other bike Stuff, Our biker lives

Raleigh appreciation day

1 Comment 26 April 2012

It was founded in Nottingham in 1887, and today the great bicycle maker Raleigh is sold to Dutch competitor Accell. It’s hardly the end of the road for the bikes, and actually their UK manufacturing has been relocated to the Far East for a decade already, but I got a pang of nostalgia, since this […]

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Other bike Stuff

Eye candy for the day

0 Comments 24 April 2012

How do you make an LBS more noticeable? Ask the peeps at Fahrradhof Atlandsberg. They may be on to something. Related Posts:“For my Masters thesis, I made a bike. Out of a car.”Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers 2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 reviewLove local bike shops and they love […]

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City & Commuting

Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

3 Comments 23 April 2012

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball.  I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles. Cyclists […]

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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

4 Comments 22 April 2012

We had an opportunity to go out and take Merida‘s latest aluminum full suspension mountain bike One-Twenty XT-D out for a four hour muddy and snowy ride and naturally we had to write a review on the topic as well. While there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the new Ninety-Nine carbon range, the non-carbon […]

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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

0 Comments 21 April 2012

As we speculated two years ago, twenty-niners are here to stay and we are glad that they are. We had the opportunity to test ride some new Merida bikes coming to the market this year, one of them was the best non-team model 29″ Big Nine Carbon 3000-D from the 2012 range and four hours in […]

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About Comingthru

Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

It all started in the spring of 2010, after a record breaking snowy winter when Markus bought a house 25 kilometers from the office and decided to handle the commuting with a bicycle. It turned out the bike wasn’t up to standards for that kind of stress and the first weeks were more tragicomic than glorious. Thus the idea began to brew to actually document this journey.

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