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San Francisco biking and blasting


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13 July 2010

Here’s a mood video for your viewing pleasure from San Francisco and I have to say, the lady who’s doing the filming has a really pretty looking bell on his bike, anyone know where you could get one? via KT Rocks The Bike with Adam on Vimeo. Related Posts:Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.Love […]


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City & Commuting

5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice


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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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Other bike Stuff

Help for Karl, a comatose cyclist


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11 July 2010

I just bumped into this story about Portland, Oregon biker Karl Moritz who got into a head-on collision with a car after some mechanical or driver related problem. The crash was so hard that his shoes and helmet were blasted from his unconscious body and while he survived, he’s now in a coma in a […]


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Bike Building

Bike building: Transmission, MTB or road bike?


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10 July 2010

I’ve found myself a mission: To build the ultimate commuting machine. First of all, I’m not a toddler. I’m a gargantuan, nearly two meters and over a hundred kilos of flabby bits biking power, so I’ll need a frame that’ll be big enough and provide me with enough confidence to drive down a hill going […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Folding bike invented, is it useful?


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09 July 2010

A 21-year old British designer Kevin Scott wanted to be a classic designer and reinvent the thing between the wheel, the frame. It’s a novel idea, but so far the prototype is a single-speed, fixed gear and your wheels are still easy to steal when there’s not much use for your super-bendy bike. Interesting tidbit […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Bike history: Insera Reflex Evo


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08 July 2010

Here’s my current whip, which also involves a story on why I own it. The house you see in the background is where we moved in the middle of last winter and boy, was there a lot of snow. We lived in the city and only five kilometers from the office, so a road bike […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Camelbak wants to make you a Fremen


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07 July 2010

Those sneaky hydration specialists at Camelbak are giving us science fiction fans something to drool about – our very own Fremen Stillsuit! (If you know what I’m talking about you pass our nerd test.) The review says that the material isn’t as nice as it should be, and the idea of a 2.1 liter bladder […]


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Bike Building

Bike building: On frame materials and bamboo


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07 July 2010

I’m still in the process of writing an article about my current bike (Insera Reflex Evo) but that bike was bought for three things: Short sprints in the city, cheap price so I won’t be super bummed (again) when someone steals my bike and the third was that there was a bike shop literally across […]


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Our biker lives

Route: The landing zone tour


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06 July 2010

Since we bike mostly here in Finland, we have a few routes for sharing. As I got my bike back from maintenance yesterday, I wanted to take it out for a spin and a decided try one of the routes I’d planned with Bikemap.net. I synced the route to my Garmin Forerunner 305 (no, I […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Chrome Soyuz laptop bag


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05 July 2010

Being a bike commuter in Finland means that you have to tolerate the four seasons (although I’m only planning to do three of them) and since in Finland three out of four are wet and cold seasons, having the right equipment is important. I started off with my over a decade old Everest bag and […]


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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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