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Bike Building

Changing the frame in 4 minutes


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11 August 2010

Last week we spent a quality day changing a frame on a cross-country (or XC for short) bicycle and we thought of recording it since it was a nice day and all. The donor was a 2008 GT Avalanche 1.0 that had done it’s job and we swapped most of the parts from it to […]


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Classic Finnish bicycle Jopo returns to Finland


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10 August 2010

Well I’ll be damned, I didn’t think to see this day – especially since I missed the news nearly two months ago when Helkama Velox – one of the few standing Finnish bicycle companies announced the the most successful bike in our nation’s cycling history, the Jopo will manufactured fully in Finland after a jaunt […]


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Local bike shops – a love story


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09 August 2010

Last week, we were changing frames to an XC bike (the video is coming tomorrow) and while we thought every part was sorted and ready for installation, we realized we were in trouble when we got to the fork and headset. Even though the frame said that it eats 1.1/8″ headsets, this one was special. […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Quick review: Topeak ChainBOT chain tool


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08 August 2010

Chain tools are the kind of tools that are very functional by look and design. They do their job, and then they go back to the tool box, forgotten until the next time you need your chain worked on. Working with chains is also one of the most annoying tasks you have on your bike, […]


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Our biker lives

When is a good time to let go of your bike?


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07 August 2010

Earlier today I found myself, intentionally, fixing two bicycles for a family friend. Fixing other people’s bikes has two great benefits: Firstly, you learn more about bicycles and usually your friends have rides that are a bit worn out – you’ll have much to dismantle. Second, you can make some money to cover your lost […]


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City & Commuting

How can companies help cycling commuters?


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06 August 2010

While bicycle commuting is very good for us, our celestial home, the air we breathe and our moral superiority – it’s also very good for our employers. But not many of them seem to realize it. As we said in our article showing the 5 excellent reasons why bicycle commuting rules like a Mongol warlord […]


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The Elliptigo tries to re-invent the wheel


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05 August 2010

Yesterday I bumped into a product that will not only change your life, but will surely end up into the informecial innuendo on 80% discount where you order one and get one for free for just shipping and handling! The Elliptigo (because it goes and is an ellipse) is a two-wheeled cross-trainer, simulating running outside. […]


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Our biker lives

5 questions for finding the right bike


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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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The 1910 Tour de France Challenge


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03 August 2010

The Rapha clothing company is from my short experience similar to cycling clothing to what Louis Vuitton is for purses. Luckily, cycling apparel have always had more taste than ladies purses and some of the Rapha lines look pretty cool. Too bad their prices seem to be similar to LV, so I haven’t been able […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Cyclocross on a budget: Focus Mares Rush Ltd


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02 August 2010

Cyclocross (or CX for short) bikes are very trendy at this moment – even my ultimate commuter will be built on a cyclocross frame, but what’s all the fuss with them? We take a look at German manufacturer Focus and their Mares Rush model, the kind of bike people will buy. But to understand what […]


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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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