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City & Commuting

Commuting: Finding the right position


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10 September 2010

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been feeling the effort of my daily commute and I think some of the stress is due to some problems with my position and posture on the bike. I feel that I have to work a bit too much without receiving the benefit I anticipate. I took my old bike […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Review: Shimano BR-R550 Cantilever brake


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09 September 2010

One of the most important things on a bike are the brakes, they can literally make it or break it for your bike. For their price, I think think brakes are the wrong place to save money. Since I couldn’t use my Shimano 105 caliper brakes on my ultimate commuter, in order to be ready […]


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Blog tip: Italian rides over 4000km around Finland


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08 September 2010

Yesterday we wrote about the Tour de Helsinki wrapping up and in the comments I found a link to a very interesting web site. Sure, it is yet another blog, but this one had something special in it. The owner of said blog is an Italian,  Raffaello Tesi and he’s been living in Finland since […]


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Tour de Helsinki 2010 has finished


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07 September 2010

Well, the 2010 Tour de Helsinki has been raced last Sunday and there were a massive number of over 1 700 riders participating and the top were making sure they ride fast. The top Finns have always been showing up in the tour when possible, and their times were not bad. The winner of the […]


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City & Commuting

Commuting: Getting ready for the cold


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06 September 2010

As you have probably realized, we are writing this blog from one of the most Northern countries in our planet, Finland. Thanks to that, the average annual temperature in our country is 4.8 degrees Celsius, which is a bit over 40 degrees Fahrenheit to our American readers. Our winter usually lasts about four months, from […]


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Bicycle and Gear Reviews

Bulletproof: Continental Travel Contact 700 x 37c tyres


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05 September 2010

A few weeks back I wrote about the rolling parts of the Ultimate Commuter and when writing that post, I already had had my first flat with the Michelin City tyres. Today, noticing that I actually had a puncture with a gaping hole in the Michelin tyres, I lost faith in them and decided to […]


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Rapha Cycling


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04 September 2010

During the last ten years the traditional and leading bike brands have been putting more and more effort and resources in their brand identity. They also started to realize, as brands in other fields did , the commercial value of their online identity and the use of the channel for direct sales. The nature of […]


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City & Commuting

Commuting: Back on the road!


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03 September 2010

As I’m writing this on a Thursday night, having my fingers fill my nostrils with the scent of vulcanized rubber, I’m seriously hoping I will not have another flat this year. I just got back in from installing new tyres that have Kevlar in them, the same material they put in bulletproof vests. Theoretically, I […]


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City & Commuting

Commuting: Feeling the effort


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02 September 2010

That Shimano 105 crankset you see before you has been the conduit of my thighs pumping power to propel me onwards to a cycling future of poetry in the land of too long sentences. After the last month and nearly doubling my riding from previous months I can surely say that it’s very effective because […]


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Loving Local Bike Shops back


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01 September 2010

This is a very simple post of a simple photo. It’s an advertisement from the main Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. The ad space would cost lots, but Tikkurilan Ajomies didn’t pay anything for it. The reason this large advertisement is on the newspaper is gratitude to the proprietor’s work. The guy in the photo is […]


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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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