City & Commuting

The Surly is back home!

1 Comment 20 December 2010

Freshly fixed at the soft hands of Ajomies

Ha ha! Great news of happy joy! My Ultimate Commuter is finally back home!

Even though I was wearing jeans and sneakers, the ride was very pleasant and nice, yet I’m already out of shape and it was cold as hell out there. But _still_ it was brilliant. No way any inside training tool can replace cycling. Luckily there wasn’t too much broken on the bike after my slip (which you can revisit here). The front rim had to be replaced (Mavic CXP33, $80) and a few other parts straightened.

In total the slip ended up costing me about 180 Euros or about $240, which isn’t that bad comparing what I was fearing.

While it was in the shop, I also had Ajomies (my LBS, post about it coming tomorrow!) change me some studded tires and I ended up going with Schwalbe’s Marathon Winters and you can see them in the photo above as well. The dent you can see in the slippery post will stay in the frame as a reminder. Here’s hoping it won’t affect the structure much.

See ya, I’m going biking.

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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.

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