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Friday video: Bicycle repair man with Monty Python


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06 April 2012

There are only a few comedy laws, but most of them involve the Monty Python troupe. Since it’s Easter, we wanted to be a bit sillier than usual, so we are giving you the classic Bicycle repair man sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus that came out about 50 years ago, which you can see from the bike itself.

Photographic evidence for the win!

If you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s a classic steel road bike, but it has a few noticeable changes to the bikes of today. Grips only in the end of the drop bars, a bell on the rise, rubber grips in the end and normal handlebar brakes. Apart from that it looks pretty much like my Surly Cross Check. You can also notice the times have changed when even superheroes aren’t wearing spandex.

Have a great Easter everyone! (For us it’s a four day holiday)

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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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