Changing the frame in 4 minutes

Who needs Photoshop when you have the sun?

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… Continue reading Changing the frame in 4 minutes

Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check

UPDATE: The finished Ultimate Commuter is here. Finding the right bicycle for you can be really, really difficult. That’s if you’re looking for complete bikes, that is. I spent weeks searching and researching, and the last two days were even worse, spending more time on the computer than on the road while texting with my… Continue reading Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check

Bike building: Transmission, MTB or road bike?

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… Continue reading Bike building: Transmission, MTB or road bike?

Bike building: On frame materials and bamboo

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… Continue reading Bike building: On frame materials and bamboo