2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Fresh mud included

Except for riding our bikes, cursing this country’s climate and having an (occasional) beer 29rs were one of the other reoccurring topics during the last 24 months. Some have been diehard fans already for years riding their Gary Fishers and Niners, if possible single speed, others are calling it blaspheme and a marketing scam. Here at… Continue reading 2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

“For my Masters thesis, I made a bike. Out of a car.”

So sayeth my new personal materials hero, Timo Hyppönen. On the Masters of Aalto site, his thesis statement runs thusly. “Graphic design is mostly about communication. In the field of industrial production it means mostly packaging or advertising, if user interface design is excluded. Yet, most products don’t need graphics to work. It has been… Continue reading “For my Masters thesis, I made a bike. Out of a car.”

Friday video: Brussels Express

Since it’s Friday and we’re in a Belgian mood, we have a nice one for you. We flush it down with Duvel tonight. Celebrate the beer! Don’t waste your time on pig swill! What’s your favorite beer after a long ride? Related Posts:Beer & CyclingFriday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!Friday video: The Bike… Continue reading Friday video: Brussels Express

Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

As my Surly was built originally to be the Ultimate Commuter, moving to the city has created new needs. It’s not about having the best overall performance, but some comfort is appreciated as well. Helsinki is full of very irritating cobble stones and tram tracks and they are hell to ride on, no matter the… Continue reading Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Now this is just a treat, I love history, bikes and manufacturing. This combines them all! A video from the British Council, showing the manufacturing process of Raleigh bicycle factory right after the war in 1945. 17 minutes of full on awesome. More like this please! Even the ending of the film is full of… Continue reading Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Friday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!

If you have a cup of coffee (or a beer) and three minutes time, enjoy watching this. I know that’s what we’ll do. The film is shot and edited by Sam Clark and the rider featured is no other than Phillip Williams. Then there’s also the bike squid, a functional art piece by Susan Robb.… Continue reading Friday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!

Bare-bones navigation for touring

Would you give up your GPS for this?

Here’s something you don’t much think about before your first tour: how you’re going to figure out where the hell you are. I have to start this, of course, with a wee caveat since nowadays most people have GPS built in to their phones, and a lot of cyclists use computers to navigate. I am… Continue reading Bare-bones navigation for touring

Review: Look Kéo 2 Max road cycling pedals

Road cycling is quite different from any other form of cycling, mostly because of the long durations spent on the bike. Just like road shoes are different by being lighter and stiffer than shoes designed for rougher terrains, road pedals are different as well. The purpose of mountain bike pedals is to hold the foot… Continue reading Review: Look Kéo 2 Max road cycling pedals

A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

I’ve always been a gadget lover and even more, I’ve always loved data and information. When it came to moving a lot more than before, I wanted to motivate myself by starting to measure my progress. Since I was also running, I got me a Garmin Forerunner. It had GPS, could be attached to the… Continue reading A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer