If you were buying bike in the last two years, almost everybody who knew anything about bikes would have offered you a cyclocross bicycle – to a point that it became a joke in the forums. Cyclocross bikes became the be all, end all solution for bike buyers – especially for commuters. It did it… Continue reading 2011 – Cyclocross or 29er?
This is the time when all bike blogs and other media outlets are telling everyone to wear reflectors, use lights and really make themselves visible. The problem is that we really don’t know whether we are visible or not, because we are always in the center of the action. The other big question is the… Continue reading Winter commuting: Bike light buying guide
We recognize that Coming Thru is not a political blog or talking too much about city planning or traffic management, but it does affect us. I’ve mentioned earlier that there is a very active group of people here in Finland, who are working hard in order to improve the conditions for all Finns. Luckily, the… Continue reading City commuting: Stockholm vs. Helsinki
We take a sneak peek of Helkama’s brand new city bike model for 2011, the Helkama Helsinki
We arrived in London on Wednesday the 3rd of November, still having a few hours of travel ahead of us and the first thing we hear is the constant yells of “there’s a tube strike today, the underground is not running at all”. Which means our plans were foiled a bit, but luckily London is… Continue reading Bike commuters in London – a view from the outside
We take a look at the heart of the Ultimate Commuter Markus is building, the 2010 Surly Cross Check frame set in beef gravy brown and we like it’s soft ride and a sturdy personality.
A few months ago when I started my bike commuting in earnest people were constantly hovering around me and doubting my choice apart from the obvious, physical well-being. There are however several other great reasons that makes biking worth the while, here’s my top five. 1. It’s just as fast I read somewhere that the… Continue reading 5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice