Copenhagen – The city of cycling

Copenhagen Cycle Parade 2010 | Photo by Martti Tulenheimo

Ah, Copenhagen. Whenever one is looking for some information about cycling, two cities are usually featured: Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. 38 percent of the city’s population commutes with their bike daily, and I bumped to this awesome video from the 2010 Velo-city happening by film maker Clarence Eckerson, Jr.… Continue reading Copenhagen – The city of cycling

Review: Ortlieb Mudracer waterproof seat bag

The Mudracer has room for bike travel basics and more

Whenever you are going for a longer journey on your bicycle, it best to have the necessary tools and spares along with you. Our usual travel kit includes a spare inner tube for the tyres, a multitool, a simple first aid kit and tyre levers for changing the tube. Depending on the gear we have… Continue reading Review: Ortlieb Mudracer waterproof seat bag

Review: X-Tools Workshop Prep Stand

The stand offers excellent working height even for taller people and you can access the buy all around without turning it

Building or repairing a bicycle without a stand is very, very difficult if you have to do anything that requires two hands or you have to spin the wheels or pedals. As you might already know, I am a tall person (195 cm, something like 6’4″) and I don’t know anyone who likes to work… Continue reading Review: X-Tools Workshop Prep Stand

Commuting: 4 things you should know about bicycle brakes

Check all the brake cables for damage and wear

Ah, braking. Some people are afraid to go fast(er) because they do not trust their brakes and ultimately themselves being able to stop their bicycle in utter annihilation of mind and body. As we spoke in our article about learning to fall, now we will give you some information and hints about using your brakes.… Continue reading Commuting: 4 things you should know about bicycle brakes