We look at the rolling side of the Ultimate Commuter – the wheels. Hubs, spokes, rims and tyres. Sometimes they break, and that happened to me as well on the third day of riding them.
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.
The summer holiday is over, and we’re back to our daily routines with commuting. We had the storm of the century here on Sunday, so it was still a bit wet on Monday, but it still felt good. I’ve never been good at going from place A to place A, I think I’m a commuter… Continue reading Commute like there’s a tomorrow
Last week, we were changing frames to an XC bike (the video is coming tomorrow) and while we thought every part was sorted and ready for installation, we realized we were in trouble when we got to the fork and headset. Even though the frame said that it eats 1.1/8″ headsets, this one was special.… Continue reading Local bike shops – a love story
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
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?