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

Winter commuting: Which studded winter tires?

Since I managed to mangle my wheels yesteday, I’ll have to take them to be trued and while I’m at it, I’m going to put studded tires on them. We all rode bikes to school and everywhere when we were kids, even during the winter and it was awesome. Sliding and throwing your tail as… Continue reading Winter commuting: Which studded winter tires?

ElasticShelf – Hold your bike books with style

Inhabitat is writing about an auction happening in eBay for some bookshelves made from bike tire tubes called “ElasticShelf”. They’re surprisingly elastic and they form a shelf, sure to bend your paperbacks to oblivion, but if you have extra tubes lying around and you really, really don’t have enough bike junk in the house already… Continue reading ElasticShelf – Hold your bike books with style