Commuting: Back on the road!

The final puncture with the Michelins gave me a new keyring

As I’m writing this on a Thursday night, having my fingers fill my nostrils with the scent of vulcanized rubber, I’m seriously hoping I will not have another flat this year. I just got back in from installing new tyres that have Kevlar in them, the same material they put in bulletproof vests. Theoretically, I… Continue reading Commuting: Back on the road!

Commuting: The bike says no

A sight seen too often lately

I’ll have to say, the beginning with the Ultimate Commuter hasn’t actually been very ultimate, to say the least. After only four days of riding I got my first flat, and I shrugged it off as a freak accident and luckily I had my brother to bail me out that time as I was quite… Continue reading Commuting: The bike says no

Commuting: Fix those flats!

I was inspired to write this article because I had two flat tyres in three days this week. Getting a flat is eventual and it’s nothing to be afraid of. Once you have these two items with you, you are ready for every circumstance. A bicycle pump (like the one we spoke about yesterday) A… Continue reading Commuting: Fix those flats!

Review: Crank Brothers Power Pump Ultra

The Crank Brothers Power Pump Ultra is only 175mm long and weighs a 120 grams

The pump is one of the tools for your bicycle that is like salt, when a food is seasoned well, you like the food, but if it is missing salt – you notice it very clearly. There are several types of pumps, but they all pretty much have the same functionality: A handle that pumps… Continue reading Review: Crank Brothers Power Pump Ultra

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