Bulletproof: Continental Travel Contact 700 x 37c tyres

A few weeks back I wrote about the rolling parts of the Ultimate Commuter and when writing that post, I already had had my first flat with the Michelin City tyres. Today, noticing that I actually had a puncture with a gaping hole in the Michelin tyres, I lost faith in them and decided to… Continue reading Bulletproof: Continental Travel Contact 700 x 37c tyres

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: 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