Leverage

Humans and machines are funny. Humans invent machines to fulfill a purpose first and foremost. Then they start modifying the shit out of them, making them stronger, lighter, faster, better. Whatever. Somewhere in that process they seem to lose their focus though. The machine gets modified in ways that don’t make sense and often times ...

Right On

Spring is approaching with huge steps so it’s that time of the year when the amount of people on bikes quadruples and we’re confronted with all sorts of old and new cycling trends. The ambitioned roadie is pulling out his carbon wheelset, the everyday commuter gets his bike properly checked after a hard winter, singlespeed ...

Twentysix

The 26″ urban singlespeed machine is a minority within a minority. It’s so rare you’re more likely to spot a panda hangin out at your favorite coffee spot. So every time I see a 26″ conversion I know it’s time to take a closer look. I didn’t get disappointed when I spotted dis ride here: ...

Engineering

Slowly but surely I’m getting kinda used to unattended bikes flooding the city. People just don’t seem to give a fuck about the state their ride is in and the reasons for that are asĀ incomprehensible as they are varied: “I don’t have the time for maintenance”, “I’m broke”, “my bike is less likely to get ...

Hercules

Sometimes I wonder how my personal bike game is perceived by others. Or if it’s perceived at all, because most of the times I probably look like an average guy, riding a semi-fancy steel frame to get my way around town. No shinyness or glamour included, at least not on an everyday cold season basis. ...

Bike Esteem

A couple of days ago I was reminded of a time in my life when I only had one bycicle. I rode my bike through my years in school and although I only had that one bike, I wasn’t really keen on proper maintenance. I basically wore it down to no longer ridable and beyond ...