Saturday, February 23, 2013

Good Old Zine

Zines were the way to published your own text's before internet time. Nowadays zines are the blogs like this.

Fixed gear and single speed enthusianist community published old school style zine called Ketjukirje (Chain letter) in last week. Circulation is only 200 pieces and digital version is not available.

Writings are from Bike Disco in Tram Track to forum subject statistics and Raidö Story to Crossword Puzzle with awesome craphix. Humble contribution given to this fine fanzine.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Double Everything

Everything brokes sooner or later. Electric "gas" throttle handle broke up today causing full throttle situation in traffic lights. Hurry, hurry, do something! Quickly disconnected the wiring from front wheel hub motor.

I manage to get home with broken handle, it was nice to change spare from box. Tomorrow I mash my eMukluk thru the melting city and thru the stucked traffic again.

By doing many performance art shows and tours, I have leaner one good lesson to make technology trust full: double everything.

Also, got new La Pavoni Europiccola espresso machina couple of days ago restored by Skukin and front rack today too, thanks Pelago!

La Pavoni presso handle on right

Friday, February 8, 2013

Next thing?

Here is nice example of contemporary transportation solution. I guess the performance of this bike is unbeatable. Moose Caboose dropped this pics to MTBR.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

400/1 and food

"Making bikes that outcompete other bikes is not relevant. Making bikes that outcompete cars... that's interesting"- Jens Martin Skibsted

Winter cycling is bliss with right gear. I have ridden over fifteen winters but two last with electric Mukluk and it has been paradise for bike freak. Conservative cyclists may not give any respect for electric motor in bicycle but I take it as an experiment. Machines that are capable to do the every day jobs: transporting you 15 km in late hours after dinner in heavy snowstorm, transporting groceries and kids, making your commuting to work possible in coldest and challenging road conditions days.

I used to ride fixed Monark 92320 conversion with 35mm tires in winter. It sure was more sporty, sweaty and slow way to move, but in some winter days the bliss was bit too far. Don't mind being wet from exercise but the biggest difference to eMukluk riding  is that I don't think the snowy weather, road conditions, distances and the way I dress anymore. I just ride and that's good for my zenish mind. Car, train or bus is less and less attractive idea in winter.

I spend 1 euro for every 400 kilometers to charge the battery in eMukluk, I spend more money in food even if I use car or aeroplane in same distance.

Reynolds 531 decal marks can be seen on fork.
Happy camper after pump help given by loyal bike friend.