My very simplistic argument about bicycle helmet use

One of the most long-lasting debates in cycling is how mandatory should be the use of the bicycle helmet or if the helmet actually prevents head injuries in cyclists or not. There is one neuroscientist who claims that Helmets are useless while in the same country an other one believes that helmets save liveshelmets save…

One life, one rule: Be you t-shirt

You probably don’t know it, but I work as an illustrator and designer freelancing on the web. Recently my friend Dimis from iknognito asked me to create an illustration for him to screenprint in his lab (Patras, Greece). I was free to create whatever I wanted, so I chose to make a character that could…

Make your pump smooth like…butter!

When you have a pump for years, what happens usually is the rubber bands inside get dry and the pumping becomes hard and requires more effort. Your options are limited because the usual lubricants are not very friendly to the rubber material inside the pump.  So, what could I use to restore the smooth action…

Can you patch your tire? Of course!

This hack only needs garbage material, it’s easy and it solves a very important problem that causes good tires to be thrown away. Sometimes due to impact with a sharp rock, most of the others due to aging, tires are destined to die young . But they don’t just die, the deteriorate like us, after…

The proper way to patch a puncture on the base of the valve

Have you ever had a puncture right on the base of the tube’s valve while being in the middle of nowhere and without having a spare tube? It happened to me before, more times that I can remember. In few of those instances I was lucky and a friend had a tube that I could…