How to Easily repair your worn out saddles!

I bought my commuter’s saddle 4 years ago from a local bike shop that had put a bin outside full with cheap old stock saddles. It was a mediocre, old – almost vintage – Bassano that although not very comfortable in the beginning I grew into liking it after a while. Fast forward to recent…

‘Old, sick and tired for a big bike trip’ tour in Mnt. Erimanthos

After a quite long time the old bike gang ‘fart cyclists’ who used to roam around the country, managed to gather up again and leave for another epic bike journey.  Unfortunately, this time some of us were insufficiently trained, some others injured or sick with the flu, so the trip ends up being the shortest…

Furniture pads on the grips!

I usually leave my bike leaning against the wall in the hallway resulting some marks on the wall from the handlebar ends. Also, Sometimes, the hard metal ends of the grips being very slippery againsf a hard surface like the wall, make the bike unstable and very easy to fall off with the slightest push….

​Bicycle will set you free

For the last 32 years, I have lived in the 3rd biggest city of the country (300000 people), Patras. When I started commuting by bicycle there the bicycle infrastructure was non-existent. Bicycle culture, in general, was non-existent. People parked their car whenever they wanted to make pedestrians and cyclists (the few brave ones that )…

The 10 essential rules to survive the concrete jungle on a bike

For a cyclist to use his/her bike as means of transportation in a big non-bicycle-friendly city is a daily struggle for survival (if you live in Denmark or the Netherlands or another civilized country with bicycle paths you can pass this article) that requires abilities and great effort. Drivers will take many years to start…

THE Emergency patch

A few weeks ago while we were on the beach and just had a swim, I discovered that my back tire was flat. As usual I always forget to bring patches with me in small trips so Filippos was my only hope (he always carries way more than the essentials ). He actually had two patch kits…