Monthly Archives: April 2012

Yard Sale Success: $ 3,600 for Charity

TheBicycle Quarterly yard sale was a success. Not only did it clear out our workshop and storage areas, but it also raised a little over $ 3,500 (which we rounded up to $3,600) for charity, in part thanks to people’s … Continue reading

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We sell what we like

When the owner of a bicycle magazine also runs a company that develops and sells bicycle components, the words “conflict of interest” inevitably come up. Does Bicycle Quarterly only like products that Compass Bicycles sells, and disparages those of other … Continue reading

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Racks and Bags

The Grand Bois M-13 racks now come in two versions: One for bikes with narrow clearances (usually for 700C tires) and one for bikes with wider clearances. With this choice of two racks, it becomes much easier to fit your … Continue reading

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Yard Sale – Day 2

The first day of our yard sale was a success. Most items are gone, and we’ve raised a nice sum for charity. We found a few more items, and list them below (underlined), together with those that still remain available. … Continue reading

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Bicycle Quarterly Yard Sale

Time to clear out our workshop, so we are selling a lot of bicycle components that are surplus to requirements. All proceeds will go to charity. These items are used. Most of these were used for our technical articles, so … Continue reading

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To grease or not to grease?

Should one grease the tapers of bottom bracket spindles before installing the cranks? Few topics spur as much controversy among bike mechanics as this question. In the old days, Campagnolo not only recommended mounting the cranks dry, they even suggested … Continue reading

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Free Shipping for U.S. Orders over $200

See the blue medallion in the upper left corner? Compass Bicycles introduces Free Shipping to addresses in the U.S. on orders of $ 200 or more. Free shipping is automatic – simply place the order with shipping to a U.S. … Continue reading

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Fleche 24-Hour Ride

Last weekend was the 24-hour Flèche team ride, traditionally held over the Easter weekend. The Flèche was officially inaugurated in 1947, but its origins go back further to the early 20th century when Vélocio gathered cyclotourists every spring in Provence. Riders … Continue reading

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New Web Site for Compass Bicycles

We are pleased to announce our redesigned the Compass Bicycles web site.  The opening page is an interactive bike map, where you can select that components interest you (you’ll have to try the actual web page, since the links do … Continue reading

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