Autumn 2014 Bicycle Quarterly

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The Autumn 2014 issue of Bicycle Quarterly is at the printer. It will be mailed soon. We are excited to share a variety of topics with our readers.

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The Oregon Outback was an exciting gravel event, and we bring you right into the action with two features. One brings you the atmosphere of the ride, while the other examines what makes a perfect gravel bike.

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Speaking of bikes, we test the Ritchey Swiss Cross. Can a cyclocross bike keep up with a good road bike on smooth pavement, yet also tackle gravel roads off the beaten path?

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The Toussaint Velo Routier is an affordable 650B frame. We take it on a ride to find out how it performs.

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Junzo Kawai, long-time chairman of the board of Suntour, died recently. We look at his life and how he led Suntour toward remarkable innovations that we continue to use today.

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We visited Tokyo and here report on the cycling culture of this amazing metropolis. Among many surprises, we found double-decker bike racks and juvenile wanna-be outlaws on bicycles with neon lights and batman wings.

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Tokyo also is home to Honjo, makers of the world’s most beautiful fenders. We take you on a tour and show you how metal fenders are made.

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Fenders are great to keep you and your bike dry and clean, but they also can cause accidents. We look at how to make your fender-equipped bike as safe as possible, so you don’t have to worry about your fender folding up and throwing you over the bars.

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Product tests in this issue include SRAM’s revolutionary 1×11 drivetrain (above) and a minipump with a neat pressure gauge (below).

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About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

I love cycling and bicycles, especially those that take us off the beaten path. I edit Bicycle Quarterly magazine, and occasionally write for other publications. One of our companies, Bicycle Quarterly Press publishes cycling books, while Compass Bicycles Ltd. makes and distributes high-quality bicycle components for real-world riders.
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11 Responses to Autumn 2014 Bicycle Quarterly

  1. jeff says:

    looking forward to this issue. particularly like the articles on “bike industry”, so the Honjo & Suntour stories will get read first.

  2. David Pearce says:

    Interesting cover photo you’ve chosen for this issue. I look forward to seeing it in person. Good photography is great, isn’t it?

    Also, it’s the end of August, so I can soon begin uncrossing my eyes after viewing the Faure all month. That bike really was tour de force, particularly the rear drum brake (if that is the correct name for it).

  3. Michael says:

    Looking forward to the fender safety article!

  4. Michael says:

    Who is that on the cover? Is that the fellow who finished the outback first?

  5. Frank says:

    Hi Jan.

    I’m very excited to read your Swiss Cross review … mine is mid-build downstairs. It’s intended as a fat tyre road bike with some fire trails when I need a short cut. It has 35 Paselas on it … and could probably get away with 37 … but not 40.

    I’ve swapped out the carbon fork for a steel one by Waltworks … my Littles have a habit of knocking over my bike more often than I do. (Anyone need a great deal on a new carbon cyclocross fork?)

    And thanks for sharing your hands and head and heart with this blog and your magazine. It is very appreciated.

    Frank

  6. Chris says:

    Great timing on this post!! There are several articles that sound really interesting and more importantly, I just got a small bonus from work. Subscribed!

  7. Willem says:

    I am looking forward to the new issue, as always. As for the double decker bike racks, they are quite common in the Netherlands, and work very well because if properley designed they balance the weight of the bike on the upper deck when you load your bike onto it. It really takes little effort to lift the bike. I think our local railway station has some 3000 of them, if not more. See here for a manufacturer’s website: http://www.mecurity-fietsparkeer.nl/fiets-etagerekken/
    Willem

  8. Vince DePillis says:

    Yes, but where will I pick up my copy when Davidson cycles closes. (sad day) Always a nice break on the ride home to stop in, shoot the shit, buy a copy of BQ, and then head home energized by the tought of feet up, beer in one hand, and fresh new BQ in the other.

    • It’s sad to see Elliott Bay Bicycles closing. Fortunately, the owners are quite happy about their well-deserved retirement and future plans. That is a good thing, and I am glad they are stopping while they still enjoy it. As to getting your Bicycle Quarterly, I guess you’ll have to take out a subscription

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