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Railroads Adopt Pneumatic Tires to Reduce Suspension Losses

Recent tests with bicycles have shown that even on a very smooth road surface, lower tire pressures increase comfort with no loss of speed (Bicycle Quarterly Spring 2013). Now even railroads have become persuaded that super-hard tires diminish both comfort … Continue reading

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Damaged Books at a Discount

Occasionally we receive a shipment of books that got damaged in transit. (For some reason, most book publishers have a hard time figuring out how to package books so that they are well-protected.) Usually the damage is slight, like a … Continue reading

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René Herse édition française

Our new book René Herse • The Bikes • The Builder • The Riders will be available with French text in addition to the English version. Therefore, this update is in French. Notre souscription pour l’édition française du livre René … Continue reading

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Charity Drive: Thank You!

The Bicycle Quarterly charity drive was a success. We were able to raise almost $ 1500 for three charities. Checks are going out this morning to Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Thank you … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

May the new year bring you wonderful rides and great memories!

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Winter Training

I enjoy the annual rhythm of the seasons. It encourages me to change my cycling and exercise, like a farmer rotating crops and leaving some fields fallow for a while. The early months of the year remind me of preparing … Continue reading

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How Germans vote

Today, I am reminded of my grandfather in Germany. Not of his cycling exploits during the 1930s, when he rode hundreds of kilometers with his friends on weekends. Instead, I am thinking of him voting. When my grand-father was in … Continue reading

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