Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gift Ideas from Compass Bicycles

With the holidays approaching, and many relatives and friends wondering about what to give to their favorite cyclist, here are some great gift ideas. Forward them to anybody who asks “What would you like for …” Click on the links … Continue reading

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Winter 2010 Bicycle Quarterly Mailed

The Winter 2010 issue has been mailed. Most subscribers will get it soon, but delivery times vary depending on the whims of the U.S. Postal Service. All subscribers should have their magazines by December 24, 2010. In the mean time, … Continue reading

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A Neat Bike

When I was working with Peter Weigle on an article on fender mounting for the Winter 2010 issue of Bicycle Quarterly (now at the printer), Peter sent me a photo of his latest bike (above). His bikes always have been … Continue reading

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More on Handlebars: Randonneur Model

My all-time favorite handlebar shape is the old AVA Randonneur: The Randonneur shape makes the “behind the hoods” position even more comfortable than the Philippe Professionel. When you look at your hand as you hold the bars, your palm forms … Continue reading

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Closeout: Grand Bois Ourson 650B x 36 mm Tires

With the new Grand Bois “Lierre” on the way, we are discounting our remaining stock of Grand Bois  “Ourson”650B x 36 mm tires: $ 38 apiece, as long as supplies last. Order online. The “Ourson” uses the tread pattern of … Continue reading

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Handlebars Old and New

The Philippe Professionel used to be one of the favorite handlebars of racers and randonneurs alike. In 1951, Hugo Koblet won the Tour de France with these handlebars. René Herse’s catalogue of the same year shows these handlebars on the … Continue reading

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5% to Charity

Last December, our “fund drive” – in which we donated 50% of every Bicycle Quarterly subscription/renewal and 25% of the price of our book The Competition Bicycle – resulted in significant donations to Doctors Without Borders and Save The Children. … Continue reading

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COMPASS BICYCLES: Components for Real-World Riders

At Bicycle Quarterly, we sometimes discover products that are superb, but nobody imports them to North America. Or our research indicates that certain classic components work better than those available today, but nobody is making them. We have suggested some … Continue reading

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