Monthly Archives: December 2010

Grand Bois Lierre 650B x 38 mm Tires

We received our first shipment of the new Grand Bois Lierre (Ivy) 38 – 584 mm (650B x 38 mm) tires. I put a set on my Grand Bois Urban Bike and went for a ride. With the shallow “negative” … Continue reading

Posted in Product News, Tires

Handlebar Width

A few people have asked about handlebar width in our handlebar discussion. Compass handlebars come in widths between 40 and 46 cm, which may appear narrow by some standards. Many riders, even very tall ones, prefer relatively narrow handlebars. Above … Continue reading

Posted in Handlebars, Testing and Tech | 10 Comments

Happy Holidays!

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

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Urban Delivery

My favorite bookseller called and said: “We just sold the last copy of The Competition Bicycle, and there is a gaping hole next to your other book in our window display.” There was only one thing to do: I loaded … Continue reading

Posted in Our Bikes, Rides, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Free Priority Mail Shipping Upgrade

At Bicycle Quarterly, we get to review almost every cycling book that is published. We select only the best books for sale in our online bookstore. Buy any two books from the Bicycle Quarterly bookstore, and receive a free upgrade … Continue reading

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Racks, 700C Fork Crowns and 650B Tires

We are proud to announce a few new products: The elegant Grand Bois/Nitto M-13 racks are designed for Grand Bois 650B bikes. They feature a slightly smaller platform than the popular Nitto M-12. Where the Nitto M-12 was designed for … Continue reading

Posted in Framebuilding supplies, Product News, Racks/Bags | 14 Comments

PBP 2011: “We Hope to Accommodate All Riders”

Many randonneurs are planning to ride in Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), the famous 765-mile ride in 2011. The next edition of PBP will bring some changes to deal with the large number of participants. PBP is organized by the Audax-Club Parisien (ACP), … Continue reading

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