Today, it’s raining in Seattle, which makes me want to settle into a comfy chair with a book. The Bicycle Quarterly bookstore sells a small selection of excellent books. If we sell a book, it’s because we like it and think you will, too.
Take the Yehuda Moon comic books. Rick Smith created this popular cartoon about a small bike shop. Yehuda likes fully equipped bicycles and rides for transportation. His friend and co-owner of the shop, Joe, rides for fitness only, on a racing bike.
The tension between these characters can entertain for hours. You can read the cartoons online, but I very much prefer to have a book in hand, and maybe even share a few of the episodes with my children. 4 softcover books, 88-96 pages, $ 15 each.
Bicycling Science still is the reference book on the science involving bicycles. If you want to find out why front loads are easier to steer than rear ones, why riding two abreast may be more aerodynamic than riding alone, and also why a rail cycle (above) appears to be the way to go for setting a human-powered speed record, this book is for you. Softcover, 485 pages, $ 28.
This new book about Campagnolo’s derailleurs comes from Japan. Directed mostly at bicycle collectors, Hideki Sasaki catalogues Campagnolo’s derailleurs in great detail. It is written in Japanese, but the many photos illustrate the many iterations of Campagnolo’s famous derailleurs. Contributors include experts like Hiroshi Ichikawa, who explored the history and development of Campagnolo’s first parallelogram derailleur, the Gran Sport, for Bicycle Quarterly.
Here you find all of Campy’s derailleurs, from the famous Super Record (above) to the obscure ones (below).
Limited Edition, softcover, printed on heavy coated paper, 100 pages, $ 60. We only have 10 copies, so they are not on our web site, but you can order your copy here.
Our bookstore also carries Bicycle Quarterly Press’ own books, like the new René Herse and the much-acclaimed The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, and a number of other select titles. For more information or to order, go to the Bicycle Quarterly bookstore or click on the images for each book.