Monthly Archives: December 2015

10 Favorite Photos from Bicycle Quarterly

We want to celebrate a great year with our 10 favorite photos from Bicycle Quarterly. Tom Moran’s article about fatbiking to the “Magic Bus” in Alaska was not only a great story, but it also was accompanied by great photos … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

I wish all our readers Happy Holidays! I’ve enjoyed all the interactions with readers. The technical discussions are stimulating, but most of all, it’s nice to read about so many people enjoying their bikes on great rides! Thank you all! Photo credit: Fred Blasdel

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Why Do We Make Custom Chainring Bolts?

Recently, we received our custom René Herse chainring bolts (above). Why in the world would we go through so much trouble and expense to make custom chainring bolts? They are pretty significant little bolts, because they are the finishing touch on … Continue reading

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Rinko Parts – Useful not only for Train Travel

Since our first visit to Japan last year, we’ve been fascinated by Rinko, the Japanese system of packing bikes for train travel. The Rinko system developed by the builders Alps and Hirose is especially elegant and results in the smallest possible package … Continue reading

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Rides to Remember

As the cycling season draws to a close, I look back over the memorable rides that I have enjoyed. This year, my cycling season ended abruptly when a car turned in front of me in Taiwan, but my recovery has … Continue reading

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Our Books – So Much More Than Collectors’ References

Books about bicycle history and classic bikes are easily misunderstood: Are they intended for bicycle collectors? Do you need to be an aficionado of René Herse to enjoy reading about him and his riders? Our books are written for readers who want … Continue reading

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Compass Knickers: Back In Stock, and in New Sizes

The Compass knickers have been our most popular product ever. The gray color sold out within days, and the tan ones weren’t far behind! Our local supplier worked overtime, and we now have the second batch of gray knickers in … Continue reading

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