Monthly Archives: February 2018

SKF Bottom Brackets Back in Stock

Bottom brackets are almost invisible, and you only notice them when something goes wrong. When the bottom bracket in my Firefly started to bind after just a few hundred miles, I put in an SKF, and that was the last … Continue reading

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Myth 6: Tread Patterns Don’t Matter on the Road

To celebrate 15 years of Bicycle Quarterly, we are examining 12 myths in cycling – things that we (and most others) used to believe, but which we have found to be not true. Today, let’s look at tire tread. “Bicycles don’t … Continue reading

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Last weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) was a great success by all accounts. I’ve especially enjoyed the beautiful photos of John Watson (aka The Radavist) from the show. With his permission, I am reposting a few of them here. … Continue reading

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Bicycle Quarterly Back Issues Back in Stock

Bicycle Quarterly back issues always are popular, and a number of magazines have run out in recent months. Recently, we found a box of magazines that we had put aside in case we needed to replace copies that were lost … Continue reading

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The North American Handmade Bicycle Show

If you are in New England this weekend, I highly recommend a visit to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). From Friday until Sunday, dozens of builders from North America and beyond will show their best bikes in Hartford, … Continue reading

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Myth 5: An Upright Position is Always More Comfortable

“Raise your handlebars, and you’ll be more comfortable.” It’s one of those almost self-evident ‘truths’ of cycling. And yet the reality is not that simple… To celebrate 15 years of Bicycle Quarterly, we are examining 12 myths in cycling – things … Continue reading

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Midwinter Ride across the Tahuya Hills

In Seattle, we are lucky: We can cycle year-round. Rarely is it so cold or so icy that cycling becomes difficult. Our cycling season usually starts with the new year. “What about the rain?” you may ask. It’s not a big … Continue reading

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