Author Archives: Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

I love cycling and bicycles, especially those that take us off the beaten path. I edit Bicycle Quarterly magazine, and occasionally write for other publications. One of our companies, Bicycle Quarterly Press publishes cycling books, while Compass Bicycles Ltd. makes and distributes high-quality bicycle components for real-world riders.

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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Price Reduction for International BQ Subscriptions

Good news: We’ve found a less expensive way to send Bicycle Quarterly to our international subscribers! Our readership has grown so much that we are now able to access bulk mailing options. We are passing on that reduced mailing cost to our … Continue reading

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Bicycle Quarterly Flip Book

To give you a better impression of Bicycle Quarterly, we have created an 33-page flip book online with a sampler of articles from recent issues. Click here or on the images to get a virtual look at Bicycle Quarterly. In the flip book, you … Continue reading

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Fuji Super Randonnée 600 km

  I like climbing, and I like mountain scenery, so I was excited when the Audax-Club Parisien introduced the Super Randonnée 600 (SR 600) brevets a few years ago. The idea behind the SR 600 is simple: Over 600 km (373 … Continue reading

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Thankful for Family and Friends

  On this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for my family and friends who have helped me so much over the past two weeks, since my accident in Taiwan. I am spending the holidays with my parents, who came to Seattle from … Continue reading

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