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Highlights from the Autumn 2011 issue

(Vol. 10, No. 1)

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Going back to the early days of cycling, we report on high-wheeler racing in New Zealand today.

Find out why bicycle builders in Oamaru construct replicas of highwheelers and of the draisienne, the first two-wheeler ever made.

We test the Calfee Adventure that promises the performance of a modern carbon-fiber bike with clearance for wide tires and fenders. Does it deliver?

Our editor has a new bike! Read how he designed his ultimate custom bicycle, and why he chose the features and components that he selected.

Follow step-by-step how it was made (click here to see the machining of the bottom bracket shell).

Braking hard – we risked our lives so you won't have to! We show you how to get the most out of your brakes.

We also have a brake trouble-shooting guide that lets you assess your brakes and optimize their performance.

We test two interesting brakes: Velo-Orange's Gran Cru long-reach brake and the superlight Eebrake link-actuated centerpull brake.

 

 

Many readers have seen George Retseck's illustrations in old Bridgestone catalogues. We talk to the man and bring you a few rarely seen illustrations.

Go on a wonderful daytrip of the Yorkshire Dales and learn about the landscape, culture and history of this beautiful region.

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As always, there are News, "My Favorite Bike" and much, much more in the new issue of Bicycle Quarterly.

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Also new or updated:

Bicycle Quarterly's blog.

List of all bikes tested by Bicycle Quarterly.

Image Archive with color photos of bicycles featured in Bicycle Quarterly.

Glossary of many terms and names found in Bicycle Quarterly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Bike test sample article now available online (pdf file, 600 kB).