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Highlights from the Winter 2008 Issue

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• History: from wooden blocks to disc brakes

• Popular designs and oddballs

• Why they worked or didn't

• Which brakes to choose for your bike

• How to set them up correctly

• How to use them properly

• Tests of medium-reach dual-pivot brakes from Shimano, IRD/Tektro and Cane Creek


TEST: Lyonsport Randonneur

An affordable frame that can be built up with used components

TEST: Frances Smallhaul

An innovative cargo bike that can replace a second (or first) car

Handlebars for long-distance riding

Travel: Along the Baltic Coast of Germany in 1991

Discovering the mythic cities of the Hanseatic League

Contest: The 1935 Schulz brake (see photo on left from The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles) was very powerful. How does it work?




Vintage Bicycle Press' New Book

The Competition Bicycle

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