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  • Vol. 12, No. 3 (Spring 2014)

  • Features:
  • 16 Women in Randonneuring
  • 28 Camille Daudon Randonneuse
  • 68 Planning a Challenging Ride: How to Make a Schedule
  • 74 Icon: Alex Singer Front Derailleur

  • Reviews:
  • 6 First Ride: Soma Grand Randonneur
  • 14 Book Reviews: Wheelmen, The Elite Bicycle
  • 34 Bike Test: MAP S&P Randonneur
  • 64 Test: HED Ardennes Plus 650B Wheelset
  • 66 Test: Lezyne Carbon Road Drive Minipump
  • 67 Test: Greenlite STP Shorts

  • Tech:
  • 54 What Makes a Tire Fast?
  • 60 Optimizing Tire Tread
  • 62 The Tire Pressure Revolution
  • 72 Skill: Paceline Riding

  • News:
  • 10 News
  • 12 George Gibbs, 1933-2013
  • 70 Readers’ Forum

     

  • Vol. 12, No. 2 (Winter 2013)

  • Features:
  • 16 Revisiting Cyclocross
  • 22 Alan Cyclocross: A Classic in Action Today
  • 36 West Coast Backroads: A European's Adventure
  • 44 Raid Pyrénéen 2.0
  • 58 The Long Way Home (Jeremy Scott)
  • 70 Icon: Reynolds 531

  • Reviews:
  • 6 Bike Test: Islabikes Luath 700: A Real Bike for Kids
  • 28 Test: LED Headlights
  • 32 Test: FMB Super Mud Tubulars
  • 33 Test: Challenge Strada Bianca Clincher Tires
  • 34 Test: Velocity A23 650B Rims
  • 35 Test: Ibex Wool Tights; Rapha Merino Base Layer

  • Tech:
  • 20 Getting Started in Cyclocross
  • 62 Project: Lining Lugs
  • 68 Skill: Relax and Let the Bike Find its Way

  • News:
  • 66 Readers' Forum

     

  • Vol. 12, No. 1 (Autumn 2013)

  • Features:
  • 30 The Poly de Chanteloup Hillclimb Race
  • 50 A Lap with Lyli Herse
  • 58 Project: Make a Mudflap!
  • 68 Skill: How to Look Back without Swerving
  • 70 Icon: Cinelli Fork Crown

  • Reviews:
  • 6 Bike Test: Calfee Adventure 650B over 8 Mountain Passes
  • 25 Book Review: Viennese Mechanics' Bikes
  • 62 Tests: TRP HY/RD Disc Brake, Schwalbe Superlight 650B Tube, Pacenti PL23 Rim Update

  • Tech:
  • 60 How It Works: Retrofriction and Power Shift

  • News:
  • 24 News
  • 66 Readers' Forum

     

  • Vol. 11, No. 4 (Summer 2013)

  • Features:
  • 6 Cycling in Mexico
  • 12 André Marcadier: From Aluminum Bicycles to Race Cars
  • 18 Ca. 1950 Marcadier
  • 20 Robert Lepertel (1924-2013)
  • 22 Alex Moulton (1920-2013)
  • 25 Ron Cooper (1932-2012)
  • 66 Rims, Always Rims (1949)
  • 70 Our Favorite Bikes: Resurrected 10-Speeds

  • Reviews:
  • 26 Bike Tests: Volagi Liscio and Viaje
  • 40 Test: Shimano CX75 Mechanical Disc Brake
  • 50 Book Reviews: Everyday Bicycling, Rebour, Cycling Science
  • 62 Test Updates: Pacenti Rims, Rapha Shorts, Hutchinson 650B Tires

  • Tech:
  • 42 Alternative Shifting Systems: Hub Gears; Downtube and Bar-End Shifters
  • 58 What Makes Tires Hand-Glued?
  • 64 How Rims Work

  • News:
  • 56 Readers' Forum

     

  • Vol. 11, No. 3 (Spring 2013)

  • Features:
  • 16 A Visit to FMB, Makers of Hand-Made Tubular Tires
  • 46 Boggle Hole and Back – A Two-Day Dash to the Yorkshire Coast
  • 62 Builders Speak: Mike Kone (Boulder Bicycles) on Superlight Frame Tubing
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Calfee Adventure

  • Reviews:
  • 6 Bike Test: Coast Randonneur
  • 24 Which Tire is Faster: Vittoria CX or Schwalbe Marathon?
  • 66 Product Test: Leather Bar Tape, Blink / Steady Light, Tire Savers

  • Tech:
  • 22 Tire Performance on Smooth Roads
  • 26 Tire Pressure and Performance
  • 28 Tire Drop for Different Tires
  • 30 Clinchers vs. Tubulars: Which Is Faster?
  • 32 Wider is Faster – Up to What Point?
  • 34 Tire Performance 101 – What Does It All Mean?
  • 39 Width vs. Air Volume: How Much Difference a few Millimeters Make
  • 42 Tire Tread – What Does it Do?
  • 44 Choosing the Correct Tire Pressure

  • News:
  • 14 Readers' Forum

     

  • Vol. 11, No. 2 (Winter 2012)

  • Features:
  • 26 Speedwell – Pioneer of Titanium Bikes
  • 30 1975 Speedwell Titanium
  • 34 Squeezing in One More Ride
  • 57 Bilenky and Engin Cycles: Two Philadelphia Builders
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Harvey Cycleworks

  • Reviews:
  • 6 Bike Tests: Titanium Racing Bikes: Lynskey Helix; Seven Axiom SL
  • 24 Test: Electronic Shifting: Campagnolo EPS vs. Shimano Di2
  • 44 Integrated Shifting Systems from Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo
  • 66 Book Reviews
  • 68 Pacenti PL23 Rims

  • Tech:
  • 50 How Ramped Chainrings Work

  • News:
  • 62 Readers’ Forum
  • 16 News

     

  • Vol. 11, No. 1 (Autumn 2012)

  • Features:
  • 18 The Cascade 1200
  • 32 Bicycle Quarterly — The First 10 Years
  • 36 What We Want and What We Ride
  • 61 Lionel Brans: From Paris to Saigon (1949)
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Terraferma Fixed
  • Reviews:
  • 6 Bike Test: J. Bryant Randonneuse
  • 46 Generator Hubs For Performance Bicycles

  • Tech:
  • 51 The SON Pressure Compensation System
  • 53 The Efficiency of Generator Hubs

  • News:
  • 14 Pacenti 650B Rims
  • 15 Classic Bicycles Calendar
  • 16 René Herse — The Book
  • 66 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 10, No. 4 (Summer 2012)

  • Features:
  • 16 Working Bikes in Florence
  • 20 Legnano City Bike
  • 22 Vernon Blake: Man of Many Talents
  • 32 Vernon Blake’s Machine (1930)
  • 35 My Ultimate Custom Bicycle (Part 3: Components)
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: 1972 Schwinn Super Sport

  • Reviews:
  • Bike Test: Jeff Lyon’s L'Aveçaise 650B Racer
  • Book Reviews: In Pursuit of Stardom, Tomorrow We Ride

  • Tech:
  • 26 The Floating Chain (1919)
  • 52 What Makes a Bike Fast?
  • 54 Positions: Upright or Low?
  • 56 Short-Reach Handlebars
  • 58 How to Select Your Chainrings

  • News:
  • 64 Readers’ Forum

  • Vol. 10, No. 3 (Spring 2012)

  • Features:
  • 6 The Classic Randonneur Bicycle — My First Encounter
  • 16 Lennard Zinn’s Bikes for Tall Riders
  • 24 A Randonneur Bike for a Tall Rider
  • 34 Cycling in Hannibal’s Footsteps
  • 43 An Xtracycle in 1947
  • 52 The Nivex Derailleur (My Ultimate Custom Bicycle)
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Breezer

  • Reviews:
  • 32 Book Reviews: Major Taylor, Furnace Creek 508 (RAAM), Yehuda Moon
  • 44 Bike Test: Bilenky Cargo
  • 61 Tests: Compass 26" Tires, Hutchinson 650B Tires, Camelbak Bottle, WabiWoolens Jersey, Shimano PD-A600 Pedals

  • Tech:
  • 14 Designing Small 650B Bicycles
  • 50 Measuring Frame Geometry from Photos

  • News:
  • 30 Compass Bicycles Purchases René Herse
  • 31 Product News (Lights, Centerpull Brake Bosses)
  • 60 Readers' Forum
  • 68 Comments: 'Changing Philosophies in Randonneuring'

  • Vol. 9, No. 4 (Summer 2011)

  • Features:
  • 4 Collecting Roads
  • 9 Finding the Old Roads
  • 36 Builders Speak: Peter Weigle on Shaving Tires for Better Performance
  • 48 The Story of a Tandem: René Herse #201
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Pacific Reach

  • Reviews:
  • 16 Bike Test: Ellis 700C Randonneur
  • 44 Test: Keen Austin spd-compatible shoes

  • Tech:
  • 10 Do Larger Wheels Roll Faster? The First Carefully Controlled Study that Measures Power Output with Various Wheel Sizes
  • 26 How We Test Bicycles
  • 32 Measuring a Bike's Geometry
  • 68 Experiments with Shimmy

  • News:
  • 42 News
  • 46 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 9, No. 3 (Spring 2011)

  • Features:
  • 4 Week-End Adventure in the Cascades
  • 14 Mel Pinto : Importer of Fine Bicycles
  • 22 Everyday Cyclists in San Luis Obispo
  • 31 Can we "Copenhagenize" North American Cities?
  • 32 Project: Do-It-Yourself Porteur Rack
  • 55 The History of Randonneuring , Part 3: Post-War Boom, 1950s Decline and the End of Competition
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Stealth Bike

  • Reviews:
  • 29 Book Review: Alex Singer
  • 30 Book Review: Copenhagen: City of Bicycles
  • 34 Bike Test: Pereira Gent's Bike
  • 42 Bike Test: Surly Big Dummy
  • 64 Test: Velo-Orange Grand Cru 50.4 bcd Cranks
  • 66 Test: Lumotec Lyt Headlight, Seculite Taillight
  • 67 Tests: Rapha Bib Shorts; Joneswares Merino Shorts; Carbon Comfort Saddle
  • 68 Tests: Green Oil Chain Lubricant; Electra Ticino Platform/SPD Pedals

  • Tech:
  • 41 Disc Brakes Done Well
  • 47 Xtracycle vs. Cargo Bike
  • 50 Frame Stiffness: The Balance of the Frame

  • News:
  • 28 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 9, No. 2 (Winter 2010)

  • Features:
  • 4 Randonneuring in Post-War France
  • 27 Reprint: A Good Night for a Run
  • 60 Builders Speak: Peter Weigle on Custom Fender Installation
  • 70 Our Favorite Bikes: 1983 Specialized Sequoia

  • Reviews:
  • 18 Book Review: The Spring Classics
  • 28 Bike Test: René Herse 650B Randonneur
  • 36 Bike Test: Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem
  • 62 Tests: Grand Bois Hubs and Rims, Shimano DH-3N80 Generator Hub
  • 65 Test: Generator-Powered LED headlights

  • Tech:
  • 44 Balancing and Cornering on a Bicycle
  • 48 The Origins of Cyclotouring Geometries
  • 53 What Causes Shimmy?
  • 55 What is in a Frame Tube?
  • 56 Project: Mounting Metal Fenders
  • 69 Gyroscopic Forces

  • News:
  • 20 News
  • 22 Jean Desbois, Framebuilder for René Herse, 1924-2010
  • 24 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 9, No. 1 (Autumn 2010)

  • Features:
  • 4 Builders Speak: Bruce Gordon on Making a Ti-Lugged Carbon Show Bike
  • 17 Reprint: The Moulton — Bike of the Future? (Le Cycle 1962)
  • 32 Classic Bikes: Ca. 1910 Dursley Pedersen
  • 44 The History of Randonneuring, Part 2: 1930s — Diagonals and the German Occupation
  • 52 Competing in the Concours des Pyrénées Technical Trials (Le Cycliste 1935)
  • 63 In the Press: Wider Tires, Lower Pressures (CyclingNews.com)
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Michael Wolfe's Bacchetta Aero Recumbent

  • Reviews:
  • 18 Bike Test: Moulton New Series
  • 20 Book Review: Alex Moulton's Autobiography
  • 31 Book Review: Mr. Pedersen — Man of Genius
  • 36 Bike Test: MAP 650B Randonneur Project
  • 60: Tests: Origin 8 Cantilever Brakes ; Kool-Stop "Mafac Replacement" Brake Pads; Gore Bike Wear Bib Tights; Pacenti Pari-Moto 650B x 38mm Tires

  • Tech:
  • 24 The Promise of Unconventional Bicycles
  • 66 Derailleurs and Speed (Tour de France)
  • 69 The Resistance of Shimano Alfine Hubs

  • News:
  • 65 Obituary: Neville March
  • 68 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 8, No. 4 (Summer 2010)

  • Features:
  • 4 Travel: Cycling Adventures on the Indian Subcontinent
  • 12 Obituary: Bill Hurlow, 1921-2010
  • 14 Obituary: Phil Wood, 1926-2010
  • 16 Classic Bikes: Colnago's Small-Wheeler
  • 34 Frans Pauwels, Founding Father of Portland Bicycle Racing
  • 40 Training Advice (1939): How to Become a Bicycle Racer
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Bob Daniel's 1961 Ideor Professional

  • Reviews:
  • 18 Bike Test: Trek Madone 5.2
  • 22 Bike Test: Pegoretti Love 3
  • 28 Bike Test: Redline Conquest 20
  • 33 Tests: Tires for Small Wheels from Terry and Schwalbe
  • 61 Book Reviews: Fixed, 1904
  • 64 Tests: Iribe Bottle Cage; Paul Racer M brakes; Woolistic Superlight Jersey; SKF Bottom Bracket (update)
  • 66 Test Upate: Civia Hyland

  • Tech:
  • 31 A Bike for a Bigger Child
  • 33 Everyday Bikes for Children
  • 44 Are Modern Bikes Faster?
  • 56 In the Press: Another Study of Bicycle Performance
  • 58 Unraveling the Mystery of 1920s Geometries

  • News:
  • 15 Events: Ken Taylor at Seattle Bike Expo
  • 68 Readers' Forum

  • Vol. 8, No. 3 (Spring 2010)

  • Features:
  • 4 Obituary: Ernest Csuka, 1928-2009
  • 10 1954 Alex Singer Randonneur
  • 25 Reprint: Filming a Prize Winner (1947)
  • 54 The History of Randonneuring , Part 1: Vélocio, the Audax and Paris-Brest-Paris
  • 61 Côte d'Azur Rapide: 506km in 24:30 hours (1908)
  • 64 Randonneuring Basics: Riding at Night
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Beth Hamon's Rivendell

  • Reviews:
  • 22 Book Review: Foale: Motorcycle Handling
  • 32 Bike Test: Terraferma 650B Super Randonneur
  • 40 Bike Test: Civia Hylands
  • 46 Bike Test: Electra Ticino 20D
  • 48 Test: Electra Ticino Components
  • 53 Tests: Velocity Synergy Rim, Woolistic Shirt

  • Tech:
  • 14 Wheel Size and Bicycle Handling
  • 19 Gyroscopic Forces and Optimum Wheel Sizes
  • 24 Crosswind Behavior and Tire Slip
  • 43 Why Cable-Operated Disc Brakes Don't Work Well
  • 67 Blinding Headlights — a Problem?

  • News:
  • 28 Readers' Forum
  • 31 News

  • Vol. 8, No. 2 (Winter 2009)

  • Features:
  • 4 Travel: Five Friends in Norway
  • 16 The Oregon Manifest Technical Trials
  • 22 Interview: Tony Pereira on his Winning Bike from the Trials
  • 26 Judging the 1930s Technical Trials
  • 30 Paul Charrel, Constructeur and Cyclotourist
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: 2008 Gängl

  • Reviews:
  • 40 Bike Test: Boxer 650B Randonneur
  • 48 Bike Test: Box Dog Pelican
  • 60 Tests: Pass-and-Stow Front Rack; Lumotec IQ Cyo R LED headlight; Velo-Orange Retro Bottle Cage
  • 62 Tests: Bags from Acorn and Zimbale
  • 65 Tests: Wool Clothing from Ibex and Patagonia
  • 66 Test: Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Jacket

  • Tech:
  • 28 Builders Speak: Peter Weigle on Classic Designs
  • 56 Cornering on a Constant Radius
  • 58 Visualizing Wheel Flop

  • News:
  • 12 Readers' Forum
  • 14 News
  • 15 New Products
  • 69 Our bikes

  • Vol. 8, No. 1 (Autumn 2009)

  • Features:
  • 18 The Bicycles for Paris-Roubaix: Can technology conquer the "Hell of the North"?
  • 22 1890s LuMiNum: A race-worthy aluminum bike with a cast aluminum frame
  • 26 Interview with Jacquie Phelan, 3-times NORBA champion and queen of the WOMBATS
  • 36 Interview with Charlie Cunningham, mountain bike pioneer
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: 1962 Altenburger Cinelli

  • Reviews:
  • 50 Test: Surly Long-Haul Trucker
  • 62 Test: Breezer Finesse

  • Tech:
  • 6 Comfort Equals Speed: Quantifying suspension losses
  • 8 Minimizing Suspension Losses: Equipment that makes you faster and more comfortable
  • 14 A Sunday Morning in Hell: Measuring suspension losses
  • 17 Data Analysis: How we measured suspension losses

  • News:
  • 4 Readers' Forum
  • 68 Our bikes

  • Vol. 7, No. 4 (Summer 2009)

  • Features:
  • 16 Interview with Jack, Peggy and Ken Taylor of Jack Taylor Cycles
  • 43 Daniel Rebour's Technique
  • 44 Riding a 1983 Jack Taylor Tandem
  • 49 Choosing a Builder for Your Next Bike
  • 58 The Case Against the All-Out Custom Bicycle
  • 74 My Favorite Bike: Waterford 650B

  • Reviews:
  • 5 Book Reviews: Custom Bicycles; Dancing Chain; Lightweight Catalogues Vol. III
  • 56 Test: Toei Randonneur
  • 62 Test: Tout Terrain Silkroad
  • 70 Tests: Lumotec IQ Cyo LED Headlight; SKF Bottom Bracket; Schwalbe Marathon 650B Tire

  • Tech:
  • 10 Frame Stiffness and Pedal Stroke
  • 13 Misleading "Indicators" of Stiffness
  • 14 Planing and Oversize Tubing

  • 15 Measuring Frame Stiffness
  • News:
  • 8 Readers' Forum
  • 9 Events: Cirque du Cyclisme; Oregon Constructors' Design Challenge; Cyclos Montagnards

  • Vol. 7, No. 3 (Spring 2009)

  • Features:
  • 8 Destination: Bisbee Bicycle Brothel
  • 16 1960 René Herse Fédéral
  • 26 Cyclotouring during the 1930s
  • 27 How I met Vélocio (1927)
  • 28 The Groupe Montagnard Parisien
  • 29 The French Diagonals
  • 33 Brest-Menton in 1930
  • 42 The Technical Trials
  • 46 The Popular Front
  • 50 Paris on Wheels in the 1940s
  • 52 Randonneuring Basics: Nutrition
  • 62 My Favorite Bike: Raleigh

  • Reviews:
  • 4 Book Review: The Birth of Dirt
  • 10 Test: Boulder Bicycle Randonneur
  • 55 Test: Gilles Berthoud Saddle
  • 56 Test Updates: Saddle Pedals, Freewheel, Clothing

  • Tech:
  • 5 Correction: Campagnolo Delta Brake
  • 6 Schulz Brake Contest: Solution
  • 22 Builders Speak: Fork Blade Raking Mandrel
  • 58 Proposal: Electronic Half-Step Shifting

  • News:
  • 8 Readers' Forum
  • 61 Web Resource: Amazing Bicycles from the Late 1930s

  • Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter 2008)

  • Features:
  • 8 A Bicycle Tour along the Baltic in 1991
  • 15 The Story of Bicycle Brakes
  • 16 Developing the Caliper Brake — More Braking Power by Clamping the Rim
  • 18 Cantilever Brakes — Moving the Pivot to Overcome Brake Flex
  • 28 Centerpull Brakes — Optimizing the Cantilever Brake
  • 34 Modern Racing Brakes — From Sidepull Resurgence to Dual Pivot Brakes
  • 38 Brakes for Fat Tires — V-Brakes, Disc Brakes and Long-Reach Dual Pivots
  • 42 Brake Levers — From Simple Levers to Integrated Control Centers
  • 64 Handlebars for Long-Distance Riding
  • 70 My Favorite Bike: Xtracycle

  • Reviews:
  • 4 Book Review: A Dog in a Hat
  • 5 Book Review: Smart Move
  • 6 Book Review: Campagnolo — 75 Years of Cycling Passion
  • 49 Test: Kool-Stop Pads for Mafac Brakes
  • 49 Test: Bikesmith Designs Crank Cotter Press
  • 50 Test: Medium-Reach Dual-Pivot Brakes from Cane Creek and IRD/Tektro
  • 52 Bike Test: Lyonsport Randonneur
  • 58 Bike Test: Frances Smallhaul Cargo Bike
  • 68 Test: Grand Bois Handlebars

  • Tech:
  • 23 Cantilever Brakes and Mechanical Advantage
  • 25 Brakes with Variable Mechanical Advantage
  • 44 Optimizing Brake Performance
  • 45 Braking the Right Way
  • 46 Opinions on Brake Levers

  • Vol. 7, No. 1 (Autumn 2008)

  • Features:
  • 4 Interview with Toei
  • 10 Builders Speak: Ikuo Tsuchiya (Cycles Grand Bois)
  • 14 Japan's First René Herse
  • 15 Destination: Jitensha Studio, Berkeley, CA
  • 16 A Four-Day Bicycle Tour of Japan
  • 43 Apocalypse or Utopia — A World without Cars
  • 62 My Favorite Bike: 1976 Fuji Ace

  • Reviews:
  • 22 Test: Rebolledo Randonneur
  • 32 Test: Grand Bois Urban Bike
  • 40 Test: Jack Taylor (Goëland) Trailer
  • 44 Book Review: Paris-Brest-Paris 1891-2007
  • 52 Test: Generator-Powered LED Headlights (Lumotec, Schmidt, Supernova)
  • 58 Test: SON 20 R Generator Hub

  • Tech:
  • 30 Which Bike for Which Load?
  • 30 What is an Urban Bicycle?
  • 50 Randonneuring Basics: Testing Your Bike's Aerodynamics
  • 60 Project: Building a Custom LED Headlight

  • News:
  • 46 Readers' Forum
  • 48 Obituaries: Bernard Déon, Ian Hibell, Norman Taylor
  • 51 Web Resources: Ian Hibell's Photos

  • Vol. 6, No. 4 (Summer 2008)

  • Features:
  • 26 Nicola Barra — Pioneer of Aluminum Bikes
  • 36 Travel: Interval Training in Chile
  • 62 Destination: Classic Cycle, Bainbridge Island, WA

  • Reviews:
  • 4 Test: Crumpton Carbon Randonneur
  • 17 Film Review: Richard Sachs — Imperfection is Perfection
  • 50 Test: Handlebar Bags
  • 54 Test: Wide High-Performance Clincher Tires

  • Tech:
  • 18 How to Make a Lightweight Bicycle
  • 24 How Much Faster Are Lighter Bikes?
  • 32 Builders Speak: Nicola Barra on Aluminum Frames (1939)
  • 33 An Engineer's Perspective on Aluminum Frames (1939)
  • 34 The Other Side of the Mountain: Does a heavy rider make up on the descents what they lose on the uphills?
  • 42 Double-Blind Test Confirms that frame Flex Matters (Planing is Real)
  • 48 Fine-Tuning the Planing of a Bicycle
  • 60 Designing Frames for Wide Tires

  • News:
  • 12 Readers' Forum
  • 14 Obituary: Eugene A. Sloane
  • 49 Web Resources: Weight Weenies

  • Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring 2008)

  • 1 Comfort: A Key Factor Toward Speed
  • 4 Showtime: Report from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show
  • 10 The Chainless Hill-Climber Bicycle Rides Again
  • 15 Still At It After All These Years: Revolutionary Drivetrains Today
  • 16 Readers' Forum
  • 18 Obituary: Sheldon Brown, 1944-2008
  • 19 Web Resources: www.sheldonbrown.com
  • 20 Project: Making a Custom Lighting System
  • 23 Why Harder Tires Feel Faster
  • 24 Measuring the Flex of Fork Blades
  • 26 Fork Blades Optimized for Comfort and Speed
  • 28 Book Reviews: Paris-Roubaix — A Journey Through Hell; The Archives of Cycling Science; Lightweight Cycle Catalogues Volume II
  • 30 Old New Ideas: 1930s Vélostable Recumbent
  • 34 Fall Colors in the Cascade Mountains
  • 39 Test: Coho Randonneuse
  • 43 Top Tubes, Planing and Shimmy
  • 44 Curing Shimmy on a Bike
  • 45 The Aerodynamics of Drafting and of Different Bike/Rider Types
  • 48 Test: Clothing for Everyday Riding
  • 49 Make Your Own Shpants Suit!
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Alex Wetmore’s 2007 IvyCycles

  • Vol. 6, No. 2 (Winter 2007)

  • 1 The Great European Tour of 1963
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 5 Traction Avant: TA's Front-Wheel Drive Bicycle
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 7 Destinations: Madonna del Ghisallo, Magreglio, Italy
  • 8 Project: Making an Alex Singer Bottom Bracket
  • 15 Book Reviews: Le Guidon et la Plume; Fred Matheny's Complete Book of Road Bike Training
  • 16 The End of an Era: The Last "Modern" Alex Singer (1985)
  • 19 A Survey of the Equipment in Paris-Brest-Paris 2007
  • 25 Jan's Bike for PBP 2007
  • 26 A Bicycle For Paris-Brest-Paris 2007 (C. Zider)
  • 28 Test: Pereira Randonneuse
  • 34 Test: Curt Goodrich Randonneur
  • 37 Making a Chainrest Work
  • 40 The Ultimate Bike in 1998 vs. 2007
  • 41 First and Still the Best: Stronglight 49D and TA Pro 5 vis Cranks
  • 44 How Wide is the Tread (Q Factor) of Your Cranks?
  • 46 Product Tests: Danolite XP Helmet Light; Rainlegs; Shimano PD-A520 Touring Pedals
  • 48 How This 4-Year-Old Learned to Ride a Bicycle
  • 49 No Training Wheels!
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Camille Pradères's 1950s Pitard

  • Vol. 6, No. 1 (Autumn 2007)

  • 1 The Aerodynamics of Real-World Bicycles
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 7 Destinations: Elliott Bay Bicycles, Seattle, WA
  • 8 Spécialités TA: 60 Years of Innovation
  • 15 How it Works: Campagnolo Paris-Roubaix Shifter
  • 24 Paris-Brest-Paris 1966: 44 Hours of an Extraordinary Marathon
  • 31 Riding an Original 1865 Pierre Michaux Boneshaker
  • 34 Test: Bilenky 650B Randonneur
  • 37 Friction Shifting with Modern Shimano Derailleurs
  • 40 Test: Velo-Orange Randonneur
  • 44 Bicycle Fit and Standover Clearance
  • 46 Equipment Tests : Clothing not only for Randonneurs (Ibex wool tights, Woolistic shorts, Gore Bike Wear jacket)
  • 48 Product Test Update: Brooks Team Professional Titanium Saddle
  • 48 Test: 622 x 28mm (700C) Tires from Schwalbe (Marathon Racer), Avocet (Fasgrip Duro) and Grand Bois (Cerf)
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Toni Theilmeier's 1948 Thanet Silverlight

  • Vol. 5, No. 4 (Summer 2007)

  • 1 The British Lightweights
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 7 Destinations: Musée Auto-Moto, Château de Bosc, Provence, France
  • 8 The 3rd North American Handmade Bicycle Show
  • 10 Engineering a Bicycle
  • 14 Product Tests : Reproduction Campagnolo Brake Lever Hoods, Update on IRD Freewheels
  • 16 Book Reviews: Velo Vision Magazine, Self-Massage, Thanet Cycles, V-CC
  • 21 1951 Flying Scot International
  • 22 1953 Claud Butler Jubilee
  • 23 1957 Maclean Eclipse
  • 24 A Kaleidoscope of British “Unorthodox” Frames
  • 26 Builders Speak: Peter Weigle on Building Women’s Frames
  • 29 Optimizing Your Tire Pressure for Your Weight
  • 30 Test: 1957 Cinelli Supercorsa — Going Strong on its 50th Anniversary
  • 34 Test: Terraferma Race — Catch Me If You Can!
  • 37 Getting in Sync With a Bike: Planing and How It Works
  • 38 Hetchins — Vibrant Stays and Ornate Lugs
  • 43 Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour: A Timeless Cycling Adventure
  • 46 Randonneuring Basics , Part 6: Group Riding and Pacelines
  • 48 Six Words of French
  • 49 Avoiding the Crowds During Paris-Brest-Paris
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Bob Freeman’s mid-1930s F. H. Grubb

  • Vol. 5, No. 3 (Spring 2007)

  • 1 Bicycles Are Transportation
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 7 Destinations: Musée d'Art et Industrie, Saint-Etienne, France
  • 8 Project: Re-Raking a Fork to Improve a Bicycle's Handling
  • 10 The "Championnat des Porteurs Parisiens" (Paris Newspaper Courier Championships)
  • 11 Interview with Pierre Vitupier, Champion of the Porteurs 1953
  • 14 Jean-Pierre Pradères' 1947 Alex Singer City Bike
  • 16 Book Review: “Cycling's Golden Age — The Horton Collection”
  • 18 Testing the Performance of Tires, Part 2
  • 20 The Accuracy of Tire Tests: A Statistical Analysis
  • 21 In the Press: How to Make Your Bicycle Faster (Ceramic Bearings Provide Negligible Performance Benefits)
  • 22 Tire Test: Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX 700C x 25mm
  • 23 Builders Speak: Bob Brown Makes a Stainless Steel Frame
  • 25 What Makes a Good Commuting Bike?
  • 26 Test: Breezer Uptown 8 — A Completely Equipped City Bike
  • 30 Test: Jamis Commuter 3.0 — Spec'd to a Price
  • 32 Limitations of Long-Reach Brakes
  • 33 Test: Ant "Basket Bike"
  • 36 A British "Butcher Bike"
  • 37 Optimizing Bicycles for Carrying Heavy Loads
  • 41 Stiff and Durable Racks for Carrying Heavy Loads
  • 42 How to Design a Well-Handling Bicycle
  • 48 Randonneuring Basics, Part 5: Efficient Riding
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Liza Mattana's City Bike

  • Vol. 5, No. 2 (Winter 2006)

  • 1 Vélocio vs. the Tour de France
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 7 Destinations: Il Vecchio Bicycles, Seattle, WA
  • 8 L’Eroica: Ride of the Heroes
  • 10 Project: Mounting Metal Fenders
  • 12 That was my Cycling Baptism
  • 14 1950 René Herse Fixed-Gear Winter Training Bike
  • 17 Book Review: “The Six-Day Bicycle Races” by Peter Nye
  • 18 Book Review: “The Recumbent Bicycle” by Gunnar Fehlau
  • 20 Book Review: “Vélocio” by Raymond Henry
  • 30 Optimizing Headlights with Generator Hubs
  • 31 Headlight Placement for Optimizing Beam Length
  • 33 Modifying an E6 Headlight for Upside-Down Mounting
  • 34 Test: Kogswell Porteur/Randonneur — A Versatile Bike
  • 38 Builders Speak: Tom Kellogg (Spectrum) on a Special Bike
  • 41 Test: IRD “Defiant” Freewheels
  • 42 Test: Brooks “Team Professional Titanium” Saddle
  • 43 Test: Grand Bois “Cyprès Green Label” Tires 650B and 700C
  • 44 Test: Lightweight Rain Jackets from Patagonia and Gore Bike Wear
  • 46 Randonneuring Basics, Part 4: Training for Long-Distance Events
  • 45 Training Tools from Stopwatches to Coaches
  • 46 Why Slow Riders Have to Work Harder than Fast Ones
  • 50 My Favorite Bike: Will De Rosset’s Alex Singer Randonneur

  • Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn 2006)

  • 1 The Performance of Tires (Rolling Resistance Tests)
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 6 Web Resources
  • 8 Project: Overhauling a Huret Jubilee Rear Derailleur
  • 10 Reyhand: Constructeur D'Avant-Garde
  • 16 Comfort and Speed: The History of Hand-Made 650B Tires
  • 18 Impressions?... No, Memories of the 3rd "Grand Prix Duraluminum" Technical Trials
  • 20 Destinations: I's Bicycle, Kyoto, Japan
  • 21 Builders Speak: Jean Desbois (Cycles René Herse) on Making Stems
  • 28 The Physics of Rolling Resistance
  • 30 Test: Tournesol 650B Sportif Titanium — Road Bike of the Future?
  • 34 Rim Brakes and Overheating Tires
  • 35 Test: Velo-Orange Decaleurs (handlebar bag quick releases)
  • 37 Test: 650B Tires
  • 39 Other Experiences with 650B Tires
  • 40 Test: 700C Racing Tires from Continental, Deda Tre and Michelin
  • 42 Randonneuring Basics: How to Make Your Bike Faster
  • 45 Challenges Other Than Speed
  • 46 My Favorite Bike: Alistair Spence's Rivendell LongLow Porteur

  • Vol. 4, No. 4 (Summer 2006)

  • 1 Peter Rich: A Pioneer of American Road Racing
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 5 Book Review: Lightweight Cycles Catalogues Volume I
  • 5 Web Resources: EBykr.com
  • 6 Book Review: "Flying Scotsman" by Graeme Obree
  • 7 Project: Overhauling a 1920s Hirondelle Retro-Directe
  • 8 Riding with Classic Derailleurs — Part 2: Racing Derailleurs
  • 23 Eric Svoboda's Mystery Randonneur Bike
  • 26 To Restore or Not to Restore — That is the (Often Difficult) Question
  • 28 Respecting the Maker's Vision
  • 29 Randonneuring Basics, Part 2: Enjoying the Scenery
  • 30 Spring-Time Adventure in the Cascade Mountains
  • 32 Builders Speak: Mark Nobilette on Making Custom Lugs
  • 34 Test: Ebisu All-Purpose — All Details Considered
  • 38 Test: Trek 2100C — Suspension for Comfort and Speed
  • 42 Frame Flex: Does it Matter?
  • 44 Frame Flex and "Planing"
  • 45 Confessions of a Lapsed Skeptic on Planing
  • 45 Test: Soma Crystal Waterbottle
  • 46 My Favorite Bike: Max Cauthorn's "Bill" by Hara

  • Vol. 4, No. 3 (Spring 2006)

  • 1 How I Won the 1930 Tour de France (André Leducq)
  • 4 Readers’ Forum
  • 5 Book Review: “Uphill Battle” by Owen Mulholland
  • 5 Web Resources
  • 6 Obituaries: Charly Gaul, Dan Ulwelling, Jacques Faizant
  • 7 Report from the Second North American Handmade Bicycle Show
  • 16 Changing Trends: Making Sense of Racing Bicycles from the Past
  • 21 What Makes a Bicycle Fast?
  • 21 Racing in the 1990s: Lighter Bicycles Do Not Always Win
  • 22 Who Invented Half-Step Gearing?
  • 23 Photo Special: Charly Gaul’s Coming of Age (1955 Tour de France)
  • 26 Randonneuring Basics, Part 1: Planning and Packing
  • 30 45 Years of Progress: Three Racing Bikes from 1903 until ca. 1947
  • 35 Builders Speak: Jamie Swan on Frame Alignment
  • 38 Test: Gaansari Van Cleve — A Classic Racing Bike
  • 42 Test: Three Front Racks to Retrofit (Almost) Any Bike
  • 44 Trail, Fat Tires and 650B
  • 46 Differing Opinions on Front-End Geometry and Trail
  • 47 A Non-Linear Relationship Between Trail and Stability

  • Vol. 4, No. 2 (Winter 2005)

  • 1 Two Friends, Two Bikes, 100 Hills
  • 5 Book Review: Memories of Frank Patterson
  • 6 Riding with Classic Derailleurs — Part 1: Cyclotouring Rear Derailleurs
  • 13 Blood, Sweat and Tears: Setting up a Cyclo Rear Derailleur
  • 17 Builders Speak: Brian Baylis on Lug Design
  • 20 Goëland — The Brand of the Middle Ground
  • 21 1950s Goëland Catalogue (Daniel Rebour)
  • 26 Rebour drawings of Goëland bikes
  • 27 Early 1960s Goëland Randonneur
  • 30 Barn Find: 1960s Goëland City Bike
  • 33 Riders Discuss: What We Want in a Bike
  • 37 Test: J. P. Weigle Randonneur
  • 41 Frame Stiffness Revisited
  • 42 How to Integrate a Handlebar Bag into a Custom Bicycle

  • Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn 2005)

  • 1 A 300km Brevet on a 1952 René Herse
  • 4 “I Rode for Alex Singer” — Interview with Jean Olbrechts
  • 11 Alex Singer’s Narrow Escape
  • 12 “Seen at the Belgian Poly” (Daniel Rebour, 1953)
  • 14 “The Belgian Poly” (Daniel Rebour, 1954)
  • 15 Who Made the Lightest Bike — Narcisse or Singer?
  • 19 Battle of the Giants: Paris-Roubaix 1935
  • 24 Builders Speak: Peter Weigle on Designing and Filing Lugs
  • 27 The Aesthetics of Lugs — Comparing Confente, Csuka and Weigle
  • 28 “Aux 4 Jours de Paris” (Daniel Rebour, 1946)
  • 29 The “Four Days of Paris” — The First Post-War Technical Trials
  • 30 The Rise and Fall of Rider-Developed Bicycles
  • 33 Helen and Neville March’s 1947 Technical Trials René Herse
  • 36 Test: The Berthoud Epervier is a Fast Event Bike
  • 41 Test: Bruce Gordon Titanium Pump and Toeclips
  • 41 Long-Term Test: Outdoor Research Gloves, Liners and Hat
  • 42 Test: Grand Bois “Cyprès” 650B x 32mm Tires
  • 43 Tire Weight, Comfort and Performance

  • Vol. 3, No. 4 (Summer 2005)

  • 1 The Great Territorial Road Race of 1894
  • 4 Book Review: The Dancing Chain, 2nd Edition
  • 5 Cirque du Cyclisme: Classic Cycling’s Best Kept Secret
  • 12 “La Mode Cycliste aux U.S.A.” (Daniel Rebour, 1948)
  • 14 Gene Portuesi and the Cyclo-Pedia Mail-Order Company
  • 16 Conversation with Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works
  • 23 Chicago’s Best: 1972 Schwinn Paramount P-15 Deluxe Touring
  • 24 The Vermont Cyclotouring Bikes: 1970s Bill Vetter
  • 26 No Derailleurs: Testing the Rivendell “Quickbeam”
  • 28 Testing the Efficiency of Generator Hubs
  • 31 The North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2005
  • 32 Framebuilders and Constructeurs Tell It as It Is
  • 37 Cyclocross Geometry — An Application for Low Geometric Trail
  • 37 Re-Raking a Fork to Decrease Trail
  • 38 2005 Bruce Gordon Randonneur
  • 39 Ideas for the Future: The Carbon Concept Randonneur (C. Zider)

  • Vol. 3, No. 3 (Spring 2005)

  • 1 Traveling Cyclists: Protraits of Adventure Cycling's Visitors
  • 4 Announcements
  • 5 The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles (Book)
  • 8 What Makes a Good Touring Bike - Mike Barry's Herse "Camping"
  • 10 The First Voyage of Docteur Ruffier in 1889
  • 12 Test: 1971 René Herse "Démontable"
  • 17 Russ Meinke: The Original Owner of the Herse Démontable
  • 18 Centerfold: Ruozzi, the Touriste-Routier (Tour de France 1935)
  • 20 Book Reviews
  • 22 Test: Co-Motion "Nor'Wester Co-Pilot"
  • 26 Test: Paul "Racer" Centerpull Brakes
  • 28 Front End Geometry for Different Speeds, Loads and Tire Sizes

  • Vol. 3, No. 2 (Winter 2004)

  • 1 Riding the Mountains on a 1952 Jo Routens
  • 5 Eddy Merckx' Hour Record Bicycle (Daniel Rebour 1973)
  • 7 How the Hour Record Bike Came to Seattle
  • 8 José Meiffret: The "Human Cannonball"
  • 10 Atlatls, Baidarkas, and Bicycle Frame Stiffness
  • 12 Update on the Technical Trials 2005
  • 12 Opportunities for Framebuilders
  • 13 The First René HERSE Catalogue ? (Daniel Rebour 1946)
  • 18 The Magazine Le Cycliste and the Cyclotouring Movement
  • 20 Book Reviews and Equipment Tests
  • 22 Advanced Technology: Raymond Henry's ca. 1948 Dujardin
  • 25 Choosing Your Wheels: History, Comfort and Rolling Resistance
  • 26 Choosing the Gear Ratios for Your Bike

  • Vol. 3, No. 1 (Autumn 2004)

  • 1 Seventy Years of Cyclotouring — Interview with Paulette Porthault
  • 14 Annick's Favorite Bike — 1951 René Herse with Nivex derailleur
  • 17 Chanteloup and Progress (Daniel Rebour 1946)
  • 18 Seen At Chanteloup (Daniel Rebour 1946)
  • 20 Book Review: Personal Best — The Autobiography of Beryl Burton
  • 21 Ready to Go: Testing the Heron Randonneur
  • 24 The Very First Flèche Velocio in 1947
  • 27 Metal Fenders — Correctly Mounted to Last (Almost) Forever

  • Vol. 2, No. 4 (Summer 2004)

  • 1 Daniel Rebour — The Life Behind the Illustrations
  • 8 Alex Singer Présente (1946 Singer ad by Daniel Rebour)
  • 9 Product Review: Paul Neo-Retro Brakes
  • 9 Technical Trials in 2005
  • 10 Nelson Miller's 1961 Olmo De Luxe
  • 13 Tour de France 1963: Time Trialist vs. Climber
  • 14 La Machine du Tour de France 1963 (Daniel Rebour)
  • 18 On the Podium at the Tour de France and Tour de l'Avenir 1963 (Daniel Rebour)
  • 19 Down to the Wire: Paris-Brest-Paris 2003
  • 22 1950 Barra Randonneur : 18.7 Pounds of Custom-Made Aluminum (Note: The bike since has been found to weigh 24 pounds)
  • 24 Maxi-Car Hubs: Unequalled Excellence
  • 26 Overhauling Maxi-Car Hubs
  • 28 The Beauty is More Than Skin-Deep — Well-Built Steel Frames

  • Vol. 2, No. 3 (Spring 2004)

  • 1 The Fascinating Tandems of France
  • 5 Two Women on a Tandem: 600km in 34 Hours (1928)
  • 7 1938 Reyhand : The Master's Touch
  • 9 1938/39 Narcisse : Inspired by the Technical Trials (Note: The bike since has been found to be made around 1945)
  • 12 1930s Hurtu Coupe des Alpes : Total Triangulation
  • 14 La Machine de Paris-Brest-Paris 2003 (Chris Zider)
  • 17 1949 Alex Singer : Black Beauty
  • 20 Paris-Brest-Paris by Tandem in 49 h 20' (Jo Routens, 1948)
  • 23 1947-1952 Hugonnier-Routens : Built for the Mountains
  • 24 1950 René Herse : Classic Perfection
  • 26 1950s Marcadier : Welded Oversize Aluminum
  • 28 Why the old Tandems Handle so Well

  • Vol. 2, No. 2 (Winter 2003)

  • 1 Developing the Campagnolo Gran Sport — The First Modern Racing Derailleur
  • 7 Milestones in the Development of Parallelogram Rear Derailleurs
  • 10 Pellos: The 1951 Tour de France
  • 11 Daniel Rebour: The 1951 Tour de France-Winning La Perle
  • 14 The Mad Chase — A Glance at Early Paced Track Cycle Racing
  • 19 René HERSE 17 74 — Top of the Line in 1974
  • 22 Ernest Csuka: How We Made Them So Light — The Technical Trials-Winning Alex Singer
  • 24 The Tour Audax du Centenaire 2003 Souvenir Henri Desgrange

  • Vol. 2, No. 1 (Autumn 2003)

  • 1 The Fastest "Tandem Mixte" in Paris-Brest-Paris 2003
  • 5 History of the Technical Trials 1946-1949
  • 14 Daniel Rebour: Will This be the Machine for the 1948 Technical Trials?
  • 24 The Legacy of the Technical Trials — And the Future
  • 25 Book Review: "A Crooked Path to Victory"
  • 25 Other Reading Resources
  • 26 Fenders — A Comparison Test
  • 28 Aerodynamics and Fenders

  • Vol. 1, No. 4 (Summer 2003)

  • 1 The technical trials — stimulating progress from 1901 until 1949
  • 4 1934: "Le Concours de la Meilleure Machine" in Auvergne
  • 5 1935: Criterium Cyclotourisme des Alpes
  • 9 Impressions of a "Pilote de Concours"
  • 11 1936: 2nd Criterium Cyclotouriste de "L'Auto"
  • 14 Raymond Henry's 1936 Reyhand
  • 15 1937: Criterium de l'Auto (Grand Prix Duralumin)
  • 15 Impressions of a spectator at the 1937 Grand Prix Duralumin
  • 16 1938: 4th Criterium Cyclotouriste de l'Auto
  • 17 1939: Grand Prix de Colmar
  • 20 An overview of bike shops in Paris
  • 22 The Alex Singer shop in the early 1990s
  • 24 A 600km brevet on a 1948 René Herse tandem

  • Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 2003)

  • 1 A fully equipped, 7.960kg cyclotouring bike in 1936
  • 2 The Nivex derailleur does not wear out
  • 4 From San Francisco to Los Angeles in 1902
  • 6 1929 Integral with floating chain
  • 10 La Machine de Paris-Brest by Daniel Rebour
  • 12 What makes a good randonneur bike
  • 16 Randonneuring — Audax-style
  • 16 Celebrate 100 years of the Tour de France by riding the original route, Audax-style
  • 17 The Paris-Brest-Paris Audax 1956
  • 18 French trailer design from the 1940s/50s
  • 20 Thoughts on trailer design
  • 20 Trailers — a counterpoint

  • Vol. 1, No. 2 (Winter 2002)

  • 1 It is not over until... Paris-Brest-Paris 1956
  • 6 Interview with Roger Baumann, Pilote de René Herse and winner of PBP 1956
  • 12 No special technology for Paris-Brest-Paris 1956 by Daniel Rebour
  • 14 Seen at Paris-Brest-Paris 1956 by Daniel Rebour and Joel Metz
  • 15 A fully integrated bicycle: Helen March's 1952 A. Faure
  • 18 Daniel Rebour Drawings of an A. Faure bicycle
  • 19 Installing alloy fenders on your bike
  • 20 Alex Singer and René Herse — a comparison
  • 20 Special Book Offer — René Herse by New Cycling

  • Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2002)

  • 1 Interview with Ernest Csuka, owner of Cycles Alex Singer
  • 9 Alex Singer No. 1179 — A Typical Singer Randonneur Bike (with drawings by Daniel Rebour)
  • 14 Went the Day Well — A 400km Brevet
  • 15 Who Needs a Triple? Get Rid of Your Big Chainring!
  • 16 Daniel Rebour Drawings of Bikes at Paris-Brest-Paris in 1951
  • 18 The Singer 'Patent' Bottom Bracket
  • 19 Last Word — Fashion and Bikes

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