BQ's Calendar of Classic Bicycles 2013


For 2013, we are proud to introduce the Classic Bicycles calendar featuring studio photos of thirteen classic bicycles. The “cover model” is a 1965 Cinelli Supercorsa, built up by the legendary Spence Wolf of the Cupertino Bike Shop.

Other racing bikes include Eddy Merckx’ winning machine, Francesco Moser’s hour record bike, and René Vietto’s aluminum Barra. The calendar also features a motorpaced stayer bike, an American six-day racer, and the bike of the first female U.S. champion from 1936.

Admirers of cyclotouring bikes will enjoy machines from René Herse, Alex Singer, Camille Daudon and Goéland, as well as the amazing 1930s Schulz.
Most of the photos have been published in the books The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles and The Competition Bicycle, but now you can admire them on your wall as you plan your year. Detail views and historic photos of the featured bikes, as well as brief captions, complete the calendar.
Priced at $ 14. Quantities are limited. For more information or to order your calendar, click here.

5 Responses to BQ's Calendar of Classic Bicycles 2013

  1. Chad K October 3, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Those bikes and photos look really amazing, but I would be more interested in a calendar with photos from your rides. Nature scenery trumps white background for me.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly October 3, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      That is a neat idea. We’ll think about it. Perhaps for 2014?

    • Andrew Squirrel October 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

      I second Chad’s suggestion. Pacific Northwest beauty + attractive bicycles + cyclists pedaling hard or crouched for descent = winning calendar photos

  2. Honor Forte October 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    I saw this calendar at Orca Books in Olympia, WA last month and was pleasantly surprised since I didn’t know it was a project Bicycle Quarterly Press was working on.
    Will buy!

  3. Mark Roland October 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I like the 2013 version that highlights the machines, but the idea of a scenic calendar is great, too. Rather than only focusing on the Pacific Northwest, what about a photo contest for blog and magazine readers? Photos must have at least part of a bicycle to be eligible. Using an online poll readers vote for the top 40, then the editor picks the 12 that will go in the 2014 calendar. The person whose photo is selected for the cover gets copies of TGAOB and TCB, or a $100 gift certificate, monthly photos get a free calendar. Limit three entries per person, etc., etc. blah blah.