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Don’t Miss the Winter Bicycle Quarterly!

Make a cup of hot chocolate (or tea or coffee), sit down with a good magazine, and enjoy the evening! That’s what readers have done with the Winter Bicycle Quarterly. Before even opening the magazine, they’ve savored the beautiful cover painting by Myoshi.

They’ve enjoyed Lael Wilcox story and Rugile Kaladyte’s inspiring photos of touring across Kyrgyzstan in preparation of the epic Silk Road Race.

They’ve spent pleasant hours in the workshop of J. P. Weigle and watched the master build his amazing custom bicycles.

And they’ve probably dreamed of building up their own affordable randonneur bike and taking it on a great adventure after reading our test of the Crust Lightning Bolt.

“An excellent edition cover to cover!” is how one reader summarized the Winter Bicycle Quarterly. 112 pages of exiting articles and beautiful photos guarantee many hours of reading enjoyment. How to get your copy? We’re preparing another mailing. Subscribe by Thursday (1/30/2020), and we’ll include one for you. Click here for more information about the Winter Bicycle Quarterly and/or to subscribe.

5 Responses to Don’t Miss the Winter Bicycle Quarterly!

  1. Josiah January 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm #

    “And they’ve probably dreamed of building up their own affordable randonneur bike and taking it on a great adventure after reading our test of the Crust Lightning Bolt.”

    I did more than just dream- after reading the test in BQ, I decided that the Lightning Bolt was the bike for me and put in a pre-order on a frame. It’ll be a replacement for my Nishiki Continental (which also shows up in this issue!) that has heavy tubing, mid-trail geometry, and limited tire clearance. (I do plan to move my homemade lever-operated front derailleur to the Crust). The Nishiki is a fun bike, but it’s far from optimal for what I ask it to do. Thanks to BQ, I’m already scheming about where to take the new bike this spring and summer!

  2. Brendan January 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    Since BQ is always covering the finest of bikes, could you also go to the opposite end of the spectrum and cover the Charles Dickensesque rat bike equivalent to finish PBP? There has to be that one underdog bike out there that nearly everyone would bet money against it making it to the end. I think that would make an insteresting story.

    • Jan Heine January 29, 2020 at 7:49 am #

      That would be fun! There’ve been a few characters… In 2011, a guy rode a decrepit – frame bent and fork cracked – 1910s Retro-Directe and made it all the 1200 km. And, of course, Sophie Matter took a city bike, riding in a flowing dress with flowers in the front basket… She’s a super-athlete, so most of us were confident she’d finish – and she did.

  3. Ford Bailey January 29, 2020 at 8:10 am #

    Another fantastic issue ! I love the writing- I feel like I’m there on an adventure.

    Thank you

  4. Davey S January 29, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    Great issue! , i read it way too fast!