Nous sommes en cours de traduire notre site en français. Excusez nous que ce travail de long cours n'est pas encore terminé, et que vous verrez la plûpart des pages en anglais. Le "check-out" sera en français pour faciliter vos achats.

  • en
  • fr
  • ja

BQ 65 (Autumn 2018)


We test the Masi Speciale Randonneur and the Frances Farfarer trailer by taking them on a real adventure: our third attempt to traverse the Sawtooth Range. Will a new route bring success? Is the affordable Masi bike enough for such an adventure? And how does the trailer carry its load? Click here to watch a video of this exciting adventure!

Fun on a bike doesn’t get much better than a solstice gravel ride skirting the flanks of Mount Hood, one of the volcanos of the Cascade Range. Join a group of friends as they explore some of the most amazing and challenging roads of the Pacific Northwest.

We take a 1947 René Herse tandem along a forgotten part of the Mediterranean Coast, exploring quaint fishing villages that are connected by miniature mountain passes.

We bring you a portrait of French collectors, starting with cycling historian extraordinaire Raymond Henry. He’s researched the history of cyclotouring for more than four decades. More than just a historian, he’s a life-long cyclist, and his collection of documents and historic bikes is matched by his achievements as a randonneur. He takes us on a fascinating tour into the history of cyclotouring.

The early 1980s saw the pinnacle of the classic racing bike. We feature a René Herse that combines Campagnolo’s immortal Super Record with the first modern super-steel, the almost mythical Reynolds 753. Savour its amazing details, starting with a frame that includes brazed-on brake mounts. A host of titanium parts make this bike 20% lighter others from its era. Classic racing bikes don’t get much better than this!

A full report from the Bicycle Quarterly Un-Meeting completes the articles in the Autumn edition. Join more than 60 cyclists on a weekend of fun in a forgotten corner of the Puget Sound region.

  • Swift Compass Photo Contest  Solstice gravel ride around Mt. Hood
  • 1980 René Herse with Campagnolo Super Record
  • Across the Mediterranean border on a tandem
  • Raymond Henry: cycling historian extraordinaire
  • Franck Stephan: a new generation of French collectors
  • Shop Visit: Ostrich Bags
  • Fun at the 2018 BQ Un-Meeting
  • Skill: Ghost Riding
  • Icon: TA ‘Adaptateur’
  • First Ride: Alter Cycle Reflex 300
  • Bike Test: Masi Speciale Randonneur and Frances Farfarer Trailer
  • Product Test: Leg Shield Ankle Bands
  • ‘One-By’ plus small chainring
  • New standards and traditional materials
  • Anatomy of a ‘Rinko’ Bike
  • News
  • Readers’ Forum