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Bicycle Quarterly Past Editions

The most common comment we get from Bicycle Quarterly readers is “I wish the magazine came out more often.” Publishing more often would be nice, but it’s not possible: It takes three months to create each edition. With more than 100 pages of stories – all original contents and hardly any ads – each Bicycle Quarterly is a small book. Four books a year is all our small team can publish.

Fortunately, BQ has been around for almost two decades, and most of the 70 editions we’ve published so far remain available. Taken together, that’s more than 5000 pages of timeless contents.

If you enjoy looking at beautiful photos of beautiful bikes…

…if you enjoy reading about adventures far off the beaten path…

… if you want to immerse yourself into fascinating stories from the history of cycling…

… or read the original tests that led to the wide-tire revolution – you’ll get many hours of reading enjoyment out of every Bicycle Quarterly.

You can order each BQ individually, or as part of convenient 4-packs that are assembled by topics, at a discounted price:

  • Cyclotouring in Japan
  • Titanium bike tests
  • Technical 4-packs cover tire performance, bike handling and frame stiffness.
  • Framebuilders and constructeurs from Jack Taylor to C. S. Hirose (including many of the great French builders).
  • History of Randonneuring from Vélocio to the current day.
  • Past Year of Bicycle Quarterly with the last four editions before the current one.
  • or you can assemble your own 4-pack.

Many of the first BQs are out of print, but favorites like the very first edition with the story of Cycles Alex Singer (above) or the fascinating Brake Special (below) with the history of bicycle brakes remain available in limited quantities. Each of these magazines is full of delightful discoveries. And if you can figure out how brake No. 7 below works, we’ll send you a free copy.

If you want them all, we offer a set with the 50 earliest editions that are still available. During these long winter evenings, I often take a past edition of BQs off the shelf, sit down with a cup of tea, and immerse myself into one of the great stories.

Click here to order your BQ back editions.

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