BQ 70 (Winter 2019)


Adventures in all their forms are the theme of the Winter 2019 Bicycle Quarterly. Lael Wilcox and Rugile Kaladyte tour Kyrgystan in preparation of the Silk Road Mountain Race. Three friends attempt a new route on the border between France and Italy. Two riders enter The Japanese Odyssey, a ride so challenging that few participants actually finish it. Even our bike test of the new Crust Canti Lightning Bolt turns into an adventure when a storm moves in as we traverse the Cascade Mountains.

We visit the J. P. Weigle’s mythical workshop in the woods of New England and show you the master at work. And Jan’s Firefly titanium all-road bike gets a make-over with SRAM’s Red drivetrain and hydraulic discs for a memorable trip to the Colorado Front Range.

  • 04 The Mountains of Heaven (Lael Wilcox/Rue Kaladyte)
  • 45 Cyclos Montagnards
  • 46 A Visit to Peter Weigle
  • 62 Traveling with Peter Weigle
  • 66 The Japanese Odyssey (Eigo Shimojo/Craig Griffith)
  • 78 The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri (Matt Surch/Nicolas Joly)
  • 98 Sub-Zero Cycling (Jefferson Pritcher)
  • 102 BQ Un-Meeting 2019 (Natsuko Hirose)
  • 110 Readers’ Forum
  • 128 Icon: Alex Singer Tandem Lug and Stem
  • 22 Bike Test: Crust Lightning Bolt
  • 88 Test: SRAM Red Hydro Disc
  • 106 Book Reviews
  • 60 Peter Weigle Builds a Fork
  • 64 Race to the Start Line (Preparing a bike for Paris-Brest-Paris)