The Bicycle Quarterly website has been updated with the contents of the latest issue and color photos of the bikes presented in the magazine, at
The Winter 07 issue includes an article on the Stronglight 49D and TA Pro 5 vis, the first modern aluminum cranks that found widespread acceptance. While the 1985 Alex Singer used for Paris-Brest-Paris does not quite make the CR cutoff, it represents one of the last times when these bikes still were considered thoroughly modern. (The Singer even has Campagnolo Super Record derailleurs, so it probably quaifies as a "Keeper of the Flame".)
The issue includes full tests of two amazing "KOF" bikes by Tony Pereira and Curt Goodrich. There is a story of touring in Europe with Dr. Clifford Graves in 1963, and article on the tread (Q factor) of cranks, and much more.
Also new on the site is our editor's ride report from this year's Paris-Brest-Paris on his 1973 Alex Singer, originally published in "American Randonneur," complete with additional photos, at
The latest issue is in the mail, subscribers should receive it by December 10.
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