Bicycle Quarterly

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Bicycle Quarterly
BQ Logo.jpg
Editor Jan Heine
Frequency 4 issues annually
Circulation 4522 copies paid distribution per issue, 6600 copies printed[1]
Year founded 2002
Company Bicycle Quarterly Press
Country USA
Based in Seattle
Language English
Website http://www.bikequarterly.com

Bicycle Quarterly is a magazine examining the history of bicycles, their design and evolution, with emphasis on Randonneuring bicycles. Articles evaluate equipment and bicycles for performance and function, and include footnotes. The magazine was formerly known as Vintage Bicycle Quarterly.

Overview[edit]

The magazine is published by Bicycle Quarterly Press and edited by Jan Heine, of Seattle, Washington in the United States. According to the group, "Randonneurs USA," Bicycle Quarterly is "a publication dedicated to classic lightweight bikes, particularly French ones such as Alex Singer and Rene Herse."[2] In a 2009 article in Bicycle Times, Marie Autrey described Bicycle Quarterly as "Part anthropology journal, part engineering text."[3]

Unlike most magazines, Bicycle Quarterly is financed by subscriptions, and includes only few advertisements.

In Vol. 5, No. 1, Bicycle Quarterly published an article which dealt with the results of rolling resistance tests performed on tires. The results surprised many, including Lennard Zinn who published comments on the article in VeloNews including, "Notable is that rolling resistance is only a weak function of tire width."[4] Heine summarized information about bicycle tires from articles of Bicycle Quarterly in an article published in Adventure Cyclist in March 2009.[5]

In the third edition of his book, The Dancing Chain, Frank Berto discusses test results from Bicycle Quarterly articles in evaluating approximately twenty derailleurs. (Frank Berto also wrote The Birth of Dirt, on the origins of modern mountain biking).[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heine, Jan (Autumn 2015). "Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation". Bicycle Quarterly. 14 (1). 
  2. ^ Bryant, Bill. "Review of Vintage Bicycle Quarterly". Randonneurs USA Newsletter. Archived from the original on October 3, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ Autrie, Marie (September 8, 2009). "Interview with Bicycle Quarterly's Jan Heine". Bicycle Times. 1 (3). Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ Zinn, Lennard. "Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn – That stubborn bead". Velo News. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Heine, Jan (March 2009). "PSI RX Tire pressure and load" (PDF). Adventure Cyclist: 34–35. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Berto, Frank J.; Ron Shepherd; et al. (2008) [2000]. The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. ISBN 978-1-892495-59-4. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ Berto, Frank J.; et al. (2016) [2000]. The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. ISBN 978-1-892495-77-8. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ Berto, Frank J.; Ron Shepherd; et al. (2005) [2000]. The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. p. 168. ISBN 1-89249-541-4. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ Berto, Frank J. (2008) [1999]. The Birth of Dirt: Origins of Mountain Biking (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. ISBN 978-1-892495-61-7. Retrieved May 29, 2017. 

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