I mentioned poring over a Japanese cycle magazine with some vintage lightweight cycle friends the other day, in my post about a Caminade Caminargent one of our number rode to the get-together, and thought some of you might be interested in the kind of C&V cycle magazines they publish in these parts. So I've scanned a few pages. The magazine retails at just under $19 US.
This is the cover, featuring a French machine, a 1960s Gemini Super Mesure, which I've never heard of. There's a double-page spread on it inside the magazine but my scanner isn't big enough:
[IMG] Vintage Road Racer by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
The bike is actually for sale for $7,889 from a shop.
This is one of 34 pages devoted to Italian iron:
[IMG] Scan 4 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
There are just 26 pages of Japanese makers. I like this photo of an Everest machine a lot. As the head badge suggests, it was ridden by someone in the Japanese team in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics:
[IMG] Scan 5 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
This a Keirin racer, a 'Samuel' from the 1940s:
[IMG] Scan 7 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
I mention in the other post that a friend had contributed to the magazine (I helped him with the English and got the magazine free as a gift ) and this is the 1947/1948 Raleigh RRA that he restored from a complete basket-case. The smaller photos compare pre & post-war models:
[IMG][IMG] Scan 8 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG] Scan 7 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
There are 4 pages like this about famous riders and bon mots from them to help the reader enjoy vintage bicycle more... yeah, I don't understand either...
[IMG] Scan 9 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
And last but not least 3 pages of useful internet sites for the afflicted, with these 3 faves getting more space than anyone else. Yeah!
[IMG] Scan 10 by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]