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    I read Bicycling Magazine so you don't have to (June edition)

    This month's Bicycling Magazine in 30 seconds:

    - David Byrne rides bikes. Always has.

    - We hear that Shimano is coming out with two new Dura-Ace groups, but we don't know what they are.

    - There's a pretty cool bike shop in New Hampshire.

    - Want to win your next race? Think positive. Focus. Don't get stressed.

    - Here's a weight loss tip we might have shared in past issues: eat less. Exercise more. Another good way to lose weight is to ride on your lunch hour, because you won't have time to eat if you're riding.

    - If you learn to descend and corner faster, you'll be a faster rider.

    - The Netherlands are (is?) a better place to bike than the US of A. Places we especially don't like in the U.S. include Dallas, Memphis and Miami.

    - You'll stop better with good, clean, unworn brake pads. Another tip: grease is good.

    - Since we don't have the budget to write about custom bikes, we decided to host a "special advertising section" consisting of 10 pages of ads from custom bike makers. Elsewhere in the magazine, we feature the 11 best bikes in America. If you can tell the difference between our ads and our reviews, you win!




    Behind in your reading?

    Here's May's issue:
    I read Bicycling Magazine so you don't have to (May edition)

    April issue:
    I read Bicycling Magazine so you don't have to
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    That about covers it. Saves me time and money. Thanks.
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    I never knew you could lose weight by eating less and exercising more. Thanks!
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Lame joke continues to get laughs.

    I just wish Bicycling would share more of their tests with us. I know they are riding and analyzing and comparing bikes, but we only get the summary paragraph, not the full test report.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Thank you for your report. Can we assume we will get future reports? Then I can cancel my subscription.

    They have become way too predictable.

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    No hot chicks in lycra?
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    I will be getting my free subscription for joining the LAB... So, I'll get to skip the reading andjust look at the pretty pictures.

    Thats how some of us read magazines in our youth. Different magazines, and a different kind of pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    No hot chicks in lycra?

    Regrettably, not in this issue.

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    I may be in the minority here, but last month's feature on Andy Hampsten was worth the price of the magazine, and this months story on Amsterdam had me thinking about retirement there.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    And you can probably cut and paste for the July edition, too

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    Now I don't need to waste time reading it for free in Wal-mart. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I just wish Bicycling would share more of their tests with us. I know they are riding and analyzing and comparing bikes, but we only get the summary paragraph, not the full test report.
    The best bike tests I see regularly are those in Bicycle Quarterly, a must-read publication for anyone who still likes to consume information on dead trees.

    http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/vbqindex.html

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    I think their online reviews have been pretty good www.bicycling.com They pointed me toward my Parlee.
    But yeah, it really is the same information every month.
    And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

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    new brake pads and grease are good? who knew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    new brake pads and grease are good? who knew?
    And here I always thought that you didn't want grease on your brake pads.
    Thank you Bicycling Magazine!
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    Always enjoy your monthly review of Bicycling Magazine. Keep up the good work.

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    I knew all that, except the bit about David Byrne. Does he wear the "big suit" while riding?

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    Thanks.

    I can go back to P&R now.
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    Me too! Alan see you there!
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    But you left out the Beavis and Butthead illustrations!
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    *snicker*
    Last time I read Bicycling was in about 1984, sounds about the same.
    Thanks summary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    This month's Bicycling Magazine in 30 seconds:

    - David Byrne rides bikes. Always has.
    Who's David Byrne? Is he on the 50+ forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4zou View Post
    Now I don't need to waste time reading it for free in Wal-mart. Thank you!
    I stopped wasting time in Wal-Mart years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideon7 View Post
    Who's David Byrne? Is he on the 50+ forum?
    No, but he's 50+...think "More Songs About Buildings And Food".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    The best bike tests I see regularly are those in Bicycle Quarterly, a must-read publication for anyone who still likes to consume information on dead trees.

    http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/vbqindex.html
    I believe that's #1 with a bullet on the Termite Top 40!

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