There was a time when I used to collect bike catalogues. Everytime, I went to visit a shop at the beginning of the new model year, I would come away with a stack of catalogues. Some of them were pretty glitzy but offerred no real information. Others were real works of technical literature and surpassed most of the cycling books you could buy in bookstores. My favourite catalogues were from Bridgestone which were incredibly informative. More than half the catalogue itself was about cycling in general. Each one seems to painstackingly detail all aspects of bicycles from how they're made, the various technological philosophies, riding techniques and etiquettes, etc... everything under the sun. And this was all in the 50 pages before you got to their bike models and specs. It's a shame no one produces sales literature of such high quality anymore. And yes, I know we've now got this new-fangled thingie here called the Internet and the World Wide Web but even most websites are lacking. What are your favourite catalogues?