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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-27-05, 07:37 PM   #1
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any urban biking magazines?

are there any good biking magazines devoted some or fully devoted to city riding?

whats your favorite cycling magazine anyway?
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Old 07-27-05, 08:14 PM   #2
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i was actually wondering about this today...
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Old 07-27-05, 08:54 PM   #3
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There is Fixed Magazine from NYC, described by noted internet firebrand Mike D. as "such a f---ing piece of s--t I wouldn't wipe my a-- with it."

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there were only 700 people at the worlds this year. until bianchi sells another 50k pistas, we are stuck with online banter.
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Old 07-28-05, 07:04 AM   #5
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Yea, that fixed mag was pretty lame. All slick and glossy. But thats the only one I've heard of.
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there were only 700 people at the worlds this year. until bianchi sells another 50k pistas, we are stuck with online banter.
Well said.
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Old 07-28-05, 07:50 AM   #7
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Please, there are probably 700 fixed gears in Boston alone. (a slight exaggeration, perhaps, but not by much). Most people don't go to CMWC.

On top of that, urban riding is not just about fixed gears. In fact, if you look around, even in the most fixed gear crazy town, they're probably the minority of bikes on the street.

There are enough urban cyclists to sell at least two books specifically on the subject in recent years.

Personally, though, I hope nobody ever comes up with such a beast. If by "urban cycling" we mean straight up transportational cycling, there's not much to discuss. Gear for getting around and being able to land at a place where normal people hangout, parking tips, not getting hit by cars tips, getting around the city on off-road paths, and probably a few other topics. It seems like it would be a bit thin unless it was a very irregular magazine.

Now if you make it a little more like a skater mag, it could involve trials type stuff and all that.
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Old 07-28-05, 08:16 AM   #8
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London Cyclist magazine, the organ of the LCC is devoted to urban cycling.

There was even an article on fixed-gears and singlespeeds last issue...
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Old 07-28-05, 07:18 PM   #9
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i read diet rag and almost every issue has some article or review of some fixie/street/messenger/lucas brunell type thing
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Can it be like Big Brother? (skate mag)
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Man, I miss Big Brother.
Damn you Larry!
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i gotta fess.. i like Bicycling mag.. it even comes to my mailbox.. not much about track bikes..maybe every so often.. but i like what they promote.. just the love of bikes no matter who you are and what you ride.. and im all for that
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Ride Magazine for you east coast peeps (www.ridezine.com), Dirt Rag is a really good one. I also get Adventure Cyclist which came with my membership of the Adventure Cycling Association. Personally my favorite magazine is Cycling Plus which is a UK magazine.
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i gotta fess.. i like Bicycling mag.. it even comes to my mailbox.. not much about track bikes..maybe every so often.. but i like what they promote.. just the love of bikes no matter who you are and what you ride.. and im all for that
me too.
and they printed my article about traveling w my Fuji track bike http://fixedgeargallery.com/2005/wee...date/july2.htm in the August issue....(its on the last page)
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me too.
and they printed my article about traveling w my Fuji track bike http://fixedgeargallery.com/2005/wee...date/july2.htm in the August issue....(its on the last page)
That was you?? Nice article, wish I could cruise so many places with my ride.
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i think it'd be cool to have a glossy beautiful quarterly, like Surfer's Path or The Snowboard Journal or The Alpinist. It'd be expensive and y'all would moan, but then we're people who ride 0-speed bikes for their simplicity and low maintenance and then spend all our days tweaking the gear ratio and building new wheels.

it'd need a clean, austere design, perhaps harking back to ye olde days. y'could probably even do it on uncoated stock and only use one or two colors, though these days it seems just as economical to go four-color. professional photography (mikorp?) would raise the printed pr0n to the level of the online version. perhaps a centerfold? hahaha! i love it.

and, of course you'd want to hire me to be the art director. great! thanks. shoot me a pm
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That was you?? Nice article, wish I could cruise so many places with my ride.

Yep, thanks...just got back from the west coast of Spain in Galecia... fantastic riding there (before work)
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