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Old 09-12-16, 05:01 PM
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Which One Would You Read First?

If you had "Bicycle Times" and "Bicycling" arrive at the same time, which one would you read first and why?
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Bicycling. BT would go in the give away pile.
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Bicycle Times would get read first, Bicycling would be in the maybe read later. BT was more realistic last time I read it, Bicycling was more about "affordable" $5k bicycles that all look the same after a while.
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I've read all the back issue of Bicycling for the past year and a half. It's published by Rodale, which also publishes Runner's World. I had a long subscription to that one. After a few years all the articles begin to recycle themselves. Perhaps in bicycling there's new gear/technology, but the set up is much the same as RW.

I've never read BT, but I have read a few issues of Running Times. Not sure if they are the same publishers, but RT was geared toward guys who were more into racing than just fitness running.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
I've read all the back issue of Bicycling for the past year and a half. It's published by Rodale, which also publishes Runner's World. I had a long subscription to that one. After a few years all the articles begin to recycle themselves.

They do update the model numbers every time they re-run the articles. :/


But that's why I'd read Bicycle Times first. 30% of it just doesn't apply to me, 30% I don't fully agree with, but it's a fresh look at cycling.
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Neither. Everything I want to read about cycling, I get here on BF.

I'm such an oddball (urban pub crawling dawdling sometimes fixie C&V occasional commuter vehicular gravel grinding cyclist) that reading that stuff mostly makes me mad- either it's irrelevant to the way I ride, talks about technology my bikes don't have, or they just don't do it "right."
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I would first use Bicycle Times to line the bird cage and then Bicycling under my chain to catch the chain cleaning fluid and new lube.
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Bicycling? Trash bin. I subscribe to Dirt Rag, Bicycle Times and Bike, all good reads.
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