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What book stores carry "Bicycling"

Old 05-02-05, 07:54 AM
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What book stores carry "Bicycling"

like large chains...i know BN does not...at lease not my local one
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You don't want that magazine.
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Borders here in dallas carries it, i would imagine most of their other stores do as well.
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
You don't want that magazine.
What is wrong with Bicycling? Are there some suggestions for another magazine?
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many of the local grocery stores here carry Bicycling magazine.

The major book stores will also cary several otheres. Some are primarily racing magazines or Mountainbike magazines, but still good reads. It all depends on what you want in a mag.
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B&N here carries it.. seems like just about every place with a magazine rack in New Orleans carries it.
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Where are you? There is probably someone in your area that can help. B&N and Borders have them here.

I have noticed that the mag selection varies widely, even from neighborhood to heighborhood.
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Originally Posted by kc9eog
What is wrong with Bicycling? Are there some suggestions for another magazine?
For many years, the magazine was full of shallow hype and ads and a few fitness articles that were printed over and over again. The last couple of issues showed a little improvement with more articles about actually riding your bike. Hopefully they have picked up some more professional staff and are making improvements.
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Old 05-02-05, 07:14 PM
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don't buy that crap, get velonews, cyclesport, or procycling

seriously, it's not worth a dollar
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
You don't want that magazine.
hey guess what he can like whatever magazine he wants.
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Originally Posted by hi565
hey guess what he can like whatever magazine he wants.
you're just saying that because you have a subscription

it's the 'Tiger Beat' of cycling mags
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
You don't want that magazine.
These aren't the droids you're looking for.

You don't need to see any identification.

- Jedi mind tricks are no place for a cycling forum
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Heheh. Sweet moocher. Have you seen that new BT-16?

AEsco, Bicycling pretty much sucks. That's not to say there's nothing useful there, but it's just not done well. Lots of ads, articles are pretty sad, stupid gimmick columns like "Style Guy" or whoever. OTOH, if you search around the net, you can find a subscription for $12 sometimes, which makes it only slightly less worth it (actually, if they have a decent article on lance, might be OK and there's some decent bike porn there too).

You might consider VeloNews or Cycle Sport. They're MUCh more serious (and MUCH mroe expensive). Subs are around $40-50 I think.

If you're new to cycling, however, Bicycling might be a good start. They used to be decent, but I think now they're spending more time in the saddle and less in front of the computer
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Originally Posted by AEsco48
like large chains...i know BN does not...at lease not my local one
The Barnes & Noble store at Shops of Sunset has it - along with a number of other mags like Velonews and my favorite Cycle Sport.

You can also get Bicycling at Sports Authority.

BTW - You should come riding with Andres and I next Sunday.
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Just about any general store carries Bicycling. If you send me your address via PM, I'll send over mine. It's a good 5 minute read for me, then they're usually thrown away.

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The funny thing is if AEsco48 would have started a thread asking where to find velonews, cyclesport, or procycling, he would have gotten:

"Don't get that, you're not experienced enough, get Bicycling"
"What do you want those for, those magazines are for serious cyclists."

Maybe he wants to read the article on doing a century or the article on doping. Maybe it's for someone else who has never ridden a bike. Maybe he wants to leave it around the house to get someone else's a** onto a bike. Maybe he wants to advertise in it.

On a less preachy note, if the bookstores don't carry it, ask the manager to get it. It doesn't really cost them anything to carry it and Cycle Sport America. Others will want it, they just don't know it yet since it's not there to see.

Also, local magazine distributors might have it. Those are the companies that supply all the mags to supermarkets, smaller bookstores, and pharmacies. If the local distributor has it; then they likely drop issues off at all stops. Basically, they get magazines at no cost from the publishers, place them around town and whatever has sold they pay for. So even if they don't carry it; ask them to get some and sprinkle them around your whole city.

Don't use the word "sprinkle" though; it's not an industry term.
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
it's the 'Tiger Beat' of cycling mags
Good one.

It's a neat trick to put a picture of a bike on the cover of a mag that has little to do with cycling.
"Bicycling" is by far the worst rag I have ever read.

Enjoy
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
you're just saying that because you have a subscription

it's the 'Tiger Beat' of cycling mags
Dude, You are very opinionated you know that? I think Bicycling is a pretty good magazine, its not as good as some of the other ones (I ahvent tried others I havbe looked a small amount) But you guys are making sound like its a sin and you will DIE from getting a subscription.
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You know what screw it its not even worth fighting for.
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The problem with many of the "other" magazines is they are not very good for the recreational rider that wants general information on bikes and related products. Not that Bicycling is very good at that either .

I do read cyclesport sometimes but it and Velonews are primarily race magazines.

THere are a couple that are mainly moutain bike mags, but I am a roadie. I do not know if there is a good one that is focused on touring.

I do like Cycling Plus, a british mag that is similar the Bicycling.

Bicycling has some good articles now and then, but I can't stand "styleman" and I am getting sick of Bike town USA stories. The Ads do seem to be taking over the magazines
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Is there a good bike mag that has good fitness articles and cycling info?
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Well let's see, Bicycling is probably the best beginners magazine for cycling. It may seem trashy to us but for folks at entry-level its a pretty damn good start.
VeloNews, CycleSport and the like are race magazines and not much more, they're nice to drool at and wish but if you don't care about racing they're relatively useless.
What road cycling needs is something like Dirt Rag, a magazine about the biking lifestyle and bike culture, just not dumbed down like Bicycling. I know at the Ride we try to do that (not that I'm sure we always succeed) but even if we do we only cover the Northeast
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