The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

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Cycling in Print: Cyclotourisme, 1978/79

What was life like in 1970s France for a bicycle tourer? Four Cyclotourisme magazines offer a snapshot of an age long past in an era of simplicity.

February 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Cycling in Print: Schwinn All Terrain Bicycles, 1985

On the heels of a Schwinn High Sierra refresh, an unearthed catalog highlights Schwinn’s finest All Terrain Bicycles for 1985, “providing vehicles to take you where a four-wheel drive can’t.”

March 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Cycling in Print: Eddy Merckx 70th Birthday Tribute, 2015

Eddy Merckx’s racing golden year came in 1969. To this day, 47 years later, his name still commands dignity and respect among riders. 

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Cycling in Print: Mademoiselle, 1972

Months ago, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition broadcast a photograph of a woman, fist high in the air, brow furrowed while she screamed, demanding equitable bicycle infrastructure. The image instantly went viral.

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

Cycling in Print: Raleigh Lightweight Touring Catalog, 1984

Some items come from the most unexpected sources. This was proven to me yet again when an obscure document comes my way from Dan, a cyclist from Baltimore, Maryland.

November 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

Cycling in Print: Sprocket Man, 1976

Lookout Man of Steel, you’ve got some competition.

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cycling in Print: Modes of Transformation, 2010

The bicycle has played an integral role in the advancement of human culture since its inception.

December 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

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  • Small pleasures from quarantine: Day 6 17 mile detour for an otherwise 2 mile solo grocery run for baked sourdough bread. 1 day ago
  • RT @outsidemagazine: As COVID-19 shuts down buses and trains in cities, we remember that bicycles are the ultimate contingency plan. https:… 4 days ago
  • Small pleasures from quarantine: Day 4 I just polished 64 spokes by hand with Simichrome then made black bean soup. 5 days ago

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