Monday, May 7, 2012

The Bike Magazines


Privateer's main focus is the MOUNTAIN BIKE. In the current issue they follow Tracey Moseley for a day. We also get a look in her traning diary: "3hrs on road, legs felt ok on hills, left leg felt more tired than right. 3hrs seems to pass really easily now!! Core, press ups and stretch".
There's an interview with Chris Ford, a professional mountain bike coach and guide and there's an interview with Ray Petro who transformes old factories, ships and industrial spaces into cool indoor mountain bike parks.  Order Here

STEEL is a French/English magazine about FIXED GEAR and SINGLE SPEED bikes,Barcelona gets investigated as cycle city, the squares and architecture form a great venue for BMX's. 
There's an interview with bike collector Lorenzo who is collecting fixies for more than 15 years since he picked up the fixed gear trend as one of the first persons in France. Order Here

In Rouleur an interview with Shelley Verses, a soigneur from the 80's. Soon my boyfriend had me doing free masages to all the boys in the local bike club. And he says, "you're a soigneur" A fucking what?? she says. Also Sylvain Chavanel gets interviewed and  Aldo Gios talks about prepairing bikes for Roger de Vlaeminck. Order Here.
  Cycle Chic

 The Cycle Chic Manifesto:
- I will ride with grace, elegance and dignity.
- I will choose a bicycle that reflects my personality and style.
- I will, however, regard my bicycle as transport and as a mere supplement to my own personal style. Allowing my bike to upstage me is unacceptable.
- I will endeavour to ensure that the total value of my clothes always exceeds that of my bicycle.
- I will accessorize in accordance with the standards of a bicycle culture and acquire, where possible, a chain guard, kickstand, skirt guard, fenders, bell and basket.
- I will respect the traffic laws.- I will refrain from wearing and owning any form of 'cycle wear'. Order Here

Soigneur, Fietsstang & De Muur

Three Dutch magazines in Dutch on cycling. DE MUUR has a lot of stories and interviews, and is a literary magazine about biking. In the current issue a bike diary from Iran by Ruurd Edens. 
De wielersport is de laatste jaren enorm gemondialiseerd. Voertaal in het peloton is tegenwoordig Engels en is het de klok rond koers op álle continenten: van China tot Uruguay, van Zuid-Afrika tot Qatar. Voor het winterthemanummer ging De Muur op zoek naar verhalen in de verste uithoeken van Azië, Afrika, Zuid- en Midden-Amerika. Naar de specifieke kenmerken van de Ronde van Iran, naar een vroege Parijs-Roubaix op Java, naar de wielerstand van Colombia, naar een aangrijpende poging vanuit Eritrea, naar een geregisseerde feestrace op Curaçao en naar de wielerbeleving in Oeganda.
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FIETSSTANG  has a column by Wilfried de Jong, Bikes in Hanoi, wooden bikes, bikes in films and the art of building a bike frame. Fietsstang is a piece of art made by STANG GUBBELS.
Fietsstang bevat bijdragen van onder anderen schrijver en presentator Wilfried de Jong, voormalig profwielrenner Peter Winnen en Wim Pijbes, directeur van het Rijksmuseum & Sander Rood, beeldend kunstenaar en uitvinder van de boomfiets en vele andere wonderlijke voertuigen.

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The beautifully designed SOIGNEUR is about racing bikes. Writer Herman Brusselmans writes about his old dream of becoming a professional biker. Profiles on coureur, like architect Thijs Mulder who rides a Concorde Mistral 320. An interview with Tim Krabbe and Thijs Zonneveld, two Dutch writers who ride together. Robert Jan van Noort is a photographer who travelled through Portugal to experience what cycling is like there. 
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