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Bicycle Quarterly: 30 Hour Ride in the Cascade

BQ takes their bike reviews very seriously:

“How do you test a bike like Mitch Pryor’s latest MAP All-Road? With its 48 mm-wide tires, fenders, racks and full lights, this is a bike designed for epic rides. How about taking it on a 30-hour, non-stop ride that traverses four mountain passes and crosses the crest of the Cascade Mountains twice?”

Bicycle Quarterly on Rivendell

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Bicycle Quarterly on Rivendell

“When Bridgestone USA closed in 1994, many mourned the loss of what they saw as the last bastion of sensible design in the quickly changing world of bicycles. They rejoiced when later that year, Bridgestone’s marketing manager Grant Petersen started Rivendell Bicycle Works. The new company’s first project were three hand-built frames, the Road, Mountain and All-Rounder.”

Check out more on this 1995 Rivendell at Bicycle Quarterly!

Bicycle Quarterly on Tire Pressure

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Bicycle Quarterly on Tire Pressure

Over at Jan’s blog, he’s written a piece on tire pressure and how riders are realizing that the maximum pressure isn’t always the best in terms of ride quality. Rather, the optimum pressure delivers a much more favorable experience. Head over to the BQ Blog to read more!

Firefly for Jan Heine?

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Firefly for Jan Heine?

Ever wonder what a man like Jan Heine would want in a custom titanium bike? Well, this is merely speculation, but Firefly just posted a photoset of a ti bike with those 26″ Rat Trap Pass Compass tires and a titanium Tubus rack, labeled Jan Heine. So, speculate all you want, but I’m guessing this one will be in a forthcoming issue of Bicycle Quarterly. See more of this insane bike at the Firefly Flickr.