Coming up in Velo Vision 47!

Here's a preview of what to expect in the upcoming issue of Velo Vision, which should be off to print reasonably shortly...

Posted by Peter Eland on Thursday 17 Jul 2014

After a long gestation next issue is finally getting there, and it's a packed edition! Here's a flavour (subject to last-minute change, as ever) of what'll be in it:

Reports:
- SPEZI - all the latest from the German Special Bikes Show, including the lovely Veloschmitt!

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- Bespoked - hand made bicycles in the Olympic velodrome:

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Features:

- Trikes: upright vs recumbent
- Dealer visits: - London Green Cycles, Popiel Cycles (with a ride on a Koga tourer in nearby Crystal Palace Park!)

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Reviews:
- Bicicapace: a modern-day butcher's bike, with a dash of Italian style:

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- R&M Load: full suspension, electric-assisted cargo biking!
- Atlas folding trailer: Circe Cycles' clever carrier
- CompactDynamo: the Velogical miniature rim-running generator tested

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More reviews:
- Cycling mugs: bike art from CycleMiles
- P-Works pannier labels: a neat way to identify your bags
- Reverse Gear: Shorts and a spectacular top from the USA-based recumbent clothing specialists
- Sturmey SRC3: A reader's practical review of a three-speed favourite
- Bridge Street Saddlebag: a VV reader's crowdfunded development, bringing saddlebags into the 21st century

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Book reviews:
- Bicycle Design: the new definitive history from Hadland and Lessing
- Bad Doctor: a graphic novel with cycling content
- Battle of the Bikes: the trump cards!
- Diamonds weren't for ever: Alternatives to the diamond frame, from the late John Pinkerton
- Ordinary: John Bradshaw's anything but ordinary book about high-wheeler restoration
- Pedal It! An education-friendly look at "How bicycles are changing the world".
- Two Wheels - Chains, Sprockets & Design: Mike Burrows reviews a book about more than passing cycle fashion.

Reader bikes:
- Electrifying a trike: adding Falco to ICE.
- A VV-inspired workhorse: hub gears and low maintenance
- The amazing GNAT: an owner reports on riding and modifying this folding, suspended recumbent trike, which never quite made it into full production...

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And more!
- News: including the South Pole ICE adventure, Hase's 20 years, and new products including plans for a cycle caravan trailer...
- Letters: from our wonderful readers around the world...
- and interesting ads! from specialist suppliers.


Posted by seamus on Friday 6 Jun 2014
What wrong with carice sadllbag?

That dint leak and look far more beter on a bike than a lump of

 
Posted by peter on Friday 6 Jun 2014
More in the review but IMO the main benefit is easy on/off via the Klickfix mount, easier to use straps and lighter. Suspect the traditional Carradice fabric may be more bombproof mind, and some of their models do now also have Klickfix mounts (they call it SQR). But the Bridge Street system is arguably neater...

 

 
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