Welcome to Velo Vision Issue Two, June 2001
ON THE GO
It's been a busy three months since I sat down to write the first editor's letter for Velo Vision. Once the initial flurry of sending out magazines had abated, it was time to catch up with accounts, get some marketing underway, and to keep the website stories rolling. And, of course, to put this issue together.
There was also the first event of the year for me, the SPEZI in Germersheim, Germany. Coming just before the final production panic for this issue, it was a welcome chance to recharge the enthusiasm batteries, and to meet old friends. In particular, Kalle and Gaby Kalkhoff of KGB (Kalle and Gaby Bicycles) kindly helped sell Velo Vision from their stand, and have agreed to handle subscriptions in the German-speaking countries. Details can be found on page 47. The next event for me to attend will be CycleVision in Holland on the 9th and 10th of June. This is one of Europe's largest recumbent gatherings, where I'll catch up with Danny Siepman of Zephyr Ligfietsen, who will be handling Velo Vision in the Netherlands. Again, details are on page 47.
Just a few weeks after that, on the 23rd and 24th of June, comes the CTC Rally here in York, with around 30000 cyclists descending on the city. Then at the end of July is Spokesfest in Leicester, a great event with an emphasis on public involvement. One week later, the HPV World Championships in Brighton, previewed in this issue. A further flurry of events at the end of August (see page 9) will be flying visits, if at all, if I'm to send Issue 3 to the printers on time. Then, it's on to the big European trade shows in September: expect reports in Issue 4.
If you're attending any of these events - and I recommend that you do, because they're always enjoyable - do feel free to grab me and let me know what you think of the magazine. I hope I'll see you there.
Issue Two contents
Velo Vision is a 52-page magazine, with each page 230mm (9") wide and 280mm (11") tall. All pages except 16 are in full colour. It has a nice heavyweight cover, too.
Some of the articles from are now available for you to download as PDF - if you don't already have the required (free) Acrobat Reader software for these you can get it here.
- 3 Contents and Editor's letter (PDF, 46k)
- 4 News
Tragedy in Chicago, a new concept wows Amsterdam, and much more
- 10 Back to the future
Richard Ballantine on the search for speed
- 12 When right is wrong
Workbikes in Canada – celebrating a legal victory
- 14 Book reviews
A trio of very different 'how to ride' bibles compared, and Mike Burrows' Bicycle Design.
- 18 In the wheel's eye
Claude Marthaler turns his cultural magnifying glass onto Ouagadougou, the two-wheel capital of Africa
- 20 A new dawn? (PDF, 208k)
The Equinox - a next-generation town bike or engineering overkill?
- 26 Red alert
The Redmount Roller: a thorough first review of this new recumbent trike.
- 32 A good move (PDF, 120k)
The Velo Vision office arrives by bike
- 34 Halt that hiss
A surprisingly good no-flat foam innertube
- 38 From Centipede to PedalLine
New design work from Switzerland revives the idea of a 'bike train'
- 40 Letters
- 42 SPEZI show report
News and pictures from the special bike show in Southern Germany
- 46 How to subscribe
- 47 Advertising (PDF, 721k)
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