Cycling mags; when will I learn?

Ajax Bay

Veteran
Location
East Devon
Not on paper, but:
"laterally stiff yet vertically compliant"
Try avoiding to laugh at/with this article : bikesnob-2008-dream-bike-shootout,
"this bike climbs like a monkey with a set of crampons, descends like a monkey in a set of crampons being dropped from a helicopter, handles corners like a prostitute, and accelerates like a particle in a particle accelerator that itself is just a tiny particle in a giant particle accelerator."
https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/carbon.243931/page-2
 

Juan Kog

Active Member
As it appears all the current glossy cycle magazines are aimed firmly at the MAMIL market . I Thought a publisher could launch a magazine aimed at SOCC's like me ,that's stingy old club cyclists. It would fail of course, as we would all be waiting for a mate to pass on there old copy.
 

matticus

Über Member
"laterally stiff yet vertically compliant"

It is quite amazing how many ways the journos can rephrase this simple cliche in bike reviews. I wonder if there a special award at some industry annual dinner for the best one?
 

avecReynolds531

Über Member
Location
East Kent coast
Cycling Plus used to have some useful content in it,
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Used to be a varied & interesting magazine, I stopped reading it maybe 10 years ago:sad:
The only mag I read now is the one from Cycling UK. Has a few interesting articles that you wouldn't find in the internet.
I get this because of the CUK membership and it's good in my view. They have some of the magazine content on the website.
I also receive the V-CC magazines which are fabulous but definitely niche:smile:

The only publication I'm considering subscribing to now, is Jan Heine's Bicycle Quarterly: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/print/issues/last-four-issues-bq/
 
Location
London
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Used to be a varied & interesting magazine, I stopped reading it maybe 10 years ago:sad:

I get this because of the CUK membership and it's good in my view. They have some of the magazine content on the website.
I also receive the V-CC magazines which are fabulous but definitely niche:smile:

The only publication I'm considering subscribing to now, is Jan Heine's Bicycle Quarterly: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/print/issues/last-four-issues-bq/
Is Dan Joyce still editor of the CTC mag?
He was editor of Cycling Plus through much of the period I thought it worth reading.

(I was a member of the CTC for a fair while, left when I came back to London)
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
@biggs682's career as a journo for Cyling Weekly didn't last long...

"In summary, our £3000 carbon bike group test was won by...a 1976 Flying Badger 531ST"
 

rogerzilla

Legendary Member
To get away from boring swoopy Taiwanese CF frames and relentlessly black Shimano kit, they should review some readers' creations, the kind lovingly cobbled together from eBay purchases with idiosyncratic kit, like fixed-gear Moultons, racing bikes with SA 3-speeds and hipster singlespeeds with lots of tan leather and tiny handlebars. The fact that all of these exist in my shed is purely coincidental.
 

avecReynolds531

Über Member
Location
East Kent coast
Is Dan Joyce still editor of the CTC mag?
He was editor of Cycling Plus through much of the period I thought it worth reading.

(I was a member of the CTC for a fair while, left when I came back to London)
Yes, that's right, still Dan Joyce editing at the CTC mag.

(As an aside, we have a family membership: the incorporated 3rd party insurance & legal support is something we've found valuable & reassuring.
...i.e. when a drunk driver crisply shunted a car in front, sending it into my bike. The back wheel didn't look like a wheel anymore & CTC were great dealing with that.)
 
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