What about fixed gear bicycles in magazines?

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From where do you get your fixed gear related information ? Only from the web?

Fixed Gear Magazine

I also enjoy the good old way : magazines! Perfect during morning train commuting and I like to randomly open them from time to time.

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I don't know how it is where you live but here in Japan we are quite lucky I think. For the last 2/3 years even not specialized mag like TOKYO 自転車人 or 自転車人 (among other cycling mag) had articles on the subject. [There are a lot of mag' in Japan coming and disappearing]. We can find also COG.

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I think the first Japanese fully dedicated publication was ザーピストバイク-バイブル [The Pist Bike Bible] in 2007 (but I arrived in Japan in 2006/09 so maybe I missed some before).

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More recently, Simple Bicycle Style had also a fair amount of fixed gear related articles [mainly fashion stuff and parts].

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But now two magazines publish really good stuff : LOOP Magazine and PEDAL SPEED. They have good quality articles/photos inside.

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I particularly enjoy the portraits of riders. Each couple (a man/woman and its pist bike) has a different style : street, old-school, keirin etc... I like this diversity and creativity. The Do It Yourself tutorials can be useful also.

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As for the books, the only one I have is Multitude a photo arty book by Pedalmafia published last year.

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What are the fixed gear mag' in your area (If there are some)? And are they good then? I am curious ...

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By baroccogiapponese At 2009-08-30 19:30:35

I love Pedal Speed for the same reasons, I should buy it during my break!

By Paz Huang At 2010-12-27 13:54:12

great blog Jerome!

unfortunately fixed gear scene is still not big enough in Taiwan. we are still gettig most of the information overseas such as Japan, and U.S.

fixie culture was just started being popular recently around 3, 4 years in Taiwan. hopefully there are some local fixie magazines coming out soon.

keep blogging! I luv ur photos!

By Jerome At 2010-12-30 22:09:34
from Normandy, France ,on holiday

Thanks Paz!
I've been slow on the blog lately but still have lots of stuff to show... So be patient.
On a side note I will most probably visit Taiwan in 2011 so maybe you could advise me then ;-)
I wish you a good 2011, ride safe!


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