FIXED GEAR MAGAZINES
What about fixed gear bicycles in magazines?
From where do you get your fixed gear related information ? Only from the web?
I also enjoy the good old way : magazines! Perfect during morning train commuting and I like to randomly open them from time to time.
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 è‡ªè»¢è»Šäººã€€or è‡ªè»¢è»Šäºº (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.
I think the first Japanese fully dedicated publication was ã‚¶ãƒ¼ãƒ”ã‚¹ãƒˆãƒã‚¤ã‚¯-ãƒã‚¤ãƒ–ãƒ« [The Pist Bike Bible] in 2007 (but I arrived in Japan in 2006/09 so maybe I missed some before).
More recently, Simple Bicycle Style had also a fair amount of fixed gear related articles [mainly fashion stuff and parts].
But now two magazines publish really good stuff : LOOP Magazine and PEDAL SPEED. They have good quality articles/photos inside.
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.
As for the books, the only one I have is Multitude a photo arty book by Pedalmafia published last year.
What are the fixed gear mag' in your area (If there are some)? And are they good then? I am curious ...
Posted on : 2009-08-29 16:55:14 by Jérôme Sadou