Posts Tagged ‘publication’

Cyclepedia.

March 7, 2011

Thames and Hudson recently asked if I’d like to peruse a pre-publication copy of this book and, of course, without wavering I said yes.

A few days later a thud on the door mat indicated the arrival of said book. The following hours saw me sat in front of the fire, gawping at pages upon pages of pure -dare I say it- bike pron. It’s all good, with pro studio photographs of TT bikes, golden era racing cycles, randonneurs, mixtes, porteurs and also classic examples of radical bike design like the Elettromontaggi SRL Zoombike, the most beautiful folding bike I have ever seen!

As far as bike collections are concerned this one of Michael Embacher is the best, bar none and the fact that it is now in print, with accompanying words and a foreword by none other than Paul Smith means this book is not to be missed. Buy it, borrow it from a pal who has it, whatever. You’ll love it.

Cyclepedia, a tour of iconic bicycle designs is out mid march and you can also go to the free launch party at LMNH in London on 16th March.

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Look Scan.

January 31, 2011

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The Ride Journal V.

January 17, 2011

if you are down ‘that London’ next week be sure to get over to ‘look mum no hands’ for the launch of issue 5 of the brilliant Ride Journal.

Spinwell in Le Francais GQ.

December 19, 2010

Last Friday I had a pleasant surprise, by way of a January 2011 issue of Le Francais GQ magazine landing on my doormat at 9:15 in the morning. I flicked through it and straight to the L’Eroica piece. My pal Matthew Sparkes, tash and all on one page and a few of my words on the other. Buzzing!

Fancy a read? Head over to the Rock n Rollin’ Cycling team for hi-res scans!

Want!

November 10, 2010

NC Cycle mag from 1985 spotted at the TFG flickrspot.

Bobet.

August 20, 2010

When French cyclist Louison Bobet won the Tour de France in 1953, 1954, and 1955 he became the first rider to win the event three consecutive times. His victories came through sheer hard work and determination.

I heard about the Bobet brothers whilst reading an excerpt out of Jean Bobet’s book ‘Tomorrow we ride’ in Rouleur magazine. Promtly after putting the magazine down I went online and bought the book.

Not being a big reader ( you can probably tell this by my mediocre use of the English language ) I read a little bit of it, put it down and forgot about it as it lay under my bed for a few months.

I went on holiday a couple weeks back and needing something to read and not wanting to splash cash on throw away comics, I reached under my bed for the unfinished book.

Now I am no book critic so I won’t even try to ‘review’ it but I can truly say that this book is great, it’s written beatifully by Jean the English scholar and for me specifically it holds my attention, something most books cannot do. So if you are looking for some letter forms to wrap your brain matter around, look no further.

You can also find a great write up on Louison Bobet’s racing career over at DM’s blog.

Mo Rapha. Rouleur No. 19

August 5, 2010

The nineteenth issue of Rouleur, published in July of 2010, includes 148 pages with an exclusive look at some of the best racing photography ever taken in Britain; an interview with living legend Bernard Hinault; the second part of our series on the life of a young aspiring rider – as well as images from world-renowned photographer Nadav Kander. The photography in this issue was taken by Gerard Brown, Taz Darling, Ben Ingham and Nadav Kander.

Another great issue it seems.
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Essential Reading.

April 28, 2010

The second volume in the series of Rapha Guides, the Great Road Climbs of the Southern Alps continues our journey along the roads and cols of Europe. Written by Graeme Fife with the photography of Pete Drinkell, the book captures the beauty and intrigue of the southern regions of the Alps, exploring climbs and roads steeped in the history of road racing and beyond.

Moving from the Col d’Izoard, close to the French-Italian border and over the mighty Cime de la Bonette, the book then encounters Mont Ventoux in Provence, a trip across the border to Italy and then through the central southern Alps to finish on the Riviera.

As well as full bleed, double-page images, the book features hand-illustrated maps and col profiles. Fife’s narrative, crafted with lashings of historical references, cultural observations and road racing snapshots is matched by the powerful photography of Drinkell.

Yes please, I’ll certainly go for one of these.
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Rouleur 17.

April 6, 2010

It’s fair to say that Rouleur, since I discovered it is the only magazine that I can manage to read with the utmost of interest, cover to cover without being bored and I have no doubt that issue 17 ( out now ) will be the same.

Swoop yours here.
BTW. Have you seen how much issue No.1 is fetching these days? This one went for an astonishing £113!

Featuring in Embrocation.

March 24, 2010

So, thanks to my good friend Joseph I managed to get some of my work into issue 5 of the fantastic magazine called Embrocation. Page 26 features two of my photographs which serve to enlighten the words of Joe himself.

It’s a short piece, on the strangeness of driving ( yes driving, not cycling ) over two of southern France’s monster Cols: the Galibier and the Telegraphe. We drove over these beasts last year on our way from Annecy ( our spiritual home ) to do our final climb – Alpe D’Huez. One word on the Galibier – Baron. That said we had nothing but good times and this year we don’t drive them, we ride.

Nice work Joe and infinite big ups.

See more at Embrocation.

11th August 1960.

February 15, 2010

My Tin Tin Coppi special Purchased from a flea market in Paris, July 2009 for 2 euros.

Cycle Sports.

January 29, 2010

Taken from the book entitled ‘Cycling and cycle sports’ by DK publications.

Quite an interesting book for the novice and also a lot of amusing pictures of what appear to be 80s cyclists too. Look out for the triathlete… Wow is all I am saying!

November 1906.

November 26, 2009

Spotted at Gucci Life.

Urban Velo No.16.

November 3, 2009

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At 94 pages, issue #16 is our largest ever!

Contents include: John Prolly’s Adventures in Tokyo, Persuasion: A Political Primer, Bike Works, Love Letters Written in Horseshit, I Love Riding in the City, Pedals Plus People, Residue, Urban Legend – Mike Shih, Victory of the Bicycle, Masterlink Tech, Diagnose A Stuck Stem, Line Up Your Hot Patch and No Exit.

Read online or download for free here.

Rouleur.

September 1, 2009

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Everybody’s favourite magazine just done come out as a box set.

The exclusive Rouleur box set contains every single issue of Rouleur, from issue one to issue thirteen, in a beautiful box designed and produced for the set.

Good news for anyone looking for issue one then as I hear it goes for some good cash nowadays!

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Letterlust’s Photostream.

June 23, 2009

On Flickr. This Letterlust has some great scans of vintage cycling publications including this one… The art of easy cycling so hit the link and go peep.

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Via 14 Bike Co.

Le Cyclisme.

June 19, 2009

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Oh my gosh this book looks amazing!

“From what I can gleam, it’s all about racing strategy including attacking, riding position, equipment and so on. There is also a nice little section that lists “Les Grandes E´preuves Du Sprint” or Major Sprint Races. The records stop at 1928, so I’m guessing this is booklet is from 1929 or 1930.”

More images here.


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