I enjoy reading Bicycle Quarterly Magazine. I’ve been a subscriber for 2 or 3 years and bought individual issues around those subscriptions, but sadly I could only put my hands on a few copies of BQ lately. I suspect some got lent out and not returned and others lost or misplaced. I recently decided to bite the bullet and order all the back issues of BQ. Since I do have some old copies this gives me a few duplicates, but the buy all 8 volumes button was far easier then going through and trying to get only the issues I needed.
I know Jan Heine isn’t getting rich off this enterprise and if I want more BQ to read I have to support him so the extra copies are a small price to pay. If you want to check out my BQ collection you are welcome to do so at my house, but I won’t be letting them leave the property!
I also wanted to get Jan’s Golden Age of Hand-built Cycling book, but decided to wait until the summer since I’ve got months of bike reading already with these BQ back issues. By waiting I can also justify getting his Competition Bicycle book which looks great as well.
If you have some spare $$ and were thinking about buying an upgrade for your bikes consider back issues of BQ. Knowledge is power and you will probably get more benefit from reading BQ than a titanium spoke wrench…=-)