Bicycle Quarterly #74 2020
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Nicolas Joly and two of his friends went on an adventure that included only little pavement: They explore their backyard – which happens to be one of the largest wild areas of Europe. They explored ancient Roman roads and the Parc Naturel du Vercors. It was one of those rides where “time passed more quickly than we anticipated.”more
We look at one of the most amazing bikes ever made by René Herse: a very special track bike that won no fewer than five French championships. Beautiful workmanship, special features and an intriguing history – bikes rarely come more special than this one. We’ve been working on a big feature about H. Hirose, the creative genius who didn’t just build frames and racks, but even his own derailleurs. Hirose-san left us before we could publish his story, so we’re now looking back over more than three decades of building ever-more sophisticated bikes. As a bonus, we get to witness Hirose-san building a custom rear rack for Natsuko’s bike in just one hour – a feat made possible by the amazing fixtures that he built for each task in the rack-building process.