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Velo Vision is published quarterly by Velo Vision Ltd. Subscription details, news and updates can be found on www.velovision.com ISSN 1475-4312 Velo Vision Magazine York Eco Business Centre Amy Johnson Way Clifton Moor York, YO30 4AG, UK Tel/Fax +44 1904 692800 (from UK, 01904 692800) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.velovision.com EDITOR AND PUBLISHER: Peter Eland EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: Sue Archer PHOTO ASSISTANT: Debz Butterworth ART DIRECTOR: Brian Holt WEB PROGRAMMER: Simon Ward PRINTER: Stephens & George Magazines Ltd PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: Issue 39: September 2010 Issue 40: December 2010 Issue 41: March 2011 Issue 42: June 2011 Velo Vision is a member of INK, trade association of the alternative press in the UK. www.ink.uk.com Velo Vision and Velo-Vision We weren’t first with the name. Velo-Vision is a bike shop in Körten, near Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany. Velo Vision magazine exists in friendly harmony with Velo-Vision in Germany. Velo Vision is printed on paper produced from sustainable forests to Nordic Swan standards.
COVER: The Bicycle Orchestra was the star of the show at the SPEZI (see www.fietsorkest.nl). OPPOSITE: Fun with fruit at the York Cycle Show from Smoothiebikes.co.uk Both photos: Peter Eland
4 News Pedals up for a prize, submarines and unicycles, Moultons and more.
10 SPEZI 2010 An eight page report on all of the most interesting items on show at the German event.
18 Bikes at the Ring Cycling in a scientific setting at the
SPring-8 synchrotron facility in Japan.
20 Twice the tandem Review: Circe Helios Brut tandem/
workbike. Is it an able all-rounder? 24 Seat on wheels Review: The Weehoo i-Go recumbent trailerbike. Kids travel in comfort.
26 Dropping in on dealers This issue we feature the amazing D. Tek,
plus Westcountry Recumbents, Bike to Be, and the USA’s Calhoun Cycle.
34 The case for baskets Quick-release convenience from Klickfix and Dahon.
36 Short Reviews 36 Books: Reviewing the Adventure Cycle
Touring Handbook and Mike Burrows on Arnfried Schmitz’ Cyclists, Cycling, Cycles and Cycle Parts. 37 Handlebar ideas from readers: ‘bar ins’
and motorbike mirrors. 38 The iPhone bike mount from Dahon and the (discontinued) i-Ride forks from Rockshox. 40 The Magtenlight: is it a clip-on replacement for a hub dynamo?
42 Readers’ bikes 42 Sturmey’s S3X hub: Audax rider tested. 44 Going low: how German low-entry bikes offered renewed mobility 46 Strada vs Speedmachine: two recumbents compared 47 DIY saddlebag quick release on a budget 48 ICE triking
50 Letters More baguettes, a big wheel bike, the boat-based bicycle shop and more…
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On the move Well, it’s been a busy few months. We had another good trip to the SPEZI as you’ll read later, and we were also at the Tour de Presteigne electric bike rally, the York Cycle Show and travelling around to meet the latest batch of dealers.
And alongside starting up Electric Bike magazine and its website, we’ve moved offices again (to a larger room within the same building, so no address change). We’ve also had to grapple with the hosting providers for Velo Vision’s website disappearing without trace, so it’ll be switched over to a new provider shortly. With the help of colleagues and contributors various other minor setbacks have also been overcome, and this issue is finally complete.
It is somewhat late, for which many apologies. We won’t make a habit of it…
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