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 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 40: December 2010 Issue 41: March 2011 Issue 42: June 2011 Issue 43: September 2010 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: Didi Senft, the famous ‘Devil’ of the Tour de France, tries out a Gekko trike at Eurobike. OPPOSITE: The Innesenti at the Albert Memorial, London. Both photos: Peter Eland
4 News The Cyclisk rises, Cripper goes missing,
watery pedalling round-up, Airnimal’s ten years and more.
6 Eurobike 2010 A full ten page report on the festival of invention and cycle commerce that is the biggest bike show in the world.
16 Velo-city Global 2010 Cycle traveller Claude Marthaler reports from the international gathering of cycle campaigners in Copenhagen, Denmark.
20 The ultimate trike? Review: the Innesenti carbon fibre recumbent trike. Is it as good as it costs? 24 Simply reliable Review: The Simpel wegwärts NuVinci.
A super-reliable Swiss town bike equipped with the latest N360 continuously-variable hub.
29 Short reviews 29 Three books reviewed: The Dog Detectives,
The Custom Road Bike and It’s All about the Bike. 30 Eitan headset spacers: jewellery for your cycle. 31 BikeBuddy: a bombproof cage for big bottles. 31 Duopower Arrow saddle: a super-light anti-numbness seat.
32 Veltop: testing a fabric fairing for recumbent trike. Weatherproofing on a budget?
34 Readers’ bikes 34 Greenspeed: the secret option – rear suspension on the road. 36 Catrike Dash update: DIY luggage and touring by trike 39 The Patio Pedaller: circular cycling for all abilities 40 Altena Janus: riding the back-to-back tandem in the Netherlands 42 Tandem forks: a reader’s quest for the best braking 46 The Comforider goes modular: a new concept from Alexandre Belenkov 48 Cleland AventuraTT: the latest generation from Geoff Apps. Plus, Dave Holladays’ bike transport trailer. 49 Dinotte lighting: an ultra bright rear LED.
50 Letters Disk brake forks discussed, recumbents to identify, a novel transmission, delight on a Duet and more…
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Busy times Well, there’s been a lot going on since last issue. Most notably, of course, the first edition of Electric Bike was published, and you’ll find a complimentary copy enclosed with this issue. I know electric bikes aren’t for everyone – hence the decision to do a separate magazine – but I hope many of you enjoy it, and will subscribe to receive future issues. There should be a letter with this magazine, or see the advertising section for full details. We also had a very productive visit to Eurobike, as you’ll see: there was much of interest for both magazines. As well as the show report here we’ve put together a brief video of the event, which you can find on our website. Finally, apologies for the delayed appearance of this issue. I was laid low by some sort of bug after Eurobike and took several weeks to recover. I’m back up to speed now, and already on with next issue! Peter Eland
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