Re: [Classicrendezvous] November C+ issue

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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 16:14:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark Chandler" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] November C+ issue
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On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Jill DiMauro wrote:
> Okay, everyone - who's going to be the first to write about November's Cycling Plus. GREAT issue! There's a wonderful article entitled "My Bike" about a vintage bike collector (Les Bowerman). I'm sure many of us on this list could challenge his 250 bike collection! I'm going to tell Les about Larry Black's fleet so that even he can claim restraint.
> By the way, Les's favorite ride is a 1962 Hetchins Brilliant.

Yet another great issue. When I heard that C+ had gone under, I posted a query to the uk cycling newsgroup asking if this were true. Immediately, my fears were proven incorrect (thank <insert deity of choice>!). It was interesting to see, however, that many of the UK readers felt that C+ was no longer up-to-par, and they rattled off the usual list of complaints about cycling magazines.

Well, as someone who's read probably every US bike rag that's made it to the newsstand (and several that didn't), I'll say that C+ is the best all-around English-language bike mag in-print today, IMO. It is head-and-shoulders above ANYthing we have in the states.

Does anyone else just DROOL reading the classics section of the classifieds in the back of C+?


Mark Chandler Concord, CA