Saturday, December 27, 2014

New resource: 1991-1999 Bicycle Specifications Archive

Just in time for a new year, I'm pleased to announce a handy resource for buyers of used road and mountain bicycles or those needing information to keep one on the road or dirt. It's Anthony ("Tony") Alsberg's collection of bicycle specifications.

From 1991 until 1999, in our Bicycling Magazine West Coast Editorial Office (which was located in Soquel, California - photo), Tony disassembled, weighed, reassembled and recorded the specifications (specs) for over 100 road and mountain bicycles we were testing and reviewing in our pages.

Many of these bicycles are from famous brands still around today. But, others are from companies now out of business, like Bridgestone bicycles. So, these specs can be helpful for finding how the bike was originally equipped and for learning more about the bike design. Also, if you're restoring a classic old bike, having the original specs is a huge help in finding the correct replacement parts.

For each specifications sheet, there is an accompanying road test and photograph(s) in my library somewhere. All I have to do is find it!

Enjoy these specs from the 90's,