Boneshaker Magazine



By Mark Tan 20 February 2014

Here’s an interesting fact (taken from Wikipedia): “A boneshaker is a name used from about 1869 to present time to refer to the first type of true bicycle with pedals.” The term itself refers to the “extremely uncomfortable ride” which these early bicycles were renowned for.


The bicycles of the today may be way more comfortable and advanced, but there is one constant that has remained unchanged – the feeling of unadulterated freedom each cyclist feels every time a pedal gets pushed to metal. It is a freedom that has not only remained unchanged, but also, lost and taken for granted.


Boneshaker Magazine is a celebration of that freedom, and more importantly, serves to remind us that there is indeed a rich variation of subcultures in cycling. This is as fascinating as it is obvious – it is so easy to clump people together according to similar interests, and at the same time, ignoring the nuances that make them unique despite obvious similarity. 


So, if you’re looking for a really refreshing take on a cycling magazine, or if you’re just plain curious, I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy of Boneshaker and discover all you can about the fascinating communities and subcultures that exist amongst people who ride bicycles.




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