An ideal gift for the bike lover in your life.
A copy of Boneshaker Bicycle Stories Volume I, a copy of our current issue (issue #18), an illustrator postcard and 2 x vinyl Boneshaker stickers, all gift-wrapped by hand in tissue paper.
Here are the details:
Boneshaker Bicycle Stories Volume I
This luxurious 220-page book is a collection of some of our favourite moments from our first 10 printed issues, which are now sold out worldwide.
It's a mix of thoughts from the saddle, photography and illustration celebrating the poetry and politics of life on two wheels. Many of the features are reproduced faithfully, as they appeared in the original magazines - others we've added to, or given the design a little extra love.
It features a double-gatefold cover and foil-block printing on the cover and spine.
We're releasing this book now to give you a chance to explore how Boneshaker's evolved since our wide-eyed beginnings with issue 1.
We printed 1,000 copies of that first issue, so we've decided to do the same with this anthology – creating a limited edition celebration of what we've achieved so far.
The book is dedicated to all our readers and contributors, without whom Boneshaker would not exist. Thank you. Long may you ride.
Cover design by Chris Woodward
Crossed cranks logo by Ben Steers
“I am at the edge
somewhere deeper in myself...”
So ends a poem you'll find lost amid these pages – and it touches on much of what this issue seems to revolve around: the unpredictable enriching that bicycles bring to life.
Smells and sounds. Newness and nostalgia. Lust for life kicks, pell-mell pelting against the clock, riding with newborns and new limbs, meanderings in Lesotho, Zanzibar, China and beyond, and a powerful reminder that cycling is so much more than a sport: this issue embraces the somewhere deeper, reaching for the serendipitous mystery that life on two wheels can become. It's escape and belonging, it's togetherness and solitude, it's sensory salvation.
Another beautiful 100-pager, with foil-blocked covers illustrated by Riccardo Guasco.
As ever, this issue was carefully printed with vegetable inks on thick, uncoated Challenger offset paper, perfect binding, and with a foil-blocked cover printing, this time in gloss white. It even smells good.