Don't ride triples, win triples.

Velominati Super Prestige: Men’s World Championship Road Race 2017

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Peter Sagan has undergone quite the transformation over the years; starting as a brash and disrespectful neo-pro, he’s blossomed into one of the most exciting and charismatic racers in the bunch. A sort of modern-day Mario Cipollini.

And, as much as I dislike seeing riders dominate and take the excitement out of the sport, I love watching Peter race and I expect that if he manages to pull off his third straight worlds title, it was be a spectacular feat. Besides, he looks great in his black bibs with the bands, and I’ve gotten quite used to seeing him in those colors, so I don’t want to have to adjust to seeing another rider in them.

And, everybody knows you don’t ride triples; win triples.

Check the start list and good luck!

// Velominati Super Prestige


  1. @chris

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    What a shame. Well in that case I’m going to get a photo of my nearly-finished Progetto up for posterity.

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    ARSE

  2. @RobSandy

    @chris

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    What a shame. Well in that case I’m going to get a photo of my nearly-finished Progetto up for posterity.

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    ARSE

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    Not able to post it?

  3. @chris

    @RobSandy

    @chris

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    What a shame. Well in that case I’m going to get a photo of my nearly-finished Progetto up for posterity.

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    ARSE

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    Not able to post it?

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    Nope.

  4. @RobSandy

    @chris

    @RobSandy

    @chris

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    What a shame. Well in that case I’m going to get a photo of my nearly-finished Progetto up for posterity.

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    ARSE

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    Not able to post it?

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    Nope.

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    Empires dissolve and peoples disappear, the V passes not away.

    You could stick it on the Velominati FB page.

  5. @chris

    You could stick it on the Velominati FB page.

    Excuse me what? There’s a what?
  6. And just when the bikes conversation was getting interesting ? Was there a reminder that it was the same conversation being had for the umpteenth time ? And now… no bike fotos ?!?! NO BIKE FOTOS !? Ahhh man…

  7. Anyone else having problems with the site?

  8. @Rick

    Anyone else having problems with the site?

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    Yep, most of the site seems to be shut down.

  9. @RobSandy

    @chris

    You could stick it on the Velominati FB page.

    Excuse me what? There’s a what?
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    It seems a bit Anti-V but yes, there is a Velominati Facebook page. Here.

    Not much on it apart from posts announcing posts on here and people complaining about missing kit.

  10. @chris

    @RobSandy

    @chris

    You could stick it on the Velominati FB page.

    Excuse me what? There’s a what?
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    It seems a bit Anti-V but yes, there is a Velominati Facebook page. Here.

    Not much on it apart from posts announcing posts on here and people complaining about missing kit.

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    I just had a quick browse and that’s the conclusion I came to!

  11. wow. is this it, then?

  12. @RobSandy

    @Rick

    Anyone else having problems with the site?

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    Yep, most of the site seems to be shut down.

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    Thanks, hope it comes back soon.

  13. @RobSandy

    @chris

    @RobSandy

    @chris

    You could stick it on the Velominati FB page.

    Excuse me what? There’s a what?
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    It seems a bit Anti-V but yes, there is a Velominati Facebook page. Here.

    Not much on it apart from posts announcing posts on here and people complaining about missing kit.

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    I just had a quick browse and that’s the conclusion I came to!

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    The is some great stuff in there. The two Keepers’ tours are well documented in the photo section.

  14. @chris

    Hmm – should we try a Non Keepers Tour next year. Some Italian Strada in Tuscany maybe?

  15. @Teocalli

    @chris

    Hmm – should we try a Non Keepers Tour next year. Some Italian Strada in Tuscany maybe?

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    With the exception of the Ronde, next years calendar is looking very middle eastern.

    There aren’t many places serving recovery beverages over here though.

  16. @chris

    I’m planning on the RVV too – entries open Friday morning.

    Italy’s only a short hop from the Middle East?

  17. @Teocalli

    @chris

    Hmm – should we try a Non Keepers Tour next year. Some Italian Strada in Tuscany maybe?

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    I was hoping you had been knighted a new Keeper after your 1-2-1 with @Frank last week? Anything come out of that?

  18. @KogaLover

    @Teocalli

    @chris

    Hmm – should we try a Non Keepers Tour next year. Some Italian Strada in Tuscany maybe?

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    I was hoping you had been knighted a new Keeper after your 1-2-1 with @Frank last week? Anything come out of that?

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    Frank fell off a ladder and broke his shoulder so didn’t go.

  19. @RobSandy

    @KogaLover

    @Teocalli

    @chris

    Hmm – should we try a Non Keepers Tour next year. Some Italian Strada in Tuscany maybe?

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    I was hoping you had been knighted a new Keeper after your 1-2-1 with @Frank last week? Anything come out of that?

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    Frank fell off a ladder and broke his shoulder so didn’t go.

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    As he said!

  20. I love coming to this site and do so on a near daily basis. I’ll be damned if I’ll look at a friggin’ facebook page every day. I’m sure it’s probably easier to host and maintain, but this site is/was a special wee oasis for those who chose to come here. Throwing it on facebook just seems wrong.

  21. I’ m picturing Charlton Heston riding horseback along a beach, and coming across a giant statue of Frank, head protruding from the sand…….

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  22. At least I have my V socks to remember you guys.

  23. @wiscot

    I love coming to this site and do so on a near daily basis. I’ll be damned if I’ll look at a friggin’ facebook page every day. I’m sure it’s probably easier to host and maintain, but this site is/was a special wee oasis for those who chose to come here. Throwing it on facebook just seems wrong.

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    I, too, enjoy visiting here, it’s got an entirely different feel than the other internets. I still haven’t been able to join in a cogal, FFS. It can’t end yet.

    This is really ruining my day.

  24. I’m posting the picture just as a test. If it actually works, @RobSandy, try it with your build photo.

    This pic does open up an internal conflict with me – this old Chris Chance was pretty nice. He’s back in business and I’m really tempted to pick up the new frame with modern steel. Or a Jaegher. Or a ….

  25. @MangoDave

    Yeah – I’m juggling my retirement gift for myself. Here is my leading candidate at the moment. Though also fancy here but don’t really want to wait 12 months or more!

    Also will be going on a frame building course in the Summer and will make (at least) one myself.

  26. @wiscot

    It’s been on FB for yonks.

  27. All will be revealed in my book, “Death Of The V: How Frank fucked his friends for fame and fortune and became a COTHO.”

  28. @Brett

    Ouch. And then there was one. Does that mean you’ve handed back the keys to the V-bunker?

    i’m not sure it’s a story I want to hear but is there a plan or is the site going to be left to slowly decay?

    Whatever happens it was good riding with you guys.

  29. @Teocalli

    @wiscot

    It’s been on FB for yonks.

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    Ha! Just shows how often I go on FB. I have a page (is that the right term?) but I have to say I never post anything and barely look at it from one end of a month to the other. That whole situation where people like to make out their lives are just one fabulous moment after another causing others to develop massive anxiety disorders because they FOMO, just depresses the hell out of me.

  30. @chris

    Who the fuck would know. You guys seem to know more than us.

    Maybe this is Frank’s new project:

    https://velominati.de/

  31. @Brett

    Chill Brett, I’ve no idea whats going on.

    Like others here, I’ve enjoyed this site, had some fun and made some friends.

    It’s sad to see it coming apart.

  32. @wiscot

    @Teocalli

    @wiscot

    It’s been on FB for yonks.

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    Ha! Just shows how often I go on FB. I have a page (is that the right term?) but I have to say I never post anything and barely look at it from one end of a month to the other. That whole situation where people like to make out their lives are just one fabulous moment after another causing others to develop massive anxiety disorders because they FOMO, just depresses the hell out of me.

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    Not to mention the impression that you are morally judged on whether you “share” some picture, quote etc or not. Since when did “share” on FB become the moral arbiter of our lives?

    Surely we can drag this place back from it’s small excursion to the Dark Side……..

  33. Yes, it has been fun. Thanks to you all for the camaraderie. I love coming here and do so daily. It would be very sad for it to go away.

  34. @MangoDave

    I’m posting the picture just as a test. If it actually works, @RobSandy, try it with your build photo.

    This pic does open up an internal conflict with me – this old Chris Chance was pretty nice. He’s back in business and I’m really tempted to pick up the new frame with modern steel. Or a Jaegher. Or a ….

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    If a Slim Chance is the last bike foto posted on this site before it drifts in to forgotten spaces well then I suppose that that would be apropos. Cool bike ! Cheers

  35. @Brett

    I think it was Frank who said that “extraordinary allegations require extraordinary truth”?

  36. I have been lurking around for years but do not post much. Anyway, from what I gather from this site @Frank seems pretty dedicated to it, and the community. I know he fell, and hope he recovers quickly. I just hope its not more serious then what’s been said.

  37. @Randy C

    @MangoDave

    I’m posting the picture just as a test. If it actually works, @RobSandy, try it with your build photo.

    This pic does open up an internal conflict with me – this old Chris Chance was pretty nice. He’s back in business and I’m really tempted to pick up the new frame with modern steel. Or a Jaegher. Or a ….

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    If a Slim Chance is the last bike foto posted on this site before it drifts in to forgotten spaces well then I suppose that that would be apropos. Cool bike ! Cheers

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    Or this?

  38. @RobSandy

    @Randy C

    @MangoDave

    I’m posting the picture just as a test. If it actually works, @RobSandy, try it with your build photo.

    This pic does open up an internal conflict with me – this old Chris Chance was pretty nice. He’s back in business and I’m really tempted to pick up the new frame with modern steel. Or a Jaegher. Or a ….

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    If a Slim Chance is the last bike foto posted on this site before it drifts in to forgotten spaces well then I suppose that that would be apropos. Cool bike ! Cheers

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    Or this?




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    Cunts! Last try before I sulk off.

  39. @wiscot

    @Teocalli

    @wiscot

    It’s been on FB for yonks.

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    Ha! Just shows how often I go on FB. I have a page (is that the right term?) but I have to say I never post anything and barely look at it from one end of a month to the other. That whole situation where people like to make out their lives are just one fabulous moment after another causing others to develop massive anxiety disorders because they FOMO, just depresses the hell out of me.




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    You’ve just summarised pretty much everything wrong with the world. And yes, Facebook has a lot to answer for. However, our cycling club is run on FB so I use it pretty frequently.

    The other problem is I’ve got a technical problem with my build and now have nowhere to go to ask for help. I asked my actual friends, on Facebook, and they just took the piss. And I’m fucked if I’m taking it to a bike shop at this stage.

  40. @RobSandy

    Well we are still here for now, so ask away.

    Re FB – it’s a pretty sad reflection on the world when the arbiter of whether you are a moral person or care about something is whether you share a comment or picture on FB and not what you actually do in life itself.

    Hopefully this place is taking only a short diversion into the Dark Side and the V-force will be stabilised before too long.

  41. @Teocalli

    @RobSandy

    Well we are still here for now, so ask away.

    Re FB – it’s a pretty sad reflection on the world when the arbiter of whether you are a moral person or care about something is whether you share a comment or picture on FB and not what you actually do in life itself.

    Hopefully this place is taking only a short diversion into the Dark Side and the V-force will be stabilised before too long.

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  42. That’s the FD, the cable running from the cable stop (which is a little cage on the seat tube) to the mounting bolt fouls on the back of the derailleur itself. The cable stop can’t be moved and there doesn’t seem to be any for/aft adjustment of the derailleur mount either.

    I can’t see it’d be a good thing to run a set up like this, apart from anything else the cable either hooks around the back of the rivet or frees itself and runs straight, so cable tension goes all to shit.

  43. @RobSandy

    Does it clear if you route the cable to the other side of the compression bolt. Gruppo lead the other way.

  44. @Teocalli

    @RobSandy

    Does it clear if you route the cable to the other side of the compression bolt. Gruppo lead the other way.

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    As I said in the Bikes, it would probably be better but I don’t know if it would solved completely.

    Also, have all my pics posted or just the one of the FD?

  45. @Teocalli

    The other oddness (and I wonder if these things are related), is that although the braze-on mount has substantial room for up and down adjustment, if I move the FD down much, the back end of the spring hits the cable stop cage on the seat tube, chips the paint and prevents the derailleur moving fully in.

    Fore/aft adjustment of the mount would solve both of these problems but it doesn’t seem as if you can do it.

    There’s no way you could run a compact as the spring would foul on the cable stop.

    I could clip the very end of the spring off which would help, but seems a bit drastic.

  46. @Marcus

    @Brett

    I think it was Frank who said that “extraordinary allegations require extraordinary truth”?

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    Well, it IS a fact that plenty of money has been taken for V Kit that will never ever be delivered.

    Where the money is I have no idea, but I do know I don’t have kit.

  47. @RobSandy

    @Teocalli

    The other oddness (and I wonder if these things are related), is that although the braze-on mount has substantial room for up and down adjustment, if I move the FD down much, the back end of the spring hits the cable stop cage on the seat tube, chips the paint and prevents the derailleur moving fully in.

    Fore/aft adjustment of the mount would solve both of these problems but it doesn’t seem as if you can do it.

    There’s no way you could run a compact as the spring would foul on the cable stop.

    I could clip the very end of the spring off which would help, but seems a bit drastic.

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    Can’t visualise that. Don’t get re fore/aft as normally if you have a round seat tube then the alignment of the cage to the chain sets the mount position. I can’t visualise how moving up/down for a compact should make matters worse.

  48. @Teocalli

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    Can’t visualise that. Don’t get re fore/aft as normally if you have a round seat tube then the alignment of the cage to the chain sets the mount position. I can’t visualise how moving up/down for a compact should make matters worse.

    Yep its difficult to explain and the picture doesn’t show it. But I’ve had to set the cage higher than it should be so the back end of the spring doesn’t hit the cable stop. If the derailleur was lower it’d hit it as the cage swung.

  49. @Teocalli

    @RobSandy

    Does it clear if you route the cable to the other side of the compression bolt. Gruppo lead the other way.

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    I would try Teocalli’s suggestion first. You might be surprised how big of a difference it can make sometimes.

  50. @MangoDave

    @Teocalli

    @RobSandy

    Does it clear if you route the cable to the other side of the compression bolt. Gruppo lead the other way.

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    I would try Teocalli’s suggestion first. You might be surprised how big of a difference it can make sometimes.

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    Shimano has a “tool” they provide that a person is supposed to use to establish the best route for the cable in to the mech. Naturally I wouldn’t use it. I’ve played around with threading the cable in to the lever arm on each side of the bolt to get best action on a 105 FD on my cross bike.

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