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Velominatus: Brian

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Austin, TX

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Car racer. Bike racer.

@Brian's activity:

What I have always loved about Mountain Biking is the immersion into the woods; the sense of solitude that comes in the wilderness that is lost entirely in the convenience and hustle of the cities I’ve always lived in. What I always hated about Mountain Biking is that my mountain bike never feels enough like my road bike.I was but a budding...

@Brian's posts:

  1. @Ron the geometry on your CX bike is much more forgiving than your road bike. Also, the gearing is quite different, 46/36 v. 53/39 (no self respecting person here would ride a 50/34 on their #1). »

  2. Have you guys noticed that Chris King is drawing his inspiration for the Cielo CX frame from the mighty 917? »

Exposure to religion in my youth was by way of a brief dose of sunday school at the local Unitarian church. The point there, evidently, was to learn about other religions and turtles. If a point was being made, I missed it. When Catholic friends of mine came over for the weekend I would accompany them to the closest Catholic church and we would end...

@Brian's posts:

  1. The bike shops I worked at in college had full sets of Campy tools and a mechanic who knew how to properly treat them. Those of you in Ohio probably remember James Simbro.  Tools were in order, bikes worked, all was right other world. Fast forward 15 yea… »

@Brian's posts:

  1. @frank I  have converted both of the steel Bianchi’s in the bike room to single speed. The VMH’s unit is the trick build. Period Dura Ace crank, Campy seat binder bolt, ITM Pro 260 bars. The bike gets ogled everywhere it goes. Mine is a little more of a … »

It was Marko’s love letter about fi’zi:k’s points-of-contact that started this off. It led to a conversation that resulted in us heading off to Belgium with some fi’zi:k point-of-contact items to test. Most stimulating was the notion of testing Italian cycling shoes. Both Marko and Gianni have publicly admitted their cycli...

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  1. So, guys whats the verdict after a year in the shoes? Did any of you that have the R1 size down a half size? I’ve been eyeing the 2012 R1 and it seems that they run a tick longer than the Shimano shoes I’m currently wearing. Thoughts? I need to make my… »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Brian's posts:

  1. @Piwakawaka Sage advice. Do not lube a brand new chain. The shimano factor lube is better than anything we drip on. I prefer TriFlow for touch-ups, but to each his own. »

@Brian's posts:

  1. @brian Man, I gotta change the name I post under. I’ll never cast a stone at any of these guys. Pro sport is not a pretty place. »

  2. @wiscot  Michael Berry »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Brian's posts:

  1. @Dan_R I’m interested in a set of the tubulars. Where can I locate more details and contact info? »

  2. FNG post. Spinning on the trainer instead of riding in the spitting rain here in Austin. Long time reader and follower of The Rules. nothing more to say. Another interval coming up. »