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  1. It was a dark and stormy night, er, umm, day…  …as Frank is putting Cyclops’ $10,000 bike on the roof rack of his Range Roamer… Cyclops: I hate having my bike outside the vehicle. Frank:  Really?  That’s weird. Moments later His Fronkness proceed… »

Until the 70′s it was common to race on gravel roads, but the Paving of the Planet has led to nearly every road being graced by smooth, black tarmac. As is the case with most things, once we are shown the easy path, it is difficult to return to more arduous ways. So it is with gravel roads; we take measures to avoid unpaved roads and in doi...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Francesco Reda 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Sparticus 4. The Tourminator 5. Cuddles »

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  1.   VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. Stevens 3. Armistead 4. Olds 5. Longo-Borghini »

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  1.   VSP PICKS: 1. Filippo Pozzato 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Jurgen Roelandts 4. Niki Terpstra 5. Nick Nuyens »

I’m not going to lie to you, friction is an asshole. In the bottom bracket, in the bending of every single link in your chain as it rolls over the cogs and threads its way through the rear derailleur, and in the pulleys themselves, the devils. I cleaned out my rain bike last weekend after a few rides where I was forced to neglect my usual dai...

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  1. Those are some pretty sexy wheels Fronk (Dan).  I’ve really had a Carbone for murdered out wheels lately.  Black rims, hubs, spokes, nipples, sidewalls, etc.   »

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...

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  1. @napolinige I like the way BMCs look with the lower stays and it gave me an opportunity to do some filet brazing and try some intricate work.  I figure since it’s a Cross rig I have a little more leeway to deviate from traditional road bike looks. He… »

  2. @RedRanger It is if you’re a fat cow like me.   »

  3. Here’s a better shot (the right color) and it’s all done except for the chain.   »

  4. BTW,  I don’t know why it looks so orange in the photos.  It’s VERY red.  Ritchey “Wet Red” actually. »

  5. Deacon #1 should be done tomorrow. Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

Somehow Movember and Vajanuary have slipped out of our grasp without too much fanfare. It’s never too late to pay homage to a ‘stash and a rider such as Urs Freuler. Our trusty cycling historian @wiscot has once again stepped up and delivered, many thanks. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. He doesn’t have a beard but he’s awesome. http://www.wimp.com/boyspeech/ »

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  1. I was freaking 90 minutes away from Louisville for a whole week the week before the Worlds.  I really wish I was there for the event.   However, Merckx willing, I will be moving to Lexington, KY in the near future and will be CXin’ up a storm in years to … »

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  1. I hope you like it. »

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...

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  1. BTW, since you mentioned steel frame building I just sent the first Deacon to the painter yesterday so as soon as I get it back I’ll be building ‘er up and posting an article on “Bike #2″. »

  2. @Gianni I would definitely consider breaking out the Visa for one. »

  3. I wish I had the full Campag tool set.  I remember back in the late ’80s the went for about $1500 (wholesale). »

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  1. Speaking of Hard Men – you guys do realize that I have just as many Tours wins and twice as many balls as Lance Armstrong don’t you? »

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...

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  1. This is one of the coolest things I ever seen.  I wonder if it is a Campag cork screw? »

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  1. “We Are the Robots…” »

  2. I can relate to this photo.  We Velominati obsess with the desire to “look pro” and yet when we return from a ride where copious amounts of V were sprayed about we, or should I say “I”, usually dismount the bike, kick off the Pepe Le Pews, take off the je… »

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  1. OK, since we got some nit-pickers here (me being #1)  I added the race number and I figured out how to get the shadow on the ground a lot better looking… »

  2. This one might be a little better. »

  3. This is definitely the winner! »

  4. Me (#205) looking marvelous at this years Allan Butler Memorial Crit. »

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  1. @Carpy @Carpy Hangs head in shame. »