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Velominatus: Fausto Lucia

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Former ABL, USCF, era Road C2 ============= I've got nothing against protecting your head. Helmets just didn't exist then.

@Fausto Lucia's activity:

Rule #31 was conceived out of necessity, aesthetics and plain good taste.  Seeing an oversized saddle bag hanging limply by velcro under a Flite, Arione or Regal just isn’t right.  Frame pumps, while they undoubtedly do the finest job of inflating a tube, add nothing but bulk and clutter to the lines of a frame (and aren’t compatibl...

@Fausto Lucia's posts:

  1. Here is the photo… »

  2. Phones?, Cameras?, gloves?, Pumps?… I know you guys aren’t gonna like this but pretty soon it gets out of control.  Soon you’ll want a chain tool, waterless hand cleaner, spoke wrench, truing stand.  Look this guy in our club (see photo below) just adde… »

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

@Fausto Lucia's posts:

  1. It is somewhat gratifying to see that all cyclists are somewhat thoughtful and sensible.  The cycle of Style article is an excellent example of this.  The article should open our awareness to the problem of style and how it insidiously creeps into our liv… »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@Fausto Lucia's posts:

  1. @Chris What like my pacemaker? »

  2. @tessar For the intimidated, this might sound like I am beating a dead horse, but as long as I am taking an beating what the hall? First a comment on aesthetics: a fine racing machine constructed of aluminum, steel, carbon, a bit of leather finely engine… »

  3. KW, Lurking is too kind.  Point well taken.  Taking a beating for sticking my neck out is to be expected, but that doesn’t mean I have to roll over and take it all over.  Just trying to help out.  As for introductions as per Rule #19: I’mFausto »

  4. @ChrisO Regarding the rear stay/seat tube sticker bearing the club logo vs. the club emblazoned kit.  I hear you.  But  I don’t know about you but when I am on someones wheel that spot stares back not the guys jersey. »

  5. Frank,  Thanks for the thorough research in finding the Avocet cyclometer sported by LeMond’s for sponsor, Avocet.  Also it was nice that my post how ever imperfect evoked you to post those excellent photos for all of us to enjoy.  You can check every pho… »

  6. @ChrisO If I catch your greek speek correctly, you are telling me to shut up and listen and learn.  I may be new to speaking up but am not new to perusing this site or listening.  It is that only recently I felt compelled to speak up on a few of the Rules… »

  7. @cyclebrarian AND @unversio My point is that some frame/pump combo are designed for the pump being mounted on the frame.  It is not a style thing.  My steel frame circa 1984 DeRosa and 1985 Eddy Merckx frames have built into the front top head tube lug a… »

  8. Rule #74 Dissenting Opinion.  The machine should be clean and austere.  Gadgets and other play toys do not belong on a racing machine.  There is really no reason to watch any thing besides the road and other cyclists.  Internal consistency with Rules  62 … »

  9. Rule #57 Consider the following exception:  A sticker bearing the emblem of your club or sponsor is permitted on the top of the seat tube, facing rear, between the stays (or on the stay for mono-stay bikes) so let the guy behind you know whose wheel he is … »

  10. @unversio   OK, my comment was directed at the long winded explanation providing rule clarification.  Now that we are beyond the first line of my post, maybe you would like to comment on the rest of it, if you read it. »

  11. Rule #30.  Dissenting Opinion (note: good rules are never long) While the rule is spot on regarding Silca with Campagnolo head.  Silca designed their older pumps to go on the seat tube and when carrying 2 bottles under the top tube.  After that last piec… »