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Cycling has been suffering a crisis every since the use of a helmet became compulsory. This crisis is rooted in the simple fact that cycling peaked aesthetically with the cycling cap perched casually deliberate atop a sweaty cranium. It was only after mandatory helmet dictum spread its tentacles into all UCI-sanctioned races in 2003 that helmet man...

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  1. @mcsqueak Nice. If you are trying to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorbike… »

  2. I am just grateful that it is possible to buy a helmet that weighs under 3kg. Somewhere in the early 1980s my parents insisted on buying me one of the first ‘bike’ helmets to come onto the Australian market. Cunningly it came in two variations (yellow or … »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Chris Froome 2. Richie Porte 3. Alberto Contador 4. Alejandro Valverde 5. Cadel Evans »

The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ p...

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  1. As a proposed entry for The Lexicon.. My grandfather always referred to the people with outrageously upturned drop bars (think a 45 degree or more uptilt – or even better, flipped over and then on a 45 degree plus upwards angle) as riding with jesus bars… »