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Velominatus: Kupepe

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I love the slow burn in legs when climbing ... with my bike

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Waiting has never been my strong point. I’m anxious, but don’t really suffer from anxiety. Good things come to those who wait isn’t at the top of my list of proverbs to live by. Do What Thou Wilt always has been, though; kind of a Just Do It for early 20th century Satanists, and me.It was with this mantra in the back of my mind th...

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  1. Very … Very good choice. It is amazing that as a modern cyclist you try carbon bikes of this or that company .. but in the end when you have settled in your mind that this is gonna actually be the “last Bike”, the forever companion, you sum up all your … »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. I bought a carbon bike, then I went to steel using a Colnago frame  from late 70s – early 80s. Now I am fixed on making a modern steel bike for my #1. Chorus 11, Campy Shamal Mille wheelet (once they are out),  3T carbon accessories. After a lot of search… »

We are cyclists, the rest of the world merely rides a bike. What defines us as cyclists? Can a recumbent rider be a cyclist, a unicyclist, a fat recumbent rider with hairy legs and a YJA on? I think yes but am I snob for even asking?Years ago, I was helping a woman at another research institution set up some scientific equipment. Evidently we kept...

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  1. It is not the miles you put or the times in a week you ride. Being a cyclist does not have to do with actually cycling imho. You can be a cyclist even if you don’t ride your bike. I have a 2 year old boy and a 2 month old baby, a wife and a job. I have n… »

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...

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  1. Millar regarding Facial Hair (Rule #50) and its comeback on the peloton »

Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

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  1. @Frank Being blessed to live in the best country for riding a bike … Greece (with just 30 days of mild rain at worse a year, mild weather during the winters ok to handle hot days during summer) I don’t really own a winter bike becaue I do not need it. S… »

Welcome to the Kermis. It’s not a recycling, it’s a reintroduction. The idea is to repost an old article that still resonates today and see where it goes. We will endeavor not to abuse this feature.I’ve referred to Frank’s fantastic Perfect Amount of Dumb article at least five times in my own posts. My reference is usually that I’m dumb b...

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  1. What if i would like to send you some “paragraphs ” i have which i think you would love to read FranKeepers ? Where can i send it ? »

At some point, I reckon the idea may dawn on me that I’m not a climber. Eighty kilos and standing something just shy of two meters, I’m not clear on why climbing is what speaks to me most about Cycling; I’m certainly not built like a grimpeur. But there is no question about it; I love riding in the mountains. I only have to catch...

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  1. Ah … white bar tape … black saddle (with white stripe though) … master Frabk ? Burn in the inferno of the V-olcano  ? »

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. Finally finished … Colnago Super frame before 1975 … Campy Veloce US/UT, Centaur and Athena mix, 3T handlebar and seatpost, Selle San Marco Regale UP. »

  2. Thanx all for the reply … will go for Colnago carbon with 3T team carbon handlebars. Hope wifey honours her oath and actually get dressed in some small santa knickers when she gives me the pair of Zondas for christmas … Then I will post a picture of t… »

  3. An Issue of Etiquette : Early 80s – Late 70s Colnago Super with that gorgeous Saronni red color scheme. Will be a modern build. I am looking to make a modern look with a gorgeous classic frame in the centre … shinny steel full of history. So the frame… »