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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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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...

@Kupepe's posts:

  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...

@Kupepe's posts:

  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...

@Kupepe's posts:

  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… »