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Velominatus: Magilla

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

@Magilla's activity:

Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.Saddle bags: how do we define them? Is it a saddle bag if it attaches to the seat post and the saddle, if it has a zipper, if it is leather, has two natty straps with buckles, if it swings below the saddle like bumper bollocks? Continue reading...

@Magilla's posts:

  1. The velcro EPMS, small as it was, fell off the bike on a rather fast and winding decent years ago, and I copped a bollocking for it from the guy on my wheel, rightly so. A small piece of  knowledge was shared with me that day and it has been thus ever si… »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

@Magilla's posts:

  1. Have not been online for a few days, and then get back from travel to see this. My thoughts go out to his family and friends, may everyone else be safe out on the roads. »

Everyone knows that the quality of one’s character is measured by the size gear they can push, particularly when going uphill. It is also a well-established fact that no self-respecting Flemish Pro would ever ride a Compact, no matter what condition their knees are in or how ferocious the gradient. Which, by extension, means that Compacts are...

@Magilla's posts:

  1. @RManneck I’m currently considering a conversion from my 53/39 crankset to the 113bcd so i have the option of running 52/36 for the normal courses and swapping out to 50/34 for the occasions the boys decide to hit the mountains on a weekend trip. Seems … »

This is possibly the most offensive piece of gear I have encountered on a bike. Do you really need a little orange wand to tell you what gear you’re in? There is only one gear to be in: the hardest one at which you can still make the pedals go around in something resembling a circle.These goofy little things were found on the bike I rented la...

@Magilla's posts:

  1. As far as I’m concerned, everyone’s circumstance is going to be different. So with that in mind, ride what you can afford until you can afford and justify better. Experience has shown me that 105 upwards seems to be more economical to refurb and maintain … »