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The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Edvard Boason Hagen 2. Peter Sagan 3. Tom Boonen 4. Fabian Cancellara 5. Zener Stybar »

Pity our cyclist, it’s Saturday and he won’t shave his face, it might sap his strength but he has to shave his legs or he won’t look serious. He certainly can’t have sex, more strength stealing there, and kissing his wife, whoa, slow down, that could spread some germs. He doesn’t want to get sick so going to that birth...

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  1. Adam Hansen comes into mind as a modern day “big man”. »

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  1. I have been off the bike for two weeks now – due to life and work.  With some pretty bad weather coming in this weekend and a road trip coming up, it will be three weeks.  I am definetly itching to get back on it, but this break has done wonders for the l… »

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. @DerHoggz Outboard or press fit BB? »

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  1. 43mm deep? »

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  1. The only thing going thru my mind when climbing is “keep the pedals turning”! »

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  1. ^ Brilliant!!! »

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. @VeloJello Nice colors……take some more pictures! »

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  1. I “trained” all of this past year without the computer, hr monitor or pt wheel.  Tremendously liberating! Had not had this much fun since I started riding……a measly “V” years ago. »

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  1. This reminds me I need to build the old #1 as a “Winter” bike. Salsa Campeon with 32h H-Plus Son TB-14s, mix of Shimano 105 and Ultegra. Fun bike! »

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  1. Wow…..nice! Any more pictures? »

It wasn’t so long ago that the majority of bicycles were made by hand, from raw materials, in places that aren’t China or Taiwan. While some of these artisans are still around, their wares are increasingly harder to come by, and to procure an example of their work means an outlay of time and money which is more than most are willing to...

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  1. Oh My Merckx….. that is my dream bike, down to each detail! »

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  1. That looks ridiculous….how can you possibly generate any power like that? …….I bet we will see Sagan doing that sh*t next season. »

  2. Good work by the moto, to stay with Faboo. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Dan Martin 2. Cunego 3. Rodriguez 4. Pellizotti 5. Sagan »

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. Oomph…bike racing….haven’t done that in a while…. »

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...

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  1. I am currently building my new Number 1; going with a 110bcd crankset, giving me the ability to go 52×38, 52×36 or 50×34. I think it is a pretty good compromise. Personally I never felt the need for a 34 chainring, but I am dreaming of riding Mount Evans … »

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. The Cannondale is looking good!  Really like those bottle cages. »

A death is a painful thing to experience. Particularly, I imagine, for the one doing the dying. For those left behind, it takes time to mourn and come to grips with the change; it is an unpleasant process, but such is the way of things.The crack in the chainstay of my beloved Cervelo R3 had been weighing on my mind ever since I discovered its exist...

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  1. Bellisimo! »

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  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Wiggins 3. Evans 4. Gesink 5. Scarponi »

  2. @pakrat His bike fit still looks wonky this year…you would thing a Giro winner would get a custom geometry. »

  3. I was thinking Hesjedal and wrote Froome….these are my real picks. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Nibali 3. Scarponi 4. Hesjedal 5. Gesink »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Nibali 3. Scarponi 4. Froome 5. Gesink »