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Velominatus: RedRanger

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Location: wausau, wi

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Aviation mechanic. Riding a bike when ever I get a chance.

@RedRanger's activity:

I’m trying my best to stay thin this winter, but I’m nowhere near where I was when it was warm and the days were long. I keep flashing back to the last time I felt genuinely skinny and declared to myself, “This time, I’ll keep it off!”This photo is a metaphor. Winter me is on the right, Summer me is on the left. Mi...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy It was so exciting to think that MM only had one eye back then… »

  2. Somehow the Michelin Man has grown a second eye since the. And clearly The Prophet is not into cross species mating. »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @DragoRosso yes! I love this bike right here. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy Ive gone sans gloves. problem is that if I ruin my hands with road rash I cant do my job. at least not comfortably. PS I am not a surgeon. »

  3. @PeakInTwoYears yeah its thin with no padding. I prefer the padding to be in my gloves personally. plus I prefer riding with gloves cause my hands are my livelihood in a way. »

  4. @PeakInTwoYears this is the stuff I always use. I like it in matte white matching my saddle http://www.fizik.com/accessories/bar-tapes/superlight/ »

  5. White tape on #1 always! and I think my bike still looks pretty stealth. »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. I use a cap when Im driving to a mtb ride(or any ride) working on a bike, riding a trainer, watching a race and of course when I ride without a helmet(gasp) I am very much in favor of taking back the cycling cap! »

  2. @frank Looks great. How would it look without the V on the bill? either way just take my money already! »

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. @ChrissyOne Such a great room. Total commitment to the V. I predict frank will be in a tizzy when he see’s the results. »

  2. @ChrisO I thing that has something to do with their E2 geometry. cant for the life of me figure out what model that is though. »

  3. @Giles strong work on reping orange! »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

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  1. @Mikael Liddy this^ »

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...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @kixsand you see a lot of pros riding their saddle pushed forward on a set back post. »

  2. @tessar I did know that. Just wasn’t sure if this particular R3 was bbright or bb30. Seems the newest one are pf30. No idea when they made that change. »

Sharing the road with cars is mostly a losing proposition. It’s hard to share when your vehicle weighs 8 kgs and the other guy’s is 800 kgs. If we have to share we have to let go and that is not easy, as @Kevin Wilkins explains. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. .2:0″> .2:0.0″> .2:0.0.0″> .2:0.0.0.0″>.2:0.0.0.0.0″>.2:0.0.0.0.0.0″>.2:0.0.0.0.0.0.$end:0:$0:0″>this article has me thinking of how people blame rape victims for getting raped. Why is it that the victim is always made to feel like they are wrong? »

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...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy That I understand. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy I should have asked the question better cause now Im confused on your answer. anyway, that cdale crank should fit on any bb30 . and bb30 isnt exactly proprietary. »

  3. @chrismurphy92 merckx knows I love a black bike. »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @sthilzy That reminds me of what Sundays were like at the bar I worked at in Sicily. »

  2. Ritte Cycles: Chance Encounter from Kyle Johnston on Vimeo. made me think of this. »

  3. @Mikael Liddy are you sure you dont live in the USA? »

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...

@RedRanger's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy is the R3 not bb30? »

  2. @wilburrox Holy Hell! you win with that Black Inc CDale. I could stare at that for a while. »

  3. Nemesis=FMB »