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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. @unversio 27.4 ? Am I that old to have one? Shit Sorry automatically thought of 27.2 but 27.4 is a bit expensive now I think. Thinking of Campagnolo by the way. »

  2. @unversio How retro? New or used? Carbon? »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

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  1. @tessar Again the Crr numbers are useless for an average user. You can’t be talking about the benefit of one tire over another if you’re not adding type of wheelset and your weight with the bike into discussion plus environment/area and weather you’re … »

  2. @tessar The best engineers in the industry have constant disagreements about it so how come you are so convinced? Average weekend riders benefit more from a lighter bike than from an aero bike simply because most bikes these days have long head tubes, … »

  3. @tessar There a reason for everything. For a ridiculously long stages with more and more climbing every year R series are simply better bikes. They are more comfortable and when you sit all day in the peloton behind other riders benefits of an aero bik… »

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...

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  1. @frank No shit. Pantani had his strong moments no doubt however wearing bandana wasn’t one of them. »

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...

@TommyTubolare's posts:

  1. @kixsand Nice bike mate, congrats. Seeing this photo and reading what you posted earlier here: “We did have the move the saddle as far forward on the 25mm setback seat post as it would go – we were still about 5mm further back than ideal but close enou… »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@TommyTubolare's posts:

  1. @Haldy Haldy,you gonna try harder mate. Here you go http://www.highonbikes.com/vittoria-pave-cg-isogrip-road-bike-tubular-tyre-full-black.html »

  2. @Nate Really no problem mate! Success with the repair. »

  3. @frank Thanks a lot mate. I’ve been around. »

  4. @Nate I find it to be the best on the sidewall. Let air out of the tubular, apply thinly, let it dry and pump up normally. In some cases a bit of air left in a tubular helps, depending on how or where the cut is. https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/seam-grip… »

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. @Chris Good work mate. Since you reminded me this post now I forgot to add before that since you didn’t know their history – bought on ebay – even though you looked after them the previous owner maybe didn’t. It’s wet here most of the year and so far min… »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@TommyTubolare's posts:

  1. @Chris Ok. Before I start working on wines I think you have Haas – Nathan Haas. There is what appears like RH on one of the photos but iirc Ryder signs R plus surname, not sure. »

  2. @Chris Hey Chris that’s like asking what vintage are the wines in the rack behind. Anyway pretty sure FW is Fabian Wegmann and AH is Alex Howes. Last year team riders also signed? »

Evolution doesn’t really seem to be part of the picture anymore, at least not where humans and our direct reports are concerned. We control an astounding number of genetic defects in ourselves, our pets, and agriculture while Science and Technology give Natural Selection swirlies in the locker room.Take exercise-induced asthma, which is a con...

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  1. @Ccos Lots of riders have saddle far forward and they are not slow as far as I can see. Lemond formulas worked for him but it doesn’t mean they work for all of us. »

  2. @frank It’s either the photo or your saddle was too low. »

  3. @mouse Of course it does. “A 53T Q-Ring, around the upper dead-spot is equivalent to a 51T, but as the pedal goes down and more strength is applied (just passed the maximum power moment), the equivalent chainring tooth size reaches 56T.” http://www.rot… »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

@TommyTubolare's posts:

  1. @Nate Nothing yet. All about to happen. Lots of links to try for MSN so hopefully one works. http://www.procyclinglive.com/livestream/ http://www.steephill.tv/classics/milan-san-remo/ »

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...

@TommyTubolare's posts:

  1. @Chris You didn’t look after them in the first place Chris, did you? Because I don’t believe they got destroyed in one rainy ride. »

  2. @norm What fit changes have you made? New 3T stealth stem. Looks great. »

  3. @norm Great bike mate! Having tried most of the road pedal systems (except Shimano but they are close enough to Look idea) I can tell you that you have made a good call with Speedplays. Good riding. »

  4. @Mark1 Great bike mate! »

  5. @teleguy57 There is really no need to apologize mate. You will get it to perfection eventually but now enjoy riding it. Like I said depending on the bar tape and shifters position it can be tricky to get that bar tape to sit perfect. »

  6. @frank FMBs are great but they are expensive, well at least for me. 400 km on cobbles is what 3-4 rides here. However given that puncture protection belt on FMBs is almost nonexistent they hold up really well. It’s because of the quality of the rubber us… »

  7. @teleguy57 Lovely bike. Really nice but bar tape around the shifters/hoods could be better to be honest. I know 11 speed shifters are the hardest to do but still the black gaps showing handlebars should not be there. This bike deserves better. »