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Velominatus: Torc

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Alba

NE Scotland gives me the chills :-) Campag give me the thrills Carbon/Al/531 gives me the wheels...

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  1. Great article snowgeek. There is another analogue here – one of the Magnificent Stroke which works most efficiently at a suitable cadence. You can grind up at hill at 50rpm, but you will get up more quickly if you drop a gear or two and spin up it. This i… »

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  1. Great ride – and as close to an advert for the Audax style of riding as I’ve seen here. »

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  1. I’m an asthmatic too, its a condition which seems more manageable with age, and thankfully I get drugs free on prescription (as I live in Scotland) so its fully controlled. Your description of breathing through a straw is exact. One of the old wax coated … »

The first tire patch kit I ever owned came in a big green box, had several patches of various sizes which were possibly made of old truck tires. It also came with a sheet of 60 grit sandpaper. The mild high offered from sniffing the glue while applying the patch almost made you stop caring you’d gotten a flat in the first place. Stoned on glu...

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  1. @Frank You are a very naughty man – for one minute you made me squint at the photo as I could not decide if the front wheel belonged to the “patched” frame, and if so surely the tyre was on back to front. »

Cyclists can (and usually do) go on for hours as to why they ride their bikes, and most of their reasons can sound, well, a bit flakey to anyone not enamored with shaved legs and being done up in lycra. “I do it to keep fit”, “It keeps me slim”, “I’m a competitor, I love to race”, “It’s the free...

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  1. Great article, but… Belgium? OK I do quite like the place, but the bicycle was invented in Scotland (or that’s Schkottland if you are an ex-Bond actor) and I live 5 miles away from Stonehaven, birthplace of Robert Thomson who invented the pneumatic tyre… »

  2. Belgium? OK I do quite like the place, but the bicycle was invented in Scotland (or that’s Schkottland if you are an ex-Bond actor) and I live 5 miles away from Stonehaven ,birthplace of Robert Thomson who invented the pneumatic tyre, with banknotes (anot… »