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Velominatus: Wold Man

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Rushden England

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Riding and racing since '86 (always wanted Hinault to win that year - somehow didn't seem right that a Yank should win it ...subsequent American 'winners' have proved me right!). First racing bike a pearl white 531PRO Peugeot Aneto - looked stunning. Fave rider - Sean Yates - no-one harder. Current No.1 bike Cannondale CAAD9

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  1. Love the article. Cold: no problem – we wrap up. Rain: we can deal with it (skin is waterproof after all). Wind: it’s just a fact of life on two wheels, but combine any two of these and my sense of humour moves over; replaced by honour, duty to the V and … »

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  1. Missed one ….that’s the one and only Claudio Chiapucci to the left of Big Mig. Perhaps he smiled a bit too much whilst on the bike to be the epitome of Casually Deliberate but cool nonetheless. »

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  1. The British Government have announced that in the 2011 population census will be the last. This is all a great shame: I would have been proud to have listed my religious beliefs on future census papers as ‘Velominati’. Let’s face it: it fits the bill of a… »

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  1. @Harminator translated as: ” …unless you are Jan Ullrich and your Black Forest Gateaux eating exploits are so fuckn badass that you have two chins”. -sorry, couldn’t resist ;-) »

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. @frank just keeping it real ;-) »

  2. For those who, like me, can’t do the maths this may help. Anyone using this to justify ownership and use of a compact chainset …it’s still wrong and has no place on a road bike. »

  3. @Chris – disagree, sorry mate, if Rule #65 means disassembling the bottom bracket and shovelling in fresh grease every bloody week just so it doesn’t creak like a whores bed then said bottom bracket must be a crock of shit …I know my way around a bike: 4… »

  4. Firstly …there should be a new RULE concerning compact chainsets and their use (Rule 5 covers this, I know but I believe there is a need to be specific) With the possible caveat: I purchased a bike on a tax-free scheme a couple of years ago and spent t… »

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  1. There’s nothing quite like a two-wheeled grease monkey who overstates his ability compared to others to repel me from crossing the threshold of any bike shop (unless it’s a warranty issue) to get any spannering done. With the probable exception of Di2(!) … »

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  1. Will agree that these are an abomination but surely these are just extremely crude (is there another way?) V-meters? Failing that, a quick rub-down with some fine wet-and-dry and a quick coat of some black paint »