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  1. @Gianni are you in KL?  My time somewhere in S. Germany is almost up and I am likely heading out to the far east next. With my bike :-)  I’d be grateful for a heads up if you have the time. »

In our privileged stables of bikes, it ranks towards the bottom of the heap as Bike #2 or lower, but the Rain Bike is no slouch. This is, after all, the bike we rely on in bad weather, trusting it to carry us safely through what typically amounts to the most dangerous conditions we ride in. Provided you ride year-round, you likely ride this machin...

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  1. Cold and snowing already in Southern Germany, and the clocks change back tonight as well. Sigh. Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

Even Wiggo said it’s just a bike race. Bike racing may be just that but Cycling is life. And Love is life and it’s amazing when they all get tangled up together. We first heard from @Farzani months ago; a Belgian in training. She said she had an on-going story to tell and asked if we were interested. It’s an honor we can share the...

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your love and your passion. Bless you. »

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. @Xyverz  if they only ship to germany – let me know and I’ll post them on for you, as I’m somewhere in southern germany for a few more months you can mail me at dsadler AT wifirst DOT net to sort it out if you want nice bike :) »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. kessiakoff 2. rolland 3. nibali 4. pinot 5. froome »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Evans 3. Van den Broeck 4. Froome 5. Gesink »

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. @Frank You selling a bike??? http://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/302294639.htm?ca=12_s »

  2. @RedRanger pretty sure it is … I watched Breaking Away and based my purchase decision on that. »

  3. back to The Bikes .. Today I bought my son a bike (and maybe the last bike I will ever buy him) as a ‘well done for getting through first year at university’ present. Trouble is – its so nice to ride, its going to be a really tough to give away. N+1 st… »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. I called by this page to be appalled at the dura-ace cover misalignment (true) and I noticed Rule #89. now firstly, how do you expect to pronounce it right if you can’t even spell it right … “bicycle and component marquees” indeed. and secondly – and I… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cavendish 2. Sagan 3. Cancellara 4. Freire 5. Nibali »

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  1. Great to meet you Meg, and Meg’s Mum, and thanks for taking the time to write. Any advice or information would be great to read. Here’s a link Meg’s blog page – keep us all posted : ) »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. just sore as I didn’t have faith in Wiggo to put him first gripping finish tho »

  2. @Gianni Seriously? Another rule. Did you realise there are now 89 rules? 89. When did that happen. Who thought it was a good idea to have 89 rules? Jens Voigt’s Army has one goal in cycling: ‘Ride hard and don’t be a jerk.’ I think that’s enough do… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. martin 2. wiggins 3. leipheimer 4. van Garderen 5. talansky »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. JOHANSSON Emma 2. COLCLOUGH Katie 3. GUNNEWIJK Loes 4. DE JONG Thalita 5. DE VOCHT Liesbeth »

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  1. Damit EBH – this is no time to get a cold VSP PICKS: 1. Bak Lars 2. Pozzato 3. Boonen 4. Flecha 5. Nuyens »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Boasson Hagen 2. Pozzato 3. Boonen 4. Flecha 5. Nuyens »

Even as a Pre-Cambrian Velominatus, the rusty wires in my brain must have made the connection between my machine’s aesthetics and the lack of a saddle bag; I can’t remember a time when I rode with a European Posterior Man Satchel. But riding without a saddle bag means the tools go in the pocket, and that means great care must be take...

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  1. @Blah and here’s the rest of the BikeSnobNYC article – always better to cite your sources man “Apparently you affix your helment-hat to this testicle and then engulf it in the weatherproof scrotal sack that is conveniently contained in said testicle: …… »

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. @lucky Impressed – in fact its a CF8, because I preferred the Ultegra I do like the frame. The bike is just leant on the sidewalk so thats the side you get. It was a cold ride, and I think next weekend is one for the rollers and 6 Nations rugby in the I… »

  2. Here we are, halfway round an 80k run yesterday, and feeling very Rule IX compliant. @Anjin-San / DerHoggz Question for you – how do you guys know how much/what grade climbing you are doing – is that all done on a GPS? »

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  1. @Jim thanks for the article. I hate riding in the dark, but maybe your roads are better maintained … btw “a fellow commuter just asking to be dropped” = it’s not a race … »

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  1. @frank Nod-Snob – “You are wearing tights on a day that knickers will do, or shorts on a day when you should wear knickers or tights.” well today is a tights and thermals day, so I would get a nod from you :) I only saw one other bike in two hours ridi… »

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  1. @mcsqueak how it’s done :) cheers »

  2. @mcsqueak that’s »