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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Switzerland, going uphill

Steel & Titanium Colnagos rule.

@american psycho's activity:

Never forget your roots, they say… OK, I’m a child of the 70′s, and back then bicycles were as big a part of my life as they are today. We’d always be out riding, building tracks and jumps, and tinkering with our Dragsters, stripping them down to emulate our motocross heroes, with varying results.All these memories came f...

@american psycho's posts:

  1. Here’s me in the classic pose circa 1971.  I needed the driveway bump to get the front wheel up. Like the author this bike was modded to a BMX (bars, paint, tires) and ridden until thrashed (head tube split). We used to make a jump off the dock at Lake Wi… »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

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  1. My eldest is turning 8 next Sunday, loves riding his 20″ MTB, but is always asking for a road bike (his dad has 3 he rides and 3-4 in a state of transition). He gets this next Sunday – an unused mid-70′s Mondia junior with 24″ tubulars.  Our first projec… »

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  1. 1. Valverde 2. Rodriquez 3. Nibali 4. Gerrans 5. Gilbert VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Gerrans 4. Rodriquez 5. Nibali »

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  1. @Geraint Devloder isn’t starting. »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Fabü 2. Vanmarcke 3. Boonen 4. Van Avermaet 5. Phinney »

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  1. From 42KM out solo ride for Fabü VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Sagan 3. Terpstra 4. Van Avermaet 5. Vanmarcke »

It wasn’t so long ago that the majority of bicycles were made by hand, from raw materials, in places that aren’t China or Taiwan. While some of these artisans are still around, their wares are increasingly harder to come by, and to procure an example of their work means an outlay of time and money which is more than most are willing to...

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  1. nice Merckx, a little thick on the aftermarket stickers for my tastes. i ride only hand-made bikes, 1972 Colnago Super, 1973 Bianchi Specialissima Professionale, 1998 Colnago Titanio (Monotitan). »

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  1. I could feel your suffering reading the article – good work. I’ll be doing my first gravel riding on a road bike in in 2 weeks at Kalispell, Montana at the Cino Heroica (www.cinorider.com) .  Not a race, no pirates, but all gravel and liquid renourishmen… »

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  1. I used to ride with some older guys, one of who leaned toward evangelism.  One day he brought a friend with who was studying theology and had a serious clean bike obsession. This future theologist asked my buddy Tim “Are you religious?” Tim answered wit… »

@american psycho's posts:

  1. Another Italian great!  Monte Casale, 2003.  Grandma brought the chocolates! »

  2. Oktoberfest! »

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that ‘useful’ things like practicality and functionality can often take a back seat to more basic pursuit of aesthetics and taste. If you haven’t, then your name might just be Paul.You may have also become aware that there is occasional flagrant flouting of certain guidel...

@american psycho's posts:

  1. I’m sorry, but the gum-wall is old school – I’m going with all-black on my ’72 Super to match the seat, bar tape, and (oh my!) the black hoods. »

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  1. Anyone notice the Betty’s in the background on the right! Also, his brake levers aren’t drilled on the TDF photo. Looks like I’ll be needing some white bar tape soon… »

@american psycho's posts:

  1. I’ve got that Colnago jacket those 2 thinner guys in the video were wearing. I’ve got a 1972 Colnago Super I used to race in restoration. I’ve got a 1976 Colnago Mexico I’m restoring. I ride a mid 90′s Colnago Master Olympic. I buy and resell Colnagos… »

@american psycho's posts:

  1. they’re know in Colorado by all the roadies and MTBers I know (I’m 46, used to race my old Colnago with Diadoras & toe clips) as ‘clicker’, not ‘clipless’. the first MTB version from Shimano, the SPDs, were know as the Shimano Pedal Disaster, dubbed … »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Leipheimer 3. Wiggins 4. Valverde 5. Nibaldi »