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Velominatus: colonel

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: York, UK


Back into cycling after years in the wilderness and a few years commuting on a Boardman. Did a Leeds to Paris charity challenge on a borrowed Colnago Dream (the Colonel) this summer, and was hooked. Built myself a similar Dream and kept pedalling. Entering the bleak uk winter now and contemplating my wardrobe.

@colonel's activity:

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...

@colonel's posts:

  1. @wiscot Well, I do agree. I did say I wouldn’t ride it through the winter but I just wanted to extend the season a little. The Crud2s were recommended to me and they’ve worked out well so far. Easy to fit and you can extend them with additional pieces … »

  2. @Chris thanks. I agree, I just have to review my summer wardrobe! »

  3. I’m new to the V. Just registered after finding my way here from the Cyclist magazine. I’ve found myself hooked on cycling after training and then completing a charity challenge this summer from Leeds to Paris in 5 days – a fantastic experience which went… »

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@colonel's posts:

  1. Just joined the V after a year of indoctrination following a Leeds to Paris cycle challenge this summer on a borrowed Colnago Dream and had to built one for myself. I know I’ve committed some rules violations but I’m learning. The ride is named the Colone… »