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Velominatus: dobritch

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Devon, UK.

Always trying, but not always succeeding, to adhere to rule #5.

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  1. Oh, it twas good. »

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  1. @wiscot GIF: Think of it as a animated photo. Tbh, as a great piss taker, I kinda like ‘pissed taker’ no? »

It was Marko’s love letter about fi’zi:k’s points-of-contact that started this off. It led to a conversation that resulted in us heading off to Belgium with some fi’zi:k point-of-contact items to test. Most stimulating was the notion of testing Italian cycling shoes. Both Marko and Gianni have publicly admitted their cycli...

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  1. Evening all… as i seem to be all out of Fiz:ik insole heating ovens for the Sidas; could anyone offer up some advice as to how one might DIY this process? My new R1′s have been sitting in the box for 2 days, and they so want to be ridden. nervous… »

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  1. @frank A Merckx. »

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  1. Thanks Frank. I feel reassured. I am about to embark on my longest competitive ride this weekend. Ive been anxious about it, but having had brief interloudes with thou that you speak of, I look forward to embracing said man, whole heartedly. I will ride a… »

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. @unversio  great find! Beautiful stuff. Also loved Merckx- stars and watercarriers. »

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. @wiscot I was expecting Pythonesque cries of “Blasphemer!”, but in french of course, as i scurried away. maybe: “‘scuse me mate, can you hold this cross for a minute?” @Dan_R ahh. a lover of the italian thoroughbred! Can you suggest some cages, Dan… »

  2. @wiscot Rule #26. No bidons, cranks off line, not ‘ Sur La Plaque’. Its a Cinelli Saetta, with Chorus 11 throughout. I don’t think Jesus owns the bike; Mary is simply offering up the machine to aid his journey. The problem, of course, being the enormou… »

  3. OK, ok… so there are a couple of infractions, but i was under some pressure to get the shot prior to the arrival of a coach load of folk, who follow a different path. »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. Yeah. ok. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Porte 4. Nibali 5. Hesjedal »