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Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Peak District, UK

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Forget quick-release skewer, the mechanical derailleur, carbon frames, or disc wheels. Never mind clipless pedals or brake-mounted shifters. Scratch those deep-section road wheels, lightweight helmets, or miracle fabrics.The most important innovation in Cycling had nothing to do with those incremental advances, but rather with the invention of Cycl...

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  1. Me, Ventoux. Salice 005s with the green lenses. »

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  1. It is snowing SIDEWAYS here! No V-love today, but the lady will be treated by being dropped at Fred Salmon’s for a service. »

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  1. Salice Rule #31 bidon cage tool holder … http://twitpic.com/bn3wfr. I haz one. »

The days of the proper head badge, I’m afraid, are numbered. It seems it used to be that any road bike with a pedigree that was really worth riding was festooned with an artful adornment on the head tube. By that I mean something made with a bit of heft, stamped or cast of alloy and riveted front and center. More and more though we’re s...

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  1. @Al__S  THE classic. On every bike I ever had as a kid. »

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. I have done a search and found nothing, but I imagine you guys have seen and diccussed http://bicycletaxidermy.com »

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  1. I confess to being a data hound. It is one of the things that keeps me motivated to keep going out. A gap on the calendar just looks so … messy. »

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  1. Beautifully written piece, Frank. J’applause. »

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  1. @il ciclista medio   Yes, he did. He called it ‘supercompensation’. He basically destroyed himself 48h before the race. »