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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Betancur 3. Purrito 4. Valverde 5. Majka »

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  1. Nice to see that this hasn’t degraded into one of those holy war battles that component talk seems to lend itself to….I’m looking at you Tiagra shifters with the peepholes from a month or so ago. I ride Shimano, but really think SRAM and Campagnolo see… »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

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  1. Heartbreaking and tragic…..RIP, Jon.   Amazed by the compassion and the connection amongst strangers, that is this community…beautiful, truly. VLVV »

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  1. Yikes, people get up in arms defending the low end components. Here’s the deal: YOU are not crap if you have entry level stuff. Most everyone has been there. You dont go faster on DA vs Tiagra. Nicer kit, is just that, nicer.   With that in mind, if your … »

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  1. The vuelta will be interesting, but I’d be hard pressed to bet against Nibbles.  That being said we’ve seen amazing performances this year from Nibbles, Froome, Faboo, Sagan, etc but its really hard not to love Quintana and the stone cold face that masks … »

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. Also thank you Keepers and event sponsors. Keepers, we know you give a lot to keep this community running and awesome. Cheers »

  2. Regardless of the doping or not discussion surrounding Froome. I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t like how he looked on his bike and unfairly I guess I had bad feelings towards Sky resulting from last years Tour ( get over it, I know) .  In spite of all this I soft… »

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...

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. @frank This is why I appealed to the wisdom of the Keepers and the community. Your response should’ve been my first instinct: fix the current AND buy a new bike. This is the learning curve of the Pedalwan. Thanks @unversio Ha! Done! As close to 100% wi… »

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Rodriguez 3. Fuglsang 4. Martin 5. Talansky »

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...

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. @VeloVita I’m sure you’re right regarding a fitter. My bars are slammed using a slamthatstem.com cap. The issue is I have odd body measurements.  My shop put me on a size 52 caad10.  I’m 1.78m tall but have shortish legs versus torso and I have monkey arm… »

  2. Further note, I know n+1 is always encouraged but I do like my frame and guess really I’m curious if aesthetically the extreme stem and seatpost will look fantastic or not. »

  3. @all: while there has been frame sizing discussed here recently. My #1 is feeling small.  I have a fi'zi:k Antares pushed all the way back on a 25mm setback post and a 130mm stem.  My own (perhaps wrongly) determinations via comp cyclist fit calculator is t… »

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  1. @Bespoke Agreed that the movistar specs are made worse by the tiny faces and hollow cheeks of a pro on the razors edge, on a giant fat face like mine they may look the business! Did someone mention bourbon? I’ll have a Four Roses, thanks very much »

  2. This is fantastic. I have no reason to dislike Froome, then it dawned on me that it was his appearance that caused my scorn.  I think he looks like a preying mantis. Think about it: bug face, twiggy extremities, hunched up with crunched up arms….check, … »

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Haulser 3. Bronzini 4. Stevens 5. Gunnewijk »

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. Doh, I mean 3. Purito…………purrito sounds like some kind of odd cat themed comic book bad guy VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Purrito 4. Valverde 5. van Garderen »

  2. Thanks to the Keepers and those who provided the prizes! That’s quite a haul. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Purrito 4. Valverde 5. van Garderen »

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. Wow, cheers to all who shared stories.  You are all quite inspiring and frankly, I’m proud to be a member of this community.  I’m still battling my demons daily. And at the risk of offending Sandy (I’m kidding) I want to encourage all of you to keep telli… »

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  1. Maybe I’ll go electronic when it trickles down to 105 level.  I dont know, man. I love nice stuff, but seriously the 105/Rival/Centaur type tier of stuff works so well in my limited experience.  I’m fat so saving a pound or so on 105 vs DA isn’t worth it … »

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  1. Cheers, Frank….  I have only been a cyclist for 2 years ( a Pedalwan, truly) or so, but the bike and all of you V disciples are helping me become more versed in the V, which as you pointed out does improve me as a person, dad, and husband. If I don’t ri… »

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  1. @Erik I was watching highlights with my 3 year old and she went into fits when she saw that chair: “I have that chair, I have that chair! It’s up in my dollhouse!” »

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  1. Crap, Gianni, if we all escaped from New England like you who would be left to ride cracked roads in frigid weather.I mean it is 3 degrees and rainy here this morning.  I will now go comfort myself in a vat of maple syrup. »

@graham d.m.'s posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gesink 2. Santambrogio 3. Intxausti 4. Cadel 5. Nibali »

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  1. It will likely end, and it is quite early, but love pulling on the VSP pink jersey even for a second or so. Hooray for the interwebz! »

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. @scaler911  awesome, mate! Loved seeing the progress. »