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Where are my Brancales?

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The recent headlines being made in the cycling world have honestly not garnered a whole lot of attention at V-HQ, at least where a certain COTHO is concerned. Yes, The Keepers have added to the usual discussions on the topic here, read the news, and given it some thought. But we really don’t feel the need to take any sort of official position...

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  1. He beat the euro dogs at their own game and then kicked my tail on the trails to Cable. Mr. Lemond, I salute you and your impeccable femur-tibia ratio.   »

I’m not particularly fond of this photo, but it certainly tells you a thing or two about Le Blaireau. A man more comfortable speaking with his appendages than with words, he was patron of the last peloton that truly represented the working class sport that cycling originally was; one where riders escaped a tough life of manual labor and me...

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  1. Epic. »

Every mechanic has encountered a tyre/rim combination that has just been a real pain in the ass to work with. Remembering back to my early days in the shop, struggling to wrangle a particularly stubborn wire bead tyre off a wheel, my lack of experience and no doubt ham-fisted approach saw me snapping the ends off all of the plastic levers in the...

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  1. I’d like to introduce these levers into my love-making. Suggestions? »

The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ pe...

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  1. Good to see Contador’s pistol get whipped! »

  2. Belgian Cocktail: A concoction of amphetamines, caffeine, cocaine and heroin that is injected into the arm. Breaking the Chain by Willy Voet »

Nothing says “amateur” more than an imperfect handlebar tape job, a dirty bike or a nasty grimy chain. Conversely, a clean bike feels faster. And new handlebar tape and a clean chain imbue a rider with extra fortitude and a little extra snap in the legs.The professionals don’t need to wrap their own bars-they have full- time mechanics who can...

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  1. Only one choice… White Cinelli cork, just like Dag. »