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Velominatus: scotjonscot

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: minneapolis, mn

Social: Website

old, fat, slow.

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  1. All this talk of the Cheesehead Roubaix reminds me that the Dairy Roubaix is coming up soon. April 19th in western WI. Check it out. »


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  1. So my 50/39 with an 8 speed 11-28 turns out to be an 11-26. I have been researching 10 speed cassettes and was thinking that since I rarely if ever use the 28t I’d go with a 26 or 27. Guess I’ll go 12-25 with a 53/39. Could’ve sworn I had a 28t. Weird. »

I read recently that a number of Pros like to ride the turbo for an hour or so before having breakfast in the morning to jump start the old metabolic system. Which means that now I ride the trainer for an hour in the morning before breakfast. I think the Pros probably do it to lose weight, and I do it partly for that reason but also to burn off th...

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  1. @frank Oh I’ve taken the ice bike out for kicks in temps as low as that, but I don’t count that as a real ride. My cap is off to Gord for having the frozen balls to commute in it. »

  2. I’m sorry, but when the high is -26C, I’m on the trainer. No, on second thought I’m not sorry. »

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  1. Went for a ride yesterday here in Minneapolis. -6 Fahrenheit, lots of hard packed snow and ice. Stopped for coffee hallway through. Mistake. I was all sweaty, and my gloves were cold and wet when I put them back on. No feeling in fingers by the time I got… »

  2. @frank After the cold has seeped down to the bones, I’ve often found comfort in the arms of a good woman. Haven’t tried the embrocation to the crotch just yet. »

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  1. Nicely put. I’m in the middle of a build, frame-set in hand, wheels and saddle on the way, cockpit chosen. Bro-Set being debated. The hours of research, web site perusal, chats with other riders and mechanics will be missed when it’s put together and on… »

My first bicycle opened a new world to me, one where range was measured by will and pedal revolutions, not steps; the only objective was seeing how far out I could push my range. First, to the border of our community, then to the nearest gas station, and on it went. It was a big yellow contraption with 10 speeds – twelve if you count “crash...

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  1. @frank The Salsa Woodchipper is pretty darn wide, way wider than a normal road bar. Still, not as wide as a normal mtb bar. I use the On One Midge, which isn’t quite as wide. »

  2. @VeloVita V-brake with fender? check. V-brake with road lever(withOUT travel agent? check.(Tektro RL-520 levers) Oh, and a basket for six packs. »

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. I need Rule #8 clarification please. I’m building a new old bike, and the the frameset I’ve got is orange pearl with yellow decals.(Litespeed) This bike originally came with a black saddle and yellow bar tape. Is this a good look? It’s either that or blac… »

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  1. Oops. I just realized I used mph in a post. My bad. Won’t happen again. »

  2. Putting the 39 to use. »

  3. @Gianni Truth be told, I was limited by the capacity of my rear mech. I couldn’t run the 11-28 with a 39/53. It is a nice combo, but on a good descent I spin out at about 45-48mph.(125-135ish rpm?) But around these parts, your’e pretty much at the bott… »

  4. @scotjonscot I mean this years. »

  5. Semi-compact? 50/39 with 11-28 8spd worked very well for last years Wisconsin Triple Crown series. Then again, I might suck. »

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  1. @scotjonscot Me:”If I don’t feel like puking for at least a few seconds on every ride, I consider it a failure” Her:”You’re an idiot” she may have a point. »

  2. My wife, who “rides” in that she sometime pedals a bike from one place to another place, asked me why I “get” to go out and have fun on my bike all the time. “FUN? do you think I’m out having fun?” “Every mile is suffering” I said, “If I wanted ‘fun’ I’d … »

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. @the Engine 50 is the new 30! Or something. »

  2. @the Engine That first crit -in the rain, I might add!- was the best 30 minutes I’d ever spent on a bike. Unfortunately it was the last one of the season. The road race was also fantastic, if more brutal. I can’t wait until next year! I’m building a new o… »

  3. @frank You’re too kind. And they’re 10spd Ergos. ShimErgo. Works very nearly flawlessly. »

  4. @Deakus Thanks! »

  5. @Deakus I raced it twice this season, one crit and one road race. My first time for either and probably the bikes first time as well.I turn 50 in two weeks and figured better late than never! Happy to say we didn’t do too bad. It was certainly the oldest … »

  6. @Mike_P Thanks, and I am older fatter and slower than the bike. »

  7. old fat slow »