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Velominatus: sidi3058

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Netherlands

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Proud dad, with a gorgeous wife and beautiful bikes.

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I’m fluent in three languages: Dutch, English, and Hyperbole. The third is an acquired talent developed by creative and narcissistic tendencies; the narcissism feeds a belief that normal words can’t properly describe the magnitude of my experiences, and the creativity struggles to cope with restrictive paradigms like “facts”...

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  1. Crossing the derailleur cables makes the lines of the cables more fluent, but I did decide to change it again cause it did affect the shifting. I totally agree with the art and obsession of the cables! »

Update: You can watch the live stream (assuming it works from the velodrome) on the Velominati channel at USTREAM. When you log in, you’ll first see my little test video of my puppy eating grass. Please disregard me yelling at it. That never happened.I have always considered myself to have a good imagination, something I attribute half to my...

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  1. Volle bak Frank! All the best and support from Holland! We dutch still have two world hour records: derny and female. Think you can beat Leontien? Good luck man! »

As many of you know, there’s been a lot of synergy between BIGRINGRIDING and Velominati for several years now. Though BRR and Velominati have very different flavors, we work on a similar principle: foster passion for the sport through a mix of knowledge, history, and humor tempered with a healthy dose of irreverence, all while obviously makin...

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  1. Snow is never an excuse for staying in! There’s never any snow on the beach. »

That is the question. Are carbon wheels a viable option for everyday riding? Should carbon wheels be your go-to wheels rather than your just-for-racing wheels? I don’t really race and I don’t own any carbon wheels and I wonder. Granted, every professional is and has been on carbon wheels for many years so it’s easy to think we sho...

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  1. @frank Yes the difference is amazing. For anyone looking for an upgrade for their bike, i’d say invest in lighter wheels. And in new shoes, socks and rim tape every now and then. »

  2. Once you tried the light weight and great looks of the carbon clinchers you don’t want to go back tot aluminum. I’ve got the Hyperon’s from Campa (oh yeah the top ones) and they’re great on the flat and hills. Don’t like to bring them to the cobbles thoug… »

Despite being a bald, visually challenged Velominatus, I envy only one other man from the peloton past. The only man who could pull off the historically near-impossible chrome-dome/ponytail combination, and couple it with a pair of wire-rimmed reading glasses yet still manage to exude a lethal concoction of Gallic style, hardness and pure V that co...

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  1. @unversio the C-record set, still awesome. And I still got it. Weird to see the computer halfway the wheel. Fignon must have had great glasses to see his distance on it! »

What is the best pro team kit ever? I’m talking team kit only, not a leader’s jersey, national team jersey or the national champion jersey. Not the worst either, for those are legion and worthy of a much longer article than this. @wiscot and I exchanged emails about Urs Freuler and the fantastic Atala kit which led to quick discussion o...

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  1. Great thread for a first time poster… I believe La Vie Claire, PDM and Carrera were groundbreaking kits and therefor one of the best ever. From the legendary kits I would nominate Peugeot and Renault. But the kit I never stopped loving was the Malvor … »