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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. @Teocalli I haven’t tried this (my 800 tabs are intact, knock on wood) but if you’re handy may be worth a try.  FWIW I’m using the Garmin OEM mount on my Nine bike and the Racermate (from the UK) on #1. Deceasing — kinda like intensive porpoises?  Or … »

  2. @frank just took a closer look at the photo, and the build was with C10 last year.  This year I put on some Chorus 11 levers and an Athena 11 rear derailleur so I could switch wheels across bikes without having to change cassettes.  The weird point is on… »

  3. @frank Not sure I know the difference, but wasn’t using it as a rationale, just making an observation.  Lots of stuff  Merckx did that are totally out of reach for me, and lots of things I do are totally out of character for him.  I use fenders on this … »

  4. @Nate Cool @DeKerr  The Prophet rode with fenders as documented on this site; I have no qualms about that for a Nine bike.  As for the saddle, there is currently an Aliante on it.  But I have no qualms about SMPs on a bike — they work. »

  5. @Nate Hmmm.  Considering.  How should I connect with you offline if I’d like to continue the conversation? »

  6. @Weldertron I’m running TB-14s on my Nine bike.  With Ultremo ZX 28s and latex tubes it’s about the cushiest ride this side of a full-suspension downhill bike.  I’m partial to the hard ano finish — I think of them as my Nemesis clinchers.  May do a set… »

Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

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  1. @Minnesota Expat Appreciate your concern for my Nine (love that new term).  What doesn’t show in the pic is the small hunk of wood under the handlebars, which by the way, are on snow and not mud.  All for arts’ sake.  It does get mud on it from riding, … »

  2. @KW We have a mix of great drivers and horrible drivers around the Fox Valley.  Love riding in Ozaukee (son and daughter-in-law live in Cedarburg) and Washington (Sister in Richfield) Counties.  Two weekends ago was able to ride around the Pewaukee Lak… »

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. @marko Thanks @Marko.  Ti is a sweet ride.  Had a choice between the Enve and Falz, and while I like the smooth curve on the Falz the Enve has a bit more clearance.  I can run Ultremo ZX 28s on a 23mm rim (tires measure out at a hair over 29mm) with Cam… »

  2. @TommyTubolare Absolutely right.  Posted some other places but neglected here that this is build v1 and apologized for the tape job as a) I was eager to get a leg over it and b) I knew I would likely tweak the lever position before final wrapping. »

  3. @frank Thanks for all the compliments.  I know the saddle is divisive (for Velominati, not my taint) but it works for me.  Tried lots of the other standards and this is best so far (although I did just get a used Aliante which is going on #2 for testing… »

  4. @teleguy57 And now it’s done. First ride report — Best Bike Ever Period Exclamation Mark »

Wind is an asshole. I have no patience left for it. It has all of it been used up, gone, finished. It is the only force that I’m aware of (with the possible exception of gravity) that is more stubborn and less willing to listen to reason than I myself am. It blows me around on my bike, it embezzles speed from my Magnificent Stroke. No matter...

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  1. @The Oracle Appleton. »

  2. @The Oracle Gorgeous it was, gentlemen, even a bit further north of you!  Fender bikes are the schnitz for this stuff. »

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. @Bespoke Actually, I selected this photo exactly because of the welds but SQUIRREL! got distracted by the lettering in the photo.  With this being the second Hampsten I’ve had, I’ve started to assume the beauty of Max’s craft.  Shame on my for taken at… »

  2. @frank You get real snow in Seattle?  This is WI special stuff!  Was 12″ taller and white two days ago.  Today I rode in knicks vs thermal layers — real skin exposed…. More pics to follow as it comes together.  Well, OK, here’s a teaser for starter… »

  3. Mr. Fedex man brought me a nice box from Seattle today.  It’s now a work in progress with build pics to follow soonish…  Thank you Hampco Towers! »

The proclamation is heard in the office, on social media, at the bar with friends; “It’s leg day.” When someone utters “it’s leg day” the accompanying tone of resentment and even dread is usually followed by an audible “ugh”. This exasperation belies one fact, the person making the utterance is not a...

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  1. @RedRanger @John Not Wiscot, but Cheesehead Roubaix info is here »

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-farmer :at 95 kg myself I’m riding the quintessential Golden Tickets (Nemesis) on Chorus hubs and Nucleon tubulars.  Both ride nicely with an edge to the Nucleons for  lighter weight and faster acceleration.  And as @Gianni cites @ Fignon’s Barber, C… »

The proclamation is heard in the office, on social media, at the bar with friends; “It’s leg day.” When someone utters “it’s leg day” the accompanying tone of resentment and even dread is usually followed by an audible “ugh”. This exasperation belies one fact, the person making the utterance is not a...

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  1. @The Oracle Soft commitment for me too; finally got on the roads yesterday for the first time since early Jan!  About 90 min riding the mtb — my training has gone off the rails so I need to get back on track so I can actually survive the darn event. … »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

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  1. @Nate Will do.  And don’t worry about asking; I have two sons so I’m really good at saying no:) »

  2. Yesterday I posted about my in-progress Hampsten ti Gran Paradiso here .  Today Steve emails me “Keeping the elves busy.” Thanks for the offers, but I have enough test riders when it’s time — ME! »

I recently overheard someone say that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. This is the kind of statement that makes me want to hate people as a species a little bit. Of course there such a thing as bad weather. There are also bad people (loads of them), bad ideas (even bigger loads of them), bad advice (especially on the inter...

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  1. @Buck Rogers @Nate and @Buck Rodgers The caring and concern of this group for the well-being of other members almost overwhelms me.  Almost. Shipping address is locked and loaded; sorry boys. »

  2. @Nate Come ça? »

  3. @frank I take this as an emphatic endorsement — even got the plural on the second curse…. »