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We just finished a thorough examination of the Cyclist’s marquee accoutrement, the Cycling Cap. Today’s lesson is about the Cycling Cap’s red-headed step brother, the Winter Cycling Cap.This is a toque born of necessity; the thin cotton cap is nowhere near warm enough for the demands of the Flemish winter training season. Form s...

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  1. @frank I think in other photos of Andy on the Gavia you’ll see that he’s wearing a ski hat, not a winter cycling cap….  Och and crew bought up all sorts of skiwear for the 7-Eleven boys so they were the best prepared/equipped for the weather. »

  2. @Buck Rogers @GogglesPizano The Rapha stuff is warm.  I have the country version (Norge) of their Winter Cycling cap, and it too has a fairly low upper limit — I sweat in in above 25F.  I can just image the deep winter cap! »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

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  1. @frank The two-step questionnaire to decide: Can your bike accomodate 27s? Are you racing? If your bike can take them, why not? And if you’re not racing, again, why not? For training, there’s no real reason not to ride big rubber. The only reasons t… »

  2. @PT Thanks.  The Corsa Elites are pretty impressive for an inexpensive tire.  I’m not sure I can tell much different between them and my Vit Paves.  They have a butyl vs latex tube, so when I pump them up before my daily ride it’s usually just one or t… »

  3. @PT Paves are very nice, both 24s and 25s.  Veloflex Roubaixs are very nice (mine were 24s).  Even my inexpensive Vittoria Corsa Elites 25s are nice. In my experience Challenge Stratas are not so nice; oh heck with it, they are crap.  I’ve ranted on ot… »

  4. @Buck Rogers It’s winter for most of us now even though the calendar says another month.  Ribble has 12% off the base price of $62 to the USA right now in both 25 and 27.  I’ve not seen them less than that anywhere. »

  5. @Chris Well put!  Makes me reconsider my previous post — although I’m usually on something aluminum in Pave weather so moving from green to tan on the Bontragers is still a reasoned direction. And while I have the possessive/plural thing down, I do n… »

  6. @Chris @frank +1 @frank Made me think hard there with that double negative “I don’t see not riding them regularly”  I agree 25s are great for all arounds; I do ride 28mm Ultremo ZX clinchers for some things (they measure out at a hair over 29.5… »

  7. @frank Very sweet tires!  You should really enjoy them.  How often do you see yourself riding 27s? And you just added to my questions — I’m pondering 25s vs 27s.  I think for 95% of my riding the 25s will be primo, but there is something about having… »

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  1. @wilburrox First ride in the helmet, and in a hurry to get on the road. You picked up on all the stuff that needed attention — strap adjustment and cutting off the excess.  Still tuning all the above, but the straps will go for sure. I’m pretty picky… »

  2. @Buck Rogers No, mon frere, that is not my intent at all.  Sounds like you have great steeds!  Just playing devine irritant — with the devine up to intepretation:) »

Details are what separate the Velominatus from the Cyclist; we don’t just pay attention to them – we devour them. Our bicycles are carefully curated with every part sourced to meet our personal specifications, requirements, or whim.And just as fine cufflinks round out a finely tailored suit, the Velominati V-Cog bar plugs dubbed the Han...

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  1. @frank Excellent.  I’d love a set in black for my ti Hampsten! And a 1 on real V cufflinks. »

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  1. @Buck Rogers Thanks!  They indeed are amazing (@frank, have you talked with Steve yet???) Mine is a Gran Paradiso.  Steve and I talked about GP vs Strade Bianche and his counsel was think about where I ride 90% of the time and optimize for that, partic… »

  2. @wiscot Yes, up in Appleton.  It was early March this year.  Given the snow/temps/wind we’re havingd, I think I’m relegated to the torture chamber from now on out, unless we have some thaws and the roads melt off.  Sufferfest vids, here we go. »

Details are what separate the Velominatus from the Cyclist; we don’t just pay attention to them – we devour them. Our bicycles are carefully curated with every part sourced to meet our personal specifications, requirements, or whim.And just as fine cufflinks round out a finely tailored suit, the Velominati V-Cog bar plugs dubbed the Han...

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  1. @frank — you posted in the V-pint thread about kit being available after the first of the year.  Does that include cufflinks?  Would appreciate an update on timing on these. »

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. @Buck Rogers Indeed on both counts.  I like fine things, but I’m cheap.  I can count on the fingers on one hand bike stuff I’ve purchased at retail.  My ti Hampsten is #1, and well worth it.  Got the Rapha on a 50% off sale »

  2. whoops, appears the photo didn’t post: »

  3. @Buck Rogers My go-to cold weather headgear is my Rapha Winter Country Cap (Norge).  It’s lined, and too warm at freezing and above.  Got it on sale!  I wore it for much of my nordic skiing last season when we spend a lot of days on the trails in temps… »

  4. @Mikael Liddy I’m a mostly rule compliant guy, but not mindlessly so.  Rule #37 just doesn’t work for the shape of my head with glasses. Tried it lots of times with a number of different models, and no go.  I’m proud of Rule V and 9 compliance, and if it… »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. Wow, talk about cosmic convergence.  Yesterday I get an email from Belgianwerkx (cool name and just as cool a shop!) telling me for the first time in a long time I actually won something of value.  And now this article.. Since my knees don’t let me run f… »

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  1. I looked for an article with which to associate this, but looks like “the gear” is the best place. New Lazer Ltd Edition shell, plus a new Genesis helmet to go under it.  Perfect in today’s 42F and rain! »

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. @kixsand Thanks.  So from a reach perspective, you were 2.5cm on stem and -2cm on bar reach for a net of 5mm reach to the hoods on the front end.  Did your saddle setback change with the change in height, and how did your reach to the hoods change ov… »

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. @frank any updates on availability of the V-Cufflinks in black?  Eager to get a set for my ti Hampsten (and have you met with Steve yet to get started on yours?:)) »

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. @kixsand I’m interested in the specific changes made to improve your position so dramatically.  Eyeballing the two vids it looks like your seat was raised and the stem is longer.  Can you tell us how much was changed where? »

There is nothing more disappointing than discovering the truth behind a myth or spotting the mortal behind a legend. This is why I make a point never to do any research or in any other way attempt to validate my assumptions when evaluating a situation; mystery that feels like a fact and sounds like a fact is better than an actual fact. Tr...

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  1. @TheVid Indeed.  How about a badge for this? »