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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. @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… »

  2. @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. »

  3. @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… »

  4. @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… »

  5. @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. »

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 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...

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  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… »

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. 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? »

To keep chickens is to walk a path towards introspection. From the songs they sing after laying an egg (which I assume is “chicken” for “I’m Every Woman“) to the sheer glee they show when they find a worm in the mud, chickens provide a perfect example of living life in and for the moment. The most interesting aspect o...

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  1. @LeoTea And now I am logged in — and it appears that my prev post as a guest did show up as under my account.  Strange things — but I’m glad to know it’s not only me.  I had tried the reload without apparent success, but I’ll keep experimenting to “pl… »

  2. I absolutely love the classics (and classic) photos here and have savored them a bunch of times.  While I was tempted to quote all of them just to see them posted again in the thread I refrained.  But a few other thoughts from posts of fellow Vs: @Be… »

I’ve lost a lot of things that were, at some point or another, dear to me. At times, I’ve even cast them away deliberately, either because of a nurtured indifference or an irrational or impulsive dislike. Regret is an easy emotion to find in reflection, it lays right at the surface and provides us with a quick answer without requiring...

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  1. @ped Had to check out the specific translation and found this great recounting and analysis.  Of couirse, @wiscot probably already knew this and has an article about in the @frank’s queue of things to be published here …. »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. Did someone said orange stem with orange fork?  @frank, this one’s for you (and it’s not a Budweiser).  The Prophet himself would be proud of this livery! Oh, the choices — painted steel, brushed ti.  Yup, Steve can make your head hurt… in a good way…. »