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I think it would be hard for anyone to make the case that Eddy Merckx was Roger de Vlaeminck’s Cycling Sensei, but I think we can all agree that De Vlaeminck was a student of Merckx, if only a student of his domination. But every student at some point becomes the master, and the driven student will always challenge the Order of Things.Eve...

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  1. @Ron [ Ed McMahon voice ] “You are correct — sir!” I will ride all winter long with just a Merino wool or blend base layer and short sleeve jersey with warmers (preferred) and then may add the gilet on the right occasion. Vanity found me though at a we… »

  2. @Ron Essentially needed the Sportwool jersey layer this winter. Ordered their accompanying base layer as well. Riding tubulars all winter so I only carry Lezyne Pressure Drive and one small alloy tyre lever to dig under the tyre. In most winter scenari… »

  3. “Classic looking wool kit.” Dug around to uncover Torm from the UK making Sportwool products. Torm makes their T7 with full length YKK 3C locking zip. I can’t handle quarter-zip. »

The divisive nature of Rule #29 is not to be underestimated. It is but a humble satchel, but our rejection of its use sends people completely out of their minds. One fine gentleman even threatened my editor at Cyclist Magazine with cancellation of his subscription on the basis that they published an article wherein I espoused the virtues of goi...

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  1. Folded Sprinter into thirds. »

The darker months bring out the macabre in each of us; for Gianni it was the extinction of his beloved Park Tool adjustable clamp. For me, I found myself mourning the fact that I recently purchased a headset press. Ignoring the fact that a Velominatus of my stature didn’t already own one, the mourn behind the mourn is where the interest lies...

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  1. Checking the toolbox though, I’ve confirmed that that hub is actually pre-black Record — silver. »

  2. @MangoDave I agree — find the piece. My rationale was to secure a replacement [ bargain ] hub for the unforeseen future and rob the small piece in the meantime. »

  3. Also have the same hub available new. Chorus. »

  4. @MangoDave Find the same decent hub used. Hard to isolate that piece. »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

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  1. @Owen Yes. I consider my bike one of the best around town and it only gets a wash every 2 to 3 months — or after each No.9 ride. The drivetrain is always kept clean by wiping down with Motorex. »

The darker months bring out the macabre in each of us; for Gianni it was the extinction of his beloved Park Tool adjustable clamp. For me, I found myself mourning the fact that I recently purchased a headset press. Ignoring the fact that a Velominatus of my stature didn’t already own one, the mourn behind the mourn is where the interest lies...

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  1. @frank Thanx. Reminded me to check bearings in the rear hub. Always keep a sleeve of extra bearings on the shelf, next to the extra polished chainrings. »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

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  1. @Dan_R Exquisite design work. »

  2. @Chris Bullocky fuck — he’s got no feelings. »

What Gianni humbly omitted from his last article is that once he finishes ranting about sock color (actually, the lack of need for any color other than than white), he recovers quickly and we wrap up the Keepers executive board meeting with him tearing our legs off on the ride home from the bar with his magnificent stroke.  Because after all, he i...

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  1. Dromarti »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

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  1. @Buck Rogers You’ve lost all control again. »

  2. Even the Campa hoods were white and have now returned to the Black. If there had been a road race bike in Death Race then this would have been the one. »

  3. @frank Had kept white perfect tape all season and have now gone back to Black — 3T LTD. [ Garth voice ] “I like the white stitching… on the black.” »

Waiting has never been my strong point. I’m anxious, but don’t really suffer from anxiety. Good things come to those who wait isn’t at the top of my list of proverbs to live by. Do What Thou Wilt always has been, though; kind of a Just Do It for early 20th century Satanists, and me.It was with this mantra in the back of my mind th...

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  1. @wiscot You just couldn’t resist 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. @tessar Chapeau! Thanx for a reminder to go to the new SILCA. I tore the page out of Peloton magazine (permitted) when I saw the write up on the SILCA SuperPista Ultimate. »

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. @TommyTubolare No rush, but if one appears out of the mist then let me know if you can part with it. »

  2. @TommyTubolare 90s good-used (or new) Dura Ace, Mavic, ITM, Campa (Record or Chorus) — at least 220 in length. I suspect that MXL tubing on this MX Leader requires 27.4. Have been shimming 27.2 with a custom beer can. »

  3. @TommyTubolare @wiscot Chance you’ve got a classic Mavic or Campagnolo 27.4 seatpost that can be sold ?? Their designs usually have a good deal of setback. »

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. @extra special and bitter Oh I will commit to plans to get extra custom with them as soon as we connect. »

  2. @VeloVita Red Dots Cycling are making great all rounder, classic caps. They also have winter wool. No way to deny this Nero »

  3. @extra special and bitter Good man! Thanx for posting this brand. »

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. @sthilzy Let it ride. »