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Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,671
Posted By noodle soup

Before this post, I always thought you were a...

Before this post, I always thought you were a rock solid mechanic.

#Disappointed (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Disappointed)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,671
Posted By noodle soup

they are available.

they are available.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 54,679
Posted By noodle soup

I can almost hear those chains pumping out...

I can almost hear those chains pumping out Gangsta's Paradise.

https://youtu.be/fPO76Jlnz6c
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18,743
Views: 3,735,184
Posted By noodle soup

one of these will make things easier. ...

one of these will make things easier.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48593209452_6528fc21c2_o.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18,743
Views: 3,735,184
Posted By noodle soup

what levers?

what levers?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By noodle soup

You can do the firmware updates

You can do the firmware updates
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18,743
Views: 3,735,184
Posted By noodle soup

Avid/SRAM I hope.

Avid/SRAM I hope.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

Some newbs seem to think we profit from their...

Some newbs seem to think we profit from their purchases.

You and I aren't recommending the purchase of new wheels, just to try a father tire.

Tires are cheap, and if he rides much, they'll only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

A rear tire lasts about 3 months(3k miles). If...

A rear tire lasts about 3 months(3k miles). If you try a tire size(28mm) that's recommended to you(and you don't like it), how much does it really cost you? $80?

What if it feels much better?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

If you took the advice of those that recommended...

If you took the advice of those that recommended 28mm tires, you would realize itís not just a scheme to take more $$$ from you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,702
Posted By noodle soup

When you take one sentence out of context, the...

When you take one sentence out of context, the meaning gets changed.

FTR. pstock never said the frame was worthless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

Giant states that 28mm tires will fit on his...

Giant states that 28mm tires will fit on his bike(Giant Defy Advanced 3 2017).

Most manufacturers allow for plenty of clearance when stating max tire size
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By noodle soup

+1. Exactly whatís interesting about going...

+1.

Exactly whatís interesting about going over this case again?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 23,218
Posted By noodle soup

That’s a weak-ass excuse. The photos have...

That’s a weak-ass excuse.

The photos have already been posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

Pinkbike

Pinkbike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:35 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

Try 28mm Power Endurance, and inflate to 85psi....

Try 28mm Power Endurance, and inflate to 85psi. Wider tires need less pressure.

High pressure tires feel fast, but feeling fast, and being fast aren't the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

before going with 30mm tubeless tires, I used...

before going with 30mm tubeless tires, I used PRO4 E or Power E tires for many year. the are both nice rolling tires(durable and reasonably puncture resistant)


Gatorskins and Gatorskin Hardshell...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure....

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure. Giant says there's plenty of room. I'd try some 28mm Power Endurance tires if your rims aren't tubeless compatible. If they are tubeless compatible, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,502
Posted By noodle soup

Why are you inflating to 120psi? are these 23mm...

Why are you inflating to 120psi? are these 23mm wide tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By noodle soup

In my area, people bring their dogs into every...

In my area, people bring their dogs into every store. If I can't bring my bike into the store, I'll start sending photos to the health department.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By noodle soup

This is pretty nice if you want to convert a road...

This is pretty nice if you want to convert a road bike to FG.

https://phil-wood-co.myshopify.com/collections/outboard-bottom-bracket/products/philcentric

A White industries ENO eccentric hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

That's absolute rubbish. An endurance bike...

That's absolute rubbish. An endurance bike doesn't have to be heavy, and quick handling doesn't make a bike any faster.

If your bike is sluggish, it's because the rider is slow/weak. Geometry is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

Feeling fast/fun isn't the same as actually being...

Feeling fast/fun isn't the same as actually being fast. I can ride an endurance bike fast, for far longer than I can a road race bike.

16 months ago my custom CF road bike was stolen, and I had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

I love how you mention this in nearly every...

I love how you mention this in nearly every thread.

Mavic didn't do much more than patent a standard that most manufacturers were already using.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By noodle soup

It is repairable, but cost is about $800 I...

It is repairable, but cost is about $800

I wouldn’t bother.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26,528
Views: 16,293,198
Posted By noodle soup

Bike looks good, but that cable routing(at the...

Bike looks good, but that cable routing(at the stem) looks like it needs help.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

That's exactly what I'm thinking. Do some...

That's exactly what I'm thinking.

Do some research, maybe pay for a fit(on a bike that you think is ideal), and do some more research on finding a bike that fits now. Don't spend a ton of money on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

I may be oldish, but I'm not slow, and in the...

I may be oldish, but I'm not slow, and in the way(yet).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

+1. I would try to determine what fits now,...

+1.

I would try to determine what fits now, and look for one that would allow some adjustments for when you get a little more fit.

donít break the bank on this bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

+1. I would definitely look for a used bike...

+1.

I would definitely look for a used bike with 5800 series 105 components. You should be able to find one for about a $1000. I wouldnít buy anything without determining what really fits. Once...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

Well, I see your point, but I ride 11k-14k miles...

Well, I see your point, but I ride 11k-14k miles a year, and recently did a 103 mile ride, with 2 friends, in 4:34

fit is very important, and as you can see from my bike, itís not an upright...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1220/b9f47817_571f_432a_9bf3_fdc4d8e30397_d6c33aa479fa009176c681e210a5ba083d1e2151.jpeg

What you arenít taking into account is his long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

My recommendation of a Domane was more for fit,...

My recommendation of a Domane was more for fit, not handling.


For your long legs/short torso you might find that the Emonda has you too stretched out, or with your hands too low. At your height,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,702
Posted By noodle soup

Many of those pros had them painted to look like...

Many of those pros had them painted to look like the steel frameset from their team's sponser, but they were usually made by Merlin or Litespeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

+1 Endurance bikes don't handle like a true...

+1

Endurance bikes don't handle like a true road race bike, but for most people that's a positive trait.

I totally disagree with Andrey because he's not taking into consideration your long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 61,449
Posted By noodle soup

Good to see you are out riding again.:thumb: ...

Good to see you are out riding again.:thumb:

How do you feel?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,126
Posted By noodle soup

I would look for a 60cm Trek Domane. I'm 6'2"...

I would look for a 60cm Trek Domane. I'm 6'2" with a 37" inseam, and a Domane is a perfect fit. It has the same dimensions as a frameset I had custom built, and the ride far better than the custom.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 54,679
Posted By noodle soup

Let's see your bike. One that you actually own.

Let's see your bike. One that you actually own.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 952
Posted By noodle soup

+1, but there are disadvantages.

+1, but there are disadvantages.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,039
Posted By noodle soup

Drink lots of Brawndo.

Drink lots of Brawndo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By noodle soup

34x14 is good for about 20mph. If I need more...

34x14 is good for about 20mph. If I need more speed than that, it really isn't much of a climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By noodle soup

Why not use a compact crankset, or a Wolftooth...

Why not use a compact crankset, or a Wolftooth RoadLink?

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By noodle soup

I've used 25mm Power Endurance(and PRO4...

I've used 25mm Power Endurance(and PRO4 Endurance) tires on many different bikes, and always been happy with their performance. On 17mm internal width rims, they measure 27.8mm 100psi after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By noodle soup

The bike comes inside with me. I don’t ask if...

The bike comes inside with me. I don’t ask if they have a problem with it, and only one store employee ever questioned me about it.

FTR, the manager quickly told the employee “he’s good”.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By noodle soup

Most of the year in Phoenix, thorn puncture...

Most of the year in Phoenix, thorn puncture aren't a huge problem(maybe 1 puncture every 1500-2000 miles), but during monsoon season you'll get one on almost every ride.

Since going road tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By noodle soup

They look hideous.

They look hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,113
Posted By noodle soup

I've read some bad things about their hubs on...

I've read some bad things about their hubs on another forum( a forum for weight weenies), but have no personal experience with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,113
Posted By noodle soup

GP Classics aren't a very supple tire. A little...

GP Classics aren't a very supple tire. A little softer than a Gatorskin, but not much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By noodle soup

How would one steal someone's personal record?

How would one steal someone's personal record?
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