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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By guadzilla

You lose about 1-1.5W of rolling resistance for...

You lose about 1-1.5W of rolling resistance for dropping the tire pressure by 10psi. That's not going really significant, and as mentioned, you probably gain that back with reduced vibration losses.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By guadzilla

The 200gm additional weight of wider tires is...

The 200gm additional weight of wider tires is pretty much irrelevant for climbing - or anything else, for that matter.

And re the aero part - what little you lose in aero, you probably gain in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By guadzilla

If you are riding at the rivet in a competitive...

If you are riding at the rivet in a competitive setting, you will feel the difference in RR. However, if you are riding at endurance pace, it isnt a big deal. I ride 37mm slicks on my weekend...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-22-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By guadzilla

Ah, sorry, I should have mentioned - this is...

Ah, sorry, I should have mentioned - this is going to be a gravel bike, and so have clearance for up to 40mm tires. And yes, will be run on a double, as 70-80% of the usage will still be on tarmac....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By guadzilla

Another update - order for my wife's frame...

Another update - order for my wife's frame placed. Figuring out the finer points of the geometry, but I had a question re the tubing.

We have settled on:
- TT: 1", 7/4/7
- DT: 9/8", 7/4/7
-...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,161
Posted By guadzilla

90% of cycling improvements fall under this...

90% of cycling improvements fall under this category. Why have Dura Ace when 105 works just as well? Why have a 750gm frame when a 900gm frame works as well? Why have 12 speed when 10 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By guadzilla

I should modify my statement a little - I agree...

I should modify my statement a little - I agree that different wheels do ride differently.. Whether that difference is noticeable or matters is something the OP should figure out for himself.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By guadzilla

While WhyFi is correct that the above are valid...

While WhyFi is correct that the above are valid reasons for upgrading wheels, IMO those differences are fairly minor for the average recreational rider who is not racing, but just riding for fun. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,620
Posted By guadzilla

2A3 guy here... I hear ya. That's the closest I...

2A3 guy here... I hear ya. That's the closest I have come to having Reiner and CSO playing in my living room.

But cost of materials is a very small part of the overall costs, atleast on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By guadzilla

I've owned 3 Ridleys - but this was in the past,...

I've owned 3 Ridleys - but this was in the past, so none of the newer models. Really liked them, for what it is worth. My old carbon Ridley Damocles was one of the liveliest, quick-to-accelerate...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, a folding design where the rear triangle...

Yeah, a folding design where the rear triangle hinges. I have a nice, secure case I can pack it in, so not that worried from a travel safety point of view (travel a lot with my bikes and know...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By guadzilla

It would be a 56 or so. In case it...

It would be a 56 or so.

In case it matters: I am going to be using this bike for travel and climbing, so some stiffness in the BB would be nice (with my weight, i dont spin up hills but grind...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,620
Posted By guadzilla

For me, I have a different preference. I have...

For me, I have a different preference. I have yet to hear a "studio grade" speaker that didnt bore me to tears. As a big classical music buff, my reference for audiophile music is the sound of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By guadzilla

Bumping this thread up with a follow-up question....

Bumping this thread up with a follow-up question.

After much thought, we have decided to get Breakway-style bikes for both of us. I am gonna flip my Bike Friday and also my current steel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By guadzilla

Try moving the seat forwards a bit. ...

Try moving the seat forwards a bit.

incidentally, on my older saddles, I used to take a tip from John Cobb's site and tilt my saddle ((Sell San Marco Aspide Arrowhead bas well as one of Cobb's own...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,662
Posted By guadzilla

So basically, you are saying you cant keep track...

So basically, you are saying you cant keep track of all the incoming money....?

Jokes apart, I have a customer-facing business and I agree that people absolutely dont realize is that there is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,620
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but then i have to quit cake and cola. I...

Yeah, but then i have to quit cake and cola. I aint fast enough to sacrifice that just to be slightly less mediocre.

(And yes, my autocorrect often adds an unwanted apostrophe too. Starting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,620
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah well, it is a halo product build precisely...

Yeah well, it is a halo product build precisely around the super low weight. If that's not your thing, why yes, Spesh does have heavier versions on sale for around $2500-3000.

Its an add-on, not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,072
Posted By guadzilla

What is wrong with arguing in response to a...

What is wrong with arguing in response to a question?

(I kid. I can sense the facepalm emanating from you. Deservedly so. Bikeforums and Slowtwitch probably have the highest cases...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,426
Posted By guadzilla

Ha, fair enough. :)

Ha, fair enough. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,426
Posted By guadzilla

I've owned carbon bikes and a Lynskey Ti. ...

I've owned carbon bikes and a Lynskey Ti.

The Lynskey was comfortable and surprisingly fast - some of my fastest rides have been on it. However, I found the ride quality a little boring. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,413
Posted By guadzilla

I run 28mm WAMs on my Venge and 37mm WAMs on my...

I run 28mm WAMs on my Venge and 37mm WAMs on my custom steel bike. Riding position is fairly similar. If i had to guess, I'd say I lose about 15W or so overall between the fatter tires and lack...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,654
Posted By guadzilla

Me and my big ducking mouth. I couldnt just...

Me and my big ducking mouth. I couldnt just leave well alone, could I? So of course today my Quarq's battery ran out midway through my last FTP interval. First time it has happened in nearly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,654
Posted By guadzilla

I have had, at one point, 5 Quarqs (one per bike)...

I have had, at one point, 5 Quarqs (one per bike) and am down to 3 now (well, 2 as I just sold one and am replacing it with a Power2Max for no reason other than FOMO). Quarqs batteries last a while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,934
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, I buy that too. It was sloppy phrasing...

Yeah, I buy that too.

It was sloppy phrasing on my part. By "feel", I didnt mean I had the sensations of going faster - I agree that that can be misleading (and I have noticed that several times...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By guadzilla

I go 80f/85r and am quite happy with it. Am...

I go 80f/85r and am quite happy with it. Am 180lb or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,934
Posted By guadzilla

I know you are being flippant, but in the...

I know you are being flippant, but in the interest of clarifying my earlier post: I do understand the distinction between something "feeling" faster and actually being faster (and that often, wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,934
Posted By guadzilla

So after a few months of drinking the kool aid...

So after a few months of drinking the kool aid and riding at 80.85, i pumped my tires back up to 95/100 for the past couple of rides - and it has felt faster (given the wind and wattage). Was it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,263
Posted By guadzilla

Doh, had never heard of them till you posted...

Doh, had never heard of them till you posted this. Had to look it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By guadzilla

If you have good roads, the TCs are absolutely...

If you have good roads, the TCs are absolutely awesome.

I want to try the new Veloflex Corsa Race, though, and see how they match up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,263
Posted By guadzilla

I have given up on all delusions of toughness. ...

I have given up on all delusions of toughness. I accidentally bit my tongue yesterday and the damn thing was bleeding for 2 hours, and my wife - who is 8" and 80lb smaller than me - was talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,692
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but that's pretty much the basis of the...

Yeah, but that's pretty much the basis of the other argument - that the slightly more work on a slightly heavier bike = greater workout. Theoretically, it is true and this being Bikeforums, thems...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,692
Posted By guadzilla

I think you guys are talking across each other. ...

I think you guys are talking across each other.

If you are doing a 2 hour ride @ 200W, bike weight doesnt matter. You just ride a shorter distance.

However, if you are doing 60miles @ 200W,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,974
Posted By guadzilla

And a big part of roadie culture is snarking on...

And a big part of roadie culture is snarking on those who dont fit into roadie culture. :)

That said, the original post actually was a valid point. I get carrying a bar bag if you are touring -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,042
Posted By guadzilla

I have it on one bike. The main value i get...

I have it on one bike. The main value i get from it is being able to hit the lap button when I am doing 40:20 intervals or sprint efforts. But I plan to get it on my other bike cos it is...
09-22-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 308,376
Posted By guadzilla

If I am riding clipped in, I wear a helmet. ...

If I am riding clipped in, I wear a helmet.

If i am just taking my commuter bike with flat pedals to the shop to pick up something - no helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,263
Posted By guadzilla

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https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/705x400/tom_boonen_of_etixx_quick_step_pro_cycling_team_b78c6ef366ca7ca9b2eead5a28aa5c5577efcd04.jpg

It's how you separate Hard Men from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,974
Posted By guadzilla

Oooh, i know this. "What is the sound of one...

Oooh, i know this.

"What is the sound of one aero wheel rolling?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,974
Posted By guadzilla

If someone cant be bothered with a reacharound,...

If someone cant be bothered with a reacharound, then he doesnt deserve any respect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,974
Posted By guadzilla

Forget bar bags. I am still coming to terms with...

Forget bar bags. I am still coming to terms with the widespread acceptance of the Fredly saddle bag over the past few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,934
Posted By guadzilla

All you fatties are missing the most important...

All you fatties are missing the most important point.

Back to the topic - lower pressures are good, but if you are going for speed, i think some of the folks here are using far too low a pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By guadzilla

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,679
Posted By guadzilla

Lots of wheel companies seem to dislike the...

Lots of wheel companies seem to dislike the GP5kTLs. Enve doesnt support them either. A former Spesh product designer over on WW says he wouldnt use them on any tubeless tire, period.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,244
Posted By guadzilla

Not really. Whether there is a significant...

Not really. Whether there is a significant performance gain - i cannot say. Probably not a huge one.

But can i tell a difference? Hell yeah. I can definitely tell a difference between,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,800
Posted By guadzilla

Slightly OT, but one of the best one day races I...

Slightly OT, but one of the best one day races I have seen was back in 2011 or so, the year Boonen doubled Flanders-Roubaix. He attacked with 50km to go, and soloed to a win. He was helped by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By guadzilla

From the fact that you are saying you have a lot...

From the fact that you are saying you have a lot of spacers under your stem, an endurance geometry would let you replicate your fit coordinates without going into the extreme end of the bike's fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By guadzilla

You should be more embarrassed to admit to going...

You should be more embarrassed to admit to going to spin class...

Actually, jokes apart, indoor trainer rides is where i feel i need the most padding. I can never seem to get comfy on the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By guadzilla

Ah, that's a shame! So far, I havent needed...

Ah, that's a shame! So far, I havent needed the warranty, but i only have 1 pair - that said, i do plan to get a few more. Hopefully, wont need any warranty or if i do, they will do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By guadzilla

The more i ride in them, the more impressed I am...

The more i ride in them, the more impressed I am by La Passione. I think their bibs are better than the Assos "entry level" bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 188,134
Posted By guadzilla

So LB has released tire pressure charts and also...

So LB has released tire pressure charts and also edited their pressure recommendations:
https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Tubeless-Tire-Pressure-Charts.html

Back to 110psi for the hooked...
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