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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 226
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: 26,517
Views: 16,285,566
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 39
Views: 1,552
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 784
Views: 59,518
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: 63
Views: 2,206
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: 588
Views: 52,002
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: 869
Posted By noodle soup

+1, but there are disadvantages.

+1, but there are disadvantages.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,791
Posted By noodle soup

Drink lots of Brawndo.

Drink lots of Brawndo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
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: 9
Views: 333
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: 448
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: 29
Views: 1,344
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: 663
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: 717
Posted By noodle soup

They look hideous.

They look hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,909
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: 52
Views: 2,909
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: 1,327
Posted By noodle soup

How would one steal someone's personal record?

How would one steal someone's personal record?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By noodle soup

Why would we think you were trolling?

Why would we think you were trolling?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,909
Posted By noodle soup

I don’t know how they(Trek) come up with that...

I don’t know how they(Trek) come up with that price. An SLR frameset is $3200. That leaves about $8000 to complete the build.

(edit)

Dura Ace Di2 - $2200
Frameset - $3300
Enve SES 3.4 AR disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,102
Posted By noodle soup

I'd really have to look at the bikes we have on...

I'd really have to look at the bikes we have on the floor. Most people that are buying the lower end models, aren't looking to upgrade groupsets later on. Those that do want to upgrade to better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,102
Posted By noodle soup

Are his wheels 11 speed compatible? If so, that's...

Are his wheels 11 speed compatible? If so, that's how I would spend the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By noodle soup

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/ Are...

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

Are tri-bikes and aerobars allowed?Aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars are prohibited; this includes tri-bikes with otherwise unremovable aerobars....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,102
Posted By noodle soup

I agree with most of this, but I wouldn't...

I agree with most of this, but I wouldn't recommend a power meter at this point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,518
Posted By noodle soup

Glad to hear things are perfect now. It makes me...

Glad to hear things are perfect now. It makes me wonder about the 1st guy. Why did he say it couldnít be fixed?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By noodle soup

They are $40 bibs. The pad is thin and soft, but...

They are $40 bibs. The pad is thin and soft, but they were comfortable for rides under 50 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By noodle soup

that is normal

that is normal
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,518
Posted By noodle soup

the issue was just discovered. See how LB...

the issue was just discovered. See how LB resolves the issue before making a decision.

when Rides4Beer had an issue(that wasn't their fault), LB handeled it better than I expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,518
Posted By noodle soup

Things can happen in shipping. Iíd take it...

Things can happen in shipping.

Iíd take it to a second wheel builder.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By noodle soup

1 or 2mm is all you need. If the frame/cranks are...

1 or 2mm is all you need. If the frame/cranks are flexing, that gap will grow under power.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By noodle soup

Many high end bibs have pockets, but most are...

Many high end bibs have pockets, but most are "radio pockets" on the back.

LG Optimum bibs have a little thigh pocket, but the bibs leave much to be desired.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,518
Posted By noodle soup

The bike looks sexy. I'm surprised the wheel...

The bike looks sexy.

I'm surprised the wheel isn't true. I'd have a shop check for even tension, before twisting a nipple. If it's way off, I'd contact LB about getting a little reimbursement for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,518
Posted By noodle soup

Sorry to hear about the possible injury....

Sorry to hear about the possible injury. Sometimes a little forced rest will make you come back a little more rested and focused.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By noodle soup

The application process of RnRR is quick and...

The application process of RnRR is quick and easy, and like MHW there's no goopy buildup. It's the best of both worlds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By noodle soup

Yes, but they might need to be set a little...

Yes, but they might need to be set a little narrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By noodle soup

Let them snap, and then deal with the PITA of...

Let them snap, and then deal with the PITA of removing the cable end from the shift lever.

It's much easier to remove the cable while it's still intact.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By noodle soup

HMW recommends 200 miles per wax application, ...

HMW recommends 200 miles per wax application,

Applying Rock n Roll Red takes about 30 seconds, once a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,146
Posted By noodle soup

You weren't the one being corrected.

You weren't the one being corrected.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:11 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By noodle soup

Waxing chains is a PITA for anyone that rides...

Waxing chains is a PITA for anyone that rides high mileage.
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