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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,324
Posted By guadzilla

I have not once heard you say "ass"....

I have not once heard you say "ass"....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,324
Posted By guadzilla

The Aspero was my other candidate, but i got a...

The Aspero was my other candidate, but i got a very good deal on the Factor. Will post a short review once I do. I got a 56 as it replicates the fit of my R5 to within 2mm (2mm taller with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,324
Posted By guadzilla

So I did it. Sold off my R5 frameset to someone...

So I did it. Sold off my R5 frameset to someone I know. Got a good deal on a Factor LS, and have placed an order for that - should be here in 4-6 weeks. Much as I loved the R5, I really DONT...
08-12-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By guadzilla

Apologies - for some reason I didnt get the...

Apologies - for some reason I didnt get the notification. Thanks for this - good to know if i do decide to go to 12.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By guadzilla

I have Turbo Cottons on one bike, GP 5k TLs on...

I have Turbo Cottons on one bike, GP 5k TLs on another bike and regular GP5ks on my TT bike.

From a ride quality point of view - Turbo Cottons are just fantastic tires. As per BRR, they are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

No, they didnt, unfortunately (I am assuming they...

No, they didnt, unfortunately (I am assuming they wanted to keep things a bit more accessible).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Ah cool, thanks for the tip - I will hunt it down.

Ah cool, thanks for the tip - I will hunt it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Sorry, i was sloppy in my question - it should...

Sorry, i was sloppy in my question - it should have up/down (not left/right) - ie, for a given pressure, is resistance loss higher or lower for a heavier rider? I agree that the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Ah, that's a really good point - I didnt factor...

Ah, that's a really good point - I didnt factor weight into account as a variable.

Would a heavier rider shift the break point to the left or the right, compared to a lighter rider? On one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

I seem to recall seeing in a few places that...

I seem to recall seeing in a few places that "wider = lower RR for a given pressure" and "lower pressure = higher RR" (although this is for a perfectly smooth surface - the vibration losses account...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

For tarmac, I have 28mm WAMs on both my road...

For tarmac, I have 28mm WAMs on both my road bikes, but will replace one with 30mm WAM (likely GP5ks) - and for my roads, that works plenty well. This bike is entirely for solo rides where speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

You definitely should NOT be waving while riding...

You definitely should NOT be waving while riding them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By guadzilla

Not to add to your costs, but do you have a...

Not to add to your costs, but do you have a proper sized track pump for home use? Those piddly little pocket pumps are ok to get you going if you flat, but for regularly pumping your tires, get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Oh, for sure - this wasnt intended to be a...

Oh, for sure - this wasnt intended to be a precise test nor did i control all the variables. I just wanted to get a sense of how much worse I would be. I was expecting to be 1-2kph slower, so being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By guadzilla

- $4.5K for S-Works frame - $2k for groupset ...

- $4.5K for S-Works frame
- $2k for groupset
- $2.2k for wheels
- $500 for everything else
- $300 for assembly (although buy the stuff above at the same place, and they will most likely put it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Too high? More to the point, would i gain...

Too high?

More to the point, would i gain anything by going lower assuming that I am riding on fairly good tarmac (not the smoothest of finish but good condition, no potholes)?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

Ha, yeah... i have 2 stealth Rovals. Need...

Ha, yeah... i have 2 stealth Rovals. Need something more bling :)

So i did dig into the Zipps a little more after your review. In the end, dont see the point. I will be putting them on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By guadzilla

I get the idea of selling full bikes in a "ready...

I get the idea of selling full bikes in a "ready to ride" package - for most people, that is the best option. But once you get into the superbike range, that makes no sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 911
Posted By guadzilla

Wider tires, n=1 test

So i recently converted my old custom steel bike into an all-road bike - got tubeless wheels for it and slapped on a pair of Gravelking 35s and took her out for a checkout spin yesterday. I decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By guadzilla

I'd love to see a frame+groupset option with...

I'd love to see a frame+groupset option with bikes. No bars, stems, saddle or wheels. Give me the frame and the benefit of bulk pricing of the groupset, and i will sort the rest out myself.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By guadzilla

I use Assos and La Passione for my long distance...

I use Assos and La Passione for my long distance rides, and mid-range Castellis, Giordanas, Sportful, Craft for my short (<2 hour) weekday rides. The days I have brick workouts, it is De Soto /...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, i do, but i find that my Wahoo, even when...

Yeah, i do, but i find that my Wahoo, even when calibrated, is always a little off compared to my Quarq and that if i use my Quarq to control trainer resistance, it ends up being a bit too erratic. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Oh wait, i saw something recently about some...

Oh wait, i saw something recently about some proposed tiers to Zwift, with a $40/month plan and someone had mentioned steering. Actually, if you are into the racing/gaming aspect of Zwift, this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

I find the lack of brown-colored tat sleeves to...

I find the lack of brown-colored tat sleeves to be divisive. Or exclusive. Or whatever. Regardless, I am offended.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Spend time on Mr Porter - this will seem like a...

Spend time on Mr Porter - this will seem like a bargain after a while. You know how brands come up with $1300/$1600 wheelsets and everyone is like "ooh, what a bargain"? Kinda the same effect.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Fk the ink - i wish i had arms like that, instead...

Fk the ink - i wish i had arms like that, instead of these scrawny freaking noodles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

They are taking this reality thing a bit too far,...

They are taking this reality thing a bit too far, arent they?

Like the Tacx and their "we will simulate road bumps for you" on the trainer. F'k off, you wont. I get enough bad roads as is,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

I have been tempted by them for a while. But -...

I have been tempted by them for a while. But - you will find this familiar - the logo has been holding me back. I already have 2 deep section wheels with stealth logos. I want white decals...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By guadzilla

See dude, you are fast, so this is not a problem...

See dude, you are fast, so this is not a problem you have, but for us pack fodder types, "looking fast" is the only remaining option (mainly because of inconsiderate fast jerks like you!). In any...
08-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By guadzilla

If you look at BicycleRollingResistance, you can...

If you look at BicycleRollingResistance, you can see a 10-12W difference in rolling resistance just for various road tires, compared to the fastest tire. It wouldnt surprise me if your SKs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

Side note - how do you like those 303S? They...

Side note - how do you like those 303S? They feel stiff and responsive to ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,307
Posted By guadzilla

Give the new Veloflex Corsa TLRs a go... I really...

Give the new Veloflex Corsa TLRs a go... I really loved the ride feel of the older ones but they didnt score that great on RR tests. The new ones, as per some French mag review, are right up there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,307
Posted By guadzilla

Smart marketing. It will appeal to roadies with...

Smart marketing. It will appeal to roadies with OCD (ie, Every Single One) who want to make sure the tire they get is optimized for aero with the Enve wheels. I have to admit, a similar reasoning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

Sheeit, i dont remember how wide the cut was, for...

Sheeit, i dont remember how wide the cut was, for sure, but off memory, i'd say less than a cm? But not a wide gash - you had to pull at the tire to expose the cut. Running Muc Off and have bottles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

The mechanic checked to see where the air was...

The mechanic checked to see where the air was leaking from - it around the valve area. I think that is what led him to change the tape and use a different one while he was at it.

So for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,176
Posted By guadzilla

So another tubeless anecdote from someone who is...

So another tubeless anecdote from someone who is still undecided on whether it is worth sticking with it or not: got a pair of Velocity A23 rims with Sapim spokes and Novatec hubs, and decided to run...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

You live in Watopia?

You live in Watopia?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By guadzilla

The one thing i dont get - the Fact10R frameset,...

The one thing i dont get - the Fact10R frameset, ie, the Pro - is about the same weight as the Venge. Only the S-Works trim is lighter. So if you are NOT getting the S-Works, why not just buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Where the hell are all these guys at the hilly...

Where the hell are all these guys at the hilly races?

I'll tell you where they are NOT - not in Asia, that's for sure. At 180lb, i am atleast 20lb heavier than most guys i race with, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

If you extrapolate everything into the realm of...

If you extrapolate everything into the realm of "maybe, somewhere, someone MAY be affected", then pretty much everything becomes verboten. Some common sense is good.

Someone used "put me back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Dave Standard is going to write a VERY...

Dave Standard is going to write a VERY disapproving post about this as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,236
Posted By guadzilla

Agreed. The amount of self-entitlement...

Agreed.

The amount of self-entitlement involved in getting pissed off over something as minor as this blows my mind. Especially in the context of a sport where weight is a VERY significant...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By guadzilla

My ideal bike ride is 90-120 minutes, hard and...

My ideal bike ride is 90-120 minutes, hard and fast. Long rides bore me to tears. But then, i only ride because i cant play my primary 2 sports anymore - if i could, i would walk away from this sport...
08-01-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,013
Posted By guadzilla

What's the skinny there? It doesnt fit or...

What's the skinny there? It doesnt fit or something else? The Aspero clears a 34t inner chainring, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,962
Posted By guadzilla

Do pissing matches cool you, though? And...

Do pissing matches cool you, though? And would the heat radiating off the urine compensate for the heat that you have just expelled from your body?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,092
Posted By guadzilla

Ah ok, I guess i have my terminology wrong.......

Ah ok, I guess i have my terminology wrong.... ignore what I wrote then :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By guadzilla

Fair enough...

Fair enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,092
Posted By guadzilla

So my "one piece" Wheels Mgf unit actually was 2...

So my "one piece" Wheels Mgf unit actually was 2 pieces that are inserted from either end and they screw together once installed into a single piece. Could you BBInfinite unit be the same?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By guadzilla

Takes time. I crashed at about 50kph taking a...

Takes time. I crashed at about 50kph taking a downhill turn when my rear tube blew (luckily, i had scrubbed a lot of my speed by then). Went down hard and left a lot of skin on the road. Took...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By guadzilla

While I agree that single-legged power meters are...

While I agree that single-legged power meters are not as precise due to leg imbalance issues, I do think they are better than nothing.

A constant leg imbalance obviously does not affect things too...
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