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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,707
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: 139
Views: 4,707
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: 42
Views: 1,295
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
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 941
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: 4,510
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: 76
Views: 2,051
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: 983
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: 1,931
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: 1,931
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: 1,931
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: 1,266
Views: 179,717
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,632
Posted By guadzilla

OP: Have you considered the Cervelo R series? ...

OP: Have you considered the Cervelo R series? It is technically a race bike but relatively taller compared to others - like you, I too have a short torso and long legs, and so need a bike with...
09-07-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By guadzilla

You can get a custom steel frameset for about...

You can get a custom steel frameset for about $500 plus shipping from someone i know, and then add your parts to it. You'll probably end up a few hundred dollars over $1000 but you should get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By guadzilla

It *would* bother me but probably not enough for...

It *would* bother me but probably not enough for me to go through the trouble of finding a new fork. I would, however, pester your friend to swap the original fork for this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

^^^ This. Guy's credentials have not been...

^^^ This.

Guy's credentials have not been proven. What HAS been proven is that he lies and gets vindictive when challenged. Since most of his claims require you to believe in his...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By guadzilla

I am not sure how a 2% difference in my...

I am not sure how a 2% difference in my powermeter reading is going to affect any of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By guadzilla

Hey, are you new here? Welcome to Bikeforums :) ...

Hey, are you new here? Welcome to Bikeforums :)

Actually, after a couple of years of riding tempo and SST and rarely going over VO2 for more than a handful of seconds, along with unavoidable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

Can you explain why? Not as a layperson...

Can you explain why? Not as a layperson using common sense argument, but with actual science/structural engineering arguments to show how voids affect structural integrity and reliability.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

At the very least, it is exceedingly unfair to...

At the very least, it is exceedingly unfair to the manufacturers whose bikes are being slandered because, among other reasons, Hambini got into a hissy fit after one of their founders disagreed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By guadzilla

I would disagree there. A 1-2% variance in...

I would disagree there. A 1-2% variance in numbers isnt going to change anything in how you train: ultimately, the goal is to go faster, not to have a consistent number on the screen. A 1-2%...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By guadzilla

There you go - that's your problem. You...

There you go - that's your problem. You shouldnt be engaging with triathletes at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

They dont last forever - it just feels that way. ...

They dont last forever - it just feels that way. ;)

(Sorry, I had to get one last dig in at those beastly tires)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By guadzilla

So a few thoughts in no particular order: 1)...

So a few thoughts in no particular order:

1) There is very little you can buy for $1000-2000 that is going to be "bang for the buck" in terms of price/benefit. That curve gets absurdly step...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

Hey, you seem to be new to Bikeforums too.......

Hey, you seem to be new to Bikeforums too.... haaaaave you met WhyFi ?

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

​​​​​​​Wut?

​​​​​​​Wut?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

Quick Step plans to use the Gatorskins for the...

Quick Step plans to use the Gatorskins for the cobbled classics this year. You are correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

Not even close. Yaw has been used for calculating...

Not even close. Yaw has been used for calculating overall aero efficiency for a very long time.

And Hambini hasnt "analysed" anything. I suspect his aero wind tunnel test was a big fake - not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,519
Posted By guadzilla

Despite being a devoted power meter user, I agree...

Despite being a devoted power meter user, I agree that power-related jackassery bores me to tears (and I am a guy who likes geeking out on numbers and such). People that talk of rides in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By guadzilla

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The...

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The earlier thread made me wonder - this has given it away.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By guadzilla

Roval CL50s? 50mm, 1525gm, tubeless ready, and...

Roval CL50s? 50mm, 1525gm, tubeless ready, and should be had at around the $1500 mark.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

If you value puncture resistance more than ride...

If you value puncture resistance more than ride quality or speed, then yes, these may very well work for you - no one is disputing this. The other guy just made some weird claims about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

He a beginner, bro.

He a beginner, bro.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,052
Posted By guadzilla

Incorrect. The data from steel drum testing...

Incorrect. The data from steel drum testing does translate into real world results as well, as per RChung (and if you wanna tell him he is wrong, be my guest. I know enough not to argue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By guadzilla

Interestingly, my experience has been different. ...

Interestingly, my experience has been different. I have a Venge with CLX64s/Dura Ace Di2/24c Turbo Cottons and a custom steel CX bike with Velocity rims/105/Gravelking 35 slicks. The former is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By guadzilla

I havent done rigorous A/B testing, but i am...

I havent done rigorous A/B testing, but i am pretty confident it is the pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By guadzilla

That's too simplistic. If pros prefer Tire X to...

That's too simplistic. If pros prefer Tire X to Tire Y, there are reasons for it. Knowing those reasons can help us make a more informed decision ("yes, I want the same speed", "no, I cant risk...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By guadzilla

I just feel more comfortable on the saddle. Less...

I just feel more comfortable on the saddle. Less fidgety, less aware of the saddle, less need to shift around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, i have heard the same stories - people...

Yeah, i have heard the same stories - people going 1-2mph faster, beating their PBs "without even trying" and all that jazz. Makes me wonder if they used superglue to grease the hubs on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By guadzilla

I use TCs on one wheelset, 5k with tubes on...

I use TCs on one wheelset, 5k with tubes on another and 5k TL on a third.

I prefer the TCs over the 5k any day of the week. As per Aerocoach, they are a wee bit faster then GP5ks, although BRR...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By guadzilla

You are not going to get a 1-2mph improvement in...

You are not going to get a 1-2mph improvement in speed with just aero wheels. Anyone who tells you that is feeding you a line of baloney. My ride speeds are fairly similar to yours - I did a 100km...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By guadzilla

Up to 2 hours, I am happy with mid-range...

Up to 2 hours, I am happy with mid-range Castelli/Giordana/Sportful stuff. But once we start getting into 3 hours or longer rides, I definitely prefer higher-end bibs - Assos are my favorite, but La...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

Count me among those, too. Other than my R5,...

Count me among those, too. Other than my R5, my wife has an R2 and is likely going to get an Aspero or Caledonia to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

Not necessarily. There is also the possibility...

Not necessarily. There is also the possibility that it is purely cosmetic and cleaning up the finishing on the inside of the tubings is something that would cost X man-hours of work and add $Y to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By guadzilla

You can get HED wheels - carbon wheels, Al...

You can get HED wheels - carbon wheels, Al braking rims, up there in most aero tests and very sensibly priced.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By guadzilla

So the pink tee is back in stock in my size, but...

So the pink tee is back in stock in my size, but you've planted the desire for the navy/pink one as well - which is still out of stock. *grumble grumble*
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 179,717
Posted By guadzilla

That is correct - I expect 28c nominals should...

That is correct - I expect 28c nominals should measure out to about 32mm when mounted on these 25s.

I plan to run hooked rims - I really see no value whatsoever in going hookless. Someone from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

So about that. The fact that there are voids in...

So about that. The fact that there are voids in the carbon frame is just data - not information. For it to have meaning, it is useful to know:
- What is the typical acceptable limit for voids in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 179,717
Posted By guadzilla

Hey, hey!!! I am down to 180 now :) ...

Hey, hey!!! I am down to 180 now :)

Actually, I dont think it is that high a pressure. 60-70psi is pretty much the range recommended by Silca, Zipp AND Enve, for riding 32mms on tarmac.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By guadzilla

No, I dont need to start a YT channel just to...

No, I dont need to start a YT channel just to because I have the brains and knowledge to recognize an attention ***** (Hambini) when i see one.
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