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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

That Bianchi is so nice! I'm keeping an eye...

That Bianchi is so nice! I'm keeping an eye for an Oltre XR4 frameset as well. Although it seems more and more likely that I will go for a Giant TCR ($1500 for the Advanced Pro frameset, vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By guadzilla

Does Psimet still make wheels? I never found...

Does Psimet still make wheels? I never found anything that was better than anything he made, as far as Al low-profile wheels go. Fantastic products at a great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,323
Posted By guadzilla

I have never test ridden a bike before purchase,...

I have never test ridden a bike before purchase, either. I dont really think a ride around the block will tell me anything, and honestly, i dont really think it is reasonable to take a bike out for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Propel is stupidly good value - it was one of my...

Propel is stupidly good value - it was one of my 3 shortlisted candidates, along with a Madone SLR and the Venge. And fairly easy to get a very nice discount, too - i was quoted $5500 for it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Damn, those are some lovely bikes there. I was...

Damn, those are some lovely bikes there. I was at a bike shop in KL called Bike Artisans last week, and they had a sub-7kg custom Pegerotti that just blew my mind.

Agreed about underlying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Hi Glenn - I see you own the EMonda - have you...

Hi Glenn - I see you own the EMonda - have you had any issues with it? I have my race bikes sorted (Shiv and Venge) and am looking for a bike for more fun riding. Am torn whether to go with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By guadzilla

CL50s are probably the best value Spesh wheels. ...

CL50s are probably the best value Spesh wheels. Only a 100gm heavier than the CLX50s, but they use the same rim as the CLX50s and are a lot cheaper. Good choice!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,435
Posted By guadzilla

Powermeter, man. Competitive Cyclist has 50%...

Powermeter, man.

Competitive Cyclist has 50% off Quarq. I have 4 of them and they're bullet proof (and i would recommend them over Stages, which i tried about a year or two after they launched,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Ok, my socks arent as cool. They dont have as...

Ok, my socks arent as cool. They dont have as many colors.
:)

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Really? Posting photos of your stuff and asking...

Really? Posting photos of your stuff and asking for validation from strangers is more "adult" than shooting the breeze about stuff that you want? To me, that sounds a lot like taking selfies for IG,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

What? Nooo!! It's the cool, complicated and...

What? Nooo!! It's the cool, complicated and (unfortunately) expensive things! Like this (and yes, i know it is a tri bike on a road forum, but i have moved to the dark side mostly these days. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

I think i am diving off that boat for a week...

I think i am diving off that boat for a week starting Saturday... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Oh yes. Weirdly, I have always had the hots for...

Oh yes. Weirdly, I have always had the hots for Cervelo pretty much since the early days of the S series. Came close to buying the S5 last month but it was hard to find a convenient dealer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Huh, i did not know that. Funnily enough, last...

Huh, i did not know that. Funnily enough, last week I would have put a Vanilla as one of my dream bikes - or even gotten on a Speedwagen list if i had known it was a few months only. But i just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Well, i dont need to lust for socks like that. I...

Well, i dont need to lust for socks like that. I *have* socks just like that.

To pair with that brightly colored bike, of course ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

That's not bad at all - i dont know why i had the...

That's not bad at all - i dont know why i had the impression that their waitlist was years. The Venge is the first bike i have bought fully ready to ride - pretty much every other bike was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Robbyville - how long was your wait period for...

Robbyville - how long was your wait period for the Speedvagen? They certainly are gorgeous. I simply dont have the patience to wait more than a few weeks for a bike, though :)



Hah, i...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

I think you are looking for the "I want...

I think you are looking for the "I want Indyfabz's approval of my choices" thread. This isnt it. Have any bike stuff you lust for, that you want to share?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,962
Posted By guadzilla

Object of lust...

I dont have upgraditis. I just (like, 30 min ago) converted my Shiv to 11 speed but only so i could share race wheels with my wife. My Venge purchase last week was my first new bike in 6 years, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, pretty much. I am not buying the most...

Yeah, pretty much.

I am not buying the most aero bike because that extra watt saves is gonna male a difference to my pack-fodder ******. I am buying the most aero bike because I want to own one...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, that is true, but those numbers are also...

Yeah, that is true, but those numbers are also for people climbing a lot faster than me. I can actually do fairly extended climbs, albeit slowly, as long as i maintain a slow and steady pace, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Colnago62 nailed it - it is a Quarq I pulled off...

Colnago62 nailed it - it is a Quarq I pulled off my Ridley. It's old but works perfectly and i see no reason to sell it/get a new one. The crank that came with the bike is neatly packed away.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

My logic went as follows: I am buying the Venge...

My logic went as follows: I am buying the Venge for max speed, not climbing. And at 180lb, I suck at climbing competitively anyway. So might as well get wheels that maximize the Venge's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

$719 to go from CL40s to CLX64s...

$719 to go from CL40s to CLX64s...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Well, I finally got my bike - went with the Venge...

Well, I finally got my bike - went with the Venge Pro and upgraded the wheels to Roval CLX64s.

Had a checkout ride on Saturday and then did the Laguna ****et tri on it yesterday and my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By guadzilla

Awesome - have decided to go with the CLX50s for...

Awesome - have decided to go with the CLX50s for now, and then add the Enves later.

Thanks again for the help, guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By guadzilla

Thanks for the answers, guys. This issue was...

Thanks for the answers, guys.

This issue was raised by the Spesh dealer, who said that the spacing of the hubs was different, and so the centerline would be different.

Never having used disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By guadzilla

Swapping wheels on a Venge disc

So i am trying to figure out wheels for my in-coming Venge.

Had settled on CL/CLX50s for now and then getting Enve 7.8s later.

But the Spesh guy is telling me that because of differences in hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By guadzilla

I'd go with Vittorias or Veloflex. I have never...

I'd go with Vittorias or Veloflex. I have never liked the GP4000s and against my better judgement, my LBS convinced me to try out GP5000s. They just dont "feel" as supple or soft as Vittorias or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

I think limiting the top frame to just one top...

I think limiting the top frame to just one top spec puts them at a disadvantage compared to brands like Trek, Cannondale and Cervelo, which offer their top frames with Force/Ultegra Di2 specs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Not the new Pro Venge. It has the same carbon...

Not the new Pro Venge. It has the same carbon as the S-Works, i believe. In any case, even if it doesnt, that extra 100gm doesnt bother me. My old-gen Shiv Pro was about 100gm heavier than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Bang for the buck - not so much, really. I am...

Bang for the buck - not so much, really. I am upgrading after a long time, and want a bike that puts a big grin on my face and motivates me to get out and ride more - I am under no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

The Venge on eTap is teal. Teal! Gah. It's...

The Venge on eTap is teal. Teal! Gah. It's a proven fact that bikes need to be red/black - and the black frame is Ultegra Di2 only.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

I completely agree with that sentiment,...

I completely agree with that sentiment, Noob_Cyclist. However, weirdly, for me, it has been the other way around.

I found the Trek dealer to be fairly inflexible, whereas the Spesh guy was very...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

I did check a Giant Propel (I definitely want an...

I did check a Giant Propel (I definitely want an aero road frame - and something responsive/stiff within that category) and it is amazing what great value it is! Were it not for the fact that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By guadzilla

Madone SLR vs Venge Pro

Am trying to decide between these 2 bikes.

Pros and cons of the Madone:
+ Red (which is obviously faster)
+ Force eTap, which is the groupset i want
- Potential BB90 issue - if it happens, i...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

I read that other thread about the BB90. I...

I read that other thread about the BB90. I agree with the person who said that the odds of something happening are relatively low (else we'd be hearing far more complaints about this). Were I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Damn, now the BB90 issues have me concerned - i...

Damn, now the BB90 issues have me concerned - i generally am not wild about gear that is finicky, needs a lot of care/maintenance, etc. Local ADs dont carry the Madone SLR, so i will have to buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Gotcha. Time to go research this.

Gotcha. Time to go research this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, this. I definitely notice a difference...

Yeah, this. I definitely notice a difference in responsiveness and burst of bikes when i surge - my Damocles has it in spades, and more so than many other bikes i have ridden/owned. It probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Dude, you cant just put this out there and not...

Dude, you cant just put this out there and not say more... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Fair enough - as i mentioned earlier, i havent...

Fair enough - as i mentioned earlier, i havent bought a carbon road bike in a decade, and havent even kept up with what is available in the past 5-6 years, so perhaps my worries about "is it stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Ah yes, i had forgotten how Bikeforums rolls. ...

Ah yes, i had forgotten how Bikeforums rolls.

There have been plenty of Pro Tour bikes which havent been rated too highly for stiffness, so I am hoping for someone with riding experience, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By guadzilla

Is the Madone SLR stiff enough?

My race bike is almost 10 years old, and it is time for a new one - and i want to splurge a bit and get me a superbike.

I've narrowed down my choices to Cannondale SystemSix and the Madone SLR...
05-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By guadzilla

Upgrading Di2 to 11 speed

Hi all -

I am running Ultegra Di2 10 speed on my TT bike. I'd like to upgrade it to 11 speed. Can someone confirm if all i need to do is:
- buy an 11 speed 6870 Di2 RD
- reprogram the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,635
Posted By guadzilla

Timely thread - am looking to get a superbike for...

Timely thread - am looking to get a superbike for myself to commemorate a key life event later this year, and was thinking of eTap 11 vs 12. I didnt realize AXS was such a proprietary system: and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By guadzilla

Well, EasyJet seems to charge 45 euros for an...

Well, EasyJet seems to charge 45 euros for an add-on bike box up to 32kg, which isnt too bad, given that my Trico + bike clock in at around 20-21kg.

Just wondering if they'll slap on some hidden...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By guadzilla

Intra-Europe flights with bikes

Anyone know if Easyjet or Ryanair are relatively painless, as far as flying with a bike goes? Easyjet seems to be fairly straightforward, but i was wondering if they have any hidden "gotchas". ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,540
Posted By guadzilla

I am guessing now that He Who Must Not Be Named...

I am guessing now that He Who Must Not Be Named has been outed, people are no longer chopping off a testicle in order to be more like their hero?

"But honey, when I said I'd give a left nut to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,540
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but we are on the 41 here. That's how we...

Yeah, but we are on the 41 here. That's how we roll.

I did 49km in an hour at a velodrome a couple of weeks ago - would have gone a little faster but some jerk kept shouting at me in German.
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