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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
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: 116
Views: 2,414
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: 133
Views: 3,364
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: 133
Views: 3,364
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: 198
Views: 6,585
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: 52
Views: 765
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: 3,138
Views: 305,147
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: 116
Views: 2,414
Posted By guadzilla

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It's how you separate Hard Men from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,585
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: 198
Views: 6,585
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: 198
Views: 6,585
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: 60
Views: 1,949
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: 1,084
Posted By guadzilla

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 954
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: 4,752
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: 2,544
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: 1,084
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: 1,964
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: 1,964
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: 1,964
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: 180,137
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: 2,701
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: 1,084
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: 1,446
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: 2,677
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: 2,527
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: 2,527
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: 2,677
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: 2,677
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: 2,527
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: 2,527
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: 13,159
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: 1,295
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: 13,159
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: 13,159
Posted By guadzilla

​​​​​​​Wut?

​​​​​​​Wut?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,159
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: 2,677
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: 2,527
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: 893
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: 893
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: 13,159
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: 13,159
Posted By guadzilla

He a beginner, bro.

He a beginner, bro.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,159
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: 879
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: 1,964
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: 27
Views: 1,139
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: 1,964
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: 879
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: 27
Views: 1,139
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: 879
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...
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