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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
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: 349
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: 349
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: 919
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: 20
Views: 752
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: 20
Views: 752
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: 20
Views: 752
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: 20
Views: 752
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 20
Views: 752
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 2,068
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: 324
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: 5,496
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: 354
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: 354
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: 7,492
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: 7,492
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By guadzilla

Sorry guys, I should have mentioned i am looking...

Sorry guys, I should have mentioned i am looking for a 23 up front. The Pave is a 25, and so is the Arenberg, if I am not mistaken. Is there a 23c version of these tires? FMBs do have a black...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By guadzilla

I tried a Tacx Fortius or whatever their VR...

I tried a Tacx Fortius or whatever their VR machine is called and a Powerbeam. In the end, none of them really help make riding a trainer any more fun. Sold them off and now I HTFU and watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-14, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By guadzilla

Most puncture-resistant RACING tubular

Hi all -

Need advice on the most puncture-resistant racing tubular. I have decided life is too short to ride crappy training wheels, so i plan to ride my Stingers a lot more (FWIW, even with...
06-15-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,351
Posted By guadzilla

And THAT is why Contador is so exciting to watch...

And THAT is why Contador is so exciting to watch - he's a racer, not a numbers wonk,

I reckon he's accomplished his 2 main objectives - get some hard racing mileage in his legs and get inside...
06-14-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,351
Posted By guadzilla

Froome/Sky's style is excruciatingly painful to...

Froome/Sky's style is excruciatingly painful to watch. As a fan, give me the attacking style of Contador or Nibali any day over the race-by-the-numbers approach of Sky.

Good to see Contador make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By guadzilla

New bike. The stress of the impact has...

New bike.

The stress of the impact has likely weakened its structure integrity and it is going to explode the next time you ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 29,350
Posted By guadzilla

So get this (and this is a true story, mind). ...

So get this (and this is a true story, mind).

This March, I had gone to Bhutan for an extended weekend of riding (I go twice a year - love the place and it is easy for me to get to, given where i...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 324,218
Posted By guadzilla

Dunno about spelling bees, but i was damn good at...

Dunno about spelling bees, but i was damn good at getting jokes without the need for a smiley.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,360
Posted By guadzilla

I wish i could make a living using my hands, you...

I wish i could make a living using my hands, you know what i am saying?

And yeah, get tubulars. They arent that difficult to deal with.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 324,218
Posted By guadzilla

Someone yell at these two for misspelling "hamer"...

Someone yell at these two for misspelling "hamer"



Oh come on, you dont have to quit cycling entirely just because you got yelled at once.

Ok wait, depending on what you did, maybe you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,623
Posted By guadzilla

I race my HED Stingers, and I have them on my...

I race my HED Stingers, and I have them on my bike for daily riding as well. If I am going to own and ride a nice carbon bike when I can make do with Al, then I am also going to own and ride nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By guadzilla

Sorry I dont have any ideas, but I just wanted to...

Sorry I dont have any ideas, but I just wanted to say I hate you with all the envy my 6' 182lb frame can muster.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By guadzilla

Can you dial it up to 400W? Can your pedaling...

Can you dial it up to 400W? Can your pedaling style be described as slam-dancing? If so, you are good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,132
Posted By guadzilla

I dont wave. I dismount, force the other...

I dont wave. I dismount, force the other cyclist to stop and give them a kiss. With tongue, if they are female and cute.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,804
Posted By guadzilla

Trico bike box.

Trico bike box.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Posted By guadzilla

Hi darb85 - can you perhaps outline the...

Hi darb85 - can you perhaps outline the differences that made you prefer the Venge over the Foil?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but arent you a flower-counting,...

Yeah, but arent you a flower-counting, hairy-legged ambler by now, Pops? I'd have thought you'd have become a full-on recumbent rider in the year I was away.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Posted By guadzilla

Thanks - I'd appreciate that. That's...

Thanks - I'd appreciate that.



That's exactly the reason I am looking for either a Foil or a Venge as well - a lively, responsive race bike which is also aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Posted By guadzilla

The only thing with the Velonews testing is that...

The only thing with the Velonews testing is that they tested just the bike - I recall reading somewhere that if you test bike+rider, the Foil does much better in the lab....

I wish I could ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Posted By guadzilla

Scott Foil 15 vs Venge

Leaving aside color schemes and geometry [dont care about the former; both fit me well enough re the latter], does anyone have any first-hand experiences riding these bikes and can care to comment...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By guadzilla

I used to have a Ridley Excal and rode it with...

I used to have a Ridley Excal and rode it with 25mm tires on regular rims. Worked just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By guadzilla

A M should fit you well. I am 6'0" with a...

A M should fit you well.

I am 6'0" with a 34" inseam, so I have the same length torso as you - for me, a M frame gives an absolutely perfect reach.

Your saddle will be 2" lower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By guadzilla

Ridiculously high speed reading with Edge 500 / Powertap

I've been having a very strange problem for the last few months.

I have 2 Garmin Edge 500s - I've been using them with 3 different bikes:
- Bike 1: Powertap Elite+ wheel, GSC-10 sensor
- Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,432
Posted By guadzilla

Roadwarrior, I have a question for you - how...

Roadwarrior, I have a question for you - how would you handle a situation like mine? I have a pretty nice Ridley, nicely specced out with good wheels. I know my frame size and also what features...
01-31-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,397
Posted By guadzilla

^^^ Standing applause

^^^ Standing applause
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