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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By guadzilla

That was my intention when i started thinking...

That was my intention when i started thinking about getting an Allez. Now that i have it, i want a different beater :)



Yeah, as i realized 5 min into the first ride.... is fixed now.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By guadzilla

Doh... i meant i had no need for an ultralight...

Doh... i meant i had no need for an ultralight bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By guadzilla

Ha, they sure are fugly - but if they in any way...

Ha, they sure are fugly - but if they in any way contribute to the ride quality of this bike, i will take it!

The shaping of the tubes is certainly impressive - it's not just a bunch of round...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By guadzilla

New bike day

As no one here will remember, I had a crash back in Feb 21 and my Venge assploded in a few places.

I had been chasing Spesh for a year for my crash replacement and they kept offering me an Aethos,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By guadzilla

Rdmonster69 damn! That's a scary-ass...

Rdmonster69 damn! That's a scary-ass looking x-ray, i cant even imagine what the injury must have been like. Glad to see you are doing well enough to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By guadzilla

Thanks - will give try to dig up that post. And...

Thanks - will give try to dig up that post. And yeah, agreed about that milestone: 8 weeks in, i still dont have enough knee flexibility to rotate the pedals. As soon as i can, i can start riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By guadzilla

Recovering from a broken knee - any stories?

So on Dec 1, a vehicle turned ahead of me, I hit it and broke my kneecap into three (along with damaging my femur, its surrounding cartilages and cracking my scapula). This Wednesday will be 9...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By guadzilla

<jedi wave>No you wont. These are not the tires...

<jedi wave>No you wont. These are not the tires you are looking for.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,369
Posted By guadzilla

If you can see what impact you had when passing a...

If you can see what impact you had when passing a hybrid rider too closely, you arent going fast enough. HTFU cupcake.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

I am ashamed to say I searched for Larry Sellers...

I am ashamed to say I searched for Larry Sellers on Strava and found 3. One has rides in Utah, where Larry claims to be from - but if i recall this thread correctly, he's in CA now.

I am NOT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

Larry, can i follow you on Strava?

Larry, can i follow you on Strava?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

Oooh... i remember this thread and the...

Oooh... i remember this thread and the JSChristian fellow. He had several memorable threads, IIRC. I only got in at post #157 on this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

I suspect its the same way that I was rooting for...

I suspect its the same way that I was rooting for the special needs kid who did an Ironman a few months ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,737
Posted By guadzilla

Ah cool, thanks - I did not know that. If I use...

Ah cool, thanks - I did not know that. If I use a regular road crankset, do i need to any chainline adjustments?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,278
Posted By guadzilla

You forgot the most important thing of all: ...

You forgot the most important thing of all: look like Lance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

Wait, wait, wait. Do you mean to say, Lawrence,...

Wait, wait, wait. Do you mean to say, Lawrence, that after all this, YOU didnt wave back to someone who gave you a nod??
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

Any form of eye contact or acknowlegement of a...

Any form of eye contact or acknowlegement of a rider you have dropped is basically twisting the knife.

I was doing NM/AC efforts on Fri the other day. Did my U-turn just after completing one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,363
Posted By guadzilla

If I am occupying the elevator with an unknown...

If I am occupying the elevator with an unknown woman, I stare intently at her while singing "Love in an elevator". It helps put them in a cheery mood, as can be seen from the spring in their step...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,737
Posted By guadzilla

What chainrings did you use when pairing the GRX...

What chainrings did you use when pairing the GRX crank with a 12 speed setup? Doesnt the SRAM flat-top chain require specific 12-speed chainrings?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,300
Posted By guadzilla

I hate to be the dissenting opinion (well, not...

I hate to be the dissenting opinion (well, not really) but I sold my Ti bike last year and have no regrets sticking solely to carbon. Better ride characteristics (atleast for my preferences). If it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,824
Posted By guadzilla

I dont understand the question or the underlying...

I dont understand the question or the underlying point that you are trying to make. What does it take to be "$186 better" - is there some kind of objective measure for this or is this your first...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Handwringing. OCD. Insecurities. This is the...

Handwringing. OCD. Insecurities. This is the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Ha, seriously - by then, the R5 will likely be...

Ha, seriously - by then, the R5 will likely be announced and this whole exercise in hand-wringing will re-start from scratch.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who have taken the time to provide your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

nTrue enough. I did think of that and in the...

nTrue enough. I did think of that and in the end, i actually dont need that much of a crutch - I am not bombing descents at my limit anymore (in a race, my fat ass would have been dropped by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,692
Posted By guadzilla

No one has an issue with you having a different...

No one has an issue with you having a different opinion. As a suggestion, you might want to think about how you express it, however. One set of preferences for a bike is "fetish properties" while...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

You got me thinking of Time seriously now.... ...

You got me thinking of Time seriously now....

Edit - just checked: both it and the Look have a max tire clearance of 28mm. A bit too low - would prefer 30-32mm at max, even though i will mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,692
Posted By guadzilla

So basically, the fact that Firefly/Moots/etc all...

So basically, the fact that Firefly/Moots/etc all continue making the same bike is a plus, because it doesnt get outdated? Not sure i find that a compelling argument, Now, you can talk about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

That's interesting. Let me talk to my LBS and...

That's interesting. Let me talk to my LBS and see what kinda deals they can do on a build. Someone i know wanted to get a sub-6kg O2 VAM build, and they quoted him an absurd $20k price for it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, if i had to guess, i'd say the LS does...

Yeah, if i had to guess, i'd say the LS does transmit a little more road buzz than the R5 (it has the same cockpit and wheels), but not enough to really be bothersome, atleast not to me.

And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Well, sheeeiit. Atleast there's a good chance...

Well, sheeeiit. Atleast there's a good chance i may be able to buy a groupset in the market while waiting for the frame :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Harsh in what sense, may i ask? If it is along...

Harsh in what sense, may i ask? If it is along the forks, thats pretty brutal. If it is the rear triangle, that doesnt bother me too much. I am lucky enough to have really nice roads around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

I think we can all agree - there wont be a...

I think we can all agree - there wont be a meaningful difference in the performance of the bike. It all boils down to small differences in ride feel and also perceptions - and here, I reckon that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Ha, yeah, fair point. I also collect watches...

Ha, yeah, fair point. I also collect watches - and there, hand-finished is a big aspect of what appeals to me. However, with bikes, it isnt *purely* about soft stuff like brand, history, etc -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Hadnt heard of them - checked them out. They do...

Hadnt heard of them - checked them out. They do look nice... but lord they are pricey. And honestly, it seems a big part of that cost is going to the "handmade in the US" part, neither aspect of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

So here's my thinking: with my aero bike, I...

So here's my thinking: with my aero bike, I focused on performance. With this purchase, a really nice bike to indulge myself, i want something that is *different*: not different compared to what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

I simply dont find the ride quality that...

I simply dont find the ride quality that exciting, to be honest. I sold off my Lyskey last year after 9 years (need to update my profile) and while I still have a custom lugged steel bike, I use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

I have a couple of friends who have ordered the...

I have a couple of friends who have ordered the Ostro VAM. Plan to take try their bikes out when they get it.

In the end, i keep coming back to either the Aethos or the C64 as the frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,762
Posted By guadzilla

I was debating on whether or not to add a smiley...

I was debating on whether or not to add a smiley to the post.., i guess i did NOT choose wisely :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,762
Posted By guadzilla

Why? Do you think you are too good for this...

Why? Do you think you are too good for this forum? Or do you think our opinions dont have any merit?

For tire sizes - I have ridden 35mm Gravelkings on endurance group rides and not had any issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,762
Posted By guadzilla

As an aside, maybe i am a heathen, but honestly,...

As an aside, maybe i am a heathen, but honestly, i dont really notice a big difference in handling between my various bikes I own/have owned - the aero Venge, the sprint oriented old Ridley Damocles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,762
Posted By guadzilla

That's what I do. I have (or had, till i broke...

That's what I do. I have (or had, till i broke the Venge in a race crash) a 2 bike stable:
- Venge for racing/fast group rides
- Factor LS gravel bike for everything else

The Factor is set up as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,692
Posted By guadzilla

I bought a Venge Pro and upgraded it to S-Works...

I bought a Venge Pro and upgraded it to S-Works spec because I didnt like the frame color (admittedly, this decision was made easier by the fact that in this one case, the S-Works and Pro Venge frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,316
Posted By guadzilla

Dude, Contador had chicken legs :)

Dude, Contador had chicken legs :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,408
Posted By guadzilla

There are, what, around 15-20 regular posters on...

There are, what, around 15-20 regular posters on the 41 here these days?

(I dont believe in the existence of other sub-groups on BF)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, thought of a Factor - I do like my LS. ...

Yeah, thought of a Factor - I do like my LS. Not sure if i want an Ostro or an O2 VAM, though - given that I already have an aero bike, I think the O2 VAM may be a better idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

True that - i am hoping that some folks may have...

True that - i am hoping that some folks may have test ridden multiple bikes before purchasing one, and hoping to glean some info off that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Viper Red is such a sexy color scheme! I cannot...

Viper Red is such a sexy color scheme! I cannot believe Trek doesnt seem to offer it as a stock option in the SLR Domanes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Lol, i came here for advice on Bike #2 and i...

Lol, i came here for advice on Bike #2 and i think you guys just sold me on Bike #3. I just asked my dealer for a quote/delivery timeline :)

I was thinking of getting the SL6 as well -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, i did.... it is a sign that I should wait...

Yeah, i did.... it is a sign that I should wait for it to be released, i reckon :)

If only they still made it in Sunweb colors, though - a friend of mine just purchased an R5 in the exact same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,703
Posted By guadzilla

Fair point - i wont always be running it with...

Fair point - i wont always be running it with large tires. I want to have the option to do so.



Thank you for this info - i may actually exercise some restraint for once in my life, replace...
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