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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,047
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: 2,725
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: 9,566
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: 9,566
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: 9,566
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: 9,566
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: 4,732
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: 11,569
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: 9,566
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: 9,566
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: 9,566
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: 4,732
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: 7,016
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: 5,406
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 3,469
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: 6,357
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: 3,469
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 5,296
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: 5,296
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: 5,296
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: 5,296
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: 3,469
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: 1,868
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: 19,557
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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: 6,357
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

Hey, you are right. This one is a pretty neat...

Hey, you are right. This one is a pretty neat color as well:
| Race Bikes | Cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, even now, the Spesh dealer cant confirm to...

Yeah, even now, the Spesh dealer cant confirm to me what color frameset I am getting. I saw a photo on WW or somewhere of a really awesome red/white frame (like the Trek Viper Red) - i am really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

That's super helpful, thanks. I will see if i...

That's super helpful, thanks. I will see if i can get a test ride, but really, given stock situations, etc, it is looking quite unlikely.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

I am told they are giving me another Venge...

I am told they are giving me another Venge frameset and i really hope it is in the red/white colorway. To be honest, i am happier with that, than an SL7, if only because my OCD is happier with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,309
Posted By guadzilla

My general rule of thumb with Ridley is to go one...

My general rule of thumb with Ridley is to go one size smaller than usual. Their M is equivalent to a L on most brands, with a 560/565mm ETT.

Do you know your stack and reach numbers? That...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

Can you comment a bit on the stiffness of the BB,...

Can you comment a bit on the stiffness of the BB, as well as responsiveness when you get off the saddle and jump?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,357
Posted By guadzilla

The Aurum would certainly be an option if i can...

The Aurum would certainly be an option if i can read some reviews of it - Contador was/is one of my favorite riders. That said, i am a little bit hesitant to go that route, mainly because I feel...
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