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Want a wet noodle bike(8 posts)

Want a wet noodle bikeLC
Aug 22, 2002 9:36 AM
The race season is about done, so it is time to think about those long slow base miles again. What would be the most comfortable frame for just this purpose? I don't need or want anything stiff as I will be spinning in a 39 x 19 or 21 most of the time, but not one of those beam type Soft Rides as they make me seasick.
Merlin AgilisTrekFurthur
Aug 22, 2002 9:49 AM
Bought the frame and built it up this summer with stuff lying around.

To give you a little history--I race a 5900, so I'm used to a stiff frame, esp. sprinting and climbing, but one that is also comfortable. The Agilis is a very comfortable ride and lively (now I know what that means, though I still don't think my CF job is "dead"); it climbs very well and is reasonably light. even though I didn't set out to make it a light bike (Icon bar and stem, Bontrager RaceLite wheels, though I run a PowerTap-built rear wheel in the winter, and Ultegra), it runs in between 18-19 pounds, depending on the wheels. For reasons too painful to go into here, I actually had to run it in our state championship RR, and it performed quite well. I guess if you have to have a beater bike, you can't beat Ti.
Get an Alan aluminum or carbon frame...alansutton
Aug 22, 2002 9:50 AM
They are REALLY soft smooth riding.
Put a suspension seat post in your race frame (nm)Sintesi
Aug 22, 2002 11:05 AM
Slingshot! -nmfiltersweep
Aug 22, 2002 4:52 PM
Proflex.Leisure
Aug 23, 2002 4:16 AM
Get one with lockout and disk brakes, then have a shop build up 700c wheels on disk hubs. And there you have it: wet noodle flex, cushy ride that may even have lockout features, and a huge range of easy gearing.

No I'm not serious, but it was fun mental masturbation while it lasted.
Proflex.Leisure
Aug 28, 2002 3:27 PM
Blah blah blah blah blah blah. I don’t feel like pickles today, thank you. If you’re in the mood, however, that’s your choice. Eh well, whatever. All this indecision is hurting my feelings.
I got a TI...Dragon33
Aug 23, 2002 7:13 AM
Zermatt bike and love it. I feel much better than I ever did on any bike mainly because I don't get beat to death riding it. You can fint them at zermattbikes.com.