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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By topflightpro

My wife is a big fan of Specialized's Pro SL...

My wife is a big fan of Specialized's Pro SL bibs. She has 5 or 6 pairs now. I think they have different leg length options, and I know they feature a clip to undo the back strap without removing a...
10-16-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 183,993
Posted By topflightpro

Wilco is playing tonight, but it's an outdoor...

Wilco is playing tonight, but it's an outdoor show. It's been raining for a few hours now and is expected to keep raining until about 4, so the show would be dry. But the ground will be quite wet...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. The difference between triathlons and...

Maybe.

The difference between triathlons and road racing is the surges. If you can handle those, you should be ok. But give it a shot and see what happens. You really won't know until you try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By topflightpro

But whatever you do, make sure you buy a bike...

But whatever you do, make sure you buy a bike that fits.

A great deal on a bike that is too big or too small isn't a great deal in the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By topflightpro

If you are buying a new road bike now, you may as...

If you are buying a new road bike now, you may as well get disc brakes. It's the direction the industry is going.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By topflightpro

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals,...

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals, bottles, cages, bibs, jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,187
Posted By topflightpro

System 6 will have the BB30 issues - aka it will...

System 6 will have the BB30 issues - aka it will creak if the bearings are not properly installed.

There are many, many, many more threads about this than the Trek BB90 one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By topflightpro

Really, anything from any of the major...

Really, anything from any of the major manufacturers in that price range will be fine. Just make sure it fits, and you're comfortable on it.

Carbon will cost more than aluminum, and the ride of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By topflightpro

The Orbea is a little longer, but it's not so...

The Orbea is a little longer, but it's not so different you can just run a shorter stem on the Orbea compared to the Scott. We're talking a 100 vs. 110 stem. (This assumes you buy bikes with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,187
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any...

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any top-of-the-line (or even middle-of-the-line) frame is going to be more than stiff enough for 99.99 percent of riders. And I doubt any of us could really tell the...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,079
Posted By topflightpro

Theres a lot of truth here. The financials on...

Theres a lot of truth here. The financials on tracks arenít great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By topflightpro

Just fold up a towel and put it under your...

Just fold up a towel and put it under your roller. It will add resistance.
Replies: 2,517
Views: 255,079
Posted By topflightpro

Now BVV is closing: ...

Now BVV is closing:

http://www.velonews.com/2019/10/news/boulder-valley-velodrome-set-to-shutter_501459?fbclid=IwAR0ZLX3Qapcr2ds7SF90xNQ94RS1swDgNcEuqhRsIX5QeO54KBBfPJfCBCA
10-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

That gravel race sounds like it could be a fun...

That gravel race sounds like it could be a fun event if you had a decent group going. What I'm not sure about is does the registration fee include the lodging or are you expected to either pay the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By topflightpro

I think someone is trying to make money on the...

I think someone is trying to make money on the shipping.

I got a wheel from Spain a few months ago - $100 via UPS. And it crossed the Atlantic faster than a wheel crossing the US would have.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By topflightpro

Groupset and components are going to be your...

Groupset and components are going to be your biggest cost.

You should be able to pick up a decent used aluminum frameset for around $400.
A basic wheelset will go for about $200, add another $100...
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,140
Posted By topflightpro

At first, I balked at the idea of a $6000 wheel...

At first, I balked at the idea of a $6000 wheel part, then I realized it was in Yen, and did the conversion. ~$56 seems reasonable.
10-01-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 132,214
Posted By topflightpro

So it turns out Track and Field is as dirty as...

So it turns out Track and Field is as dirty as cycling was and Nike was at the heart of it:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 889
Posted By topflightpro

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you....

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you. Most LBSes, IME, do not have skilled wheel builders. They rarely even have someone competent enough to fix an out of true wheel.

OP, at your weight,...
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,140
Posted By topflightpro

New frames and wheels would have to go through...

New frames and wheels would have to go through UCI approval.

They've posted lists of approved equipment, though I do not know how frequently it is posted. In the past, that list has indicated...
10-01-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,911
Posted By topflightpro

Doge, you and Puppy going to Big Bear?

Doge, you and Puppy going to Big Bear?
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

Have you added anything to your bars recently? ...

Have you added anything to your bars recently?

Several years ago, I bought a cheap out-front mount for a Go-Pro camera. For whatever reason, it created interference between my SRM and PC8, and the...
09-30-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

Been submitting medical bills and insurance...

Been submitting medical bills and insurance claims to USAC for my crash back in August. The third-party administrator for this is not instilling much confidence in me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 889
Posted By topflightpro

OP, how big are you? Your size and weight...

OP, how big are you?

Your size and weight could be factors in the rim failing, and it's hard to suggest a good replacement option without knowing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,105
Posted By topflightpro

Wow OP, that's such an amazing insight. I...

Wow OP, that's such an amazing insight.

I guess all those guys on TT bikes are wasting their time too. They don't need those aero bikes or wheels or bars. They should just pedal faster on stiffer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,927
Posted By topflightpro

Some people keep old shoes for when it rains. Or...

Some people keep old shoes for when it rains. Or you could have one pair dedicated to the trainer bike while the another pair sits in your gear bag. Or maybe you want BOAs on your road shoes but...
Replies: 121
Views: 14,749
Posted By topflightpro

What about a Fuji Elite frame? They go up to...

What about a Fuji Elite frame?

They go up to 61.
09-27-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

Wow, 62 and drizzling sounds amazing right now....

Wow, 62 and drizzling sounds amazing right now. It's still 90 and humid and we haven't had rain in several weeks.
Replies: 121
Views: 14,749
Posted By topflightpro

SuperD, look at the DF4. They have long TTs and...

SuperD, look at the DF4. They have long TTs and short HTs and are not super expensive.
09-27-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

To be fair, Hermes, you also live in Southern...

To be fair, Hermes, you also live in Southern California, where one can ride outdoors pretty much year round. Those of us who live in areas that have real winters do not have that luxury. So, indoor...
09-26-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

I don't know. Peleton is the only at home fitness...

I don't know. Peleton is the only at home fitness bike that I've seen people actually use. (People, not cyclists.) I think the big draw is the subscription service, which gives people guided workouts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,195
Posted By topflightpro

It's been noted several times that the Roubaix is...

It's been noted several times that the Roubaix is an "Endurance" bike. But let's be clear - it's an "Endurance RACE" bike. It has a slightly taller headtube and longer wheelbase to make it more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By topflightpro

The SCS issue is what keeps me from looking at...

The SCS issue is what keeps me from looking at many older Specialized disc frames. I do believe there is a replacement derailleur hanger to eliminate the SCS issue, but I don't know that it works on...
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,140
Posted By topflightpro

Having cleaned glue off rims before, if you can...

Having cleaned glue off rims before, if you can avoid it, that is best.

I had a tubular tear on me once, so I had to clean the glue off to get the tire off. Once started, I had to go all the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,927
Posted By topflightpro

Totally agree. I think that SRM was able to...

Totally agree. I think that SRM was able to integrate a PM into an MTB pedal spindle proves that it can be done.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,195
Posted By topflightpro

Keep the Roubaix. You'll be fine.

Keep the Roubaix.

You'll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,927
Posted By topflightpro

Putting a PM in Speedplay has been an ongoing...

Putting a PM in Speedplay has been an ongoing challenge that no one has figured out yet.

Brimm Brothers was closest and tried doing the PM in the cleat. They had a working prototype. DC Rainmaker...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,421
Posted By topflightpro

I would say yes. While both are fine, the...

I would say yes.

While both are fine, the fact is that the industry has decided that rim brakes are basically outdated, so if you want to upgrade or sell in the future, you are going to have an...
09-24-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,148
Posted By topflightpro

That video doesn't show it, but she also...

That video doesn't show it, but she also frequently does squats and deadlifts.




They will trash my hamstrings the first few times I do them. As I acclimate, it stops being an issue.
09-23-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,148
Posted By topflightpro

I don't know if any of you follow Kate Courtney...

I don't know if any of you follow Kate Courtney on Twitter or Instagram, but if not, it might be worth doing so. She frequently posts videos from her gym sessions. They are impressive. And the weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,421
Posted By topflightpro

I'd go with the disc brakes simply because that...

I'd go with the disc brakes simply because that is where bikes are going. It will be easier to sell or upgrade the disc brake bike later on.
09-20-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

In two or three instances I made it clear that my...

In two or three instances I made it clear that my wife had already accepted a position in the area, and we were moving there regardless. That helped a lot in getting me interviews.
09-20-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,808
Posted By topflightpro

I think it helps to mention in your cover letter...

I think it helps to mention in your cover letter or on your resume that you are looking to relocate specifically to that city for X reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By topflightpro

This is all accurate. However, I believe in...

This is all accurate.

However, I believe in better safe than sorry, and if a compression plug can add additional support and strength and reduce the risk of a snapped steer tube, then I'm all for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By topflightpro

You will be fine with road riding, training, and...

You will be fine with road riding, training, and racing. People have been racing RRs and crits on cross bikes for decades. This isn't all that different.

The one issue you may encounter is the...
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By topflightpro

Slater - I know some coaches in that area if you...

Slater - I know some coaches in that area if you want suggestions. Feel free to PM me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By topflightpro

Were they making fake Colnagos then? Seems...

Were they making fake Colnagos then?

Seems like the fake or imitation frames didn't really pop up until carbon came out.
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By topflightpro

The previous owner apparently beat the crap out...

The previous owner apparently beat the crap out of them.
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By topflightpro

I have 7600 hubs on one wheelset. I bought them...

I have 7600 hubs on one wheelset. I bought them used. They've been a money pit. I should have just gone with a basic set of Velocity Deep-V track wheels for $180 online. But I wanted the bling.

If...
09-19-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By topflightpro

My wife is able to keep one bike set up on her...

My wife is able to keep one bike set up on her Kickr and store a few bikes in her ~700 sq ft. studio apartment.

That said, he Kickr is kind of off in a back corner area that isn't terribly useful...
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