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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Now I see the disconnect. We're talking about...

Now I see the disconnect. We're talking about different model years. I'm referring to the 2020 TCR Pro 0, which does not have hookless rims:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Here is the verbatim response from Giant: ...

Here is the verbatim response from Giant:

Thank you for contacting us. I believe you were looking at the new hookless SLR 1 rims that are available in Canada right now. The reason there is only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By topflightpro

Are they both available in your size? Lot of...

Are they both available in your size? Lot of 2020s are out of stock.

Honestly, you're kind of splitting hairs. The SL frame will be a bit lighter and have an ISP, but that's about it. Personally,...
09-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By topflightpro

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame...

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame built for 31.8 - it worked fine.

I've also had to replace a seatpost clamp due to a snapped bolt. Salsa offers a wide selection of clamp sizes, and...
09-28-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By topflightpro

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just...

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just try to find a basic frameset for $200-$250. Aluminum, steel, carbon, doesn't really matter as long as you can adjust it to fit like your other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,638
Posted By topflightpro

There are a few custom options out there. I have...

There are a few custom options out there. I have been using Riivo for 6 or 7 years and have been very happy with them. Riivo offers semi-custom and full custom options. I have two semi customs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 816
Posted By topflightpro

Used SRMs are always an option too.

Used SRMs are always an option too.
Replies: 156
Views: 35,462
Posted By topflightpro

The link looks clean. I just don't like it when...

The link looks clean. I just don't like it when people just post links with no context. What am I supposed to gain from watching this?

Something as simple as: "Here is a good intro video on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models...

Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models are not the same. The US version that my wife has does not have hookless rims, hence there not being a link to approved tires on the US site.
Replies: 156
Views: 35,462
Posted By topflightpro

Why should I click that link? Can you please add...

Why should I click that link? Can you please add some context?
09-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15,394
Views: 880,549
Posted By topflightpro

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace...

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace chainrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 567
Posted By topflightpro

Lakes are your answer. Just make sure to follow...

Lakes are your answer. Just make sure to follow their directions for measuring your foot width and then select shoes that have the last that meets your needs.

I have a narrow heel and very wide...
Replies: 2,762
Views: 344,634
Posted By topflightpro

Not at all. It is rather stiff.

Not at all. It is rather stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By topflightpro

It's hard to say. Cervelo used a straight fork...

It's hard to say. Cervelo used a straight fork that angled out from the crown, whereas the Easton fork curves. The rakes on the two may be the same, but they could look different.

A few mm...
Replies: 2,762
Views: 344,634
Posted By topflightpro

They tweaked the marketing language, but the...

They tweaked the marketing language, but the frames are the same. The sprint version just does not include the pursuit bars, and it's the same frame the Canadians and Danes are riding. Also, Argon...
09-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By topflightpro

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty...

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty much everyone who's been riding awhile has one in their parts bin that they cannot get rid of because no one wants a used or new-pull off Gossamer -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By topflightpro

The one that fits best.

The one that fits best.
Replies: 2,762
Views: 344,634
Posted By topflightpro

I'm pretty sure it's the same bike as the...

I'm pretty sure it's the same bike as the pursuit, it just doesn't come with the pursuit bars.
09-22-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,330
Posted By topflightpro

You need a Pivot attachment:...

You need a Pivot attachment: https://www.kuatracks.com/product/pivot/.

Or a swing arm rack.
09-22-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 574
Posted By topflightpro

This is all correct. As Mojo noted, the orange...

This is all correct. As Mojo noted, the orange plastic piece, and maybe the similarly shaped yellow piece, are brake shims. You insert them into the caliper when you remove the wheel in chase you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By topflightpro

I've had ticking like that from a valve extender...

I've had ticking like that from a valve extender tapping the rim on each revolution. As Rubik suggested, a piece of electrical tape over it solved the issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,448
Posted By topflightpro

But I want 19s!

But I want 19s!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By topflightpro

The theory is that for your helmet to work...

The theory is that for your helmet to work properly, it must first fit properly, and if there is something between your helmet straps and your head, then it is not fit properly.
09-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15,394
Views: 880,549
Posted By topflightpro

Have had this cough on and off for months now. It...

Have had this cough on and off for months now. It seems sinus/congestion related. I donít have any real COVID symptoms, just this sort of annoying cough - it annoys my wife more than me - and taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By topflightpro

Try to find the exact model numbers for the...

Try to find the exact model numbers for the DeRosa headset bearings, then google them to buy them directly. That's what I did when I needed to replace the lower HS bearing in my Argon.
09-19-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 300,937
Posted By topflightpro

Darn. My wife is heading back on Sunday, but I'll...

Darn. My wife is heading back on Sunday, but I'll be at home until the first of October.
09-18-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 300,937
Posted By topflightpro

Kensuf, let me know when you'll be in Asheville....

Kensuf, let me know when you'll be in Asheville. My wife works up there, so I am there a lot.
09-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By topflightpro

Some of the local colleges do bike auctions from...

Some of the local colleges do bike auctions from all the bikes left by students at the end of the year. I thought about trying to get a few, fix them up, then sell them back to students the following...
09-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 300,937
Posted By topflightpro

That's a sweet travel trailer. I got a Honda...

That's a sweet travel trailer.

I got a Honda Passport - I went from a small coupe to a larger SUV. But at least now I'll have no trouble hauling my bikes.
09-18-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 638
Posted By topflightpro

I'm not sure I understand what one has to do with...

I'm not sure I understand what one has to do with the other?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By topflightpro

Well, the Giant has disc brakes and carbon...

Well, the Giant has disc brakes and carbon wheels, which cost more and which many people find desirable.

As to whether the cost is worth it - that's up to you.

A couple questions to consider:...
09-18-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By topflightpro

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I...

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I think it would cost more to ship it to you than it's worth.
09-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 300,937
Posted By topflightpro

Bought a new car last night. I mentioned...

Bought a new car last night.

I mentioned about a month ago that my Service Engine Soon light came on on my 10-year-old BMW. I paid the $1400 to get it repaired, and started casually looking at new...
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By topflightpro

My understanding is that USAC decided to keep...

My understanding is that USAC decided to keep 2021's schedule close to the re-scheduled dates of 2020 as a bit of a hedge against the COVID continuing into next year. Hopefully, the virus will be in...
09-16-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 922
Posted By topflightpro

A gravel bike would probably be a good option....

A gravel bike would probably be a good option. You could put a trainer tire on it (or get just a cheap trainer wheel with trainer tire). But it would give you something with different capabilities...
09-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 922
Posted By topflightpro

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike...

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike and make the current one your backup?

But really, if you just want a bike for the trainer that sometimes gets ridden outside, don't even bother with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,855
Posted By topflightpro

The CAAD is a fine frame. I've had a 9 and a 10 -...

The CAAD is a fine frame. I've had a 9 and a 10 - 9 was way better than the 10. But the System 6, which was a rear Caad 9 triangle and an oversized carbon top tube, head tube and downtube was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Interestingly, when I look on the US site, I...

Interestingly, when I look on the US site, I don't see any mention about the hookless issue.

The Canadian site you originally listed has a link to what tires work. The US version does not....
09-15-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,330
Posted By topflightpro

My wife has a Kuat rack on her car. It is very...

My wife has a Kuat rack on her car. It is very convenient for hauling bikes - it's not uncommon for us to have 1-2 bikes in her car and another 2 on the rear rack. We put fork mounts inside, and her...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Good to know. Wondering why the first half...

Good to know.

Wondering why the first half of that page, listing which tires to use, is in English, while the second half, listing what tires not to use, is not?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,855
Posted By topflightpro

I think this is probably ignored too much. I...

I think this is probably ignored too much.

I recently met with a machine shop to have them build me a custom part. After discussing what I needed, we started talking pricing. It was going to cost...
09-14-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By topflightpro

There tends to be a bit of animosity toward Trek...

There tends to be a bit of animosity toward Trek because they did so much to support and promote Armstrong, even to the point of cancelling their contract with Greg Lemond. And they ended up on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

Huh. We just put Conti GP5000s on my wife's bike...

Huh. We just put Conti GP5000s on my wife's bike after the OEM tires wore out. Not sure what is so proprietary about the rim?

I should add, her one complaint is she hates the handlebar shape, but...
09-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,330
Posted By topflightpro

Kuat, Thule, Yakima and 1Up all make solid racks....

Kuat, Thule, Yakima and 1Up all make solid racks. You cannot go wrong with any of the options from those brands.
09-14-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 638
Posted By topflightpro

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with...

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with the assertion that people who do it for a living are good at feeling a torque range.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

My wife has that 2020 TCR. She loves it. And...

My wife has that 2020 TCR. She loves it.

And it's not clear in the pic, but it's really more of an all-black bike. The green Giant logo is reflective, so it only really shows in certain lighting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,855
Posted By topflightpro

For road bikes, higher end frames tend to just be...

For road bikes, higher end frames tend to just be lighter. They use different carbon and different layups to make the frames lighter, and in some cases may be marginally stiffer or more comfortable...
Replies: 2,762
Views: 344,634
Posted By topflightpro

I have one of the last IOs before the Rio. 23s...

I have one of the last IOs before the Rio. 23s aren't that bad on it. I'm not sure if my version is wider than yours though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By topflightpro

Super Glue or Shoe Goo works fine for that.

Super Glue or Shoe Goo works fine for that.
Replies: 2,762
Views: 344,634
Posted By topflightpro

Might want to go ahead and stock up now.

Might want to go ahead and stock up now.
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