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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By topflightpro

Specialized are all pressfit these days. ...

Specialized are all pressfit these days.

They stopped doing threaded BBs many years ago. And there is no issue with cassette ratios either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, there are. Cannondale Synapse, Specialized...

Yes, there are. Cannondale Synapse, Specialized Roubaix, Trek Domane are all examples of more relaxed geometry bikes you can consider.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By topflightpro

I've unsubscribed because of that.

I've unsubscribed because of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By topflightpro

You can also put bar ends on your flat bars if...

You can also put bar ends on your flat bars if you need additional grip positions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By topflightpro

I say stick with what you have. I think the...

I say stick with what you have.

I think the flat bar bike is probably best. Given your back and fit issues, I doubt you will ever use the drops on a true road bike.

You could try different...
07-23-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 176,847
Posted By topflightpro

We have so much stuff, and I really want to live...

We have so much stuff, and I really want to live a more minimal lifestyle. My wife and I were talking a few weeks ago about getting rid of all the fancy china we got for wedding gifts, as well as our...
07-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By topflightpro

I've not spent a lot of time in Southern...

I've not spent a lot of time in Southern California, but it is true that everyone there is beautiful. Even the bums I passed while wandering Venice Beach were good looking. It was really quite odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By topflightpro

There is not going to be much stiffness...

There is not going to be much stiffness difference between the S-Works and the Pro frame options. The real difference there is weight, which as I said is about 150g on average, though it can vary...
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By topflightpro

People have had a lot of solid results on their...

People have had a lot of solid results on their wheels.

The five spoke is an updated open mold option. It appears to me that WB upgrades the hub, but you can find it with a different hub set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By topflightpro

Specialized uses a different blend of carbon for...

Specialized uses a different blend of carbon for its S-Works frames (11r) versus non S-Works Frames (From 6r to 10r). There are weight and stiffness advantages to the higher level carbons.

And the...
07-22-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,884
Posted By topflightpro

They test pretty aggressively at Masters...

They test pretty aggressively at Masters Nationals. Typically, it's the top 3 on every podium. When you consider all the 5-year age groups there, that is a lot of testing of just Masters.

And that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By topflightpro

It could be the wheel is slightly out of true,...

It could be the wheel is slightly out of true, but if it's not rubbing anything, it's not really an issue.

And sometimes, labels on tires can give the impression that the tire is wider at points...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
Posted By topflightpro

This was going to be my response as well.

This was going to be my response as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,213
Posted By topflightpro

Cycliq Fly12. Light and camera in one.

Cycliq Fly12. Light and camera in one.
07-21-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9,288
Views: 3,568,430
Posted By topflightpro

I also use breathe right strips. I also have to...

I also use breathe right strips. I also have to extra glue to keep them on.
07-21-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,606
Posted By topflightpro

Got out on my road bike yesterday for the second...

Got out on my road bike yesterday for the second time in the past two months or so. The saddle felt strangely high. I noticed it a couple weeks ago, but yesterday, I actually remembered to check the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
Posted By topflightpro

BB30 creak is a common problem. You can go with...

BB30 creak is a common problem. You can go with one of the options mentioned or just use loctite bearing retention compound to hold the bearings in place. If you go the loctite route, you need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By topflightpro

A lot of manufacturers now use proprietary...

A lot of manufacturers now use proprietary seatposts, particularly on aero frames. I wouldn't let that be a determining factor.

Several years ago, Specialized released its SCS road disc wheel...
Replies: 5,586
Views: 496,137
Posted By topflightpro

You may have some trouble finding a 20h rear...

You may have some trouble finding a 20h rear track hub.

Also, I'm not sure that would be a solid build for track racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:56 AM
07-17-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By topflightpro

I think the point GStein is making is that you...

I think the point GStein is making is that you are expecting a level of service as though you are a customer instead of the service level given to a person benefiting from the charity of another.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By topflightpro

I crashed with my one MIPS helmet. I don't know...

I crashed with my one MIPS helmet. I don't know that it really did anything. MIPS is designed to prevent twisting of the head and neck in a crash. I hit pretty straight on. I haven't felt the need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By topflightpro

I've run the Havoc, Atmos, Aeon, Ionos and...

I've run the Havoc, Atmos, Aeon, Ionos and Synthe. There are subtle differences in how Giros fit, but not so great as to make one not good. I did not like the Synthe MIPS - the system created bumps...
07-16-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,884
Posted By topflightpro

If you have a USAC License, you have a...

If you have a USAC License, you have a supplemental health insurance policy that provides additional coverage if you are in a crash during a USAC sanctioned event - including sanctioned charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By topflightpro

DeFeet has some coming out this fall. They've...

DeFeet has some coming out this fall. They've been tested in a wind tunnel and are being run in the Tour right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By topflightpro

Caad 10 is a great bike. Make sure it fits and...

Caad 10 is a great bike. Make sure it fits and there are no dents in the frame (scratches are fine).
07-12-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,606
Posted By topflightpro

It's a cat 5 race. What's the difference between...

It's a cat 5 race. What's the difference between the regional championship and any other event?

And yeah, I expect turnout to be light too, which is another reason why it might be worth doing....
07-11-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 707,606
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first...

BTS, sounds like you're ready to do your first crit on Saturday.
07-11-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,986
Posted By topflightpro

Most of it. I can still hear certain frequencies...

Most of it. I can still hear certain frequencies but not well. If I sleep on my right side, I don't really hear anything. I have to wear a hearing aid in pretty much all public settings to be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,680
Posted By topflightpro

Are you saying you don't have a significant...

Are you saying you don't have a significant collections of wheelsets, shoes, helmes, handlebars, rollers, trainer, kits...?
07-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By topflightpro

You've also raced and trained on the same track...

You've also raced and trained on the same track as pros did.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By topflightpro

I wouldn't bother upgrading or replacing if...

I wouldn't bother upgrading or replacing if you're happy with it.

If you want to go to disc brakes or want an aero frame, then yes, buy a new bike. If you want to go to 11-speed, your current...
07-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,986
Posted By topflightpro

WKT - I've hit my head a couple of times in race...

WKT - I've hit my head a couple of times in race crashes, with broken helmets. I didn't get any noticeable concussion symptoms from those - though I did lose hearing in my left ear after the last...
07-10-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,986
Posted By topflightpro

I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By topflightpro

There are way too many variables to answer that...

There are way too many variables to answer that question succinctly.

If you start tracking your workouts and using analytics software, you can start to see how your chronic (CTL) and acute (ATL)...
07-10-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By topflightpro

USAC's system is antiquated. So, mistakes can...

USAC's system is antiquated. So, mistakes can happen. I've shown up in races I didn't do and shown up twice in the same race.
07-10-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,986
Posted By topflightpro

1. The bike you have is fine. 2. The regional...

1. The bike you have is fine.
2. The regional crit championships are this weekend on a wide open course. Go give that a shot. Cat 5s go off at 9. It's within an hour and a half from your house. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. It's not uncommon for companies to...

Maybe.

It's not uncommon for companies to make special versions for pro riders, so it is quite plausible that they are on hi-mod versions with rim brakes. (And in some cases, manufacturers are...
07-10-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,986
Posted By topflightpro

Head injuries are a weird thing. They can take a...

Head injuries are a weird thing. They can take a long time to fully recover, and you can have little to no symptoms while recovering. I'd first try a hard effort or too and see if you have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, you might as well pick a bike...

At this point, you might as well pick a bike based on the paint job. And none of the Cannondale paint jobs interest me in the slightest.
07-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By topflightpro

The promoter can change it with USAC, though it's...

The promoter can change it with USAC, though it's not an easy process and the promoter may not want to go through the hassle, especially if it is a minor weeknight or training race.

USAC won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By topflightpro

I have Lake CX-1s. I replaced the stock laces...

I have Lake CX-1s. I replaced the stock laces with waxed hockey laces, which are much more durable, and the wax, when new, helps keep the laces snug.

But as others have said, laces do loosen over...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,569
Posted By topflightpro

If something new were coming out during the tour,...

If something new were coming out during the tour, there'd already be leak photos of it somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By topflightpro

I thought I read somewhere that Trek was going...

I thought I read somewhere that Trek was going disc on all OEM bikes and would offer rim brakes on frames only. But that might have been Specialized. Regardless, don't expect to be able to buy a full...
07-08-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 176,847
Posted By topflightpro

In that case, look at one of the new gravel bike...

In that case, look at one of the new gravel bike offerings. They are working in suspension systems and other tech to really make the ride more comfortable. It's to the point that I even saw one...
07-07-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By topflightpro

Other than all categories starting together, how...

Other than all categories starting together, how is a Fondo different from a road race?
Replies: 389
Views: 94,616
Posted By topflightpro

Anyone have any insight on how long Pista Speeds...

Anyone have any insight on how long Pista Speeds hold up on a rough concrete track, like Rock Hill?
07-07-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By topflightpro

Why? A Gran Fondo can be as difficult to win...

Why?

A Gran Fondo can be as difficult to win as a categorized race.

If I win rainbow strips - I'm going to wear them. Regardless of the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,655
Posted By topflightpro

It's fine. Gluing them is not as tedious as many...

It's fine. Gluing them is not as tedious as many people say. There are also a few tutorials online for how to address flats on a ride. And you can find decent tubulars are a reasonable price. Conti...
07-05-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 380,410
Posted By topflightpro

Interesting read on Shimano crank-based power...

Interesting read on Shimano crank-based power meters: https://gplama.com/2019/06/29/shimano-crankset-power-meters/?fbclid=IwAR28yAdhrcrrontGb3mMuv82aNivUVBgOr3x9f3tywEUpjoYEj8KyWP4fdg
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