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09-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15,384
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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: 22
Views: 307
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: 2,761
Views: 344,069
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: 201
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...
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Views: 344,069
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: 162
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: 132
Posted By topflightpro

The one that fits best.

The one that fits best.
Replies: 2,761
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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: 3,189
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: 556
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: 440
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: 1,191
Posted By topflightpro

But I want 19s!

But I want 19s!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
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: 15,384
Views: 879,332
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: 160
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: 5,163
Views: 299,588
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: 5,163
Views: 299,588
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: 737
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: 5,163
Views: 299,588
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: 622
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: 658
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: 1,303
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: 5,163
Views: 299,588
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: 398
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: 916
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: 916
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: 4,772
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: 25
Views: 954
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: 3,189
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: 25
Views: 954
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: 4,772
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: 608
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: 25
Views: 954
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: 3,189
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: 622
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: 25
Views: 954
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: 4,772
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: 2,761
Views: 344,069
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: 274
Posted By topflightpro

Super Glue or Shoe Goo works fine for that.

Super Glue or Shoe Goo works fine for that.
Replies: 2,761
Views: 344,069
Posted By topflightpro

Might want to go ahead and stock up now.

Might want to go ahead and stock up now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By topflightpro

You'll adapt. When I ran a Sram bike and Shimano...

You'll adapt. When I ran a Sram bike and Shimano bike, it would take a minute or two each time I switched to adapt to the different process.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By topflightpro

Cleats may be in the wrong place. You may need a...

Cleats may be in the wrong place. You may need a shim to change the angle of your shoes. The shoes may be too tight. Your fit may be off. There are a lot of things that can be causing that pain.
09-11-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15,384
Views: 879,332
Posted By topflightpro

So these two posts kind of confuse me. In the...

So these two posts kind of confuse me. In the first, you say the hills are a problem and hamper training. In the second you say it's making you stronger.

I get the time issue. I'm fortunate that...
09-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15,384
Views: 879,332
Posted By topflightpro

Why not head down to Jordan Lake? Roads around...

Why not head down to Jordan Lake? Roads around there tend to be much flatter.
09-10-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,761
Posted By topflightpro

The certification course at RH includes the...

The certification course at RH includes the rental bike. You just need to bring shoes and cleats.

You can then use a rental bike for training and TT events. You must have your own bike for mass...
09-10-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,761
Posted By topflightpro

The Zipp one isn't hard to swap - at least the...

The Zipp one isn't hard to swap - at least the old Zipp 900 option isn't. However, Zipp doesn't make the 900 track axle any more - and it's increasingly difficult to find.

If you want to try...
09-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By topflightpro

Your feet must be crazy wide, because Lakes are...

Your feet must be crazy wide, because Lakes are about the widest option around.

I have a few pairs of custom and semi-custom Riivos. They're expensive, but totally worth it.
09-10-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By topflightpro

OP, an older cross bike with canti brakes seems...

OP, an older cross bike with canti brakes seems like a good suggestion. You can run road tires for faster, smoother road rides, or cross tires for some off-road stuff. It's not going to be as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,349
Posted By topflightpro

No one really needs electronic shifting or disc...

No one really needs electronic shifting or disc brakes. But if you want, and it's not going to be financial hardship to get it, why not?
09-09-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By topflightpro

I do baggies over bibs ever now and again. ...

I do baggies over bibs ever now and again.

It's OK. not great. My baggies are just too big. The crotch is low, so I have to wear them super high. It might be better if I had smaller ones that fit...
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