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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 306
Posted By topflightpro

I've had it happen a few times too - with a front...

I've had it happen a few times too - with a front load washer. It didn't ruin the bibs. But if you are concerned, a laundry bag is the solution.
04-06-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By topflightpro

I don't think I've ever seen a 4-hole to 3-hole...

I don't think I've ever seen a 4-hole to 3-hole adapter.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,728
Posted By topflightpro

I find it funny that someone pulled up a...

I find it funny that someone pulled up a 10-year-old thread to make 15-year-old arguments about carbon not being durable.
04-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe he's a meth addict?

Maybe he's a meth addict?
04-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,663
Posted By topflightpro

My brother put my nephew on the bike without...

My brother put my nephew on the bike without pedals. He seemed to get the gliding part, but he did fall and hit his crotch on the bike while my SIL was watching. She gasped, and he started crying. My...
04-03-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

I don't know that I could squat my wife, though I...

I don't know that I could squat my wife, though I have been doing planks with her lying on top of me.
04-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,282
Posted By topflightpro

Sorry to hear about your wife and her coworkers. ...

Sorry to hear about your wife and her coworkers.

Also, could you clarify about TNW. Are you saying you're upset because you're only able to socialize with 20 people instead of 60 or that 20...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this. Looking at the pic he posted...

I agree with this. Looking at the pic he posted of the bike in the photos thread, it doesn't look like he is at the limits of the frame sizing.

That said, I can say when I went from my Felt Tk2...
04-01-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,663
Posted By topflightpro

My wife and I have 4 nephews and a niece. The...

My wife and I have 4 nephews and a niece. The Nephews are all about a year apart - at some point this year, they will be 5,6,7,8. Two are my wife's sister's and two are my brother's. My niece is 1...
03-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

First morning in my makeshift home gym. I bought...

First morning in my makeshift home gym. I bought bags of concrete - 50 and 80 pounds - to lift. Seemed the cheapest option for most weight, since real weights are kind of expensive, and I hope to...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By topflightpro

Is that a PC8 out front on the Alpina bars in the...

Is that a PC8 out front on the Alpina bars in the third pic?

Screen doesn't look taped over, either.
03-30-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,663
Posted By topflightpro

The term Tabata has kind of been coopted to...

The term Tabata has kind of been coopted to reflect any workout that mixes all-out efforts with short rest, but technically there is only one true Tabata workout: 8 efforts of 20s all out, 10s rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By topflightpro

I agree that I would rather have discs at this...

I agree that I would rather have discs at this point, since that is the way the market is going. (Not saying discs are needed, but it sets you up better for future compatability.) That said, if it is...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By topflightpro

The DF5 is an open mold frame. You can pick it up...

The DF5 is an open mold frame. You can pick it up from Velobike or iCan too. I would not wait on it.

And while Carleton is fond of the DF3s 27.2 round seatpost, they are not that easy to find. The...
03-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By topflightpro

Well, it's starting to get hot here, which means...

Well, it's starting to get hot here, which means getting up early and riding earlier. There was a recent discussion on the local listserv about how appropriate is it to be stopping at gas stations...
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,791
Posted By topflightpro

And the fact that it also has a lockring tool...

And the fact that it also has a lockring tool integrated in is nice. Yeah, it isn't as long as some others, but I haven't yet had any issues not being able to get a cog off.



Fortunately no,...
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,791
Posted By topflightpro

I did that once. Once. And a little bar...

I did that once. Once.


And a little bar clamp does wonders for inflating discs: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jorgensen-6-in-33600-series-Bar-Clamp/1001053746
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,791
Posted By topflightpro

If you do get it, let me know how it works. I've...

If you do get it, let me know how it works. I've been meaning to try one, but keep having other, more important, things come up. And the Shimano Chain Whip I have works pretty well.
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By topflightpro

itturriko, where in Spain are you? I may know...

itturriko, where in Spain are you? I may know someone local who can help you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,041
Posted By topflightpro

I've had several BB30 (8), PF86 (4) and regular...

I've had several BB30 (8), PF86 (4) and regular threaded BBs (7) frames. They all have strengths and weaknesses, but if installed properly, they are all fine. I honestly would not base my frame...
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,791
Posted By topflightpro

You could try the knock-off version: Cobra Cog...

You could try the knock-off version: Cobra Cog Wrench ? The Blackline (http://www.theblackline.ca/shop/tools/cobra-cog-wrench/)
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By topflightpro

Dolan's are popular among sprinters, and...

Dolan's are popular among sprinters, and generally much more affordable than the T4. (Assuming it fits.)
03-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

Tell me about it. It was so hot last Friday, I...

Tell me about it. It was so hot last Friday, I turned off the heat and cranked up the AC. Then it got cold again, but I didn't feel like switching, so I'm wearing a wool sweater today while working...
03-25-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

I've seen 5-7 pound swings in a day or two. In...

I've seen 5-7 pound swings in a day or two. In fact, after I crashed in August, I gained more than 10 pounds overnight from swelling. I've weighed myself before and after using the bathroom. It...
03-23-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,282
Posted By topflightpro

Since most of us are stuck at home and working...

Since most of us are stuck at home and working remotely, here's a bit of conference call gone wrong humor for you:...
03-19-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,663
Posted By topflightpro

For me, work has been incredibly busy, but also...

For me, work has been incredibly busy, but also incredibly slow. So much to do, and not getting the responses I need. I feel like I"m trying to back bread; I have all the ingredients except flour,...
03-18-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,282
Posted By topflightpro

The number of positive cases is growing pretty...

The number of positive cases is growing pretty rapidly. A week ago, we were at 1000. Now we are at more than 6000. We are very closely following the spread rates seen in Italy, which is struggling to...
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By topflightpro

I am a big fan of Thomson X4 stems. They are...

I am a big fan of Thomson X4 stems. They are technically mountain bike stems, but that is fine. According to the Fairwheel Bikes test, they are the third stiffest stem tested, after the Pro Vibe...
03-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

Well, my big race is scheduled for late...

Well, my big race is scheduled for late June/early July, so I am optimistic it will still happen.
03-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,663
Posted By topflightpro

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain...

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain bikers.When they can't ride, they watch downhill videos on YouTube or RedBull. They are 6 and 8. We are delivering their new, real mountain bikes to them...
03-17-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,282
Posted By topflightpro

I ordered a Hon one off Amazon. It was on sale...

I ordered a Hon one off Amazon. It was on sale for like $160, regularly $250. Costco had it for $200. I've learned that good office chairs are really expensive. I'm hoping the one I ordered is good...
03-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,282
Posted By topflightpro

I ordered a new desk chair. The one I have now...

I ordered a new desk chair. The one I have now isn't exactly built for daily use. I need something more comfortable if I'm going to be working from home for the next several weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By topflightpro

Garmin is probably the least reliable option. ...

Garmin is probably the least reliable option.

My wife loves her Bolt. I am quite happy with my PC8, but that isn't on your list.
03-11-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By topflightpro

Level 3 is stupid easy. Level 2 requires a...

Level 3 is stupid easy. Level 2 requires a weekend commitment at a clinic. Level 1 requires 5 years as a Level 2 (or 3 years +200 CE hours) plus a long weekend in COS.

Anyone who's attained...
03-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By topflightpro

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel...

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel like the coaching market has continued to get larger even as the number of races/racers has seemed to decline.
Replies: 2,746
Views: 308,865
Posted By topflightpro

3T discontinued the Scatto bars because they...

3T discontinued the Scatto bars because they didn't make sense financially, even if they are one of the most popular track bars around.
Replies: 77
Views: 11,540
Posted By topflightpro

Check with Olympus to see what their reach and...

Check with Olympus to see what their reach and drop are.

BT is 95 reach and 148 drop. That's as close to your specs that I can find.
Replies: 5,791
Views: 553,791
Posted By topflightpro

I have a Bambino. I tried it for some Mass Start...

I have a Bambino. I tried it for some Mass Start events when I first got it, but it didn't work for me. It was just too hot. There is little to no ventilation in it, and in the heat and humidity, it...
03-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By topflightpro

Nice job. Hincapie Series?

Nice job. Hincapie Series?
03-02-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By topflightpro

Can't speak to your situation. We also have an...

Can't speak to your situation. We also have an early season, but I'm in the Southeast, and truthfully, racing in July and August is miserable. It's just too hot. Additionally, cross has taken over...
03-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,797
Posted By topflightpro

What happened?

What happened?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By topflightpro

If dry, caliche is as smooth and solid as a paved...

If dry, caliche is as smooth and solid as a paved road. If wet, it doesn't matter. You're getting stuck in it.



From what my friends who are into this say, there are a variety of surfaces...
02-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,797
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, given racer turnout, I would...

At this point, given racer turnout, I would expect to see more and more P/1/2/3 races. Around here, it would be very hard to justify a P/1 and separate 2/3 field. There just aren't enough people...
02-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

BigJohn, I should add, I generally hate group...

BigJohn, I should add, I generally hate group rides in the mountains because of nutrition issues. I suck at climbing. I am very slow. So, by the time I reach the top, everyone else has sat around...
02-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 34,322
Posted By topflightpro

The Silca Viaggio seems quite nice for traveling....

The Silca Viaggio seems quite nice for traveling. I have a Lezyne travel pump. It has been less than impressive.

You can also hope to find one locally in Europe.
02-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14,538
Views: 808,126
Posted By topflightpro

There are some sport drinks that offer lots of...

There are some sport drinks that offer lots of calorie options, so you can consume calories by drinking alone. I know Infinit, for example, allows you to do custom formulas where you can specify the...
Replies: 2,746
Views: 308,865
Posted By topflightpro

Well if it works and is included with the bike,...

Well if it works and is included with the bike, that would be a pretty cool addition and helps justify the $18k price tag.
Replies: 2,746
Views: 308,865
Posted By topflightpro

The new Argon bike also apparently includes an...

The new Argon bike also apparently includes an integrated data logger and timing chip. I'm not sure exactly what they mean by "data logger," but Argon a few years ago had developed a system for...
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with what BP said. You probably want to...

I agree with what BP said. You probably want to size up.

I'm also 5'10" but the opposite of you - very long legs and a short torso.

I generally ride 56 road bikes (56 TT) with a 100 or 110...
Replies: 141
Views: 24,334
Posted By topflightpro

56-16 is 94.5 inches. Maybe try 96 (50-14) or 98...

56-16 is 94.5 inches. Maybe try 96 (50-14) or 98 (51-14) next?

I've largely done things in 2" increments.
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