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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By topflightpro

If theyíve pulled the bearings twice, you need to...

If theyíve pulled the bearings twice, you need to replace them. You can pull and replace once, but twice is asking for problems.

Wheels Manufacturing are my go to for quality and affordable BBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By topflightpro

Are they ceramic? The ceramic bearings in my Caad...

Are they ceramic? The ceramic bearings in my Caad 10 didn't make it 6 months.
08-23-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 720,597
Posted By topflightpro

Good luck Hermes. Sorry I can't make it...

Good luck Hermes.

Sorry I can't make it this year, though registration numbers are pretty low in many events this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By topflightpro

Because it's considered an installation issue,...

Because it's considered an installation issue, not a manufacturing one, even if the bearings come pre-installed from the factory.

(Side note: I have had the bearings pulled and reinstalled in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By topflightpro

You need to have the bearings reinstalled with...

You need to have the bearings reinstalled with loctite bearing retention compound. They need to be held in place by the bearing press for 24 hours while the loctite cures. The loctite can push the...
08-22-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,643
Posted By topflightpro

Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,850
Posted By topflightpro

Why did you bother with new wheels? Those Ksyrium...

Why did you bother with new wheels? Those Ksyrium SL wheels, though not at all aero despite the bladed spokes, are still incredibly solid and fairly lightweight.
08-22-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

What are you looking at during your turns? ...

What are you looking at during your turns?

That doesn't look particularly technical. It appears to mostly be wide open, flat, 90-degree turns, though video can distort it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By topflightpro

Nothing stopping you from doing this.

Nothing stopping you from doing this.
08-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,643
Posted By topflightpro

Putting my dog down on Friday. Itís time. ...

Putting my dog down on Friday. Itís time.

His is arthritis has progressed to the point he canít really walk. Weíve known this was coming, and my wife and I planned to do it October. Then we moved...
08-21-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

Had my surgery today. Went well, though the...

Had my surgery today. Went well, though the anesthesia kind of kicked my but.

Anyway, turns out my clavicle was broken into six pieces. Took some effort to really put it all back together.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,157
Posted By topflightpro

Just do as you suggested an rotate off to the...

Just do as you suggested an rotate off to the left. You don't want to over complicate it. Rotating off based on wind tends to work better in a slightly larger group and when running a rotating...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By topflightpro

What are you getting for that though? USAC...

What are you getting for that though?

USAC fees are about $5 per person, plus the permit. (That is for the insurance.) If not USAC, the ride should have some insurance set up.
Are there any...
Replies: 5,616
Views: 502,743
Posted By topflightpro

I'm sure you could find a contract manufacturer...

I'm sure you could find a contract manufacturer if you had the proper specs. Thomson does that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By topflightpro

Only if you do it a lot. Once or twice is only...

Only if you do it a lot. Once or twice is only going to scratch the finish.
Replies: 6
Views: 3,406
Posted By topflightpro

I ran Sram, DuraAce and Rotor on mine. They all...

I ran Sram, DuraAce and Rotor on mine. They all looked fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By topflightpro

Can you just push it straight? If it got turned...

Can you just push it straight? If it got turned by a crash, it's often possible to just push it back in place.

If not, pull the hood up, loosen the bolt, straighten, then tighten.
Replies: 34
Views: 5,046
Posted By topflightpro

What's your point? And what does this have to do...

What's your point? And what does this have to do with track racing?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By topflightpro

Use what Sram lists. It should be on the crank...

Use what Sram lists. It should be on the crank bolt. IIRC, it's 48-54 nm.
08-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,543
Posted By topflightpro

My wife kind of needs a new bike. I've told her...

My wife kind of needs a new bike. I've told her it will be disc. No point in not going disc now - I'm not saying it's needed, but it's clear that is where the industry is going.

Of course, if we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By topflightpro

Add wheels to any upgrade plan. I suspect your...

Add wheels to any upgrade plan. I suspect your wheels are not 11-spd compatible.

Is is there something wrong with your current bike? Given your use, it seems fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By topflightpro

For $80, maybe.

For $80, maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By topflightpro

Ask your LBS. It used to be that all Cannondale...

Ask your LBS. It used to be that all Cannondale arms and spiders were interchangeable - with the exception of the Carbon SI, which had a molded arm and spider. I don't know if that is still the case....
Replies: 5,616
Views: 502,743
Posted By topflightpro

I use zip ties for G-Race straps. I think I've...

I use zip ties for G-Race straps. I think I've seen Zip ties for NJS staps too.
08-16-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

Shoulder specialist saw my x-rays and scheduled...

Shoulder specialist saw my x-rays and scheduled my surgery. Apparently my break is big enough to justify the surgery.
08-14-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

I have an appointment next week with a shoulder...

I have an appointment next week with a shoulder specialist/surgeon. Given what I've read, I suspect the will want to do surgery to repair my clavicle.

In other news, I've gained about 10 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By topflightpro

You finally figured out that looking pro doesn't...

You finally figured out that looking pro doesn't mean you'll actually be faster.

Yes, people have done this. Track riders often have upturned stems for this reason.

And Rubik's response is...
08-13-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,643
Posted By topflightpro

For race warm ups, I like the Feedback Omnium....

For race warm ups, I like the Feedback Omnium. It's just so compact compared to just about everything else.
Replies: 732
Views: 61,220
Posted By topflightpro

Thanks again for your help getting me squared...

Thanks again for your help getting me squared away and putting all my gear into my car.
Replies: 732
Views: 61,220
Posted By topflightpro

You guys didn't know you knew each other? ...

You guys didn't know you knew each other?

Tobukog is on the same team as the guy who pusuits in the funny helmet.

Oh, and yeah, i broke some ribs too. Not sure which hurts more. If I don't...
08-10-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

Thanks. Not it going to Nationals now....

Thanks.

Not it going to Nationals now. Which really kind of sucks.

And I donít really race on the road anymore.
08-10-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,897
Posted By topflightpro

Joined the broken collar bone club today. ...

Joined the broken collar bone club today.

Won on the regional track sprint championship then went to do one more race for fun and went down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By topflightpro

Didn't you already ask this question? You do not...

Didn't you already ask this question? You do not need to create a new thread for every question. You can update the old thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,593
Posted By topflightpro

I run tubulars a lot. There are tutorials on...

I run tubulars a lot. There are tutorials on YouTube on how to quickly patch a tubular on a ride - Super Glue and Stan's Sealant work pretty well to get you back on the road. There's also a guy in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe try something like the Zipp 70 or 110. ...

Maybe try something like the Zipp 70 or 110.

If you've never ridden with skis before, straight bars like the Bontrager ones you posted can be kind of hard to get used to - you kind of have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,842
Posted By topflightpro

Those DeFeet socks are legit. I know one of the...

Those DeFeet socks are legit. I know one of the guys working on the aero testing on them. And socks really can shave time in a TT or on the track. If you're going for marginal gains, socks are on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By topflightpro

How often are you changing them?

How often are you changing them?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By topflightpro

I wore a 45 in Sidi, but a 44 in pretty much...

I wore a 45 in Sidi, but a 44 in pretty much everything else. Giro's also run very small, in my experience.

I also found that the Sidi Megas weren't really wider, they were just bigger. It was as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,783
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe, maybe not. Sure, the saying is power is...

Maybe, maybe not. Sure, the saying is power is power, except that different meters read differently. If you were not on the same type of PM, and your PMs were not calibrated accurately, it's quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,783
Posted By topflightpro

And in 2019, the record exceeded 55kph, so...

And in 2019, the record exceeded 55kph, so another 10% increase in 5 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By topflightpro

If the seller says it was a warranty replacement...

If the seller says it was a warranty replacement and it was drilled, it could be that it was the frame replaced, not the replacement. Manufacturers often require shops to cut up the old frame when...
08-06-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,543
Posted By topflightpro

Nah, they're carbon crank arms that were kind of...

Nah, they're carbon crank arms that were kind of beat to crap - and like I said, they have a nice gouge in them from the crash too. It would not have been worth the time and energy to really work the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,842
Posted By topflightpro

They're going faster than you. They're...

They're going faster than you.

They're coming from behind you.

Probably not.
08-06-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,543
Posted By topflightpro

Finally going to replace the pedals on my wife's...

Finally going to replace the pedals on my wife's bike. I've had the pedals a year and a half now, but had not put them on.

It's not that I hadn't tried, but I had to get her new crank arms first,...
08-06-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,497
Posted By topflightpro

Which were you? I couldn't tell in the video. ...

Which were you? I couldn't tell in the video.

And are you ok?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By topflightpro

Whatever you do, make sure the Roubaix does not...

Whatever you do, make sure the Roubaix does not have SCS wheels. If it does, you do not want that bike.

Specialized tried to create its own road disc wheel standard. No one else jumped on board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By topflightpro

Probably the Giant. The more relaxed geometry is...

Probably the Giant. The more relaxed geometry is likely to be more inviting to a newer rider.

The Allez Sprint is a great bike - I have one - but it is an aggressive position.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By topflightpro

Found it. For some reason, it didn't show under...

Found it. For some reason, it didn't show under my first search.

It looks like you have about 1 cm of steertube above the stem. Still, the two bikes have wildly different geometries. The Giant is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By topflightpro

How much steertube is left on the Allez Sprint?...

How much steertube is left on the Allez Sprint? (I didn't see a 56 Allez Sprint on eBay for $1200.)

My guess is not much, as it seems be the trend to slam the stem on those. If you don't have much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By topflightpro

Cables, housing, and bar tape: About once a year....

Cables, housing, and bar tape: About once a year. (When you see the cable strands peeking out the ends of the housing, that's often a sign the housing is worn out.)
Chain: ~2000 miles
Cassette:...
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