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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By topflightpro

With all things, I think it depends. Road...

With all things, I think it depends.

Road bike technology really hasn't changed that much in the last 15-20 years. Carbon has become more ubiquitous and we went from 9 to 10 to 11 and no 12...
05-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By topflightpro

What liability does your son take on if he is...

What liability does your son take on if he is riding with a junior like that if something bad happens, like getting struck by a car?

I know a couple coaches who won't train juniors because they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By topflightpro

Check out the Mountain Biking focused clothing....

Check out the Mountain Biking focused clothing. Tend to offer baggy shorts and jerseys.
05-21-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,008
Posted By topflightpro

You're in their mailing list. That's why they...

You're in their mailing list. That's why they contact you.

Europe passed pretty strict laws about email communications and when companies and organizations can solicit people via email or text....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By topflightpro

Probably not. If you want a more aggressive...

Probably not.

If you want a more aggressive fit, change your stem. New wheels or tires might change the ride too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By topflightpro

IIRC, those older Treks tended to fit small. A 58...

IIRC, those older Treks tended to fit small. A 58 Trek was comparable to a 56 in just about everything else.
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By topflightpro

I'm mostly on the bike. I thought about...

I'm mostly on the bike.

I thought about buying a full weight set, but that stuff is way more expensive than I realized. By my math, it would take me 5-10 years of gym memberships to make up for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By topflightpro

That handlebar position looks horribly...

That handlebar position looks horribly uncomfortable to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By topflightpro

I'll add, a good starting point for setting up...

I'll add, a good starting point for setting up your bars is to have the ends of the drops pointing toward your rear axle/skewer - then adjust to personal preference.

OPs bars are currently point...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,372
Posted By topflightpro

This is true, but the batteries last about 5...

This is true, but the batteries last about 5 years of regular use, so it's not a frequent requirement. Also, when they replace the batteries, they check the system and calibrate it, so you know your...
05-19-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

Ah, and I just checked and she does indeed have...

Ah, and I just checked and she does indeed have the DUB crank and BB in her Giant.
05-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 17,008
Posted By topflightpro

USAC is a non-profit. And here are their recent...

USAC is a non-profit. And here are their recent financial records: https://www.usacycling.org/index.php/about-us/fiscal-information

Looks like about 42% of their revenue comes from membership...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By topflightpro

PoorInRichfield is correct. Those shifters are...

PoorInRichfield is correct. Those shifters are not installed properly. They are on the tops of the bars. They should be about two inches down from where they are with the bar rotated back up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,372
Posted By topflightpro

Used SRMs are a great option. Stages for...

Used SRMs are a great option.

Stages for $300 seems like a good deal too.

I hear good things about Asioma.
05-19-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

My wife's new Giant came with a new Force AXS...

My wife's new Giant came with a new Force AXS Quarq. But I don't know what DUB refers to.
05-18-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

So even your two Stages PMs are not agreeing with...

So even your two Stages PMs are not agreeing with each other? That's not good.
05-18-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

Uggh. One of my neighbors (or friend of a...

Uggh. One of my neighbors (or friend of a neighbor) has a massive subwoofer in their car. Everyday, I hear the bass thumping. It's like they sit in their car for 20 min. every afternoon or evening...
05-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

They don't. All VC/PE funded.

They don't. All VC/PE funded.
05-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 261,444
Posted By topflightpro

But which PM is correct? The Wahoo or the...

But which PM is correct? The Wahoo or the crank-based one. BTS is assuming there are a lot of drivetrain losses on the crank because he is going faster than he thinks he should based on the power he...
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By topflightpro

Going, Going, Gone

It looks like Sram is discontinuing the Omnium crank: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1201305-rip-sram-omnium.html

Reportedly Shimano is stopping production of DA track cranks...
05-15-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

My training schedule has been way off lately, due...

My training schedule has been way off lately, due in large part to work/working from home. I've been much less regimented about getting out of bed and getting my workout in. And I've struggled some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By topflightpro

Use bikegeo.net. Stack and reach are good...

Use bikegeo.net.

Stack and reach are good starting points, but if one has a very steep seattube and one has a very slack seattube, that can change your fit and position.
05-14-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

I do almost all my training indoors. I have gone...

I do almost all my training indoors. I have gone back and forth between trainer, rollers and now a smart trainer. On the weekends, I do ride outside, unless my plan calls for something that would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By topflightpro

I can't give concrete examples of what makes more...

I can't give concrete examples of what makes more expensive bibs better. All I can tell you is that every time I've bought nicer bibs, I have had absolutely 0 interest in going back to the cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By topflightpro

Cannondale uses "Team" as a paint job option....

Cannondale uses "Team" as a paint job option. It's not related to the componentry. As in this was the Liquigas team paint job.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By topflightpro

The wheels are definitely knock-offs. He's honest...

The wheels are definitely knock-offs. He's honest about what they are, but they have big Campagnolo stickers on them. I'm also concerned the Handlebar and Stem are knockoffs too. They are badged 3T,...
05-12-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

Saddle position should be set based on crank...

Saddle position should be set based on crank length, leg length and BB. It should not be used to adjust reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By topflightpro

If you are having some slipping issues on the...

If you are having some slipping issues on the trainer, wipe the drum and tire down with some rubbing alcohol to clean it off. That often helps improve grip.

If that stops working, you can take...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By topflightpro

Of all the wide options, I think Lake are the...

Of all the wide options, I think Lake are the best. Lake also has a nice chart indicating how long and wide each shoe is - Lake offers two or three different lasts with different fits.

I find that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By topflightpro

My perspective - you get what you pay for. ...

My perspective - you get what you pay for.

Most bibs are probably way overpriced, but if you want comfort, spend more. I have yet to find the more expensive bibs less comfortable than a cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,536
Posted By topflightpro

Wear a Camelback if that is what you want to do. ...

Wear a Camelback if that is what you want to do.

Personally, I"m not a fan of it. I find the Camelback heats up a lot at my back. (I have a 15 year old one, and I hear some of the newer ones do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By topflightpro

To me, it always looked like a finish issue at...

To me, it always looked like a finish issue at the thru-axle, which is why I suggested removing the wheel, inserting the TA and seeing if you could move it or if it remained locked in place. (Someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By topflightpro

If that is the bike, unless you actually see...

If that is the bike, unless you actually see movement at the mount, I would presume it's just poor finish work.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By topflightpro

The only thing that would be difficult to remove...

The only thing that would be difficult to remove and reinstall would be the crankset and BB. A chain tool is cheap enough to buy to remove and reinstall the chain. Everything else requires either a 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By topflightpro

Rotors bend pretty easily. So that is not a...

Rotors bend pretty easily. So that is not a surprise to hear.

Would have been quite a beating to bend a chainring.

What's on the fork could be cosmetic or it could be structural. As others have...
05-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By topflightpro

Not comfortable is putting it nicely.

Not comfortable is putting it nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,263
Posted By topflightpro

I had a white Fizik saddle with red strip down...

I had a white Fizik saddle with red strip down the middle on a past build.
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By topflightpro

It could mean a lot of things. The company could...

It could mean a lot of things. The company could go under. Or it could be fine.
05-08-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

Finally figured out the Kickr. Instead of messing...

Finally figured out the Kickr. Instead of messing with the levels or resistance, I need to just plug it in and go. Then it's similar to my regular fluid trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,195
Posted By topflightpro

No water bottles?

No water bottles?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,263
Posted By topflightpro

I think you also need to consider a King Red or...

I think you also need to consider a King Red or Blue headset, Salsa red or blue seatpost collar.

Mavic Heliums are red. They'd look good on there. You might find a set on Craigslist.

(I should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 990
Posted By topflightpro

I recently picked up an Arione Open. I've been...

I recently picked up an Arione Open. I've been riding Ariones for 15 years, and this is the first open version I've purchased. (Needed a new saddle and my shop offered me a great deal on it. Figured,...
05-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By topflightpro

TSS is calculated off NP. Which in this case is...

TSS is calculated off NP. Which in this case is just 7 watts below his FTP. He also posted a max power of 1099, which greatly distorts NP. So, FTP may be fine.
05-06-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

Over.

Over.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,875
Posted By topflightpro

I agree that the wheels are probably fake too....

I agree that the wheels are probably fake too. The strange stickers and Novatec hubs are two give aways.

There is a good chance that the bike will be fine. There is also a chance that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By topflightpro

There are so many, but some of my go tos are: ...

There are so many, but some of my go tos are:

Beatie Boys - Sabotage
Danzig - Mother
Outkast - BOB
Guns n Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
05-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 827,184
Posted By topflightpro

Trying to use my wife's Kickr for sprint...

Trying to use my wife's Kickr for sprint intervals. It's not going terribly well. I'm adjusting resistance manually, but I cannot seem to hit the sweet spot for how much resistance I need. Basically,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By topflightpro

I have an Allez Sprint. It's a perfectly fine...

I have an Allez Sprint. It's a perfectly fine bike, and I've done plenty of long rides on it and a few races - my race priorities changed after I got it.

I also have a friend with one who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By topflightpro

Saddle, Bar, Stem. Contact points first to...

Saddle, Bar, Stem. Contact points first to improve comfort and fit.
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By topflightpro

I've also been using a gaiter. Technical fabrics...

I've also been using a gaiter. Technical fabrics aren't great for facemasks - as they are designed to be breathable - but I figure something is better than nothing.
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