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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By topflightpro

I was thinking that too, but I think they only...

I was thinking that too, but I think they only did SCS for one year, pre-Venge disc, though I could be mistaken.
11-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

Traveled all last week. Didn't get any good...

Traveled all last week.

Didn't get any good workouts in. At my first hotel in Vegas, the gym didn't open until 6 - I had meetings starting at 7. What gym isn't open before 6? I was there at 4:30...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,506
Posted By topflightpro

When I got hit by a car, I went to my shop and...

When I got hit by a car, I went to my shop and they gave me a list of everything that needed to be replaced and the full costs for that. My frame was broken, and the shop noted it was broken and...
Replies: 5,669
Views: 518,316
Posted By topflightpro

As BP said, the conversion kit for old Zipp discs...

As BP said, the conversion kit for old Zipp discs is incredibly difficult to find. If you want to go old Zipp 900 route, I'd suggest sourcing the conversion kit first, then find the wheel. Or, you...
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By topflightpro

Unlikely. They are not long and have nothing with...

Unlikely. They are not long and have nothing with a stack and reach close to the Dolan.

CDRís road setup is more aggressive than most track sprinters.
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By topflightpro

Aki, look at the DF4. It has a 57 TT and 12 HT....

Aki, look at the DF4. It has a 57 TT and 12 HT. Donít know about seat tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By topflightpro

Go on your local Craiglist or Facebook...

Go on your local Craiglist or Facebook Marketplace and buy a used CycleOps Fluid 2 or Kurt Kinetic. There are plenty used trainers out there for less than the Amazon one you're looking at. (Lots of...
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By topflightpro

Glue and plenty of it. Rolling a tubular on...

Glue and plenty of it.

Rolling a tubular on the track is not fun - I unfortunately know this from experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,421
Posted By topflightpro

To add to that, Cat 5s don't need points. They...

To add to that, Cat 5s don't need points. They just need participation to move up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,005
Posted By topflightpro

Lezyne makes a pretty compact bag. Large enough...

Lezyne makes a pretty compact bag. Large enough for a tube, CO2 cartridge, micro adapter, and one tire lever.
10-31-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

I wonder who will be posting their trick or...

I wonder who will be posting their trick or treating walks to Strava tonight?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By topflightpro

I had a similar issue with Lake CX-1, but those...

I had a similar issue with Lake CX-1, but those were lace ups, and I was able to adjust how I laced them to reduce the issue. Maybe one of the other Lake models would help.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By topflightpro

Buy a used SRM. Get one that says PM6 or PM7 on...

Buy a used SRM. Get one that says PM6 or PM7 on the back - those are the wireless versions. PM7 would be the target option.

Used SRM prices have fallen quite a bit recently, but they are...
Replies: 2,562
Views: 262,642
Posted By topflightpro

Baseball denies it, but the general consensus is...

Baseball denies it, but the general consensus is that baseball tweaked the exterior coating, making the balls a bit more aerodynamic, which allowed them to travel farther but also reduced the ability...
10-31-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill isn't close, but I'm fortunate to have...

Rock Hill isn't close, but I'm fortunate to have family in the area, so I often am able to drive down after work, stay the night, and work remotely if needed. I know several others who have to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By topflightpro

I don't know if I like Madisons, but I agree they...

I don't know if I like Madisons, but I agree they are hard.
Replies: 2,562
Views: 262,642
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, but then they pulled the juiced ball during...

Yes, but then they pulled the juiced ball during the post season, which affected game strategies.

(Though I'm not convinced they aren't swapping the ball around at various times to tweak games.)
10-30-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

I've mostly switched to track racing, and I don't...

I've mostly switched to track racing, and I don't actually train at the track that much.

I'm mostly in the gym or on the trainer. I've also found a few roads locally where I can do track bike...
10-30-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

I found this story about the one house to survive...

I found this story about the one house to survive the Malibu fires earlier this year incredibly interesting:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,871
Posted By topflightpro

Well, yeah, going to a larger frame can change...

Well, yeah, going to a larger frame can change things quite a bit. A shorter stem will certainly affect how the bike corners.
10-28-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

Six Days are all about racing as entertainment....

Six Days are all about racing as entertainment. They've been compared to WWE for bicycling. It would be cool to do it in LA sometime.

One of these days, I'm going to go to one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,015
Posted By topflightpro

The New Evo definitely has a more relaxed...

The New Evo definitely has a more relaxed geometry than the previous version.

But the Synapse will still have higher bars with a shorter reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,871
Posted By topflightpro

This post kind of exemplifies what I was getting...

This post kind of exemplifies what I was getting at. You describe the CAAD 12 as "slightly sharper and snappier," which I would think aligns with the OPs point about his old bike being livelier. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,871
Posted By topflightpro

What do you mean by "lively?" Some bikes...

What do you mean by "lively?"

Some bikes dull road noise really well, which makes for a dead feeling bike, even if it may be more stiff and agile than bikes deemed more lively.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,015
Posted By topflightpro

It's not just about stack and reach. ...

It's not just about stack and reach.

Endurace frames also tend to have slacker angles and longer wheelbases, which result in a more comfortable, less twitch ride.

Also, bike sizing differs by...
Replies: 2,562
Views: 262,642
Posted By topflightpro

Other than the one FES, they are all pretty far...

Other than the one FES, they are all pretty far back on the rails.
10-25-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 396,213
Posted By topflightpro

This is what I do. Honestly, I don't find...

This is what I do.

Honestly, I don't find that my trainer eats up tires that quickly. And I'm on the trainer a lot.
Replies: 66
Views: 3,363
Posted By topflightpro

Taxpayers supplement lots of things they will...

Taxpayers supplement lots of things they will never use. I don't have children. Why should I pay for schools? I don't use the local public park with baseball, soccer and football fields. Why should...
Replies: 2,562
Views: 262,642
Posted By topflightpro

Well, we've heard Zipp say they were working with...

Well, we've heard Zipp say they were working with Argon on new options. That may be it. As you said, it definitely looks like a Thru Axle and the fork blades look almost like they are touching that...
10-23-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,019
Posted By topflightpro

That's your problem. You won't notice the...

That's your problem. You won't notice the difference until you get under 15lbs.
10-22-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

I think they added an age limit. I believe it is...

I think they added an age limit. I believe it is 35.
Replies: 5,669
Views: 518,316
Posted By topflightpro

Do you need one of us to mail you some?

Do you need one of us to mail you some?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, you can run Canti's in a road race.

Yes, you can run Canti's in a road race.
10-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 208,330
Posted By topflightpro

Looks like I'll be in SD in a few weeks. Work...

Looks like I'll be in SD in a few weeks. Work trip has me going to Vegas (ugh) for a few days then on to SD for a few days.

I'm not sure of my schedule yet, but I'll connect with you SD guys later...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By topflightpro

Can't speak to the Cube as they are not widely...

Can't speak to the Cube as they are not widely available here, but the Synapse seems to be well liked. You really can't go wrong with anything from one of the major manufacturers, so long as it fits.
10-20-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9,302
Views: 3,585,013
Posted By topflightpro

You mean a Mavic iO?

You mean a Mavic iO?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By topflightpro

That's normal. You don't need to worry about it.

That's normal. You don't need to worry about it.
10-18-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 396,213
Posted By topflightpro

Are you leaving the bearing press on for 24 hours...

Are you leaving the bearing press on for 24 hours while the Loctite cures?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,421
Posted By topflightpro

45 if they're doing California Podiums.

45 if they're doing California Podiums.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By topflightpro

My wife is a big fan of Specialized's Pro SL...

My wife is a big fan of Specialized's Pro SL bibs. She has 5 or 6 pairs now. I think they have different leg length options, and I know they feature a clip to undo the back strap without removing a...
10-16-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 185,209
Posted By topflightpro

Wilco is playing tonight, but it's an outdoor...

Wilco is playing tonight, but it's an outdoor show. It's been raining for a few hours now and is expected to keep raining until about 4, so the show would be dry. But the ground will be quite wet...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,421
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. The difference between triathlons and...

Maybe.

The difference between triathlons and road racing is the surges. If you can handle those, you should be ok. But give it a shot and see what happens. You really won't know until you try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By topflightpro

But whatever you do, make sure you buy a bike...

But whatever you do, make sure you buy a bike that fits.

A great deal on a bike that is too big or too small isn't a great deal in the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By topflightpro

If you are buying a new road bike now, you may as...

If you are buying a new road bike now, you may as well get disc brakes. It's the direction the industry is going.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By topflightpro

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals,...

Don't forget to budget for shoes, pedals, bottles, cages, bibs, jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By topflightpro

System 6 will have the BB30 issues - aka it will...

System 6 will have the BB30 issues - aka it will creak if the bearings are not properly installed.

There are many, many, many more threads about this than the Trek BB90 one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By topflightpro

Really, anything from any of the major...

Really, anything from any of the major manufacturers in that price range will be fine. Just make sure it fits, and you're comfortable on it.

Carbon will cost more than aluminum, and the ride of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By topflightpro

The Orbea is a little longer, but it's not so...

The Orbea is a little longer, but it's not so different you can just run a shorter stem on the Orbea compared to the Scott. We're talking a 100 vs. 110 stem. (This assumes you buy bikes with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any...

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any top-of-the-line (or even middle-of-the-line) frame is going to be more than stiff enough for 99.99 percent of riders. And I doubt any of us could really tell the...
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