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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
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: 5,614
Views: 501,935
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: 268
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: 3,256
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: 268
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: 31
Views: 4,650
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: 180
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: 5,852
Views: 385,036
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: 382
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: 377
Posted By topflightpro

For $80, maybe.

For $80, maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
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: 5,614
Views: 501,935
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: 383
Views: 28,091
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: 383
Views: 28,091
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: 1,281
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: 3,980
Views: 184,557
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: 61,142
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: 61,142
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: 383
Views: 28,091
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: 383
Views: 28,091
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: 487
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: 3,531
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: 1,297
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: 1,807
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: 956
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: 1,819
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: 11,656
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: 11,656
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: 438
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: 5,852
Views: 385,036
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: 1,807
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: 5,852
Views: 385,036
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: 258,314
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: 1,222
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: 395
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: 395
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: 395
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: 956
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:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By topflightpro

I was kind of wondering about that too. I've had...

I was kind of wondering about that too. I've had a tubeless set up on my MTB for nearly 15 years. Never had problems like those described.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By topflightpro

OP, you cannot put a Shimano/Sram cassette on a...

OP, you cannot put a Shimano/Sram cassette on a Campy freehub. You can run an 11-sp Campy cassette though.

If you need something now, take a look at Shimano Ultegra wheels. You can find a set for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By topflightpro

If you want to get faster, I'd suggest spending...

If you want to get faster, I'd suggest spending that money to improve your training and riding comfort. If you haven't already, get a proper bike fit. Get some nicer bibs or more comfortable shoes....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By topflightpro

Lake's are often heavier. I've put extensive...

Lake's are often heavier.

I've put extensive miles on Sidi, Specialized, Shimano, Lake and Riivo. I've also tried Giro, Northwave, Bont, and Fizik.

I generally found that Sidi and Specialized...
Replies: 732
Views: 61,142
Posted By topflightpro

You're the second person I know to post comments...

You're the second person I know to post comments about the ability to improve as we age. It's giving me a lot of hope, though I doubt I'll ever beat Ethan or Ken.
08-04-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 184,557
Posted By topflightpro

Saw a study that said the ideal no-spoiler period...

Saw a study that said the ideal no-spoiler period for television shows is 33 hours, while for movies it's 10 days. So, I would think 33 hours is the appropriate duration for any stage or one-day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By topflightpro

Can you have the rear wheel rebuilt? That may be...

Can you have the rear wheel rebuilt? That may be your least expensive option.

Otherwise, it's really hard to offer suggestions. What do you want from your wheel? Light, aero, durable, cheap, some...
Replies: 5,614
Views: 501,935
Posted By topflightpro

Iíd guess they are going through a lot more glue...

Iíd guess they are going through a lot more glue than you, so it isnít drying out as they use and refill.

But it maybe try it and put Saran wrap over the bottle then screw on the top over it to...
08-02-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By topflightpro

As FB said, I think about half the tracks in the...

As FB said, I think about half the tracks in the US run under ATRA sanctions. Of course, if you only race at an ATRA track, your results don't qualify for USAC upgrades, which is an issue if you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this entirely. My wife will...

I agree with this entirely.

My wife will need a new road bike soon, and I've told her, she is getting disc brakes. Whether she also gets a set of carbon wheels with it is another discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By topflightpro

The difference is that with a carbon clincher,...

The difference is that with a carbon clincher, the rim wall at the brake track is thin and the tire is on the other side. It's much, much, much less common now, but in the early days of carbon...
08-02-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By topflightpro

I doubt these grass track races are USAC...

I doubt these grass track races are USAC sanctioned events. Many (most?) gravel races and probably half of track races aren't USAC sanctioned.

(But PM me about the track stuff you're selling.)
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