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Posted By topflightpro

Here is the stem test I referenced. Stem...

Here is the stem test I referenced.

Stem Review - Fairwheel Bikes Blog (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/stem-review/)
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Posted By topflightpro

Simmons Racing now has a clamp to attache straps...

Simmons Racing now has a clamp to attache straps to DA pedals: https://www.simmons-racing.com/product/simmons-sprint-racing-pedal-back-type-2
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,770
Posted By topflightpro

Have you tried Lake? Best non-custom wide...

Have you tried Lake?

Best non-custom wide shoes I've found.
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Posted By topflightpro

I have them. I have custom shoes because my feet...

I have them. I have custom shoes because my feet are so wide at the toe box, but narrow at the heels. There is a rather thin pad over the carbon, but it's not much padding.

I really like them.
...
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Posted By topflightpro

There's a very large office park near me. I...

There's a very large office park near me. I frequently drive there with the track bike to do various workouts. It's pretty much dead on the weekends. The biggest challenge I face there is deer.
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Posted By topflightpro

Second the X4. In the Fairwheel Stem test, it was...

Second the X4. In the Fairwheel Stem test, it was bested only by the Pro Sprint stems. The older 3T with the four faceplate bolts also tested well.

From my perspective, the older Easton EA90...
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Posted By topflightpro

But use a lockring. Not many things scarier...

But use a lockring.

Not many things scarier when the cog comes loose from back pedaling out on a road with traffic and stop signs.
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Posted By topflightpro

First kilo I did, I barely made it to the finish...

First kilo I did, I barely made it to the finish line I was so spent. I collapsed on an open patch of grass and was only able to get one foot unclipped. I was like a fish out of water, gasping for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,770
Posted By topflightpro

I currently have 6 pairs of cycling shoes: ...

I currently have 6 pairs of cycling shoes:

2 pairs of semi custom Riivo road shoes with four-bolt pattern for Speedplay, velcro straps and buckles.
Full custom Riivo track shoes, with laces and...
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Posted By topflightpro

Went through my full stretching routine this...

Went through my full stretching routine this morning. Mondays are my rest days, so I get the full routine in.

One thing that occurred to me when doing it is that when I do Child's Pose, I don't...
01-13-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Going to order some custom short sleeve...

Going to order some custom short sleeve speedsuits this week. I have a couple long sleeve ones, but I cannot tolerate the heat in them. Long sleeves and dark colors just kill me. Shorts sleeves may...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,174
Posted By topflightpro

I suggest riding at least a third of the way out...

I suggest riding at least a third of the way out into the lane.

This will improve your visibility to motorists, and it will encourage them to cross into the other lane to pass you. I have found...
01-10-20, 09:08 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

We had that at my last job. I never used it...

We had that at my last job. I never used it though. I just included time card time under my overhead code.
01-10-20, 06:33 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I don't mind entering my time. In my last two...

I don't mind entering my time. In my last two jobs, I was on government contracts, so I had to account for time spent on any contract up to .1 hours, like hack. There were months when I had 30...
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Posted By topflightpro

I just read the article in full. Other than the...

I just read the article in full. Other than the child's pose and cobra, all of the stretches I listed fit with the suggestions of the author as the spine is not flexed. Same with the strengthening...
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Posted By topflightpro

Stretches I do most commonly: Standing quad...

Stretches I do most commonly:

Standing quad
Standing hip flexor
Downward dog
Cat stretches
Cobra
Pigeon
Child pose
Knees to chest
01-08-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I have to enter a time card every week at work....

I have to enter a time card every week at work. It's kind of stupid, because I just put down 8 hours every day, but processes.

Anyway, if my manager does not approve my time card, the system...
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Posted By topflightpro

I first threw out my back when I was 19. I was...

I first threw out my back when I was 19. I was working in a warehouse unloading trucks, and we were way too macho to wear back braces. I've been dealing with issues from that for more than 20 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,335
Posted By topflightpro

Do those pads even stop anymore?

Do those pads even stop anymore?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:26 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I don't think it matters what you price it at....

I don't think it matters what you price it at. There probably isn't going to be much demand for that bicycle. I would not expect a quick sale, unless priced really low.
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Posted By topflightpro

When you said Leg Sled, I was thinking of the...

When you said Leg Sled, I was thinking of the sled where you stack weight on top then push it across the floor.

And as Carleton said, you should be able to press a lot more weight than you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By topflightpro

I believe you need both shifters for etap. Each...

I believe you need both shifters for etap. Each one shifts the RD in a different direction.

Also, for AXS, you need to make sure you have a wheel that can accept the AXS cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,339
Posted By topflightpro

For a long time, I hauled my bike in, over the...

For a long time, I hauled my bike in, over the baby gates at the bottom of the stairs, and up to guest bedroom to ride on the trainer.

Now, I have multiple bikes, so I have my back up bike on the...
01-03-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'll dispute this. Strava records only people who...

I'll dispute this. Strava records only people who post to Strava - I've had an account for 6 or 7 years and only started posting recently, not that I would have any KOMs - and who have ridden that...
01-02-20, 03:16 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

And I would have won if I hadn't DNF'd.

And I would have won if I hadn't DNF'd.
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Posted By topflightpro

New Track Bike on the market. Only $80k:...

New Track Bike on the market. Only $80k:...
01-02-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I am insomniac. Here are a couple things my sleep...

I am insomniac. Here are a couple things my sleep therapist had me to do help improve sleep.

Turn off all screens at least 2 hours before you go to bed.
Don't look at your phone.
Don't watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 679
Posted By topflightpro

Swapping the bars out to a an aero/TT set up can...

Swapping the bars out to a an aero/TT set up can be done, but going back and forth will be a bit of a PIA - in terms of rerunning brake cables and disconnecting/reconnecting your DI2.

But as...
01-01-20, 09:41 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Between Zwift and Strava, it seems to be going...

Between Zwift and Strava, it seems to be going this way.
12-30-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Got a Whoop for Christmas. It will be interesting...

Got a Whoop for Christmas. It will be interesting to see how it informs my training in the coming year and whether it changes things much. So far, it's building baseline metrics for me, but given the...
12-27-19, 06:13 PM
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Views: 591
Posted By topflightpro

Late update - Training Peaks now reports I rode...

Late update - Training Peaks now reports I rode 873,704 miles last week. So, I think I win.
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Posted By topflightpro

The Lake CX1s are good. I had to replace the...

The Lake CX1s are good. I had to replace the laces - I went with waxed hockey skate laces, which are much stronger. Probably the best bang for the buck option.
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Views: 954
Posted By topflightpro

What do you mean by relief? Like a third rider...

What do you mean by relief? Like a third rider joining in to replace Croom?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By topflightpro

It's the holidays. Every web retailer is emailing...

It's the holidays. Every web retailer is emailing people like crazy. I'm getting emails like that from just about every company I've ever purchased from.

Unsubscribe if you don't want to receive...
12-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By topflightpro

According to training peaks, I did about 240...

According to training peaks, I did about 240 hours on the bike and about 105 hours in the gym. That seemed low to me, but I missed about 8 weeks dealing with injuries, and many of my track days are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By topflightpro

Some bibs are certainly better than others, but...

Some bibs are certainly better than others, but to be perfectly honest, the more you spend, the better your bibs will be.

I have never been disappointed by expensive bibs ($100+), but I have...
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Posted By topflightpro

One of these will hold the chuck in place:...

One of these will hold the chuck in place: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jorgensen-6-in-33600-series-Bar-Clamp/1001053746

I did have to cut/file mine down to fit better, but it works very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,917
Posted By topflightpro

If not repairable, and if you are going to trash...

If not repairable, and if you are going to trash it, post it on a forum or facebook group and charge only shipping. Someone may want it for an art project. Better to see it re-purposed than land...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,917
Posted By topflightpro

I too see a lot of repaired frames up for sale....

I too see a lot of repaired frames up for sale. I'm not sure how many of them sell though.

Personally, I don't have any interest in a repaired frame.
12-16-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 228,757
Posted By topflightpro

One of my neighbors - a neurotic older woman -...

One of my neighbors - a neurotic older woman - has reached the point that she cannot take care of her dog anymore, and she is going to be trying to rehome him.. To be fair, she was never physically...
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Posted By topflightpro

I've never been terribly impressed with the hold...

I've never been terribly impressed with the hold that BOAs offer, in general - one dial or two.

I'm honestly not sure what makes those Shimano shoes better than regular S-phyres for the track.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By topflightpro

Groupset may be 9 speed but frame is definitely...

Groupset may be 9 speed but frame is definitely newer than 01. I think that frame design was released in 07 or 08.

EDIT: Wheels are definitely pre-2006./07. Or at least the front wheel is. Around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By topflightpro

Iím going to guess itís an 07 or 08 frame. 01 is...

Iím going to guess itís an 07 or 08 frame. 01 is way too early.
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Posted By topflightpro

This is awesome.

This is awesome.
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Posted By topflightpro

It shouldn't affect him too much. Thyroid cancer...

It shouldn't affect him too much. Thyroid cancer is the slowest growing, least aggressive, and least scary form of cancer there is. In fact, there's a growing body of research saying that people with...
12-09-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 228,757
Posted By topflightpro

No. There was no drama, and I think Doge is...

No. There was no drama, and I think Doge is overstating the response to his comments.

Like road racing in general, this forum is suffering a lull. Many of the regular posters haven't been around...
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Posted By topflightpro

I sent one of my SRMs in a couple weeks ago for a...

I sent one of my SRMs in a couple weeks ago for a new battery. They offered to switch me to rechargable for $450. I opted to just go with the batter replacement and leave it as is.
12-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 779,044
Posted By topflightpro

I log all of my lifting workouts in a notebook....

I log all of my lifting workouts in a notebook. It's a 200 page, spiral bound, 3x5 booklet. I'm near the end, and it's pretty beat up. I looked back at the date of the first workout I recorded in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By topflightpro

Cable liner. Run the liner over the old...

Cable liner.

Run the liner over the old cable through the frame. Remove the old cable. Insert new cable. Remove liner.

Your LBS probably has some they will sell you cheap. If not, I once bought...
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