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11-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,276
Views: 316,336
Posted By topflightpro

Due to the angle of the seattube, the saddle is...

Due to the angle of the seattube, the saddle is already moving back when you raise it.

That said, RTC, given all of your current knee problems and history of back and knee issues, I greatly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By topflightpro

FTFY. If the frame had a major defect that...

FTFY.

If the frame had a major defect that justified a warranty replacement, you would still be responsible for the labor to swap parts from one frame to another.

And I agree that it should be...
11-13-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By topflightpro

This is my go to stem comparison tool.

This is my go to stem comparison tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By topflightpro

Go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a cheap rubber...

Go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a cheap rubber mat.

They often have some on a roll that you can get cut to length.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,647
Posted By topflightpro

Many distance runners really excel at cycling....

Many distance runners really excel at cycling. But some don't. Get on a bike, give it a go, and see what happens.
11-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By topflightpro

I don't believe there are any plans made...

I don't believe there are any plans made specifically for 60yo women, and everyone responds to different plans differently.

There were a couple of women who were close to your age that posted...
11-09-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,276
Views: 316,336
Posted By topflightpro

What happened to your declaration that you were...

What happened to your declaration that you were finally done spending money on TT'ing?
11-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

Got out on my new gravel bike for the first time...

Got out on my new gravel bike for the first time yesterday. It was nice not having to worry about cars - though pedestrians were a small issue. But it was a fun smooth ride. I won't be giving up...
10-23-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By topflightpro

You should be more concerned with the front...

You should be more concerned with the front brake. Be sure to put a brake shim in the caliper each time you remove the wheel in case you accidentally grab the brake lever while the wheel is not...
10-20-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,276
Views: 316,336
Posted By topflightpro

I bought a gravel bike last week. It has tubeless...

I bought a gravel bike last week. It has tubeless and 1x but not hydraulic discs. My friend who is a gravel expert said not to stress that it was not hydraulic and to just buy the bike since the...
10-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By topflightpro

I say new bike, but I am basing that decision on...

I say new bike, but I am basing that decision on the fact that your Look KG386 frame is going to be like riding a wet noodle compared to modern carbon frames. It's not really a "classic" bike. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By topflightpro

You are correct, the stem cap is slotted to allow...

You are correct, the stem cap is slotted to allow the angle to adjust. And it's fine that it's a bit open. Even with a perfectly round hole, it's not a water tight seal and water can still get in.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By topflightpro

Go Pro 1. $3500 for lightly used seems like...

Go Pro 1.

$3500 for lightly used seems like a good enough deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By topflightpro

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero...

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero than having a huge saddle to bar drop with straight arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By topflightpro

Carbon is not inherently faster or stiffer than...

Carbon is not inherently faster or stiffer than other materials. It depends on the quality of carbon and layup. I've not been impressed with lower end carbon - regardless of brand.
10-09-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By topflightpro

You'll be fine. I spend a lot of time on...

You'll be fine.

I spend a lot of time on the trainer. In fact, I've worn out two fluid trainers over the last 15 years. Out of the saddle sprints are fine. Hard efforts are fine. Your bike is not...
09-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By topflightpro

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame...

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame built for 31.8 - it worked fine.

I've also had to replace a seatpost clamp due to a snapped bolt. Salsa offers a wide selection of clamp sizes, and...
09-28-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,452
Posted By topflightpro

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just...

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just try to find a basic frameset for $200-$250. Aluminum, steel, carbon, doesn't really matter as long as you can adjust it to fit like your other bikes.
09-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace...

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace chainrings.
09-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By topflightpro

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty...

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty much everyone who's been riding awhile has one in their parts bin that they cannot get rid of because no one wants a used or new-pull off Gossamer -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By topflightpro

The one that fits best.

The one that fits best.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By topflightpro

I've had ticking like that from a valve extender...

I've had ticking like that from a valve extender tapping the rim on each revolution. As Rubik suggested, a piece of electrical tape over it solved the issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By topflightpro

The theory is that for your helmet to work...

The theory is that for your helmet to work properly, it must first fit properly, and if there is something between your helmet straps and your head, then it is not fit properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By topflightpro

Try to find the exact model numbers for the...

Try to find the exact model numbers for the DeRosa headset bearings, then google them to buy them directly. That's what I did when I needed to replace the lower HS bearing in my Argon.
09-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By topflightpro

Some of the local colleges do bike auctions from...

Some of the local colleges do bike auctions from all the bikes left by students at the end of the year. I thought about trying to get a few, fix them up, then sell them back to students the following...
09-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,276
Views: 316,336
Posted By topflightpro

That's a sweet travel trailer. I got a Honda...

That's a sweet travel trailer.

I got a Honda Passport - I went from a small coupe to a larger SUV. But at least now I'll have no trouble hauling my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By topflightpro

Well, the Giant has disc brakes and carbon...

Well, the Giant has disc brakes and carbon wheels, which cost more and which many people find desirable.

As to whether the cost is worth it - that's up to you.

A couple questions to consider:...
09-18-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,002
Posted By topflightpro

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I...

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I think it would cost more to ship it to you than it's worth.
09-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,276
Views: 316,336
Posted By topflightpro

Bought a new car last night. I mentioned...

Bought a new car last night.

I mentioned about a month ago that my Service Engine Soon light came on on my 10-year-old BMW. I paid the $1400 to get it repaired, and started casually looking at new...
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By topflightpro

My understanding is that USAC decided to keep...

My understanding is that USAC decided to keep 2021's schedule close to the re-scheduled dates of 2020 as a bit of a hedge against the COVID continuing into next year. Hopefully, the virus will be in...
09-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By topflightpro

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike...

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike and make the current one your backup?

But really, if you just want a bike for the trainer that sometimes gets ridden outside, don't even bother with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By topflightpro

I think this is probably ignored too much. I...

I think this is probably ignored too much.

I recently met with a machine shop to have them build me a custom part. After discussing what I needed, we started talking pricing. It was going to cost...
09-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,140
Posted By topflightpro

Kuat, Thule, Yakima and 1Up all make solid racks....

Kuat, Thule, Yakima and 1Up all make solid racks. You cannot go wrong with any of the options from those brands.
09-14-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By topflightpro

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with...

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with the assertion that people who do it for a living are good at feeling a torque range.
09-11-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

So these two posts kind of confuse me. In the...

So these two posts kind of confuse me. In the first, you say the hills are a problem and hamper training. In the second you say it's making you stronger.

I get the time issue. I'm fortunate that...
09-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

Why not head down to Jordan Lake? Roads around...

Why not head down to Jordan Lake? Roads around there tend to be much flatter.
09-10-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 155,621
Posted By topflightpro

The certification course at RH includes the...

The certification course at RH includes the rental bike. You just need to bring shoes and cleats.

You can then use a rental bike for training and TT events. You must have your own bike for mass...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,433
Posted By topflightpro

No one really needs electronic shifting or disc...

No one really needs electronic shifting or disc brakes. But if you want, and it's not going to be financial hardship to get it, why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By topflightpro

OP, take a day trip up to Allentown. The roads...

OP, take a day trip up to Allentown. The roads west of town - past Trexlertown - are fantastic for riding.
09-07-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By topflightpro

My experience with Shimano wide was that they...

My experience with Shimano wide was that they added a soft wide insole over a normal width outsole. As a result, the shoes were comfortable but not stable. My foot rolled a lot.

Lake has 3...
09-05-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By topflightpro

Shimano wides are not great. Lake makes a much...

Shimano wides are not great. Lake makes a much better wide shoe.
09-04-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

I also tried the intermittent fasting. Mostly...

I also tried the intermittent fasting. Mostly focusing on 16-18 hour gaps - stop eating by 7 pm, don't eat again until 10 or 11 the next day. I lost a few pounds. Kept it up for about a year or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, you're good. It may have been that the...

Yeah, you're good. It may have been that the lighting or angle changed, making the weave more visible, but that is pretty common on any frames with a matte black paint job.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,411
Posted By topflightpro

Lake has a pretty comprehensive size guide on its...

Lake has a pretty comprehensive size guide on its site. You can measure your length and width to determine which of their three lasts fits you best - or doesn't.

And if you are still unsure, send...
08-28-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,326
Posted By topflightpro

I have taken pics of the Serial Numbers of all my...

I have taken pics of the Serial Numbers of all my bikes.

You can purchase stickers with your name on them, like the pros have. https://www.bicistickers.com/en
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By topflightpro

Supacaz. Used to love Fizik, then went to...

Supacaz.

Used to love Fizik, then went to Lizard Skin, but Supacaz is great.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,428
Posted By topflightpro

Oddly enough, I've found the exact opposite to be...

Oddly enough, I've found the exact opposite to be true. The matte frames I've owned have looked newer longer than the glossy frames I have.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By topflightpro

We also bought a Giant stem off eBay for my...

We also bought a Giant stem off eBay for my wife's bike.

Thomson also makes 1 1/4 stems.
08-24-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 904,664
Posted By topflightpro

I struggled in races until I taped over my...

I struggled in races until I taped over my computer. Once I didn't know how hard I was going, I was able to make it through races without falling off the back.
08-23-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By topflightpro

I often do frozen bottles when it's going to be...

I often do frozen bottles when it's going to be very hot. Yeah, the ice melts and the water eventually gets hot, but I'd rather have it cold for as long as possible on super hot days.

I've also...
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