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Posted By topflightpro

CANCELLED....

CANCELLED. (https://usacycling.org/article/national-championship-update-july-1)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 528
Posted By topflightpro

Other things to think about in regards to fixed...

Other things to think about in regards to fixed vs. single speed: On a fixed gear bike, if you stop pedaling, the bike stops - if you try doing this when moving quickly, the bicycle will buck and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 488
Posted By topflightpro

I plugged the numbers into BikeGeo too. Fork...

I plugged the numbers into BikeGeo too. Fork length was not listed for Cervelo and Offset was not listed for the Orbea. I adjusted those numbers (386 and 52) until the tool gave me almost the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By topflightpro

It probably depends on what a pro team has in...

It probably depends on what a pro team has in stock. But changing a crank is a lot quicker and easier than chainrings. And in some cases, one has to remove the crank to remove the chainrings.
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By topflightpro

Would be like rolling a tubular.:twitchy:

Would be like rolling a tubular.:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 488
Posted By topflightpro

Have you tried any of the online caclulators? ...

Have you tried any of the online caclulators?

Bikegeo.net is a good place to start.

And Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php) is a great stem comparison...
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By topflightpro

I would not expect any narrow tubeless rims any...

I would not expect any narrow tubeless rims any time soon. It's been discussed in the past, but track is not a target market for most manufacturers. If they can pass something on from road to track,...
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Views: 312
Posted By topflightpro

I thought it would be right up your alley, since...

I thought it would be right up your alley, since you've already done an hour record.
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

Since the velodrome is not terribly close, I will...

Since the velodrome is not terribly close, I will often do track bike workouts in a local business park on the weekends - when there is no car traffic. But all the deer I see there scare the crap out...
06-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

Congratulations! That's fantastic news. And...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news.

And don't worry about not having the big wedding. Just throw a big party or something for your first anniversary
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Views: 312
Posted By topflightpro

Ah. Good points. And here I thought I'd come up...

Ah. Good points. And here I thought I'd come up with a decent topic of discussion while bored at work.
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Views: 312
Posted By topflightpro

Everesting!

Since races aren't really happening right now, Everesting has become the new big thing.

Which got me thinking: Could one Everest on a track?

Assuming a track is 25 feet high, one could gain 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,313
Posted By topflightpro

One big advantage to tall rims when riding cross...

One big advantage to tall rims when riding cross or gravel is that if you are going through mud, you have more room to sink before the mud comes over the rim. It's easier to pedal through mud when...
06-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

Jagwire has a couple options:...

Jagwire has a couple options: https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits and https://jagwire.com/products/housing
06-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

Even if racing comes back this year -- and I'm...

Even if racing comes back this year -- and I'm not yet sure my big target race will happen -- I'm not sure I will be participating. Yes, I've been training for the past year for this event, but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By topflightpro

Your helmet should come down onto your forehead...

Your helmet should come down onto your forehead so that if you go face first, your face is somewhat protected. My glasses and helmet pretty much touch each other - granted, they are large glasses.
...
06-22-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've had this issue too. My Camelback is at least...

I've had this issue too. My Camelback is at least 15 years old. I think newer ones are better than older ones, and they sit off the body, allowing for some airflow between.




It depends. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,140
Posted By topflightpro

I'll be honest, I don't know. I don't have enough...

I'll be honest, I don't know. I don't have enough experience with them to say.

But I know many people use homemade presses made from nuts, washers and bolts purchased at hardware stores.
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By topflightpro

Well, it looks like we will know by July 1...

Well, it looks like we will know by July 1 whether this is actually happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,234
Posted By topflightpro

I'm not sure the answer to your question, but I...

I'm not sure the answer to your question, but I do know that they know the bike industry well, unlike car insurers, and are quite reluctant to pay out claims. You crash and break your RD, you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,234
Posted By topflightpro

I looked into insurance a couple years ago. It...

I looked into insurance a couple years ago. It was about $500 per year per bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By topflightpro

Are you sure it's a 9-speed set up? Nine speed...

Are you sure it's a 9-speed set up? Nine speed was old technology by the time disc brakes were on road bikes. Even 10-speed was on its way out when the first disc road bikes were introduced.
Replies: 19
Views: 8,228
Posted By topflightpro

It depends. I'm basing this off road cranks, but...

It depends. I'm basing this off road cranks, but for awhile, Sram, Shimano, FSA and Rotor all had 24 mm cranks, but all required different BBs. For example, Sram tapered to 22 at the NDS. I think FSA...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By topflightpro

The standard spider rings can be replaced with a...

The standard spider rings can be replaced with a compact spider and rings. You don't need to replace the whole crankset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 736
Posted By topflightpro

Depending on what car you have, a hitch can be as...

Depending on what car you have, a hitch can be as little as $100. Figure out which hitch you need at Curtmfg. Check on the instructions to see how difficult it is to install - most SUVs are pretty...
06-11-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,053
Views: 844,441
Posted By topflightpro

Lucky. Not sure when our gyms will reopen.

Lucky. Not sure when our gyms will reopen.
06-11-20, 09:17 AM
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Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

When I was in middle school, my father's business...

When I was in middle school, my father's business partner in Montreal sent his son, who was a year or two younger than me, down to live with us for the summer. Basically, the kid refused to learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 736
Posted By topflightpro

Go tow hitch rack if you can. My wife's car...

Go tow hitch rack if you can.

My wife's car has the hitch rack. I have the roof rack. Hitch is much easier to deal with, and it doesn't have a negative impact on fuel economy. I drop 1-2 mpg just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By topflightpro

Teflon grease is fine, but it sort of depends on...

Teflon grease is fine, but it sort of depends on the use.

For general things, I use basic Teflon grease. For BBs and bearings, I use Phil Wood grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,658
Posted By topflightpro

Aero is faster. Until you're going uphill. Then...

Aero is faster. Until you're going uphill. Then weight matters.

Aero bikes have typically been on the heavier side, though weights have been coming down. But if you're not doing a ton of climbing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By topflightpro

My track shoes are laced. It's fantastic how...

My track shoes are laced. It's fantastic how snug and secure I can make them, so my foot stays locked in the shoe when pulling up on the pedals.

On my road bikes, I would hate laced shoes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,140
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, if you're popping out the bearings, you...

Yeah, if you're popping out the bearings, you should put new ones in. Generally, it's not recommended to remove and reinstall BB30 bearings.

As far as which bearings are best, I have had a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,140
Posted By topflightpro

It's not hard to do at home, but the proper tools...

It's not hard to do at home, but the proper tools are rather pricey. People have used large bolts, nuts and washers to create home versions of bearing presses, which is much more affordable though...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,140
Posted By topflightpro

It's not the quality of the bearings that is the...

It's not the quality of the bearings that is the problem but how they are installed. To do it correctly, you need to used Green Loctite Bearing Retention Compound when putting the bearings in, AND...
06-08-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

If they spent 14 hours pedaling. I think that...

If they spent 14 hours pedaling. I think that qualifies, regardless of how hard the went.
06-08-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15,053
Views: 844,441
Posted By topflightpro

About 4 hours is my longest indoor ride. It was...

About 4 hours is my longest indoor ride. It was years ago, and I was doing a lot of base building work. I remember that day in particular because I was on Season 3 of The Wire, and I started by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By topflightpro

Be sure to check the size chart for Lakes. They...

Be sure to check the size chart for Lakes. They have 3 lasts with differing widths for each.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By topflightpro

Lake offers them, and their shoes are pretty...

Lake offers them, and their shoes are pretty fantastic.
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By topflightpro

You should be fine finding a hotel room late. You...

You should be fine finding a hotel room late. You might be a bit farther out but it shouldn't be a real problem.

I too am going to wait until late to decided what to do. It's still not guaranteed...
06-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

Heard/said that before. Rarely is true.

Heard/said that before.

Rarely is true.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By topflightpro

Does it fit? If it doesn't fit, it's not...

Does it fit?

If it doesn't fit, it's not worth it. Beyond that. it's hard to say without any more details.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,745
Posted By topflightpro

Doping in cycling has been going on for as long...

Doping in cycling has been going on for as long as the Tour has been around. It started with things like caffeine pills and other stimulants and moved on from there.

But a lot of that stuff they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,745
Posted By topflightpro

This is sort of my perspective too. They were all...

This is sort of my perspective too. They were all doping. He was probably better at it. But he was also quite viscous to anyone who challenged him and ruined their lives.



This sums up pretty...
06-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,267
Posted By topflightpro

I find I have a hard time watching any sporting...

I find I have a hard time watching any sporting events without fans. There's something about the crowd noise that adds some buzz or excitement. Of course, this statement is based on college bowl...
06-01-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15,053
Views: 844,441
Posted By topflightpro

GStein, if you have GPS, you can Strava a hike....

GStein, if you have GPS, you can Strava a hike. You just need to record your effort and upload to Strava. There isn't an exact "hike" option, rather, you record it as a "run."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By topflightpro

That's a $250-$300 bike.

That's a $250-$300 bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By topflightpro

IME, either method results in the same length...

IME, either method results in the same length chain. But I do find the Big-Big option easier to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By topflightpro

My wife gets harassed way worse than I do. Still,...

My wife gets harassed way worse than I do. Still, in recent weeks, we've both had drivers tell us to be safe while riding. Which was nice.

I also got called Lance recently.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By topflightpro

Get the gravel bike and disc brakes. If you...

Get the gravel bike and disc brakes.

If you find you spend more time on the road, put slick/road tires on there. A gravel bike will work great as a road bike. A road bike can work as gravel bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,533
Posted By topflightpro

If you're not familiar with him, RChung is a...

If you're not familiar with him, RChung is a legit source of information and more than likely knows more about PMs and power data than anyone else on this forum.
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