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Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
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: 382
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.
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By topflightpro

This is awesome.

This is awesome.
Replies: 3
Views: 249
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: 4,271
Views: 218,940
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...
Replies: 5,706
Views: 528,268
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: 14,076
Views: 762,407
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: 22
Views: 550
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By topflightpro

Plug the numbers into Bikegeo.net and see which...

Plug the numbers into Bikegeo.net and see which bike you can make fit the same as your Tarmac.
Replies: 5,706
Views: 528,268
Posted By topflightpro

The Track Assistant looks nice. It can hold 8...

The Track Assistant looks nice. It can hold 8 rings: http://www.thetrackassistant.com/

I have the regular BLS bag and can fit 7 rings in there, but it's tight. Supposedly it will fit a 60, but I...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,381
Posted By topflightpro

Are you even old enough for Masters Track Nats...

Are you even old enough for Masters Track Nats yet?
Replies: 80
Views: 5,381
Posted By topflightpro

And I assume you're building a few extra bedrooms...

And I assume you're building a few extra bedrooms for all of us to crash in when we venture up there?
Replies: 53
Views: 6,679
Posted By topflightpro

Rumor has it that 3T is discontinuing the...

Rumor has it that 3T is discontinuing the Scattos. Don't know if they have something planned, but 3T is out of stock - on their site and through their distribution channels.

EDIT: Confirmed with...
12-01-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

Doge, Title IX has been federal law for decades...

Doge, Title IX has been federal law for decades regulating equality in collegiate sports. Iím not 100% on the details, but I believe it requires equal sports scholarships in either total number or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By topflightpro

Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear | Riivo Custom...

Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear | Riivo Custom Cycling Footwear (http://www.riivo.com)





Those Meld saddles aren't that expensive. $250 for a saddle, $325 with carbon rails. That's right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By topflightpro

I advocate for more people going custom on their...

I advocate for more people going custom on their shoes.

For most people, there's a mass produced frame that will fit fine. But so many people complain about foot pain yet don't consider custom...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By topflightpro

What I meant was, you don't really need power on...

What I meant was, you don't really need power on the track. It's definitely nice, and I have it, but just starting out, not really necessary. Also, IIRC, you are still running wired SRM head units....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By topflightpro

Yes. It's still an excellent wheelset.

Yes. It's still an excellent wheelset.
11-25-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, there was a big to-do about ATOC, with many...

Yeah, there was a big to-do about ATOC, with many claiming that the new California law requiring equality for male and female participants being the nail in the coffin, though ATOC officials...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By topflightpro

This. The Specialized will be different from the...

This. The Specialized will be different from the Caad 8. You need to see which one is more comfortable to be on. The Tarmac may be cool - and would be my choice, but if you are not comfortable on it,...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By topflightpro

If you need chainrings or cogs -...

If you need chainrings or cogs - https://www.njs-export.com/ is a great source. (The eBay web store - link at the bottom of the page - is sometimes cheaper.)

And you really don't need an SRM if...
Replies: 2,634
Views: 274,907
Posted By topflightpro

But 5 spokes looks cooler than 3. Also, I...

But 5 spokes looks cooler than 3.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if that Alpina is just a generic Chinese tri-spoke, so not sure how fast or stiff it actually is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By topflightpro

Those two bikes have very different geometries....

Those two bikes have very different geometries. The Tarmac is more aggressive than the Caad 8, which I think is a closer fit to your Scott. Which fits better and is more comfortable to ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By topflightpro

Zipp wheels are nice. I've had a few sets. But...

Zipp wheels are nice. I've had a few sets. But they have had issues with their hubs for close to 20 years now.

Hed and Zipp wheels also are nice. They have not had hub issues.
Replies: 221
Views: 64,854
Posted By topflightpro

I'm riding again, but I haven't made it back down...

I'm riding again, but I haven't made it back down to the track yet. The weather has not cooperated as much as I'd like.
Replies: 221
Views: 64,854
Posted By topflightpro

I'm riding again, but I haven't made it back down...

I'm riding again, but I haven't made it back down to the track yet. The weather has not cooperated as much as I'd like.
Replies: 221
Views: 64,854
Posted By topflightpro

And make sure you glue them thoroughly.

And make sure you glue them thoroughly.
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By topflightpro

I haven't had issues with my seatpost slipping,...

I haven't had issues with my seatpost slipping, and I have one of the older DF4s. I think the one big drawback to the current DF4 is the short track ends, but at least they don't spread.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By topflightpro

All of the wheels you've listed are fine, though...

All of the wheels you've listed are fine, though it's worth mentioning that Zipp has had issues on and off for many years now with hub quality.

But really, you're looking at three quality brands,...
Replies: 2,634
Views: 274,907
Posted By topflightpro

It would be nice if you'd add some context to...

It would be nice if you'd add some context to these instead of just posting links to other sites.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By topflightpro

I too have encountered both these issues and that...

I too have encountered both these issues and that sounds matches. (Granted, I caught them on the repair stand.)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By topflightpro

Hincapie Velocity jerseys are rather long. I...

Hincapie Velocity jerseys are rather long. I believe they are only sold in the custom line, but maybe reach out to them to see what consumer line is the same?

Also, agreeing with the comments...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By topflightpro

Trek Domane, Specialized Roubaix, Cannondale...

Trek Domane, Specialized Roubaix, Cannondale Synapse, Giant Defy.... For $8k, your options are pretty wide. And I'm probably going to get some disagreement with this, but there really isn't that much...
11-18-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14,076
Views: 762,407
Posted By topflightpro

Sprints and short hard efforts can throw off NP,...

Sprints and short hard efforts can throw off NP, which also throws off TSS.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By topflightpro

Riding later in the evening with full lights and...

Riding later in the evening with full lights and no traffic on the road is kind of serene.

That said, I gave up doing that years ago, opting to just get my training in on the trainer. (It also...
11-15-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

TKP, also look south toward NC. While the...

TKP, also look south toward NC. While the calendar isn't nearly what it was five or 10 years ago, there are still some races going on.
Replies: 53
Views: 6,679
Posted By topflightpro

I was all set to replace my ruined Scattos with a...

I was all set to replace my ruined Scattos with a Look bar, but then my LBS told me they can no longer get look bars and frames. So, back to a Scatto. I am downsizing though, from 37 to 35.
11-14-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 402,499
Posted By topflightpro

Yes. Also, pretty much every time I've sold...

Yes.

Also, pretty much every time I've sold a wheelset, I've found myself needing another wheelset not too far down the road.
11-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

There are lots of clubs in the area and the...

There are lots of clubs in the area and the members get pretty sizable discounts on bikes, parts and other gear.
11-13-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 402,499
Posted By topflightpro

Honestly, the benefits you'd gain by buying new...

Honestly, the benefits you'd gain by buying new wheels are going to be pretty small. It's probably not worth the cost or effort to sell and buy new wheels. You can certainly go with wider rims on the...
11-13-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

The one he worked with was in San Francisco. ...

The one he worked with was in San Francisco.

There's a bit debate about them in the public health industry. Prevention researchers abhor them - they argue that such facilities offer implicit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By topflightpro

If you have significant foot issues and...

If you have significant foot issues and discomfort, you may want to consider going with custom or semi-custom shoes with custom orthotics. I have two pairs of semi-custom Riivos and one full-custom...
11-13-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 218,940
Posted By topflightpro

At my last company, one of my coworkers was...

At my last company, one of my coworkers was studying a supervised injection facility. He found it substantially reduced ODs and public injections, as well as assured proper needle disposal.

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
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: 4,271
Views: 218,940
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: 2,316
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: 5,706
Views: 528,268
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: 31
Views: 1,295
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: 31
Views: 1,295
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: 715
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...
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