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01-24-22, 06:59 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170...

I'm hovering around 174. Goal is to get under 170 by the end of February, and then get down even more as we enter "swimsuit season."

I think I should be able to do it. I've noticed that if I cut...
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Posted By topflightpro

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available...

3T makes 150mm stems. But they are not available in the US. I had to order mine from the UK. If you keep an eye on it, they go on sale for about $40 pretty regularly.
01-13-22, 12:15 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just...

Rock Hill is closer to 2.5 hours away. It's just south of Charlotte.

The intro class there is great. Wait until it is warm tough. It gets really cold in there.

Also, what gearing do you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By topflightpro

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars....

I've had plenty of carbon and aluminum bars. Whether it is worth it to spend extra on carbon really depends on the bar. There are good and bad carbon and aluminum bars.

What is more important is...
01-10-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,785
Posted By topflightpro

Two more things to add for the OP. Look up...

Two more things to add for the OP.

Look up Chariot Races - they are usually one lap, standing start races at a track.

Also, look up the track TT (kilo or 500): It's a standing start effort for...
01-10-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,785
Posted By topflightpro

These used to be pretty common. They were often...

These used to be pretty common. They were often called Street Sprints, though they were usually close to 200 or 250 m on a straight flat road. And it is usually done in a bracketed race - two up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By topflightpro

I was going to say something similar. Just look...

I was going to say something similar. Just look harder. There are plenty of crits in the central NC area during the summer.
12-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16,816
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Posted By topflightpro

You couldn't eke out another 5 minutes to...

You couldn't eke out another 5 minutes to officially hit 6 hours?
12-14-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've thought about that, but I guess I'm at the...

I've thought about that, but I guess I'm at the point of trying to decide whether the potential income outweighs the effort of posting stuff to eBay. Lately, I've found that not to be the case....
12-11-21, 03:26 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm cleaning out stuff. I have too much stuff...

I'm cleaning out stuff. I have too much stuff that I don't need or use.

I'm debating whether to just donate it all to the local thrift shop or try to sell it. I really don't want to post a bunch...
12-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,412
Posted By topflightpro

This. It's better than Kuat NV and Yakima...

This.

It's better than Kuat NV and Yakima Hold Up.
12-01-21, 12:14 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I started with a PowerTap, and every PM I've used...

I started with a PowerTap, and every PM I've used since has read lower, despite any level of training or fitness. I think PT hubs just tended to read higher than some other meters.
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Posted By topflightpro

Looks like Look has a "new" mid-price track...

Looks like Look has a "new" mid-price track frame. https://www.lookcycle.com/be-en/895-vitesse

It seems to be an evolution of the R96, but at a lower price point.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By topflightpro

I can't really say what the issue was. When I...

I can't really say what the issue was. When I built the bike, I left the steer tube long, to make sure I was happy with everything before cutting it too much. After a year or two, I pulled the fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By topflightpro

My wife loves her TCR Disc. I would fully...

My wife loves her TCR Disc. I would fully recommend.

I have a rim brake Allez Sprint. The headset issue is real. My headset imploded even though the bike spends 95% of its time on the trainer. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By topflightpro

Dig into the person's FB a bit. I always...

Dig into the person's FB a bit.

I always pause if the seller has never posted anything like that before and does not seem to have any history in the industry on their page.
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Posted By topflightpro

Velobike is great. Also check out...

Velobike is great.

Also check out njs-export.com for used stuff from Japan.
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Views: 831
Posted By topflightpro

I've known people who've had them and said they...

I've known people who've had them and said they are fine.

Where are you located? You might be able to find a lightly used Bambino somewhere.
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Views: 1,396
Posted By topflightpro

Gaining elevation on the track increases distance...

Gaining elevation on the track increases distance traveled.
11-04-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,626
Posted By topflightpro

I do this regularly, but I do the builds myself....

I do this regularly, but I do the builds myself. It also depends on the type of frame I am buying and what components I already have.

For example, my last two road bikes were bought as individual...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By topflightpro

I thought it was a great bike. I like aluminum...

I thought it was a great bike. I like aluminum frames. I've only owned two full carbon road frames, One was awful. The other is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By topflightpro

I had an early 2000s S-Works E5 aluminum frame...

I had an early 2000s S-Works E5 aluminum frame for awhile. I got it off CL for $100 and used it as my race bike. It was a fast bike. Pretty light too. I really liked it a lot - even more so than the...
11-02-21, 11:24 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My new MTB arrived - about three weeks earlier...

My new MTB arrived - about three weeks earlier than I expected. So, I'm pretty psyched. I think I've got the suspension dialed properly. I probably need to set it up tubeless, but I can run tubes for...
11-01-21, 07:16 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Going back to the fighter pilot stuff, from what...

Going back to the fighter pilot stuff, from what I hear from friends and former work colleagues, it's not nearly as exciting as it may seem. Yes, you can go fast, and yes, the planes are highly...
11-01-21, 07:06 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think MattM won that race.

I think MattM won that race.
10-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By topflightpro

I've been through all the brands and all the wide...

I've been through all the brands and all the wide shoe options. I ended up with custom and semi-custom Riivos. They are expensive but were well worth the cost.

After that, Lake is really your best...
10-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

Hey Doge. Has Daniel looked into the Military...

Hey Doge. Has Daniel looked into the Military Endurance Sports team? I don't know much about it, but I do know several guys who are on it. I believe it is open to active, reserve and retired...
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Posted By topflightpro

PM me and I can share some names with you.

PM me and I can share some names with you.
10-25-21, 08:40 AM
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Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

Just read what this is, and it sounds wonderful....

Just read what this is, and it sounds wonderful. I kind of wish I had it.
10-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

GStein, can you not send them in to SRM to be...

GStein, can you not send them in to SRM to be serviced? I know the service times are slow right now, but that has long been one of SRM's selling points.

That said, between my wife and I, we have...
10-18-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I did not buy that version. I bought the cheapest...

I did not buy that version. I bought the cheapest version they offer.

Buying a new MTB has been weird. On the one hand, I don't want an expensive, top-of-the-line bike because I know I'm not going...
10-15-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

TMonk - Good luck with your father. I hope things...

TMonk - Good luck with your father. I hope things work out.

And congratulations to your wife on her promotion.

(One edit on my last post - I should have said YT could get me the bike in about 6...
10-14-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

My company has been going through a giant re-org....

My company has been going through a giant re-org. About 6 months ago, I was pulled from my regular position to work on a new team in a new interim role. I was led to believe I was going to be up for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,456
Posted By topflightpro

Still, the value on non-disc carbon wheels has...

Still, the value on non-disc carbon wheels has plummeted in recent years. And if they are limited to 10-spd, that hurts the value even more.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,456
Posted By topflightpro

From the pics, I'd put it at about $1200. ...

From the pics, I'd put it at about $1200.

That is considering the current market for road bikes.
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Views: 658
Posted By topflightpro

What about a piece of foam pipe insulation to...

What about a piece of foam pipe insulation to widen the hub diameter?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By topflightpro

I'd suggest looking for a juniors focused cycling...

I'd suggest looking for a juniors focused cycling team in your area. It's not uncommon for those organizations to have a network of junior bikes they pass around/sell as the kids grow. It may also...
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Posted By topflightpro

Why not flip the stem up and remove a spacer?

Why not flip the stem up and remove a spacer?
10-06-21, 06:32 AM
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Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

What happened to the Sentra?

What happened to the Sentra?
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Posted By topflightpro

Per https://fiftypointoneracing.com/: Fifty Point...

Per https://fiftypointoneracing.com/: Fifty Point One Racing is closed as of March 2021.
Replies: 5,912
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Posted By topflightpro

They give medals five deep at USAC National...

They give medals five deep at USAC National Championship. So, the fourth and fifth place riders also get bronze medals.
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Views: 894
Posted By topflightpro

If you look back through this forum, you'll find...

If you look back through this forum, you'll find lots of stories of people who started with an inexpensive aluminum track bike that fit like their road bike, but then after a year or two of track...
09-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,816
Views: 1,097,128
Posted By topflightpro

My racing season ended last week. I've done two...

My racing season ended last week. I've done two recovery rides this week. And I've felt rather sore the day after each.

I'm taking off from structured training until Nov. 1. I need a mental break...
09-24-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

PM me if you want me to share with you all the...

PM me if you want me to share with you all the stuff my PT gave me to do for my patella issues - I did the work daily for about 7 years.
09-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

I partially tore my patella back in 2012. Took...

I partially tore my patella back in 2012. Took about two years for it to heal well enough. I still get bad tendinitis in it periodically.

But I had similar issues to wktmeow back when I first...
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Views: 1,311
Posted By topflightpro

That's exactly something a former...

That's exactly something a former triathlete/pursuiter would say.
09-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

Ok, yes, I have met TMonk and GStein, and you're...

Ok, yes, I have met TMonk and GStein, and you're both still here. But I can probably name another half dozen or so people I've met over the years who are no longer here.

Yes, I totally messed up...
09-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,791
Views: 456,449
Posted By topflightpro

Met CDR in person today. And based on my...

Met CDR in person today.

And based on my track record of meeting people on this forum in real life, I assume he will soon stop posting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By topflightpro

Watched your video. It sounds like a drivetrain...

Watched your video. It sounds like a drivetrain issue to me. How old is your chain and cassette?
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