Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: topflightpro
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.82 seconds.
09-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
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: 6,482
Views: 412,330
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: 25
Views: 572
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?
09-13-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,087
Posted By topflightpro

Honda Elements are basically the perfect...

Honda Elements are basically the perfect bicyclist vehicle. Unfortunately, they haven't been manufactured in many years, so pickings are slim for good ones.

Another option to look at is the Ford...
09-09-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

On the phone with my mother last week, she said,...

On the phone with my mother last week, she said, "You know, I was telling someone recently about ....."

"Yeah mom, that was me."
09-09-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By topflightpro

It depends. How clean is the room where the...

It depends.

How clean is the room where the bike/trainer is? Mine is in my garage, so there is still plenty of dirt/dust that gets kicked up and eventually sticks to the chain.

Just keep an...
09-07-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,246
Posted By topflightpro

100% made in the US, no. Probably not. But...

100% made in the US, no. Probably not.

But mostly made in the US, probably. As others noted, you're probably limited to a single speed or fixed gear bike. Frame, bars, stem, seatpost, hubs, cogs,...
09-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,586
Posted By topflightpro

I mean, you were bigger than I expected when I...

I mean, you were bigger than I expected when I met you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By topflightpro

I used clear 3M vinyl auto wrap on my track bike...

I used clear 3M vinyl auto wrap on my track bike to protect the chain stay where I hang my chain when swapping gears.

Electrical tape also works.
09-03-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By topflightpro

Bring extra toilet paper, and factor in time for...

Bring extra toilet paper, and factor in time for a last minute poop break.

This may sound ridiculous, but at least for me, when I first started racing, I'd get a last minute nervous stomach and...
09-03-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By topflightpro

At this point, you're probably looking at 10, 11,...

At this point, you're probably looking at 10, 11, and 12 speed cassettes. Most will likely be Sram/Shimano - maybe a handful of Campy. And I'd guess you're looking at 50/50 disc/rim brakes. All the...
09-02-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

I've long avoided buying a gas-powered weed...

I've long avoided buying a gas-powered weed whacker because I don't need a four-stroke one, and I don't want to deal with two gas cans and a two stroke.
09-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,586
Posted By topflightpro

I think he is recovering. I only know what he...

I think he is recovering. I only know what he posts on other sites.
09-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

One shop I go by regularly told me they have had...

One shop I go by regularly told me they have had no issue getting frames, but they cannot get the parts to build frames. Even when they order complete bikes, they sometimes arrive with just frames,...
09-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16,599
Views: 1,037,193
Posted By topflightpro

Nice. I sold my 08 Specialized Epic last summer....

Nice. I sold my 08 Specialized Epic last summer. It was a 26'er with XTR dual control shifters - I hated those things.

I'm looking to go with a new FS XC/trail bike. I'm looking for like 120/130...
09-01-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

From what I hear, no, it's not coming.

From what I hear, no, it's not coming.
08-31-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16,599
Views: 1,037,193
Posted By topflightpro

Tell us more about this new MTB? I sold my...

Tell us more about this new MTB?

I sold my rather old MTB last year - took advantage of the seller's market - and am starting to think about getting another one.
08-31-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,586
Posted By topflightpro

Fudgy is recovering being hit by a car.

Fudgy is recovering being hit by a car.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By topflightpro

Fortunately, chainring bolt sizes are pretty...

Fortunately, chainring bolt sizes are pretty standard. You just need to buy a set of double chainring bolts.

FSA does use torx and slotted backs. Others use 5mm/6mm hex. I prefer bolts that have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By topflightpro

In that case, maybe try to find a piece of black...

In that case, maybe try to find a piece of black extruded aluminum tubing in a 2x4 or 2x6 size that you could attach to the T-rail and then bolt on a fork mount and rear wheel strap.

Or go with...
08-26-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

I was actually talking about this topic with my...

I was actually talking about this topic with my coach this morning. He basically said that I'm going to start feeling really good and fast when I start tapering over the next two weeks and that is...
08-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

I keep getting emails about great deals on...

I keep getting emails about great deals on airfare to places I want to visit. But, given the new COVID emergence, I'm terribly reluctant to take any risks, despite being fully vaccinated. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By topflightpro

What's your budget? Many small machine shops are...

What's your budget? Many small machine shops are willing to take on small projects like this and may already have a solution you could use. That said, one-off products tend to be expensive.

I...
Replies: 149
Views: 27,079
Posted By topflightpro

3T also offers stems up to 150. That said,...

3T also offers stems up to 150.

That said, yeah, I think you should go with a longer and taller frame.
Replies: 5,900
Views: 659,037
Posted By topflightpro

I bought one of these:...

I bought one of these: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/lifeline-essential-mini-maintenance-stand/rp-prod155410

It unfortunately does not fold up, but it doesn't take much space in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By topflightpro

To clarify, are you asking for a way to...

To clarify, are you asking for a way to essentially mount your bike on top of the bed sides?

If that is the case, why not get use some bolts and washers to run a 2x4 or 2x6 up the length of your...
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By topflightpro

Do you want clinchers? If you're going to...

Do you want clinchers?

If you're going to build the wheels yourself, I saw a very nice set of Purple PW track hubs on Ebay that I think were 20/24 or 24/28.

That said, I think you would...
Replies: 5,900
Views: 659,037
Posted By topflightpro

Agree, a wagon to roll things in is much easier...

Agree, a wagon to roll things in is much easier than going over the bridge - especially for hauling out, since the stairs to get to the top of the bridge are longer on the infield.

Also, I...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By topflightpro

I'm pretty sure the Argon tri front wheels are...

I'm pretty sure the Argon tri front wheels are made by FSA. Argon notes it on its website.
Replies: 5,900
Views: 659,037
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I had to alter my hotel reservations.

Yeah, I had to alter my hotel reservations.
Replies: 5,900
Views: 659,037
Posted By topflightpro

For others who are not racing - coaches,...

For others who are not racing - coaches, spouse... You just show your race number to enter the infield.

And you can buy the infield pass on site.
08-06-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with the suggestion to check the gravel...

I agree with the suggestion to check the gravel and cyclocross sections.

From what I've learned from my friends who race gravel a lot - it depends. The guys I know who are really into gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By topflightpro

Lakes do have a fairly wide heel cup, and I've...

Lakes do have a fairly wide heel cup, and I've found my heel slipping some too. It was really bad in a pair I had about 10 years ago that had a BOA dial. I could feel my heel slipping out of the shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,092
Posted By topflightpro

When I lived in West Texas, we often road on...

When I lived in West Texas, we often road on frontage roads or access roads that ran parallel to the interstates and had 55 mph speed limits, but larger shoulders.
08-05-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By topflightpro

The sellers description makes a lot of sense,...

The sellers description makes a lot of sense, though seems to leave out a lot of details.

There probably was a dent in the downtube from the bike falling over on to something. Aluminum does not...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By topflightpro

Me too. Seeing that action up close like that is...

Me too. Seeing that action up close like that is fantastic. The Keirin rounds are even more entertaining from that angle.

Because of the schedule, and the lackluster cycling coverage we get in the...
08-05-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

Last week, I clicked on one of the many Banana...

Last week, I clicked on one of the many Banana Republic sale emails I receive. I kind of need to replace some of my shorts.

I noticed their facemasks were on sale. Five packs of the regular masks...
08-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

Chalk. To keep their hands dry and solidify their...

Chalk. To keep their hands dry and solidify their grip on the bars.



I had my LBS order me replacement chains some time last year. When they arrived, he had ordered 2 of each for me (I needed...
08-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16,599
Views: 1,037,193
Posted By topflightpro

Looks like a P3T ...

Looks like a P3T

https://vintagecervelo.weebly.com/p3t.html
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By topflightpro

I believe it is an FSA tri-spoke wheel that is...

I believe it is an FSA tri-spoke wheel that is designed to fit the Argon TA fork.

Per Argon's site: Note limited wheelset compatibility (100mm x 12mm thru-axle): Campagnolo (full disc), Corima...
08-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,599
Views: 1,037,193
Posted By topflightpro

I used to leave my house a 7 then get 2 hours of...

I used to leave my house a 7 then get 2 hours of riding in before meeting the big groups at 9. Depending on weather, I would sometimes pull off early to take a more direct way home - instead of...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By topflightpro

It was a Bastion 3-D printed titanium bar that...

It was a Bastion 3-D printed titanium bar that snapped. It's painted to match the bikes. It was reported awhile ago that Australia had partnered with Bastion to custom build several components, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,999
Posted By topflightpro

Mr. Belvedere is correct. This seems like a great...

Mr. Belvedere is correct. This seems like a great deal.
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By topflightpro

And the Danes are using "aero" tape on their...

And the Danes are using "aero" tape on their shins. (I wonder how much that would help me? I'll have to try it out.)
08-02-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

My frame is back from being repaired! It's...

My frame is back from being repaired!

It's like new bike day!
08-02-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By topflightpro

Use vinegar and less detergent, and double rinse....

Use vinegar and less detergent, and double rinse.

The detergent thing is counter intuitive, but basically, detergent sticks to synthetic fibers more, trapping in odors. The vinegar and double...
07-29-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

I do quite a bit of training on the track bike on...

I do quite a bit of training on the track bike on the road. But I am generally very intentional about where and when I do that riding. For example, I will ride on the street in front of my house...
07-29-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

CDB and John, this has been helpful for me as...

CDB and John, this has been helpful for me as someone who does not come from a car background to understand things a bit better, particularly in retrospect.

At this point, my wife and I take our...
07-29-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 412,330
Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this. The system is only as good as...

I agree with this. The system is only as good as the person using it.

Hermes and I have used Ero, and they have done hundreds (thousands?) of fits. So, it is that level of experience that I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,394
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, your foot can slip off a pedal, and yes, it...

Yes, your foot can slip off a pedal, and yes, it can cause crashes. It even happens with clipless pedals when someone comes out of their pedal. But that mostly occurs during sprint efforts, not...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.