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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are...

CDR, I'll mention this here as well. If you are just doing the 500, you will be fine with a drop bar. If you are doing pursuits, then you should look to an aerobar.

Also, if you can arrange to get...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

They are not set as far in advance as you might...

They are not set as far in advance as you might think. Last year, I think we got 10 weeks notice for Masters Track Nationals in Indy. It was the week before (after?) a family wedding, so I really...
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are...

CDR, are you planning to do pursuits? If you are just doing 500s, you should be fine with just drop bars.
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Posted By topflightpro

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.

Sorry. I should clarify. I ordered rings and cogs.
08-26-22, 06:36 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have...

I have zero interest in gravel racing, but I have found myself doing more gravel type riding. It gets me off roads with cars, so if I just want an enjoyable endurance ride, it's an ideal option.
...
08-25-22, 07:50 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms...

Our bike stable has gotten out of hand in terms of consistency. We have two 10-spd rim brake road bikes, one 11-spd rim brake road bike, one 12-spd disc brake road bike, one 10-spd disc brake...
08-24-22, 10:28 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset. ...

It looks like you can get a new TCR frameset.

You may want to check The Pros Closet or eBay. That might be an easier way to find a rim brake option.
08-24-22, 06:27 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike?...

I'm assuming you're looking for a used bike? There are not many rim brake options among the major manufacturers left.

I've been pretty happy with my Argon Gallium Pro for the last 8 or 9 years....
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Posted By topflightpro

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends. ...

Hey Super D, I think the answer is: It depends.

You want to look more at your Kilo and 500TT gearing than your F200 gearing.
08-03-22, 06:08 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My understanding is that it's a pretty common...

My understanding is that it's a pretty common procedure. I think almost any urologist can do it.
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Posted By topflightpro

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?

Why do you keep replying to very old posts?
07-18-22, 05:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

This past week was the first time since getting...

This past week was the first time since getting COVID that I completed all of my planned workouts.

They weren't all great, but I was at least able to do all of them. So, that is nice.
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Posted By topflightpro

Saddle position should be based on your fit...

Saddle position should be based on your fit relative to the bottom bracket. Once you have your saddle position set, you determine your appropriate handlebar position.

What others ride is...
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Posted By topflightpro

Congrats Sarals. I couldn't make it this...

Congrats Sarals.

I couldn't make it this year. A family event was scheduled for the same time. I'm going to try to be at Worlds, but I came down with COVID a few weeks ago, and it has messed me up...
07-07-22, 06:26 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is...

I will 100% vouch for anything RChung says. He is perhaps the only person on this forum who's statements can be blindly accepted as fact.
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Posted By topflightpro

Brooks Cycles UK

Brooks Cycles UK
06-17-22, 06:01 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

First week back training after COVID, and man, am...

First week back training after COVID, and man, am I exhausted. I haven't even done a full hard workout yet, but I am sore and tired. On Wednesday, I got through my third interval (five were in the...
06-17-22, 05:56 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that...

BTS - There are lots of teams in the area that have social angles. There are also lots of rides in the area that are not owned by teams that have social gatherings afterward. I know some of them...
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the...

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the stories of the weekend. He seems like a real POS.
05-17-22, 05:38 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area -...

Spent most of last week in the San Diego area - TMonk and Hermes I would have reached out but it was for a family wedding, so my time was booked with family. Anyway, like all things, as I get older,...
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your...

Nope. You just need to make sure you pick your stuff up the day before you race. And confirm what time the registration window closes. I think it closed at noon last year, but I could be remembering...
03-18-22, 06:12 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of...

When I had a truck, I cut a 4x4 to the width of the rear tailgate with fork mounts. I screwed in eye-bolts at each end and used double sided clips to attach it to the hooks at the back of the tail...
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a dream last night that while chatting with...

I had a dream last night that while chatting with some folks, someone decided to take my track bike for a spin, without asking. But because they were smaller than me, they put on a shorter stem,...
02-28-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a...

Nope. I learned to stay out of those arguments a long time ago.
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Posted By topflightpro

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on...

Losing a tire due to an insufficient glue job on the track is not fun - I know from experience. Though gluing may be more of a PIA than tape, it's much less of a pain than recovering from a tire...
02-21-22, 10:44 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Two days in a row under 170. It's been close to a...

Two days in a row under 170. It's been close to a year since I weighed less than 170.

Goal is to get down to about 165 and stay there.
02-18-22, 06:04 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

That's because there is one person putting on...

That's because there is one person putting on NCCX. He sets the whole schedule and runs it, and has been for probably 20+ years.

Over the years, others have tried to host events against the NCCX...
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Posted By topflightpro

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.

Rock Hill is still open, and it's not closing.
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Posted By topflightpro

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common...

CDR, certification requirements are pretty common at 250 tracks.

Rock Hill has a half day certification to ride and then an afternoon certification to race.

LA has a 3 or 4 week long...
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Posted By topflightpro

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about...

Dfarlow - I may need to talk with you about building me one of those things.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 07:19 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their...

I'm going to have to agree that Cervelo met their warranty obligations with the offer of a replacement fork.

Yeah, it may be a lower spec replacement, but it's also a replacement on a discontinued...
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Posted By topflightpro

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on...

I have a Kickr Gen 1 with a VeloBike adapter on there. It works ok for starts.

I had to use chain tensioners to set it up and it holds ok with the QR system. The Kickr resistance curve is odd....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:48 PM
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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, 07:52 AM
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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,...
12-14-21, 08:51 AM
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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....
12-01-21, 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
11-10-21, 08:11 AM
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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.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 06:52 AM
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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, 07:06 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think MattM won that race.

I think MattM won that race.
10-27-21, 07:46 AM
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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...
10-15-21, 05:55 AM
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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
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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...
09-24-21, 07:27 AM
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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
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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
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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...
09-16-21, 02:17 PM
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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.
09-09-21, 11:47 AM
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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."
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