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07-29-21, 07:24 AM
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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: 6,368
Views: 394,059
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...
07-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

We are talking about the same organization, but...

We are talking about the same organization, but different fitters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By topflightpro

Could very well be a result of OEM supply issues....

Could very well be a result of OEM supply issues. I've heard of at least one other manufacturer switching from Shimano to Sram because they could not get Shimano parts to build bikes.
07-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I expected to be told to go to 165s, given all...

I expected to be told to go to 165s, given all the current trends. But my fitter - also ERO - was surprised by how flexible I am and my ability to get into an aero sprint position and still turn 170s...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,227
Posted By topflightpro

If sitting around, you will notice how quickly...

If sitting around, you will notice how quickly black shoes heat up. If you're riding, you probably won't notice it.
07-22-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By topflightpro

I'm not expert, but that sounds like a bad idea.

I'm not expert, but that sounds like a bad idea.
07-22-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Going to follow up on what Hermes said. Four or...

Going to follow up on what Hermes said. Four or five years ago, when I started track racing, I was running my F200 on 94. A few months ago at a training camp, we were doing our warm up on 96. Race...
07-21-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I commented to my wife not to long ago...

Yeah, I commented to my wife not to long ago about how much we could get for our house if we sold now. She asked, "Why don't we?" To which I responded, "Because we cannot afford to buy another house...
07-20-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I had to order a new handlebar to replace the one...

I had to order a new handlebar to replace the one that was damaged in a crash last month. The bar arrived yesterday, along with a second box that included a set of tires. I did not order, nor did I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 677
Posted By topflightpro

Poke the valve through the electrical tape and...

Poke the valve through the electrical tape and stick to the rim.
06-29-21, 06:29 AM
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Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

From the stories you've posted over the years,...

From the stories you've posted over the years, I've often gotten the impression that you are kind to a fault -- meaning people often take advantage of you. I doubt you are being a jerk so much as...
06-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Good news: I called FedEx last night and filed a...

Good news: I called FedEx last night and filed a report. Then this morning, I got an email saying it's arrived in the destination city and is now out for delivery.

I was honestly less concerned...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By topflightpro

Or if you are just replacing a chain, just make...

Or if you are just replacing a chain, just make the new one the same length as the old.
06-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,232
Posted By topflightpro

"I'd have won if I hadn't DNF'd."

"I'd have won if I hadn't DNF'd."
06-11-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,971
Posted By topflightpro

Me too. My wife's job is about four hours away,...

Me too. My wife's job is about four hours away, so we often spend weeks apart. I tend to eat better and slim down when we're not together.
06-11-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him...

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him and leave after him. Amazingly, Fridays were the only days he worked late.

He was not a good manager.
06-11-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,971
Posted By topflightpro

So, I'm at graduation weight +15, but I'm thinner...

So, I'm at graduation weight +15, but I'm thinner than I was in HS. Or at least I have a smaller waist. I know this because I am still wearing the same leather belt I bought in high school. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. It depends not only on your total height,...

Maybe. It depends not only on your total height, but body proportions and how you like to sit on your bike.
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By topflightpro

Pretty much any rear disc will be fine so long as...

Pretty much any rear disc will be fine so long as it fits. The differences between them are so minor, it's hard to justify spending a lot. So, if you can get a great deal on a used Corima, go for it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By topflightpro

I'm sorry, but that is a $500 bike at best.

I'm sorry, but that is a $500 bike at best.
05-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I get the perspective of not wanting to be...

I get the perspective of not wanting to be opportunistic. And sure, maybe youíve only invested $3k in to it, but given current prices and parts, itís going to cost you $8-$10k to replace it.

And...
05-27-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,454
Posted By topflightpro

You know, you probably could rent it out and end...

You know, you probably could rent it out and end up making your money back on it. If you charged like $20 a day for use. I think you could probably find enough people interested to rent it from you....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By topflightpro

Don't focus on the fact that she has more bikes...

Don't focus on the fact that she has more bikes than you, focus on the fact that you have someone who understands why you want more bikes/bike stuff.

My wife and I currently have an equal number...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By topflightpro

Lake has the best wide offerings. But not all...

Lake has the best wide offerings. But not all Lakes fit the same. You have to look at which last they are using. Some lasts are wider than others. The 402, for example, is narrower than the 238.
...
05-06-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By topflightpro

Loose rivnuts like that are very common and easy...

Loose rivnuts like that are very common and easy to fix, and any competent shop should have to tool to do it. It takes 2 min to do. It's a $5 fix not a $100 fix. Nothing should need to be drilled...
05-06-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Don't get me wrong, I love a great steak or...

Don't get me wrong, I love a great steak or burger. I'm just trying to cut back the amount of red meat I eat. I have two small beef tenderloins in the freezer I plan to cook in the coming weeks.
...
05-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I've made an effort this year to cut back my red...

I've made an effort this year to cut back my red meat consumption. So far, it's gone well. I've even started adding full vegetarian meals into the mix.

Part of my problem is that I am a lazy cook...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By topflightpro

I've run into this issue a couple times with...

I've run into this issue a couple times with different bikes. You may need a small spacer under the cap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By topflightpro

There are also longer versions called Leg Warmers.

There are also longer versions called Leg Warmers.
04-27-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,348
Posted By topflightpro

Nice job T-Monk. I highlighted the part...

Nice job T-Monk.

I highlighted the part that really spoke to me. There have been many times in my racing career where I did not push hard enough at the right time because I didn't think I...
04-26-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

BTS, I'm pretty sure some of your first posts on...

BTS, I'm pretty sure some of your first posts on here sounded a lot like that guy.

(I think it's just part of being new and enthusiastic in this sport.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,706
Posted By topflightpro

Kinlin makes a 31 mm deep rim that is also wider...

Kinlin makes a 31 mm deep rim that is also wider and tubeless.

Velocity Deep Vs are an option.

And H Plus Son offers a 42mm aluminum rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By topflightpro

Use this:...

Use this: https://spokes-calculator.dtswiss.com/en/
04-08-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By topflightpro

There are a lot of things to consider, and some...

There are a lot of things to consider, and some of these items have been touched on already.

As mentioned, liability is a big concern. If you are organizing rides, you can be held personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,678
Posted By topflightpro

Carbon is fine. They make cars, airplanes...

Carbon is fine.

They make cars, airplanes and boats out of it too.
04-07-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,163
Posted By topflightpro

The last pieces of my home gym arrived. So, it is...

The last pieces of my home gym arrived. So, it is together and functional.

I need to bolt the rack to the platform I constructed, and I need to get some more weights - really just need 2.5 and 5...
04-06-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I actually found it very calming to build the...

I actually found it very calming to build the wheel. Just sitting there working on getting the wheel trued and dished properly was somewhat mindless but also required some skill. I can't really...
04-05-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Built up my first set of wheels this weekend. A...

Built up my first set of wheels this weekend. A good friend walked me through the process. I'm pretty excited about it. I've got the first layer of glue on the rims and tires, and I am optimistic...
04-02-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

I've found FB groups to be the best place to sell...

I've found FB groups to be the best place to sell things - much better than Craigslist. With CL, I'm guaranteed at least a couple offers at 50% of asking. But really, I've reached the point that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By topflightpro

I agree. Specialized offers a few tops, but there...

I agree. Specialized offers a few tops, but there is one I like better than the others. I don't recall what it is called, but I know it when I see it. Also, I have some cheap tail lights and some...
03-27-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,059
Posted By topflightpro

Over the years, Iíve slowly added to the...

Over the years, Iíve slowly added to the equipment I keep in the car, including a selection of tools, baby wipes, toilet paper, pump and shoes.

Now Iíll be adding an extra kit, since I forgot my...
03-23-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By topflightpro

Don't overthink it. Take her to the shop and let...

Don't overthink it. Take her to the shop and let her try some things out. Let her figure out what kind of shifting set up she likes, and find something that fits her comfortably and meets your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By topflightpro

What do you want from your bike? The Tarmac...

What do you want from your bike?

The Tarmac is designed to be a stiffer, more aero race bike.

The Roubaix is designed to be a more compliant riding bicycle for racing over rougher roads.

The...
03-18-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,833
Posted By topflightpro

OP, look up Japanese Keirin racing.

OP, look up Japanese Keirin racing.
03-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,794
Posted By topflightpro

As others noted, the Masters race will be much,...

As others noted, the Masters race will be much, much faster and more difficult than you expect.

That said, do not expect Cat 5 to be a cake walk either. There may be some very strong guys showing...
03-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,074
Posted By topflightpro

Find another doc and get it bolted back together....

Find another doc and get it bolted back together. You'll be back on the bike 2 days later.

Or if your break doesn't justify surgery, just get on the trainer without using the arm with the broken...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By topflightpro

New Speedplay Pedals

Looks like Wahoo released details on its new Speedplay pedal line.

https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/pedals/view-all#seciton-63

Glad to see hex bolts for installing cleats over the previous...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By topflightpro

Also, you noted that you are finding that you are...

Also, you noted that you are finding that you are diving down track on your starts. Some people actually use that to help them gain speed and move back up to black line before the sponges start.
03-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 175,454
Posted By topflightpro

BTS or the bike?

BTS or the bike?
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