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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: 514
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: 514
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: 932
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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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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Posted By topflightpro

Gaining elevation on the track increases distance...

Gaining elevation on the track increases distance traveled.
11-04-21, 07:26 AM
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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: 548
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: 548
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
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Views: 363
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
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Views: 440,454
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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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
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Views: 440,454
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
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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
Replies: 6,680
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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,235
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: 2,235
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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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: 750
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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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.
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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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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
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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
Replies: 6,680
Views: 440,454
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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Views: 440,454
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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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
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Views: 440,454
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: 6,680
Views: 440,454
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: 1,337
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
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Views: 1,348
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: 6,680
Views: 440,454
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
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Views: 684
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: 2,779
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
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Views: 17,797
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: 725
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: 18
Views: 1,692
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: 927
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: 6,680
Views: 440,454
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: 153
Views: 17,797
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: 6,680
Views: 440,454
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,...
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