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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
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: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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: 44
Views: 534
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: 16,514
Views: 1,008,526
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: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By topflightpro

It used to be that carbon steertube forks...

It used to be that carbon steertube forks commonly suggested putting a spacer above the stem. That is no longer really the case, and many manufacturers now stipulate their should be no spacers above...
Replies: 964
Views: 307,892
Posted By topflightpro

It's not uncommon for people to start on a bike...

It's not uncommon for people to start on a bike the same size as their road bike. I'm now on my third track frame in about 5 years. I've sized up with each frame.
Replies: 964
Views: 307,892
Posted By topflightpro

You definitely want to size up for your track...

You definitely want to size up for your track frame.

I ride a 56 road bike, but on the track, I fit on a 60-62.
07-20-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 106,376
Posted By topflightpro

Sorry to hear about your crash. IME, it really...

Sorry to hear about your crash. IME, it really depends. How fast you heal and how deep the scrapes are are two big factors. I generally have used Tegaderm for as long as possible - if you need more,...
07-20-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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...
07-14-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By topflightpro

Your picture and comments have me confused....

Your picture and comments have me confused. Pretty much all new hubs, especially those that come with on full bike builds, used cartridge bearings. Something is off if you can see those bearings in...
07-12-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By topflightpro

I think those may be fake Zipps. I'm also...

I think those may be fake Zipps.

I'm also not sure why you'd want a drop bar on that frame.
Replies: 5,857
Views: 644,229
Posted By topflightpro

You'll be fine with a 23 on any of those wheels.

You'll be fine with a 23 on any of those wheels.
07-07-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By topflightpro

This has been a challenge for us too. We...

This has been a challenge for us too. We approached VIR about putting on a race, and it was minimum of $6k per day. I believe Lime Rock Park has hosted crits, but my understanding is that it was...
07-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

I watched Tenet the other day. It was...

I watched Tenet the other day. It was entertaining enough, but like most Christopher Nolan plots, rather convoluted.

We also recently watched It and It 2. They were entertaining and not terribly...
07-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

A lot of people are happy with Light Bike Wheels....

A lot of people are happy with Light Bike Wheels. They're generic carbon rims laced to a hub of your choice. I suspect they will likely need to be trued and tensioned though.

And there is always...
06-29-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By topflightpro

Anytime someone offers me a zero percent finance...

Anytime someone offers me a zero percent finance offer, I'm pretty much taking it.

Beyond big things - homes, cars - I don't buy things I can't really afford. But if I can spread payments out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
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
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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...
06-29-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

I'm not saying 5'7" is short, but that frame...

I'm not saying 5'7" is short, but that frame looks tiny.

As for price, I hope you didn't spend more than $500 on it.
06-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,526
Posted By topflightpro

Which helmet?

Which helmet?
06-28-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

Is that a kid's bike?

Is that a kid's bike?
06-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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...
06-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

I crashed a week and a half ago and damaged my...

I crashed a week and a half ago and damaged my frame. I sent it off last week for repairs, and I'm starting to think FedEx lost it. There have been no updates since it reached the regional...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By topflightpro

I recently purchased a 10x1 die to clean and fix...

I recently purchased a 10x1 die to clean and fix the threads on my disc wheel. The DA nuts fit much better now.
06-21-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,486
Posted By topflightpro

No. Bicycles do not hold value well nor is there...

No. Bicycles do not hold value well nor is there a standardized secondary market for them. No lender would ever take a bicycle as collateral.

They'll just keep sending monthly bills, letting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By topflightpro

It depends on the route. 2700 feet over 33...

It depends on the route.

2700 feet over 33 miles really isn't that much climbing. It really depends on how steep the climbs are, and in Asheville, they can be very steep or fairly mild.
06-21-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

My wife is bad at buying gifts. Always has been....

My wife is bad at buying gifts. Always has been. I'm pretty sure I returned the first dozen gifts she bought me when we started dating. It was awkward.

Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By topflightpro

I had a carbon post that was glossy with decals....

I had a carbon post that was glossy with decals. I didn't like how it looked on my matte frame and did not like the color of the decals, so I got light sandpaper and wet sanded it down to remove the...
06-18-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

But how often are there big crashes on these...

But how often are there big crashes on these rides? I've seen them around here for years now, but I rarely hear of may catastrophes from them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By topflightpro

That is exactly what OP is talking about, and...

That is exactly what OP is talking about, and many people use the phrase drop out when they mean track end.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
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.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By topflightpro

Probably. Though it may be difficult to find...

Probably. Though it may be difficult to find exactly what you need at your local hardware store.
06-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,900
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: 60
Views: 2,662
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.
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By topflightpro

OP, another thing to consider is using a road...

OP, another thing to consider is using a road front wheel with a bolt on skewer. When I first started, I used an old road Zipp 404 I had. The bolt on skewer was like $10.

One caveat, road wheels...
Replies: 33
Views: 15,832
Posted By topflightpro

Yes, the new aluminum one is the one I am...

Yes, the new aluminum one is the one I am referring to. Since Sram discontinued the Omnium, the Vision seems to be the best budget friendly choice.
Replies: 964
Views: 307,892
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe try a smaller tire - like a 19?

Maybe try a smaller tire - like a 19?
06-11-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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: 60
Views: 2,662
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...
06-10-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

I've learned that time at work doesn't count...

I've learned that time at work doesn't count unless everyone else is there to see you do it.
Replies: 33
Views: 15,832
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe look at the Vision crank. It's newer and...

Maybe look at the Vision crank. It's newer and seems reasonable priced.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
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: 517
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....
06-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16,514
Views: 1,008,526
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I don't think I've ever taken more than...

Yeah, I don't think I've ever taken more than 10mg of prednisone at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
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.
05-30-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By topflightpro

A good friend stopped riding and racing for a...

A good friend stopped riding and racing for a couple of years, and I remember my wife asking how he was doing, and I said he had gotten fat - well, fat by cycling standards, but he was still pretty...
05-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
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...
05-28-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,477
Posted By topflightpro

My neighbor hit me a few years ago. She rolled a...

My neighbor hit me a few years ago. She rolled a stop sign and hit me at a slow speed. I never hit the ground, but the rear wheel was trashed. I offered for her to replace just the rear wheel out of...
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