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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 841
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: 34
Views: 841
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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Views: 296
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: 16
Views: 431
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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Views: 320,576
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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Views: 423,902
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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Views: 426
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
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Views: 423,902
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: 423,902
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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Views: 625
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: 423,902
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: 6,565
Views: 423,902
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: 1,209
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: 1,222
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: 6,565
Views: 423,902
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: 457
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: 2,633
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: 139
Views: 13,322
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: 687
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: 16
Views: 993
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: 598
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: 6,565
Views: 423,902
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: 139
Views: 13,322
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
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Views: 423,902
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
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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
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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
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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: 139
Views: 13,322
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: 267
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: 583
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: 6,565
Views: 423,902
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: 6,565
Views: 423,902
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: 583
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...
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Views: 28,391
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: 5,907
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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: 583
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: 418
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: 5,907
Views: 665,008
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: 2,358
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.
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Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, I had to alter my hotel reservations.

Yeah, I had to alter my hotel reservations.
Replies: 5,907
Views: 665,008
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: 1,016
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: 479
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: 2,207
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.
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