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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By topflightpro

So I tried sitting on my wife's Mimic to see if I...

So I tried sitting on my wife's Mimic to see if I would like it.

I think that if the shape of Specialized saddles worked for me, I would like it. I generally do not like how wide they are - even...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 933
Posted By topflightpro

I too was at first skeptical of the need for a...

I too was at first skeptical of the need for a gravel bike. I am not in to gravel, and on the few times I've gone on gravel rides, I've used my 10-year-old cross bike.

That said, I have several...
02-21-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

I've definitely seen 6 pound swings in a day. Not...

I've definitely seen 6 pound swings in a day. Not sure I could reach 8.

Challenge is not accepted.
02-20-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

Speak for yourself, but I can put that much...

Speak for yourself, but I can put that much weight on in a week, no problem. In fact, I've done it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 933
Posted By topflightpro

The tire clearance thing is bike. IIRC, cross...

The tire clearance thing is bike. IIRC, cross rules stipulate a max 35 tire width. (I could have that wrong, it's been a long time since I raced cross.) For gravel, a lot of people run 40+ tires. In...
02-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

My 600lb Life is one of those shows that really...

My 600lb Life is one of those shows that really makes me feel a lot better about my situation in life.

That said, I once had a 48oz steak for dinner. Then had cheesecake for dessert. So, I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By topflightpro

Lakes are great. The only caveat is that...

Lakes are great.

The only caveat is that they have 3 different lasts, and each last is of different widths. If you can get the higher level ones with the Kangaroo leather, those are really nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By topflightpro

I like the idea of the Ritchey, but it's steel,...

I like the idea of the Ritchey, but it's steel, which doesn't make for a great rain bike.

EDIT: I guess there is now a carbon version, but that is about double your budget.
02-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14,308
Views: 790,745
Posted By topflightpro

I look forward to when I only have to do 500m....

I look forward to when I only have to do 500m. That last lap of the kilo....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,421
Posted By topflightpro

Reynolds DV46s are light, cheap tubular wheels....

Reynolds DV46s are light, cheap tubular wheels. Look around, and you can probably get a good set for a few hundred bucks, then upgrade the freehub body to 11-speed. It's a DT240 hub, so all you have...
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. I don't know what it takes to design a new...

Maybe. I don't know what it takes to design a new frame these days, especially when you consider some of the outrageous new designs we are seeing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By topflightpro

Functionally, I don't think they are that...

Functionally, I don't think they are that different. The biggest change is the cassette, with AXS using XDR freehubs and older Etap using more traditional splined systems.

So, figure out which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By topflightpro

At that point, you really can't buy a bad bike....

At that point, you really can't buy a bad bike. They are all really good. You just need to make sure you buy one that fits well.
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

Saw the new Dolan is on the list of UCI-approved...

Saw the new Dolan is on the list of UCI-approved frames for the Olympics. (Dixie Flyer posted it on Facebook, as its Hellyer bar is on the approved list.) It was listed as Dolan Styx/ FM-866.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 967
Posted By topflightpro

2.5mm is not that big of a difference. You will...

2.5mm is not that big of a difference. You will adapt.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By topflightpro

It should. OSBB is just what Specialized calls...

It should. OSBB is just what Specialized calls BB30.
02-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

Get full suspension. You won't regret it. ...

Get full suspension.

You won't regret it.

I can't ride a hard tail any more. Messes up my back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,577
Posted By topflightpro

The cost savings really depends on what you want,...

The cost savings really depends on what you want, your timeline, and any connections you have.

If you want all 2020 stuff and you want it now, buying a complete bike is probably your best bet.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By topflightpro

I have, or had, the Zero 100 and Evocurve. I also...

I have, or had, the Zero 100 and Evocurve. I also have a Zipp bar, but I forget which one. I prefer the Zero 100s. They have a slightly flatter top compared to the Evocurve and Zipp.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By topflightpro

I can't speak to whether guys ride/like it, but I...

I can't speak to whether guys ride/like it, but I can attest that my wife LOVES it.

It's the first saddle she has truly enjoyed. We've replaced the stock saddle on three of her bikes so far....
02-03-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By topflightpro

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave...

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave us hanging. Back it up with the story.
02-03-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By topflightpro

Tmonk lives there and can provide more details. ...

Tmonk lives there and can provide more details.

And that's a nice hotel. I spent a week there about a year and a half ago.
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

And it looks like you will also be offering the...

And it looks like you will also be offering the same frame that Dolan is?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By topflightpro

You need both etap shifters to work etap.

You need both etap shifters to work etap.
01-31-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By topflightpro

Are you curious for your time in a F200, TT or...

Are you curious for your time in a F200, TT or pursuit?
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

Here are the Ican options I find when googling: ...

Here are the Ican options I find when googling:

https://icancycling.com/products/ican-track-bike-carbon-frameset

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33058921529.html

The second one does look very...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By topflightpro

No. BB30 will not fit an Argon. You need GXP...

No. BB30 will not fit an Argon.

You need GXP or BSA.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By topflightpro

If you're that worried about it, maybe the SRM...

If you're that worried about it, maybe the SRM makes more sense.
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

Here is the link to the Dolan:...

Here is the link to the Dolan: https://www.dolan-bikes.com/dolan-track-bikes/track-framesets/dolan-styx-carbon-track-frameset.html

It's called the Styx. Retails 1999 GBP - about $2600. There are...
01-30-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

Congratulations on the wedding and house. My...

Congratulations on the wedding and house.

My MIL offered to give us the money they would have spent on the wedding had we eloped. My wife insisted on the huge wedding. Then she realized what a PIA...
01-30-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,308
Views: 790,745
Posted By topflightpro

Which shoes? I generally despise running....

Which shoes?

I generally despise running. (Well, I despise the first mile, then I kind of settle in, but that first mile, ugh. It's enough to never want to run, but I digress.) But I'm intrigued...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By topflightpro

SRM had DA options on clearance recently.

SRM had DA options on clearance recently.
01-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By topflightpro

Thanks. I just went online to do that.

Thanks. I just went online to do that.
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

A new Dolan is being tested: ...

A new Dolan is being tested:
...
01-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By topflightpro

A lot of our races have spotty cell service, so...

A lot of our races have spotty cell service, so sometimes it's not possible to pull up your license on the app. I think they recommend screenshotting it for that reason. But if one forgets, which is...
01-29-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By topflightpro

I think it's probably a step in the right...

I think it's probably a step in the right direction. They've simplified the system, and the changes seem to reflect the new reality that there are not as many races as there were 10 years ago, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,284
Posted By topflightpro

104 miles - w/ 11000 feet of climbing 40 or so ...

104 miles - w/ 11000 feet of climbing
40 or so
750m (yes, meters)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By topflightpro

The Hotter 'N Hell 100 is one of the biggest...

The Hotter 'N Hell 100 is one of the biggest century's in the country, and it's been around a long time.
01-23-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14,308
Views: 790,745
Posted By topflightpro

Mondays are my rest days. I take them off. I like...

Mondays are my rest days. I take them off. I like not having to ride all the time. BUT, my coach does have an optional 1-hour recovery ride on those days. So I could ride every day if I really wanted...
01-22-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 236,829
Posted By topflightpro

How big is your company? Is three a lot? If...

How big is your company? Is three a lot?

If we lost three were I am now, I'm not sure anyone would notice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By topflightpro

Between my wife and I, we have the Ninja, Evoc...

Between my wife and I, we have the Ninja, Evoc Pro and Pika Packworks.

The Ninja is great because of its size, but you do need to take everything apart, which is kind of PIA.

The Evoc and Pika...
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

I heard Shimano will not be repairing or remaking...

I heard Shimano will not be repairing or remaking the tooling and will not be producing new DA track cranks. Get them while you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,070
Posted By topflightpro

Not entirely true. For example, speedways get...

Not entirely true. For example, speedways get much more use in warmer months than in colder months. This proved an issue with weeknight races a few years ago. Now they don't happen.



Both are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,229
Posted By topflightpro

Lake has three lasts of differing widths. The one...

Lake has three lasts of differing widths. The one they use on their super high end shoe doesn't work for me - it's too narrow, but the one on their lace up does.

The nice thing about Lake and Bont...
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

I don't use straps because I don't think my shoes...

I don't use straps because I don't think my shoes and cleats are solidly connected - they are. I use straps as a fail safe, just to be doubly sure I"m not going to pull out and crash myself. (One...
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By topflightpro

Here is the stem test I referenced. Stem...

Here is the stem test I referenced.

Stem Review - Fairwheel Bikes Blog (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/stem-review/)
Replies: 2,714
Views: 296,413
Posted By topflightpro

Simmons Racing now has a clamp to attache straps...

Simmons Racing now has a clamp to attache straps to DA pedals: https://www.simmons-racing.com/product/simmons-sprint-racing-pedal-back-type-2
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,229
Posted By topflightpro

Have you tried Lake? Best non-custom wide...

Have you tried Lake?

Best non-custom wide shoes I've found.
Replies: 5,758
Views: 543,619
Posted By topflightpro

I have them. I have custom shoes because my feet...

I have them. I have custom shoes because my feet are so wide at the toe box, but narrow at the heels. There is a rather thin pad over the carbon, but it's not much padding.

I really like them.
...
Replies: 5,758
Views: 543,619
Posted By topflightpro

There's a very large office park near me. I...

There's a very large office park near me. I frequently drive there with the track bike to do various workouts. It's pretty much dead on the weekends. The biggest challenge I face there is deer.
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