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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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Views: 430,649
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
11-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
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
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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, 07:06 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think MattM won that race.

I think MattM won that race.
10-27-21, 07:46 AM
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Views: 441,557
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...
10-15-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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
Views: 441,557
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...
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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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: 441,557
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...
09-16-21, 02:17 PM
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Views: 441,557
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.
09-09-21, 11:47 AM
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Views: 441,557
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."
09-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,045
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.
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...
08-26-21, 09:24 AM
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Views: 441,557
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...
08-06-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
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
08-05-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,419
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.
08-05-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,987
Posted By topflightpro

The sellers description makes a lot of sense,...

The sellers description makes a lot of sense, though seems to leave out a lot of details.

There probably was a dent in the downtube from the bike falling over on to something. Aluminum does not...
08-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,557
Posted By topflightpro

Chalk. To keep their hands dry and solidify their...

Chalk. To keep their hands dry and solidify their grip on the bars.



I had my LBS order me replacement chains some time last year. When they arrived, he had ordered 2 of each for me (I needed...
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Views: 3,067
Posted By topflightpro

I believe it is an FSA tri-spoke wheel that is...

I believe it is an FSA tri-spoke wheel that is designed to fit the Argon TA fork.

Per Argon's site: Note limited wheelset compatibility (100mm x 12mm thru-axle): Campagnolo (full disc), Corima...
08-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,681
Views: 1,072,635
Posted By topflightpro

I used to leave my house a 7 then get 2 hours of...

I used to leave my house a 7 then get 2 hours of riding in before meeting the big groups at 9. Depending on weather, I would sometimes pull off early to take a more direct way home - instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By topflightpro

Mr. Belvedere is correct. This seems like a great...

Mr. Belvedere is correct. This seems like a great deal.
08-02-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,557
Posted By topflightpro

My frame is back from being repaired! It's...

My frame is back from being repaired!

It's like new bike day!
08-02-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,103
Posted By topflightpro

Use vinegar and less detergent, and double rinse....

Use vinegar and less detergent, and double rinse.

The detergent thing is counter intuitive, but basically, detergent sticks to synthetic fibers more, trapping in odors. The vinegar and double...
07-29-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 870
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 1,897
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: 16,681
Views: 1,072,635
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 1,093
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 325
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: 78
Views: 11,159
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: 84
Views: 10,234
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 84
Views: 10,234
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: 1,332
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.
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Views: 969
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: 901
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: 6,680
Views: 441,557
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: 899
Views: 188,475
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: 1,238
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...
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