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10-28-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By topflightpro

For feet, I love chemical toe warmers. I also saw...

For feet, I love chemical toe warmers. I also saw some full foot warmers recently too.

For hands, I find having liners are key. You need that double layer to keep hands warm. IME, the chemical...
10-27-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By topflightpro

Try an Airport Ninja case. Also, many...

Try an Airport Ninja case.

Also, many airlines have eliminated their oversize fees for bicycles - they still charge overweight fees though if the packaging exceeds 50lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By topflightpro

I'm always skeptical of surprisingly low price...

I'm always skeptical of surprisingly low price items from China. Yes, there are plenty of good, generic options, but there are also plenty of knock-offs of unknown quality that I am not willing to...
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By topflightpro

Get the Argon if it fits. Don't worry too...

Get the Argon if it fits.

Don't worry too much about the crankarm length or wheels yet. If you really get into track racing, then worry about replacing them. But for now, they will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By topflightpro

If you’re leading a paceline, pedal til you are...

If you’re leading a paceline, pedal til you are spinning out. If you tuck too soon, the guys behind you will be braking the whole way to avoid crashing into you.
10-23-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By topflightpro

You should be more concerned with the front...

You should be more concerned with the front brake. Be sure to put a brake shim in the caliper each time you remove the wheel in case you accidentally grab the brake lever while the wheel is not...
10-22-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,208
Posted By topflightpro

Glad you’re still around.

Glad you’re still around.
10-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,208
Posted By topflightpro

Yep.

Yep.
10-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,208
Posted By topflightpro

Also, I look like I got into a fight. I have a...

Also, I look like I got into a fight. I have a black eye and my left cheek is all black and blue.

Had oral surgery late last week to fix receding gum issues. It was a lot more intense than I...
10-20-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,208
Posted By topflightpro

I bought a gravel bike last week. It has tubeless...

I bought a gravel bike last week. It has tubeless and 1x but not hydraulic discs. My friend who is a gravel expert said not to stress that it was not hydraulic and to just buy the bike since the...
10-19-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By topflightpro

Chemical toe warmers. I buy them in bulk from...

Chemical toe warmers. I buy them in bulk from Amazon or Costco. Stick them on top of my toes - the instructions say to stick them under your feet, but I find they work better on top in cycling shoes....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By topflightpro

If the new Sora shifters are mechancal, then they...

If the new Sora shifters are mechancal, then they should work on disc or caliper brakes.

And the handlebar will be fine.
Replies: 398
Views: 128,107
Posted By topflightpro

On my training wheels - yes. I routinely flip...

On my training wheels - yes. I routinely flip them. The rear gets flipped depending on what cog I need - since it's a double sided hub. And the front just gets put on with out much thought, so I'm...
10-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By topflightpro

I say new bike, but I am basing that decision on...

I say new bike, but I am basing that decision on the fact that your Look KG386 frame is going to be like riding a wet noodle compared to modern carbon frames. It's not really a "classic" bike. It's...
10-14-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By topflightpro

Look for an older Cyclocross bike with...

Look for an older Cyclocross bike with canti-brakes. You can get great deals on canti-brake bikes because everyone has gone to disc, but they will be more than enough for your needs.

Also, the...
10-13-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,691
Posted By topflightpro

Ashton Lambie's WR 4k time, which didn't stand...

Ashton Lambie's WR 4k time, which didn't stand for long, was a bit more than 4 min.

That said, and Hermes and TMonk may disagree with me, you cannot really compare times on a TT bike vs a Track...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By topflightpro

You are correct, the stem cap is slotted to allow...

You are correct, the stem cap is slotted to allow the angle to adjust. And it's fine that it's a bit open. Even with a perfectly round hole, it's not a water tight seal and water can still get in.
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Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, actually you can. Well, maybe not from...

Yeah, actually you can.

Well, maybe not from the dealership, but car finance companies certainly will sell their client info. That's why you get so many calls to buy extended warranties or emails...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By topflightpro

Go Pro 1. $3500 for lightly used seems like...

Go Pro 1.

$3500 for lightly used seems like a good enough deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By topflightpro

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero...

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero than having a huge saddle to bar drop with straight arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By topflightpro

Carbon is not inherently faster or stiffer than...

Carbon is not inherently faster or stiffer than other materials. It depends on the quality of carbon and layup. I've not been impressed with lower end carbon - regardless of brand.
10-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 308,208
Posted By topflightpro

It should be fine. The PC8 has the same charging...

It should be fine. The PC8 has the same charging port. It's a magnetic connection between the charging cable and port.
10-09-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By topflightpro

You'll be fine. I spend a lot of time on...

You'll be fine.

I spend a lot of time on the trainer. In fact, I've worn out two fluid trainers over the last 15 years. Out of the saddle sprints are fine. Hard efforts are fine. Your bike is not...
10-09-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By topflightpro

Try to find something used that works well and...

Try to find something used that works well and fits you.

But the State option seemed solid.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By topflightpro

Ultegra/Force chains are the sweet spot of...

Ultegra/Force chains are the sweet spot of chains. Usually, Ultegra/Force only cost a few dollars more than 105/Rival, and I think it's worth the minimal price difference.

Going up to DA/Red is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,786
Posted By topflightpro

I used to live in the midwest, where it was flat,...

I used to live in the midwest, where it was flat, wide open, and very windy. Our normal rides took us past several wind farms and a 15 mph wind was pretty much normal. The few trees that there were...
10-09-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,691
Posted By topflightpro

I haven't done anything for about 2 weeks now. My...

I haven't done anything for about 2 weeks now. My "race" season officially ended in late September - yes, I was able to do a handful of socially distanced races at the track - so I've enjoyed just...
10-07-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,249
Posted By topflightpro

I think it's pretty normal to have that feeling....

I think it's pretty normal to have that feeling. There are lots of times during the year I don't feel like riding, but I do because it's on my training plan. I usually schedule 2-4 weeks at the end...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By topflightpro

If you don't mind losing the SRM, just go on eBay...

If you don't mind losing the SRM, just go on eBay or to your local Cannondale dealer and buy a compact replacement spider for your crankset. Here is one for $60:...
10-06-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,691
Posted By topflightpro

Michael!!!

Michael!!!
10-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,129
Posted By topflightpro

I've started looking at maybe getting a gravel...

I've started looking at maybe getting a gravel bike so I can spend more time on roads without cars.
10-01-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,691
Posted By topflightpro

I just stick a regular ice pack in my bibs or...

I just stick a regular ice pack in my bibs or jersey. I will put them in a ziplock bag to keep them clean from my sweat, but that works fine.
09-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,129
Posted By topflightpro

I was talking with a promoter not too long ago...

I was talking with a promoter not too long ago about how some people were complaining about how they cancelled their fall season. He said that even after they cancelled, they thought they might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By topflightpro

Now I see the disconnect. We're talking about...

Now I see the disconnect. We're talking about different model years. I'm referring to the 2020 TCR Pro 0, which does not have hookless rims:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By topflightpro

Here is the verbatim response from Giant: ...

Here is the verbatim response from Giant:

Thank you for contacting us. I believe you were looking at the new hookless SLR 1 rims that are available in Canada right now. The reason there is only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By topflightpro

Are they both available in your size? Lot of...

Are they both available in your size? Lot of 2020s are out of stock.

Honestly, you're kind of splitting hairs. The SL frame will be a bit lighter and have an ISP, but that's about it. Personally,...
09-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By topflightpro

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame...

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame built for 31.8 - it worked fine.

I've also had to replace a seatpost clamp due to a snapped bolt. Salsa offers a wide selection of clamp sizes, and...
09-28-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By topflightpro

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just...

If you already have a groupset, I'd suggest just try to find a basic frameset for $200-$250. Aluminum, steel, carbon, doesn't really matter as long as you can adjust it to fit like your other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By topflightpro

There are a few custom options out there. I have...

There are a few custom options out there. I have been using Riivo for 6 or 7 years and have been very happy with them. Riivo offers semi-custom and full custom options. I have two semi customs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,647
Posted By topflightpro

Used SRMs are always an option too.

Used SRMs are always an option too.
Replies: 156
Views: 37,919
Posted By topflightpro

The link looks clean. I just don't like it when...

The link looks clean. I just don't like it when people just post links with no context. What am I supposed to gain from watching this?

Something as simple as: "Here is a good intro video on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By topflightpro

Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models...

Per a note from Giant, the USA and Canada models are not the same. The US version that my wife has does not have hookless rims, hence there not being a link to approved tires on the US site.
Replies: 156
Views: 37,919
Posted By topflightpro

Why should I click that link? Can you please add...

Why should I click that link? Can you please add some context?
09-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15,519
Views: 892,691
Posted By topflightpro

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace...

Pretty sure my first MTB in 1992 had Biopace chainrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By topflightpro

Lakes are your answer. Just make sure to follow...

Lakes are your answer. Just make sure to follow their directions for measuring your foot width and then select shoes that have the last that meets your needs.

I have a narrow heel and very wide...
Replies: 2,762
Views: 350,872
Posted By topflightpro

Not at all. It is rather stiff.

Not at all. It is rather stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By topflightpro

It's hard to say. Cervelo used a straight fork...

It's hard to say. Cervelo used a straight fork that angled out from the crown, whereas the Easton fork curves. The rakes on the two may be the same, but they could look different.

A few mm...
Replies: 2,762
Views: 350,872
Posted By topflightpro

They tweaked the marketing language, but the...

They tweaked the marketing language, but the frames are the same. The sprint version just does not include the pursuit bars, and it's the same frame the Canadians and Danes are riding. Also, Argon...
09-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By topflightpro

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty...

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty much everyone who's been riding awhile has one in their parts bin that they cannot get rid of because no one wants a used or new-pull off Gossamer -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By topflightpro

The one that fits best.

The one that fits best.
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