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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup on both points. I get asked for the small...

Yup on both points. I get asked for the small packets more by female riders than male. Don't really know or care if there is anything to that but just a point of data.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,121
Posted By Psimet2001

While I need to make some small revisions to this...

While I need to make some small revisions to this video I did take the time to put all the basic diagnosis info into an easy video. Watch it and get back to us. : https://youtu.be/obZoxw3U2uQ
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the kind of daily stupid I see that makes...

This is the kind of daily stupid I see that makes my face hurt from frowning.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Psimet2001

Shameless plug and full disclosure - I am...

Shameless plug and full disclosure - I am directly a part of this company - but ButtonHole Chamois cream.

We used to have 8g packets for re-application along the ride. We hope to have those back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Ah! I sure visited a lot of operations. Usually...

Ah! I sure visited a lot of operations. Usually as field engineering, field engineering support, complexity reduction of supplier redundancies, or simply along for the dog and pony show where I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't even know where to start with this one....

I don't even know where to start with this one. You don't know me and made a 100% incorrect assumption as a result. If you work in heavy industrial metal fab then I am sure you work with items I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Thank you. I know a lot of what I post seems...

Thank you. I know a lot of what I post seems retro grouchy or reactionary but I am honestly just scratching my head on this one. The big guys with more money than sense sometimes are hell bent on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By Psimet2001

...and this is a lot of what's wrong with the...

...and this is a lot of what's wrong with the anecdotes and armchair engineering in our industry/hobby.

Spokes fail because of fatigue. Fatigue life is determined by the stress cycle that loading...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

https://twitter.com/CaleyFretz/status/152984155987...

https://twitter.com/CaleyFretz/status/1529841559876734976?s=20&t=a5agZ7yKpQ4N2TdReOWG2A
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Incorrect. It is widely known that between the...

Incorrect. It is widely known that between the manufacturers there is little agreement on the specifics with the ETRTO standards. It has to do with the tolerance and tolerance stacking and who is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

This seriously is more of a threat than the early...

This seriously is more of a threat than the early days of carbon clinchers with melting sidewalls was IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Dangit - now I am revved up. We are about to...

Dangit - now I am revved up. We are about to record a new episode of the podcast so I am sure I will touch on this and rant slightly. *shameless podcast plug* give us a listen at Road Is Dead.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup - hard anodized or ceramic coated rims are...

Yup - hard anodized or ceramic coated rims are still around albeit harder to find.

Every few weeks another OE drops rim brake options. Funny because at the same time my rim brake business is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By Psimet2001

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow....

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow. That's where spokes fatigue out. Your bike is old. The wheels are old. They don't have an infinite fatigue life.

When you reach the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

It's worthwhile to point out that old bikeforums...

It's worthwhile to point out that old bikeforums member who "grew up" to become the editor of VeloNews and now Cycling Tips and runs the cycling Tips podcast and Nerd Alert podcast basically came to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

As you know - it's not the rims - it's the tires....

As you know - it's not the rims - it's the tires.

Tech like this is fun when you have enthusiasts that will take the time and figure out what to do. It sucks when you get someone that isn't going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

Quite honestly I didn't think this way until...

Quite honestly I didn't think this way until recently. I just didn't know enough about the switch to pass judgement either way. The mtb guys were all about it so who cares, right? Must be something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

This is truly a "press-fit bottom bracket"...

This is truly a "press-fit bottom bracket" version 2.0 type of scenario. A change driven by manufacturing cost savings and control issues that results in nothing but piles of headaches and problems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Psimet2001

No. There is no benefit for the rider. All real...

No. There is no benefit for the rider. All real benefits are on the manufacturing side. They are less expensive to mold and there is less scrap. The tradeoffs on the rider side of absolutely little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Psimet2001

I was privy to an aero spray solution that was...

I was privy to an aero spray solution that was meant to reduce drag when sprayed on frames, wheels, helmets, etc. Also on the skin.

Testing was so-so and the possible negative effects on the skin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Psimet2001

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore....

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore.
1. Needed them a lot with SRAM because their front shifting has always really sucked. SRAM pushed a lot of 1x because they just can't figure out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By Psimet2001

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone...

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone saying they don't use a radar because they are somehow afraid it will dull their senses. Honestly that's as daft as saying you don't use windshield...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By Psimet2001

It's funny - we have had racers from California...

It's funny - we have had racers from California come over and be afraid of our coffee. "I heard none of you know about good coffee." I'm always like "B1t*@ - who do you think brought you all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By Psimet2001

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies....

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies. Busy season and just have a second. I saw the pre-order come through a while back and thought about getting on it. I love my radar and my only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Psimet2001

The fact that anyone is actually complaining...

The fact that anyone is actually complaining about transit time from anywhere these days shows a complete lack of connection to reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Psimet2001

The softness in the casing (sidewall stiffness)...

The softness in the casing (sidewall stiffness) is only a factor if it allows the bead to stretch. The sidewall isn't holding the tire on the rim but it can effect how stress is applied to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a...

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a blog entry on it as well on my site. That said - I deal with Enduro a lot. ABEC 3 bearings just don't tend to last as long as the 5's. Most likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Psimet2001

That's a nice thought but it's never going to...

That's a nice thought but it's never going to happen. Josh Poertner had a lot to say about the current state on the nerd alert podcast (latest one maybe). He is way more optimistic about all of it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Psimet2001

Whether or not it was designed for that...

Whether or not it was designed for that application is between them and the courts. I couldn't care less.

What I am saying is that the tire in question wasn't going to measure to even the spec...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Psimet2001

Certainly it is not the rim. The tire changed...

Certainly it is not the rim. The tire changed enough under use/pressure to no longer conform to the standards needed to retain it.

The reality is every high performance tire will. The things we...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Psimet2001

Reminds me of arguments 15 years ago about where...

Reminds me of arguments 15 years ago about where the state of tech was for carbon clinchers and whether or not they were safe to use in hilly areas. So many people claiming "They're fine" for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,088
Posted By Psimet2001

This is a thing that I don't believe many people...

This is a thing that I don't believe many people in this discipline really understand. Vast majority of cyclists are just doing the ride. Those that "push" will cross efforts that felt like they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Psimet2001

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP...

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP was a long single paragraph and I just can't with that.

You believe your BB threading isn't aligned because you have mild binding. OK

Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Psimet2001

chuck it.

chuck it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Psimet2001

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for...

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for the racer on a budget!" In my near 30 years of racing and being around racing I have yet to meet a racer who wasn't on a budget. In fact the really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Psimet2001

OP - let me address the original question: no. ...

OP - let me address the original question: no.

1. numbers of people participating in races is near a modern era low. 2 years of pandemic on the heels of the lance era collapse and systemically...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Psimet2001

This almost never happens anymore. Molds aren't...

This almost never happens anymore. Molds aren't that expensive anymore (not like when I started) and the price to have your own vs allowing it to be used by others is non-existent to negligible. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,636
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh my... What a way to get my gears...

Oh my...

What a way to get my gears grinding.

A few disclaimers: 1.Hambini is a hack and a non-starter. 2.I took the time to watch the Bike Radar guy while making a cup of coffee and spent half...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Psimet2001

hmmm... I did as the OP asked. Posting about...

hmmm...

I did as the OP asked. Posting about experience and not necessarily advocating for any of the options experienced is not caring what anyone else rides. It's simply providing experience.
03-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x315/wrgames_178af05617458c662364f69f52a582fae505eeb1.jpg
03-04-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By Psimet2001

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start...

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start with not getting dropped.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,427
Posted By Psimet2001

I often think back to him. I briefly discussed...

I often think back to him. I briefly discussed buying the brand with him like 4 years ago. At that point though it was all marketing with no product aside from a couple molds that were very old in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By Psimet2001

yup - because it's not. Still...it's on my...

yup - because it's not.

Still...it's on my list to come up with some sort of justification for it, etc. I spent a semester in college studying a field that I can not remember the proper name for....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Psimet2001

Consistently the worst shifting and most noisy...

Consistently the worst shifting and most noisy chain I have ever had the displeasure of having to install or ride.

Back to 8spd or 9spd and I think they did a great job. The pooped the bed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't enjoy the process of going from being dry...

I don't enjoy the process of going from being dry to being soaked but once that process is done I have no problems riding in the rain. Especially if it's hot out but around here that doesn't happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By Psimet2001

No. The imbalance is too small. I have been...

No. The imbalance is too small.

I have been asked this so many times it kind of naturally makes my eyes roll but to play along i will say the following: I do not have the time to do calculations...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup. I used to suffer from it as well but I...

Yup. I used to suffer from it as well but I figured out price shopping and research was more a coping mechanism for how to spend my time at work when the work just sucked. I'm still this way about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By Psimet2001

It's not the calling out the price as being too...

It's not the calling out the price as being too high. It's calling the person that decides to buy it a fool. It's the judgement.

To use the price gouging example: selling a case of water for $200...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By Psimet2001

Saying, "That's expensive and I don't want to buy...

Saying, "That's expensive and I don't want to buy it." is different than saying, "That person who likes it and bought it is a fool."

All of this exists on a spectrum of course. I mean I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By Psimet2001

The below quote is where you may start to...

The below quote is where you may start to appreciate that there are variables involved with purchases outside of price that have more value to people...
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