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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

Well done. I have been wanting to do a similar...

Well done. I have been wanting to do a similar one for our cream. Still a good premise though so I probably will. Ours it slightly different.

(For those that know me and didn't know yet - yes I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,661
Posted By Psimet2001

Absolutely. It's kind of why we have pockets on...

Absolutely. It's kind of why we have pockets on the jerseys and have for decades. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

I know. Fashion changes. With cycling we seem to...

I know. Fashion changes. With cycling we seem to always be on this 20 year cycle of what's popular. Almost generational. Competitive to non-competitive cycle almost in a way.

At least in the US -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

Pretty much just go to a company's website if...

Pretty much just go to a company's website if they are a larger company and their "latest" products will have videos like this.

I remember when the videos used to be of Amazing speed and color...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

:rolleyes: I am attending the virtual Sea...

:rolleyes:

I am attending the virtual Sea Otter today - off and on - and one of my early thoughts was, "Why the f is absolutely every company using the same boring tired - 'let's get some in shape...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh. It shouldn't be but this is kind of a...

Ugh. It shouldn't be but this is kind of a cringey post.

No one can tell you how to spend your money or whether or not the difference is "worth it" for YOU.

BUT... Doesn't Giant have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x270/giphy_31f6cca3648ff6d6888700f26d741c182b5b976c.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By Psimet2001

I forgot to add: Day after drinking a lot of...

I forgot to add:

Day after drinking a lot of beer

Second race of the day
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By Psimet2001

Adequate recovery. Tailwind Seriously...

Adequate recovery.

Tailwind

Seriously though I have been riding my cross bike/gravel bike a ton and I went and rode my road bike yesterday on the same route and same conditions as every ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Psimet2001

I "put on" a gravel event for my team. Gravel is...

I "put on" a gravel event for my team. Gravel is one of those disciplines that can be done with proper social distancing. I pulled up an old route that used to be one of the "HUGE" events in this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By Psimet2001

*cough*

*cough*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By Psimet2001

I see you have never visited a Zwift forum.... :D

I see you have never visited a Zwift forum.... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Psimet2001

Hope that was actually your issue. As a bike...

Hope that was actually your issue. As a bike mechanic my first thought was the crank was hitting the tail of the front derailleur cable. Most newer mechanics don't bend it far enough out of the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By Psimet2001

Old "grey beard" wisdom Break a spoke -...

Old "grey beard" wisdom

Break a spoke - replace it.
Break a second spoke - replace it.
Break a third spoke - time to respoke the wheel.

In reality if you are breaking spokes and the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By Psimet2001

1993 called and it wanted you to know that rims...

1993 called and it wanted you to know that rims today are a lot stiffer than they used to be. 32 and 36 are really overkill for most riders unless they are starting to get further north of 250lb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By Psimet2001

I need to up my prices. I usually only charge $10...

I need to up my prices. I usually only charge $10 including the spoke. $15 if their wheel is a disgusting mess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By Psimet2001

This is actually incorrect. We often select the...

This is actually incorrect. We often select the best compromise between power that can be produced in a position vs the aerodynamic efficiency of that position. Different saddle, bars, positions can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By Psimet2001

Equipment choices? That's a stretch. If it has to...

Equipment choices? That's a stretch. If it has to do with "efficiency" (aerodynamic or otherwise) of a piece of equipment then I would hope that would be because of a race or competition. If that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By Psimet2001

We're over 10 years into the power wars and...

We're over 10 years into the power wars and people still don't get the basics.

1. Your peloton is wrong.

2. Even though I own stock in Peloton - who cares if it's wrong?

3. Getting 2 power...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Psimet2001

That large of a difference I wouldn't be happy...

That large of a difference I wouldn't be happy with the wall thickness left. Butyl I would say do it. Latex - nah. But if it's all you have and you're in a pinch then yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,275
Posted By Psimet2001

Had someone about a month back inquire about new...

Had someone about a month back inquire about new wheels to keep his Ti 26" setup going. Wanted tubeless and wanted to use I9 hubs.

Tubeless, I9, Rim brake - 26". let that stew for a minute.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,275
Posted By Psimet2001

I was thinking about something I heard about...

I was thinking about something I heard about (didn't see) but now that I think about it they were running 26" and/or 27.5". Between the smaller wheels and the cassette choice - blamo. By gap I meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,275
Posted By Psimet2001

This is what's going to drive the marketing. I...

This is what's going to drive the marketing. I would say it would be a way more efficient setup for racing but honestly a large 2x system with tight cassette already are. We aren't going to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,275
Posted By Psimet2001

..... I'd hold off on that statement. An...

..... I'd hold off on that statement.

An individual I know, whom I won't out on a forum, who is actually "the" guy when it comes to the whole "1x" thing and I had a talk about this a few years...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,055
Posted By Psimet2001

I remember when Phil used to post here. What was...

I remember when Phil used to post here. What was his screen name again? Hipcycler? This like a modern day version of the Anti-Knave?
07-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm getting to that point. As an LA President -...

I'm getting to that point. As an LA President - this isn't what I signed up for. USAC needs to take a stand and do the right thing. The right thing is to just cancel everything for the season. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Psimet2001

Locknuts or whatever they are using to hold the...

Locknuts or whatever they are using to hold the axle assembly together aren't tight. If it was the skewer the wheel would flop uncontrollably and might come out or try to come out in a corner. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah. I spent all of my time on Looks until that...

Yeah. I spent all of my time on Looks until that squeak pushed me away. Then spent like a decade on Speedplay. Then decided to go back to a delta style cleat for ease.....and went to SPD SL. Have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,354
Posted By Psimet2001

:rolleyes: I knew this would get bogged down in...

:rolleyes:
I knew this would get bogged down in a turdfest of opinions.

1. Yes, I own a bike shop. I don't sell bikes though. I have made a name by not being the guy that tells everyone to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,089
Posted By Psimet2001

Thanks Gary. I don't want to see it but I think i...

Thanks Gary. I don't want to see it but I think i actually needed to see that. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you and the family are well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,089
Posted By Psimet2001

I woke up to a text about it when the news broke....

I woke up to a text about it when the news broke. Like everyone else I spent tons of time trading quips with Peter both here and on Facebook. I had spoken to him over the phone as well. Like most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Psimet2001

They should last forever - If you never ride...

They should last forever - If you never ride them.

All rim brake rims are a wear component. Use and conditions can reduce or accelerate wear.

They last long enough otherwise there'd be 10,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By Psimet2001

I've said it many times and I stand by it - we...

I've said it many times and I stand by it - we will see the return of triples.

Also this is just a patent. I wouldn't hold your breath.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,341
Posted By Psimet2001

With how busy all our shops are nowadays I'm...

With how busy all our shops are nowadays I'm amazed if anyone in the industry can still get any rides in.

I have a lot of riders on the team at this point who are choosing not training, riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,341
Posted By Psimet2001

Seriously... I've been out on it once since this...

Seriously... I've been out on it once since this originally happened and that was 6 months ago based on the thread start date. That was like a week or two ago but I walked by the bike today and put...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,341
Posted By Psimet2001

I know, right. That or ride it more. *shrug* ...

I know, right. That or ride it more. *shrug*

Will take the money all day to set that up for others but will always prefer riding with a tube for myself.
06-04-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

Nice to drop in and see the old names. UMD had a...

Nice to drop in and see the old names. UMD had a post on facebook not too long ago that brought a lot of us out. He waxed slightly nostalgic about bikeforums. Fun stuff.

I remembered the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Psimet2001

If you're looking for aluminum I can usually...

If you're looking for aluminum I can usually still get rims in 650. Most other wheel builders can as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Psimet2001

Did a video on it I believe - Think it's this...

Did a video on it I believe - Think it's this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JPql3Rakkw
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Psimet2001

As a shop I will mark any post before I move it...

As a shop I will mark any post before I move it and will move it back afterwards. I usually only move it if I have to. There are occasions where it slips my mind to move it back. No ill will intended...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By Psimet2001

I hang bikes in the shop as storage before and...

I hang bikes in the shop as storage before and after repair. By hanging I mean I have single hooks on the wall or above me. I hang one wheel by the hook and let the bike dangle.

Hydraulic bikes...
04-24-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

My wife is getting actual calls from patients...

My wife is getting actual calls from patients this morning asking if it is OK to gargle Clorox.

The day can only get better.
04-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah... pretty sure nothing on that list is going...

Yeah... pretty sure nothing on that list is going to happen this year except for Cross nationals. In December and here outside Chicago. It will be a go.
04-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

We had our monthly call in meeting last night for...

We had our monthly call in meeting last night for the USA Cycling LA I am President of. I sent around emails beforehand to see if there was even a point. Everyone said we should. It felt like a...
03-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,461
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm hard to find on there. User name is: P. SIMET...

I'm hard to find on there. User name is: P. SIMET

I ride when I have time. I ride with no purpose other than to ride. If there's a meetup I might pop on. We have been trying to have meetups every...
03-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Psimet2001

The point is that people HAVE to go to a grocery...

The point is that people HAVE to go to a grocery store to get food to survive. They DON'T have to go on a "long" bike ride to survive.

Ride outside if you insist but this is Chicago so I'll go out...
03-27-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm sure having to re-buy all those drugs for...

I'm sure having to re-buy all those drugs for Tokyo for the following year as this year's will no doubt be expired won't exactly help... :D
03-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I hate to say it but I am actually...

Yeah I hate to say it but I am actually preferring this distancing. Enough that I almost get subconsciously offended when people actually come in to the shop. Even friends.
03-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 35,357
Posted By Psimet2001

Sorry I'm popping in. Looking for a semi-neutral...

Sorry I'm popping in. Looking for a semi-neutral place to complain.

I'm open. I'm "essential" as are all other bike shops in the state. In the city there are a lot of people who use bikes as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,874
Posted By Psimet2001

...and HR over time and afterwards tells you...

...and HR over time and afterwards tells you whether you were right or wrong.
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