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Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

I have yet to see anyone toe the line with a 30...

I have yet to see anyone toe the line with a 30 on. I have seen a lot of 28's though...

Give it 10 years and we'll be headed back to 19's
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

Correct...I wasn't saying to ride 32-34 at 30 on...

Correct...I wasn't saying to ride 32-34 at 30 on the road. I was saying we ran that for cross with cornering forces way higher than anything we ever see on the road and didn't have flop or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By Psimet2001

I stock and sell and run Pirelli. They were out...

I stock and sell and run Pirelli. They were out for the longest time this summer but when I wanted to get them it wasn't more than a few weeks wait before I had them in the shop. They have been in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,397
Posted By Psimet2001

:lol: - Soooooo true. A teammate of mine...

:lol: - Soooooo true.

A teammate of mine would shut the door on them and yell "Nope"
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

You know I'm a roadie, right? :D I stand by what...

You know I'm a roadie, right? :D I stand by what I said - width was overhyped from the beginning of the change to 23mm rims. There's an effect for sure. The efficacy of that effect is arguable in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

We raced for years on 19mm wide rims and 32 and...

We raced for years on 19mm wide rims and 32 and 34mm cross tires at sub 30 psi. This thinking that it won't work is a modern affliction.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

Last year I could buy 404 firecrest rims at $600...

Last year I could buy 404 firecrest rims at $600 ish. That's save $1k over decent carbon new and little to nothing has changed in our wheel industry since that era. 2009 is pushing is but only...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh...where to start. All production capacity...

Oh...where to start.
All production capacity for all of the major brands has been sold through 2021 and is into 2022 booking. Many times shops have already sold what they are buying.

Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By Psimet2001

Custom lead times will and are most likely...

Custom lead times will and are most likely already up as well. Even more than before. Everyone can't find parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't check every day but every time I have...

I don't check every day but every time I have looked at ebay or craigslist or any Facebook group there's piles of guys selling rim brake stuff because they went to disc.

Also Pros closet.

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,397
Posted By Psimet2001

You can call it a kid issue if you want but the...

You can call it a kid issue if you want but the fact is that more people are riding indoors. Every spring around here for decades we would always laugh during the first few outside rides: "Looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By Psimet2001

Doesn't change a thing for me. BTW - the...

Doesn't change a thing for me.

BTW - the wait times ae going to get a whole lot longer this next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,397
Posted By Psimet2001

I hooked bars with another rider at about 25 mph...

I hooked bars with another rider at about 25 mph in a long sweeping corner in the middle of a cat 4/5 pack in a crit. I was able to save the bike when he pulled away and my bike swerved, lean into...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheelbuilder/wheel company let me chime in -...

As a wheelbuilder/wheel company let me chime in - don't waste time and money buying a new rim brake set. The used market is FLOODED with high quality used carbon or alloy wheel builds for pennies on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By Psimet2001

At 200 lbs with 30mm tires - you should be way...

At 200 lbs with 30mm tires - you should be way lower than 100 psi.

Also - the cross bike is more comfortable because it has 30mm tires. Has much less to do with the fact that they are gravel...
11-10-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Psimet2001

Off the top of my head Katie Compton is there and...

Off the top of my head Katie Compton is there and used to coach the lady I am referring to on our team. Also I have worked with another great out there that does a fabulous job - Rebecca Gross.

I...
11-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Psimet2001

Awesome and welcome. My own team has been fairly...

Awesome and welcome. My own team has been fairly focused on women's racing and women masters racing in particular for quite a while. I work with our women's team manager who herself is a 52 year old...
11-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

That's right. That's a different platform I take...

That's right. That's a different platform I take it. This is going to be one of the hurdles anyone else in this space is going to run into: Zwift has already become the name for online racing. A bit...
11-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

There's been USA Cycling series on Zwift this...

There's been USA Cycling series on Zwift this year and IIRC Project Echelon is running a league on Zwit as well.

With the change in Cat 5....errr...novice -> 4 upgrade now being automated and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Psimet2001

8050 are Di2 for Rim Brakes 8070 are Di2 for...

8050 are Di2 for Rim Brakes
8070 are Di2 for Hydraulic disc brakes

http://si.shimano.com is your friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By Psimet2001

For every person that wants a quiet freehub there...

For every person that wants a quiet freehub there is another who wants a loud one. I used to take time and delve into it for customers until it became completely obvious that no one can even agree on...
11-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Psimet2001

Upgrades

Upgrade guidelines have changed a lot in the last year and now without much racing it seems most of us will forget what all applies anymore. That said I found it interesting that during the LA call...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Psimet2001

The difference in part numbers from Shimano in...

The difference in part numbers from Shimano in the grx line denote 1x and 2x setups for the RD. The 1x RD (RD-RX817) is set up to have a larger chain wrap so that it has that large rear cog capacity....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Psimet2001

1st - the RS910 I believe is much larger than...

1st - the RS910 I believe is much larger than most aerobars will accept. Same goes for the battery. You'd have to check actual measurements and fitment to be sure though. Theoretically ... 1 wire - Y...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By Psimet2001

This. There's reasons we don't ride fat bikes in...

This. There's reasons we don't ride fat bikes in crits.

OP - 25.

We used to consider 25's wide. Not it's not wide until you're over 32 apparently. That's ridiculous. I know a lot of really...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Psimet2001

I never really used polish until in the shop and...

I never really used polish until in the shop and I had a racer from New Zealand who was shocked to find I wasn't. He wanted some of the Pedros Bike Lust so we bought a large jug and poured him some....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Psimet2001

Oy! ....yes...this^

Oy! ....yes...this^
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Psimet2001

What power meter? Call up that OEM tech support...

What power meter? Call up that OEM tech support and tell them you keep getting that number for calibration. Sometimes it's a meaningless number but they can tell you for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

That describes how I do business. I have a solid...

That describes how I do business. I have a solid loyal following as a result.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,918
Posted By Psimet2001

"Most" is a big word. The vast majority of...

"Most" is a big word. The vast majority of "common" people that come in to my shop think that $300 is a fortune for a bicycle. The largest part of the cycling industry - by far - is the $800 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

It's gone both ways and depends on the size of...

It's gone both ways and depends on the size of the company. Saris dialed back their margins to the point where they essentially brought all powertap sales back in house. That meant they needed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,044
Posted By Psimet2001

Racing. Almost winning and also the crashing.

Racing. Almost winning and also the crashing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Psimet2001

To echo noodle soup almost all new wheels that...

To echo noodle soup almost all new wheels that come with cup and cone bearings are set way too tight. Have someone actually adjust them properly and you can probably get a ton more use out of them....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,253
Posted By Psimet2001

"Seriously" - 1987ish -> 1993 1993->2001 - A...

"Seriously" - 1987ish -> 1993
1993->2001 - A lot of drinking and smoking in college....best near decade of my life and I am not a doctor.

~2002-> Today.....yeah.

To make it easy I tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,918
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I have spent years trying to figure out why...

Yeah I have spent years trying to figure out why expensive stuff in this specific hobby seems to draw so much ire.

The only thing I keep coming back to is the concept that we seem to view...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By Psimet2001

A woman on my team won a national championship...

A woman on my team won a national championship while wearing only one leg warmer.

It doesn't matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

This - ^ GlennR - you're living in your...

This - ^

GlennR - you're living in your world where you feel like you know the appropriate questions to ask. The reality is that, by far, the cycling public is the last person that needs to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

That's exactly why dealers exist. We get paid...

That's exactly why dealers exist. We get paid handle that. Communication to SRAM becomes much more streamlined and fact based that has gone through the lens of training and experience. They have our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

SRAM owns Quarq and Powertap now. They made their...

SRAM owns Quarq and Powertap now. They made their own power meter and bought the tech to do it.

On the rest - I probably shouldn't comment. Too many people I know who work in places see this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Psimet2001

It's a bb86. get a bb86. that's why we have...

It's a bb86. get a bb86. that's why we have standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Psimet2001

I remember when we had threads on here about how...

I remember when we had threads on here about how big of a difference it would be to go up to 23mm tires. They were bigger and softer.

At some point none of this actually matters and you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By Psimet2001

I sense and agree with your frustration. The fact...

I sense and agree with your frustration. The fact that this thread is sticking around is kind of annoying as well because I never felt the need to actually read every post and detail. I am afraid if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Psimet2001

A "lot" is a highly subjective term. In most of...

A "lot" is a highly subjective term. In most of the arrangements I have had with bike OEM's that would put your frame sale at break even.

OP - any discount during this year is a unicorn. Sure you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,918
Posted By Psimet2001

Fun stuff. I've been in cycling for a long...

Fun stuff.

I've been in cycling for a long time. First response is "WTF I'm NEVER spending that on a bike. It'd be a great downpayment for a new car."

Then you have to look at other hobbies....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Psimet2001

^ This. If it's seized or that tight then...

^ This.

If it's seized or that tight then you've let it get far to dirty/corroded. When anything like that comes into the shop I yank the caliper from the frame and soak it. Then I blow it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,098
Posted By Psimet2001

Even with a wolf tooth road link for the...

Even with a wolf tooth road link for the capactity the rear derailleur isn't capable of wrapping the tooth differences. Leads to chains that are too long. They literally sag on when in the small...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,098
Posted By Psimet2001

It's a hairy business - the issue has never been...

It's a hairy business - the issue has never been the 5 minute job. It's the 5 other 5 minute jobs that show up while you're still trying to do the first 5 minute job. Each complete with their 6-13...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm flabbergasted by it. This is beyond making...

I'm flabbergasted by it. This is beyond making sense.

Your BB is toast. You rode it until you destroyed the cartridge bearing and it came apart. Replace it. Because it's so torched you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Psimet2001

You're getting great prices on GP5000's. Everyone...

You're getting great prices on GP5000's. Everyone is....except dealers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Psimet2001

5 seconds and google told me most of what I...

5 seconds and google told me most of what I needed to know on the specifics of Strava RE.

Assuming there is no failure on the part of your data let me try and explain something that most riders...
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