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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Psimet2001

Nah. I've been here for 15 years. Nothing's going...

Nah. I've been here for 15 years. Nothing's going to change anytime soon. Those that hang out in the mechanics forum enjoy hanging out there. The ones that hang out in here and ask tech questions are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Psimet2001

Nah - I couldn't tell you the last time I went...

Nah - I couldn't tell you the last time I went over to the mechanic forum and I usually only come out here to answer technical questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Psimet2001

If the general state of bikes that come to me for...

If the general state of bikes that come to me for service are any indicator you are truly wizzing into the wind on this one. Honestly I'd settle for people just washing their bike once every 50 rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Psimet2001

They make them like that because of all of the...

They make them like that because of all of the ramps and features they have worked into the cogs and the chainrings to help with shifting. One set of plates is designed to work better climbing up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

I miss trolls.

I miss trolls.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

I'd argue there isn't a price threshold that...

I'd argue there isn't a price threshold that truly indicates safety....

Eh...I take that back - if someone is offering an unknown chinese frame from $50 then I'd avoid that like the plague.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

No need - Link...

No need - Link (https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=carbon+fiber+failures)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

While this absolutely was the case 10+ years ago...

While this absolutely was the case 10+ years ago this is absolutely not the case anymore. In fact the issue with knock offs is getting worse. Major brands have been fighting it for quite a while and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Nope. We haven't missed that point but its a bit...

Nope. We haven't missed that point but its a bit like wizzing into the wind. You can't hold a material suspect based on the possibility that someone, somewhere is building something crappy with it....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

This. Let's be honest - if we tried to...

This.

Let's be honest - if we tried to alwasy avoid all feasible risks then we would never ride bikes. Riding bikes is an inherently dangerous activity.

That said there is absolutely no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By Psimet2001

I forgot to mention I also use a varia taillight...

I forgot to mention I also use a varia taillight and I move it from bike to bike and it work perfectly with both my wahoo and my garmin head units (and other riders nearby can join the light network...
04-08-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Really depends on the options. White has been in...

Really depends on the options. White has been in the 3-5 week range if they're black and in common drillings with a HG driver. Some drillings on some models have been out 10 weeks though... Certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By Psimet2001

No value.

No value.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By Psimet2001

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer. ...

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer.

I have had a 310, 705, 500, 510, 520, 530, 810, 130 and a pile of the watches.

On the Wahoo side I am currently using a bolt.

The old touch...
04-08-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

:( I guess I should be happy as that means...

:(

I guess I should be happy as that means someone is reading them....
04-08-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Get whatever you want but it's the finding it bit...

Get whatever you want but it's the finding it bit that's difficult. Like with Velocity we are on a perpetual 2 month wait. Like finding skewers...they're out there but as for people or distributors...
04-08-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

We haven't officially permitted anything in...

We haven't officially permitted anything in Illinois yet but talking with Tour of America's Dairyland yesterday it appears as though the prognosis for racing in Wisconsin in June is looking like it's...
04-08-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Little to no one keeps inventory of anything...

Little to no one keeps inventory of anything anymore really. tbh - if your shop is large enough to warrant having money in obsolete inventory sitting around then it's too large and busy to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Careful - carbon will assplode eventually. ...

Careful - carbon will assplode eventually.

Seriously though carbon frames are more readily repairable than aluminum ones are. I'd venture to say than even steel ones are now as there are way more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I used to be in heavy metal fabrication in...

Yeah I used to be in heavy metal fabrication in general and chip cutting specifically. Used to do a ton of capital equipment projects and tooling contracts for large operations so I know the machine...
04-01-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah - I hate selling things to random people....

Yeah - I hate selling things to random people. People are immensely flakey. Anymore I decide before I list something how much I am really willing to take. Any offer that comes in within the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Psimet2001

It's a complex topic without a quick answer but...

It's a complex topic without a quick answer but there are reasons the shop charges what it charges and those reasons aren't a desire for runaway profits at the expense of your wallet. As a company...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company I can tell you I have seen it...

As a wheel company I can tell you I have seen it all in the last few years. Most of my peers have just taken the attitude of not caring about backwards compatibility issues and will just tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,135
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company - let me tell you.... ...

As a wheel company - let me tell you....

Aluminum is an amazing rim material and still greatly undervalued. Still performs amazingly well and if you're still running rim brakes then aluminum is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By Psimet2001

I have never worked with the plugs so I can't...

I have never worked with the plugs so I can't really comment but honestly I can change a tube in under 3 minutes. Had to do it on my tubeless setup the first ride out this year as the sealant had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By Psimet2001

You know what I'm going to say.... "You know what...

You know what I'm going to say.... "You know what also takes about 3 minutes and leaves you with the peace of mind that it will hold? An innertube"

Otherwise sure these seem like solutions that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,856
Posted By Psimet2001

Someone just put out a review after having ridden...

Someone just put out a review after having ridden them for a long time. Can't remember who or where but it was well done and the group seemed of interest.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh I'd easily say the number that stay locked is...

Oh I'd easily say the number that stay locked is far outweighed by those that don't. Again when you're in an area that is mostly mtb usage then you have tons of people that run tubeless and more gear...
03-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By Psimet2001

Anyway - Yeah I find spec racing boring no matter...

Anyway - Yeah I find spec racing boring no matter the sport or discipline.

To illustrate some of the points people made earlier I have a quick story. There was a banquet dinner for all the crews...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Psimet2001

Reason 8,234 that I charge a lot of money to set...

Reason 8,234 that I charge a lot of money to set up tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah... mileage on parts on bikes really doesn't...

Yeah... mileage on parts on bikes really doesn't do anything for me. On all components it's so different. Personal variables, terrain, weight, riding style, etc. Then to top it all off there's the je...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,433
Posted By Psimet2001

I prefer delta style cleats so I ride spd sl...

I prefer delta style cleats so I ride spd sl anymore but to answer your "ease of getting into" question I always like to show this pic from 2008. Start of a race. I am in the front with the blue and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,856
Posted By Psimet2001

I thought of that right after I typed it...

I thought of that right after I typed it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,856
Posted By Psimet2001

As a shop owner and mechanic- I would say that...

As a shop owner and mechanic- I would say that Di2 doesn't wear out any faster than a mechanical derailleur. The shifters actually tend to last longer. Not unheard of to have to replace the battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,856
Posted By Psimet2001

Q actually had something from Shimano in...

Q actually had something from Shimano in stock??!!! Stop the presses!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Psimet2001

While my comment may have been flippant it comes...

While my comment may have been flippant it comes simply from experience and looking at the big picture. I have, quite honestly, thrown out piles of similar wheels.

They are narrow. They weren't...
03-22-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By Psimet2001

I was thinking more along the lines of "Enter a...

I was thinking more along the lines of "Enter a race running the same equipment as me? That's a paddlin"
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,212
Posted By Psimet2001

I started out being conservative. Then we did...

I started out being conservative. Then we did some "distanced" gravel rides last year. Larger groups between 20-50 riders but everyone rides alone or in small groups. I rode semi-regularly with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By Psimet2001

I love Lizard Skinz but it doesn't last more than...

I love Lizard Skinz but it doesn't last more than a season without showing a lot of wear...

Supacaz is another favorite. Super Sticky Kush or whatever weed name they give it. I have used a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Psimet2001

That store did really well.

That store did really well.
03-19-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By Psimet2001

I think I know what you're trying to ask. My take...

I think I know what you're trying to ask. My take - as someone in the industry who has more work to do when people buy new things -

I have mixed and contrary feelings.

I don't think...
03-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Eh - my channel does well enough it's now...

Eh - my channel does well enough it's now monetized (I'll be waiting forever to reach the threshold to actually get paid though). It's just like posting out here or on any social media. Someone is...
03-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

That happens more and more as you get older. I...

That happens more and more as you get older. I usually have no clue how old I am. When asked I usually have to stop and do math.

What made it worse was "Racing Age". Our main discipline was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,011
Posted By Psimet2001

There's a downhill "S" curve on the PATH...

There's a downhill "S" curve on the PATH here....yes on the Fox River Trail MUP. It's one of the only places you can get some speed going as this is Illinois and overpasses are our only climbs. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Psimet2001

The old pedals and cleats weren't cross...

The old pedals and cleats weren't cross compatible. Everything new works on old Zero's. Therefore the Ultralight action stuff - I would feel safe in assuming - is dead. If you want to ride light...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't know for a fact but I believe that would...

I don't know for a fact but I believe that would be a safe assumption.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Psimet2001

There will be spindle lengths available but not...

There will be spindle lengths available but not at this time. Roughly same timing as the power pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Psimet2001

In our marketing memos they specifically call out...

In our marketing memos they specifically call out that all cleats are backwards compatible with existing Zero pedals.
03-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh....wow....no. Ouch. 700c V brake BMX....sure...

Oh....wow....no. Ouch. 700c V brake BMX....sure they are guys....sure they are.
03-15-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5,924
Views: 357,238
Posted By Psimet2001

I've actually given a lot of thought to buying up...

I've actually given a lot of thought to buying up old elements. Mine was the last year they made them and I bought it new but I still only have 103k on it. Every time I look I can find a handful in...
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