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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 665
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 665
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: 163
Views: 4,473
Posted By Psimet2001

I miss trolls.

I miss trolls.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,473
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: 163
Views: 4,473
Posted By Psimet2001

No need - Link...

No need - Link (https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=carbon+fiber+failures)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,473
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: 163
Views: 4,473
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: 1,061
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: 5,923
Views: 357,152
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,061
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: 5,923
Views: 357,152
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
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: 163
Views: 4,473
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,129
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, 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
03-26-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,085
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,085
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: 1,429
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
03-19-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,201
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, 10:30 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: 1,801
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...
03-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
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
03-16-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
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.
03-12-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

We had a 2006 or 2008 that we took until it...

We had a 2006 or 2008 that we took until it started to act weird and burn a lot of oil (blame me - I did the timing chain service and then 30-40k and the mileage dropped instantly then 30-40k later...
03-12-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't remember if you ever knew Wayne or not....

I don't remember if you ever knew Wayne or not. You have a lot in common with him. I remember you know Druber. Wayne and Druber were good frenemies. He's now 62 but was heavily racing through his...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't know where this is getting lost in...

I don't know where this is getting lost in translation or why you seem to be doubting the validity of my experience. I am starting to think you don't understand the failure I am discussing. It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes, really. I don't know where to start with...

Yes, really. I don't know where to start with this. Your thoughts about the matter seem nice for you but I am a direct voice of a lot of experience. This used to be more of an issue on batches about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel builder I get to watch this get played...

As a wheel builder I get to watch this get played out daily. One customer is all about how loud a hub can be and swears it is a direct indication of the quality of the hub. The next will say how...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

Honestly we have sold, built with and serviced an...

Honestly we have sold, built with and serviced an immense number of these hubs. The absolute most common failure is slipping under pressure caused by wear on the pawls in combination with "slop" in...
03-10-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

Last year I bought replacement cones, races and...

Last year I bought replacement cones, races and bearings for Campy hubsets that were of the 8 speed generation in the late 90's. Smooth as silk and will run for another 25 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,853
Posted By Psimet2001

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure...

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure of the freehub. The pawls aren't tarnished - they have a coating on them to help with long term wear and you have removed it making them softer. That...
03-10-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

Regardless of the 41 - that ship sailed a few...

Regardless of the 41 - that ship sailed a few years back. Chris King told us last September that they weren't sure when they would have rim brake hubs back in stock and were considering never...
03-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

I tried briefly to find a graphics card for a...

I tried briefly to find a graphics card for a reconditioned desktop I bought to run as a dedicated Zwift setup... I found nothing and the prices were ridiculous. I know little to nothing about that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,558
Posted By Psimet2001

I was concerned when you pointed out they aren't...

I was concerned when you pointed out they aren't for use with hookless rims...then I watched a GCN video the other day where they were using Pirelli's on hookless rims with the full OK and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,975
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I'm not up to speed on what ENVE uses but I...

Yeah I'm not up to speed on what ENVE uses but I did get in touch with a rep who mentioned without their kit that this kind of thing can happen. :twitchy:

Also - pulling the latex off the inside...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Psimet2001

Non-threaded stems are fine on all wheels....

Non-threaded stems are fine on all wheels. AirStops are a great tube. High quality and will last a very long time in proper storage conditions or through use.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Psimet2001

They'll be fine.

They'll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,409
Posted By Psimet2001

My career goes way back into the hydraulic...

My career goes way back into the hydraulic industry so I will always be a bit of a fan for hydraulic's capabilities for the price. Really wanted to work with the Rotor group but alas have held off. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Psimet2001

Only one real reason I don't list weights - My...

Only one real reason I don't list weights - My plugins I use on wordpress to allow for building the wheels on the site don't really offer the ability to do the weights. I have thought of putting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Psimet2001

Contact seals will loosen up over time. We have...

Contact seals will loosen up over time. We have used Bitex as a house brand in the past and still build with Bitex depending on the build and configuration. There are some long term issues that can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,613
Posted By Psimet2001

This is what this forum was built for - finally a...

This is what this forum was built for - finally a thread where this advice is the only correct answer: Buy a new bike. Keep the old one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By Psimet2001

It snows where I live. Sometimes a lot. I have...

It snows where I live. Sometimes a lot. I have had snow blowers in the past. They were always hand me downs with all sorts of problems. I found I was spending more time getting them started, cleaned...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Psimet2001

26" wheels aren't going to be on any decent road...

26" wheels aren't going to be on any decent road bike you may want. The 28" reference- guessing you might be from a part of the world that isn't "local" to me (we love the metric system but we don't...
02-27-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

Just friended Joe Gardner on Facebook through an...

Just friended Joe Gardner on Facebook through an industry group. For those that remember - he was the guy that created this place.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By Psimet2001

Been debating making this my profile pic on...

Been debating making this my profile pic on facebook...
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,409
Posted By Psimet2001

Narrow bars will be the Faux-hawks of the 2020's

Narrow bars will be the Faux-hawks of the 2020's
02-25-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By Psimet2001

That's the kind of thing one woman would do to...

That's the kind of thing one woman would do to another about 5 seconds before they'd start pushing and fighting back in college.

To each their own. Yeah I wouldn't respond well to it but my wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,409
Posted By Psimet2001

It begs the question... why not just stick with...

It begs the question... why not just stick with what we have
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,409
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah that's a good point - I don't really like...

Yeah that's a good point - I don't really like the bar angle that most others do. Can't change that with integrated.

Really I have always seen these as the same as a seat mast. A nice feature on...
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