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07-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 551
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: 751
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: 5,034
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: 10,499
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: 10,499
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: 614
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: 31
Views: 1,548
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: 10,124
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: 10,124
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: 10,124
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 270
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: 208
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: 1,795
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: 836
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 42
Views: 4,267
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: 1,365
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 385
Views: 30,652
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: 2,800
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,800
Posted By Psimet2001

HR is a better indicator of how your body is...

HR is a better indicator of how your body is doing. Power is an indicator of how your training is going. Using both together you can use one to help explain the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,438
Posted By Psimet2001

Right foot forward. I have noticed in the last...

Right foot forward. I have noticed in the last few years I do this enough that I find I am tiring that foot and calf out for hold that position so much (I find I press down on the forward foot a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Psimet2001

Those batteries are backwards compatible to every...

Those batteries are backwards compatible to every etube generation though aren't they? meaning everything but first gen Dura Ace di2
03-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,652
Posted By Psimet2001

From Lamp

From Lamp
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Psimet2001

This Brian guy got a bad rap. My apologies. He...

This Brian guy got a bad rap. My apologies. He should probably be released. ...
03-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By Psimet2001

We have EXACTLY the same issue. Chicago. Gravel...

We have EXACTLY the same issue. Chicago. Gravel has already started. Road (crit) season starts in like 2 weeks. Runs every weekend from then through first weekend in June.

June is given over to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Psimet2001

After a pile of years doing this I have seen all...

After a pile of years doing this I have seen all sorts of things come out from inside rims. As mentioned - take the tire and tube off and try and get it out of the valve hole. That is the largest...
02-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By Psimet2001

Those sound like ABR events. ABR is American...

Those sound like ABR events. ABR is American Bicycle Racing. Another sanctioning body that was started a bunch of years back as an answer for those who were tired of USA Cycling. We had reciprocity...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

*sideeye* we ride 28's and 32's with rim brakes...

*sideeye* we ride 28's and 32's with rim brakes all the time... Remember canti's are rim brakes. Around here the cross scene is so bike we have all had our "gravel" bikes for over a decade now and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/d991e8fc65055ab188e18a543008df09_4c5cd17cb8aadd6a42c947c42d92d9b8e47f0296.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the thing that always makes me roll my...

This is the thing that always makes me roll my eyes back when people start with "Disc brakes are stronger". Uh... the largest rotor you can have is a rim. "Give me a lever long enough and I can move...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

373g is over 3/4 of a pound. People used to...

373g is over 3/4 of a pound.

People used to argue with me that they HAD to use alloy nipples because an extra 18g on a wheelset was going to be way too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

I've actually been discussing a lot of this with...

I've actually been discussing a lot of this with others in the industry. Almost all of us in the "accessories" or "upgrade" segments have seen a colossal drop in sales in the last few year. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

Sexiest looking brake that never worked.

Sexiest looking brake that never worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

Definitely a personal choice - Disc are ugly and...

Definitely a personal choice - Disc are ugly and barbaric looking on a road bike. It's the rotors more than anything although the calipers always look like a piled up aluminum turd that got slapped...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

^This.... ....This is what makes the issue....

^This....
....This is what makes the issue. Those of us with experience on disc will tell people that say this, "Oh the rubbing is fine it doesn't actually slow you down just makes a noise. Here let...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't have experience with them. They should...

I don't have experience with them. They should just slide over the outside. I used to get my own rough shims and grind the ID to fit and/or split the ring (did that for rotor shims when they weren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

Argh - this got too much content when I am too...

Argh - this got too much content when I am too busy (sun is out in Chicago so bikes are stopping by all day). So to summarize my responses, "you are incorrect." and "that is correct" - Apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

I'd have to disagree on that one. As a shop I can...

I'd have to disagree on that one. As a shop I can tell you that without a doubt I can't remember a single situation where any regular rider/enthusiast ever actually came to me to adjust their brakes....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

Again - there's the issue. I think it just might...

Again - there's the issue. I think it just might be hard for people to understand who don't live in places like the majority of the country - The longest "descent" any of us sees during a season is 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Psimet2001

Normal people will never understand our pain.

Normal people will never understand our pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

It will be fun to watch. Especially the marketing...

It will be fun to watch. Especially the marketing that will have to come out of SRAM. "From the people that brought 1x to the marketplace comes..... POWER TRIPLEX systems!"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't have to hold back as much as I used...

I don't have to hold back as much as I used to....
Back in the heavy days of Cross I used to get feedback on our rims from the mechanics on the pro teams, "We've absolutely abused your rims and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

Triples will make a comeback. Mark my words. ...

Triples will make a comeback. Mark my words.

"Modern electronic shifting has eliminated all of the drawbacks of using triple cranks. This enables us to tighten up the cassette in the rear -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,736
Posted By Psimet2001

The side benefit for me in the wheel world is...

The side benefit for me in the wheel world is that disc brakes have virtually eliminated the customer's obsession with wheel weight. With disc there are so many variables in what the hubs are that...
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