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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

:roflmao:True. If it happens I have a feeling...

:roflmao:True. If it happens I have a feeling Shimano would be first but honestly they seem to be too interested in internal hub gearing as the future. Hey maybe this is Campy's shot at being...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

Depending on the specific setup the hubs alone...

Depending on the specific setup the hubs alone can add 200g or so. Or 1/2 a pound. That's without rotors and lockrings or rotor bolts. The calipers for road are down to where I am sure they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

Generally agreed - on the last point of "it seems...

Generally agreed - on the last point of "it seems like a lot of those people don't understand that a lot of people do want them." I would caution that maybe you're sectioning off your population of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Psimet2001

During cross season I get a steady stream of mud...

During cross season I get a steady stream of mud covered and dried up and rusted high performance bikes or wheels needing new tubulars glued.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

...for you on your bikes for the ways that you...

...for you on your bikes for the ways that you ride them and with you ability to use, adjust and maintain.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By Psimet2001

Very few shops actually set them correctly. Most...

Very few shops actually set them correctly. Most factory techs and mechanics can't either. You can get decent performance by following the exact guidelines given in the tech docs. You can get best...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
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: 108
Views: 2,842
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: 108
Views: 2,842
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: 108
Views: 2,842
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: 108
Views: 2,842
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

Correct. At most and as a whole for all riders....

Correct. At most and as a whole for all riders. In other words - I live in the flat lands - I absolutely never need them.

Some live where there is actual elevation. They can use them as a benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and...

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and only carried over because the industry pushed it. I will stand my ground on the retro movement we will see in the future to go back to rim brakes as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By Psimet2001

HHAHAHAHAHhahaaaaa... carbon wheels aren't...

HHAHAHAHAHhahaaaaa... carbon wheels aren't driving a lot of business right now. Trust me. Just about everyone in the wheel business is level or down.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Psimet2001

As a general rule we don't proactively replace...

As a general rule we don't proactively replace tubes. Their function is to hold air. If they are holding air...then we don't replace them. Sometimes customers will ask for them to be replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Psimet2001

It's an old SL+ that has been cored out and...

It's an old SL+ that has been cored out and replaced with G3 internals.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,550
Posted By Psimet2001

I have never had much luck at doing structured...

I have never had much luck at doing structured intervals outside. Structured training has always been more effective for me if done inside. While I haven't used it myself the feedback from others...
02-03-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Psimet2001

I bought my Chris King tools way back when i...

I bought my Chris King tools way back when i started about 10 years ago. While I don't need to use them often they have paid for themselves many times over. Nice tool set.

The one video I did on...
02-03-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Psimet2001

Just saw this as I don't get on here much. They...

Just saw this as I don't get on here much. They called and told me it was a tokyowheel freehub which was funny because I have nothing to do with that company and they, like nearly all of us, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,856
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah... sorry about that. Industry pressure kind...

Yeah... sorry about that. Industry pressure kind of thing. Only now we all lose. Industry and users. The inventory in the US has been horrendous for at least a generation now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,856
Posted By Psimet2001

They used to be so easy....now I have to look it...

They used to be so easy....now I have to look it up each time.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup that's when I bought mine. I think I found...

Yup that's when I bought mine. I think I found them through on here when they were clearing everything out. Was a good deal. I think the frame was $50 for me but the fork I had to find for like $150....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,550
Posted By Psimet2001

I've seen people refer to it a lot for racing....

I've seen people refer to it a lot for racing. I'm sure it's very bike nerd-erific. Any sort of intense analysis is fun to look at. Considering it's analysis of online riding for the purposes of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Holy crap - I had that exact same bike and I...

Holy crap - I had that exact same bike and I paired it with the same fork. Knowing they were out of Dayton I won't accuse that of being my old bike but it looks identical. I sold the frame and fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Psimet2001

Make sure the firmware is up to date on the...

Make sure the firmware is up to date on the trainer. If there is an app that is available to calibrate the trainer then do so. Completely pull the plug and then restart it after some time has passed....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeesh.... I know it cost a bundle new but the...

Yeesh.... I know it cost a bundle new but the market value is next to nothing. Get what you can. As others mentioned a couple of hundred would be fair. If you're lucky that's a small size - look to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Nice. When we ride with a lot of other mechanics...

Nice. When we ride with a lot of other mechanics we usually make the least experienced step in and fix it so we can all watch. :D

On those A23's - yeah it's a pain. Someone on here has to know...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,144
Posted By Psimet2001

It's all about expectations on the ride. If it is...

It's all about expectations on the ride. If it is a drop ride then of course no one cares and it's everyone for themselves. When it's no-drop... Then don't crap on the etiquette. Everyone agreed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

I always ask first.... but yeah I can't watch...

I always ask first.... but yeah I can't watch someone seemingly fumble through or take long with a tire change. A lot of people I have ridden with refer to me like the IT support guy from SNL -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,144
Posted By Psimet2001

The world hates half-wheelers. You chose to...

The world hates half-wheelers.

You chose to ride this ride. Slow down. If you can't control it then apologize to everyone on the ride and pick a different one.

I despise when people choose to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By Psimet2001

Good luck with the bleed. Sounds like you...

Good luck with the bleed. Sounds like you followed the full directions on it. If it happens again then it would be a fitting or seal in the lever. I can't remember the specifics but I had a Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

I used to say this all the time. Was that way for...

I used to say this all the time. Was that way for years. I actually had a debate once with a teammate who swore it was impossible to mount some sort of tire - guessing a gravel king sk - without...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 770
Posted By Psimet2001

I raced for years on a single bike for all...

I raced for years on a single bike for all events. In a few Omniums we had TT's in additino to the rest of it. I had it down so I could swap between my regular setup and TT setup in about an hour....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

I loved and still love Velox but to be honest I...

I loved and still love Velox but to be honest I don't even have any on hand. I can't tell you the last time I put some on. I bought a metric ton of high pressure strips in 20 and 23mm widths way back...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah no telling. We use sealant extensively in...

Yeah no telling. We use sealant extensively in tubulars once they flat and it usually works but mostly in tubeless tubulars (someone's head just exploded).

I won't say adding sealant to a tubular...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Agreed. I've never had any problems with any...

Agreed. I've never had any problems with any tubeless and have used levers on everything I have ever needed to. Unless someone is an animal that mashes everything with their ham-fist - this is a non...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Levers, Tube, CO2. Just lke any other flat kit....

Levers, Tube, CO2. Just lke any other flat kit. Dump the sealant into the grass
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Specialized makes a half bottle they call a keg...

Specialized makes a half bottle they call a keg or cask or something. I have a few of them. Love them. I stuff each with the right tube, inflator, tool, levers and CO2 and just throw it into the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

For the record - got another nice day out and...

For the record - got another nice day out and decided super late to get another ride in outside today. Ran into the shop and went to grab my gravel bike - tire hasn't been fixed yet as I haven't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

I'd take issue with using the term "easily". ...

I'd take issue with using the term "easily".

Sure I see a ton of pinch flats on tubed systems and that is something that doesn't happen with tubeless... but...

Pinch flats only happen when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Agreed. If I wouldn't have been carrying a tube...

Agreed. If I wouldn't have been carrying a tube and CO2 on the ride I started the thread with then I wouldn't have made it home without uber or a phone call. Tubeless does not mean not riding with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

On the money bit - just realized.... I charge...

On the money bit - just realized.... I charge $100-$110 to glue a set of tires for tubulars. I charge $70 on a set to set them up tubeless. For a consumer that doesn't do their own work it's almost a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup - it's just another tool in the toolbox....

Yup - it's just another tool in the toolbox. Another factor for me is maintenance - roughly that tubeless requires it while tubed does not. When I only get a flat every couple of years the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah they don't mess around. As a kid when I got...

Yeah they don't mess around. As a kid when I got into the sport I was in El Paso, TX. I wish we had tubeless at the time. I would ride thorn resistant tubes with mr-tuffy liners and thick cheap tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

That's the other thing with road tubeless - even...

That's the other thing with road tubeless - even if it seals right away there just isn't enough air volume to not result in almost immediate need to re-inflate.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

Meh - being pushed more like. Donn is pushing...

Meh - being pushed more like. Donn is pushing hard. Even then go ask him what Gage Hect was riding when he won nationals. He's on Donn's team. He was on tubulars. Becca is riding tubeless because she...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Psimet2001

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