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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Psimet2001

One place Shimano had really shined over the...

One place Shimano had really shined over the years is in rim brake caliper design. The newer calipers have always been better than the previous versions and they just keep learning and improving....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,366
Posted By Psimet2001

Tbh this was my first thought as well.

Tbh this was my first thought as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,079
Posted By Psimet2001

They end up feeling softer. IIRC this is due to...

They end up feeling softer. IIRC this is due to mechanical breakdown of some bonding between layers in the layup. Can't remember where I was reading about it but was either Rukus who published a...
07-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Agreed. Its the group riders that used to race...

Agreed. Its the group riders that used to race who seem to be the ones that complain the loudest. Masters racers...of course. One guy in Illinois spent a lot of time complaining and calling people...
07-13-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

It was run before me and it will be run after me....

It was run before me and it will be run after me. At least if I am off the board when the crap hits the fan I don't have to clean myself off and shovel it all up. At the end of the day this is a...
07-13-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Did well. He raced cat 3 and masters I believe....

Did well. He raced cat 3 and masters I believe. Podium in the cat 3 I believe. There's been a bit of calling out and doxing in Illinois. If someone goes and does something in your team kit it's then...
07-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
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...
07-13-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup - this is the one I am getting flak on....

Yup - this is the one I am getting flak on. People have left the team because of this (we had a racer go race). From what I saw everything seemed to be done well but....*shrug*.
07-13-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

We have been getting applauded when we officially...

We have been getting applauded when we officially cancel things but then there is always 2 or 3 guys who use it as a chance to personally attack all the volunteers and call everyone a list of names. ...
07-13-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Arley Kemerer had a lot going on with her post. I...

Arley Kemerer had a lot going on with her post. I have been getting texts from riders demanding I make a public statement. This isn't just about the race in PA but also like the race in St Louis. I...
07-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

There were races permitted by USA Cycling that...

There were races permitted by USA Cycling that were held in various states last weekend. The response from that racing being allowed to happen has been fairly loud and negative. Regardless of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By Psimet2001

I've had a lot of customers with 5000's who have...

I've had a lot of customers with 5000's who have tire failures rapidly after putting a new one on. I always remark how almost everyone seems to have one with these. Then they bring them in and I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By Psimet2001

Saw an article a few months back about one of the...

Saw an article a few months back about one of the big companies starting to move away from specific aero frames and back towards ride feel and some weight savings.

I've always kind of hated the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
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: 5,079
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
07-08-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Psimet2001

It can be hard to get front derailleurs set up...

It can be hard to get front derailleurs set up correctly even for experienced mechanics. What I have found in the shop is that most assemblers and mechanics tend to position the front derailleur a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,079
Posted By Psimet2001

If you're already thinking about it then get a...

If you're already thinking about it then get a new one. So much has changed in component technology and frame design.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By Psimet2001

There's 2 different inserts. There is also a...

There's 2 different inserts. There is also a (round) hard clamping mount that is available. If you can't get one of those to work then honestly just tape it in place until you can find something...
07-01-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Trek world cup cx cancelled as well

Trek world cup cx cancelled as well
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,623
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: 10,623
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: 618
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: 1,563
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: 10,163
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: 10,163
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Psimet2001

1. 650C 2. 130 is still a modern rear spacing....

1. 650C
2. 130 is still a modern rear spacing. It came out for 8 speed around 1989-1990ish. 7sd (with a 4mm spacer), 8, 9, 10 and 11 will all run in a 130 OLD.
3. BSA= the thread standard for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,163
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: 30,988
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Psimet2001

Ride with a tube. I personally have had more...

Ride with a tube. I personally have had more situations requiring a tube while using tubeless than I have had using tubes over the last 3 years (1).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Psimet2001

650 rim brake? ebay. Cross your fingers.

650 rim brake? ebay.

Cross your fingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,163
Posted By Psimet2001

Thanks for the bump - new tire and nothing but...

Thanks for the bump - new tire and nothing but problems. Really a massive PITA when all I want to do is grab the bike and go riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
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
06-04-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Psimet2001

Cable issue. Many Shimano cables will fray at the...

Cable issue. Many Shimano cables will fray at the end by the shifter. Sounds like you have a rats nest in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By Psimet2001

I've seen all sorts of issues over the years but...

I've seen all sorts of issues over the years but usually basic ones.

This one in particular I have seen on one unit I got new last fall for a customer. Bladder seal was folded under the reservoir...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Psimet2001

Not well as all. They are ending acute care ready...

Not well as all. They are ending acute care ready to put her on hospice. We are having her transported back up to Indy so family can come visit. They are saying 4-6 weeks. Life is life. Thank you for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah... not unusual. Install and ride. if it...

Yeah... not unusual. Install and ride. if it holds air it's working.
04-24-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
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: 30,988
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: 30,988
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...
04-14-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Looks like cross may be coming into question now...

Looks like cross may be coming into question now as well. At least early season cross.
04-13-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Almost all of our local races have just outright...

Almost all of our local races have just outright cancelled. The large series like ToAD and the Intelligentsia Cup are trying to figure out what they are going to do. Gravel events seem to be...
04-13-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

I gotta be honest - we officially cancelled our...

I gotta be honest - we officially cancelled our crit when the last announcement was made public. I was actually kind of happy. I am seeing that in a lot of promoters. With numbers being what they...
04-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Like I posted a while back - my wife's hospital...

Like I posted a while back - my wife's hospital stopped tested except for people being actively admitted and/or staff who have known exposure. Scores of patients have been "seen" and told they may...
04-08-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

They've been on again and off again with shutting...

They've been on again and off again with shutting my wife's facility down. She runs an immediate care facility. They keep wanting to close one and move the staff to the hospital. First she was going...
03-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,373
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 30,988
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh. Sucks. People just don't understand...

Ugh. Sucks.

People just don't understand the numbers. I was messing around with conservative scenarios with the best numbers I could find a while back and was coming up with something like 3...
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