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03-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
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: 190
Views: 8,204
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...
03-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
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...
03-30-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,204
Posted By Psimet2001

Snake Alley and the rest of the Quad Cities...

Snake Alley and the rest of the Quad Cities memorial Day classics have officially cancelled. The rest of the races in May have cancelled except for mine which is scheduled for May 17. Village doesn't...
03-27-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,204
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
03-27-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,204
Posted By Psimet2001

Call covered everything we got notices on earlier...

Call covered everything we got notices on earlier yesterday regarding the layoffs and furloughs. 40% of all staff. The rest took pay cuts. Supposedly everyone.

They wouldn't seem to budge on the...
03-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,204
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh... on the USA Cycling LA call. *blerg*

Ugh... on the USA Cycling LA call. *blerg*
03-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,204
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: 190
Views: 8,204
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: 55
Views: 1,548
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: 55
Views: 1,548
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
Posted By Psimet2001

I knew someone was going to do that. I didn't say...

I knew someone was going to do that. I didn't say I was descending....just coasting.... and I'm very out of shape. :D

Started to notice it a few years back on longer rides. I would just fatigue.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
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: 887
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: 190
Views: 8,204
Posted By Psimet2001

From Lamp

From Lamp
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
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. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Psimet2001

You're looking for road wheels - 700C rim brake.

You're looking for road wheels - 700C rim brake.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Psimet2001

This. Brian is in the battery. Won't know what...

This. Brian is in the battery. Won't know what you can or can't do until you set up the app and see what you can customize. It's en ever-changing landscape with Shimano.
03-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
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...
03-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By Psimet2001

I've seen both. I have seen races or fields that...

I've seen both. I have seen races or fields that were allowed to do whatever they wanted and I have seen riders DQ'd and pulled from the field while still out on course for riding on the line and not...
03-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By Psimet2001

1st - heal up. 2nd - this is always your...

1st - heal up.

2nd - this is always your answer. Road races: there aren't enough of them. The internet has told everyone that road races are safer. This has led to, in my direct experience, a huge...
03-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By Psimet2001

We see the opposite. So much so this is what was...

We see the opposite. So much so this is what was cited as the reason for the revision. 4's have been log-jammed with sandbagger forever. The Novice field is supposed to be what the 5's were supposed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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: 868
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...
02-26-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By Psimet2001

Chuck Hodge was pretty adamant the change was to...

Chuck Hodge was pretty adamant the change was to clear the logjam from 5->3.

The new points are interesting. That said some riders I have known who were ready to quit the sport because they just...
02-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Psimet2001

Been saying this for a long time. Yes it is still...

Been saying this for a long time. Yes it is still the Lance fallout. Lance generation is now in 40+ and 50+ racing - very few new have come to the sport since then.

Rider days are up this year so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah and right at Great lakes is when I cut in-...

Yeah and right at Great lakes is when I cut in- heading north. I was in Lake Bluff for the race that day and decided to take a ride for myself. Used the North Shore Century route as I had ridden that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

You realize I was able to introduce a new disc...

You realize I was able to introduce a new disc specific cyclocross rim this last season, right? I know about what rim brakes do to carbon already and the nice things that having disc brakes allow you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Hmmm....looks like a crappy fork then. Too much...

Hmmm....looks like a crappy fork then. Too much flex.

CR720s are OK. I stopped messing around with mid range cantis a long time ago though. Pretty much it is Avid Shorty Ultimates or it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

I've gone to both ends with compounds. Soft for...

I've gone to both ends with compounds. Soft for performance then stripping them because our muddy races would just blow them out and I was sick of swapping them all the time. So all to metallic....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

I finally went up Sheridan into Wisconsin last...

I finally went up Sheridan into Wisconsin last year for the first time in many years. Worst ride of the season. Constant close calls. I thought for sure I was eventually going to be hit or shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
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...
02-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,937
Posted By Psimet2001

Velodrome is a fabulous place to do stuff...

Velodrome is a fabulous place to do stuff outdoors. You able to ride geared there? You local to me - Northbrook?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Not watching as I don't want to get a bad case of...

Not watching as I don't want to get a bad case of FOMO but groups from our team will go out there and ride Lemmon usually once a year or so. I want to say they are planning Mayorca (?) this year but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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
02-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

I bought all the tools the second I opened a...

I bought all the tools the second I opened a direct account with them. I have sold quite a few CK hubs over the years. If you dig hard enough you will find tons of threads on here from WAY back where...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Looks like fun. I feel you are very fortunate....

Looks like fun. I feel you are very fortunate. There are times I would give just about anything to ride a long descent. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

You can use the same shimming on the cassette to...

You can use the same shimming on the cassette to achieve the same but yeah if brand change their shifting can be slightly different. I have done it maybe once in 30 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Correct.... for shifting. Brake wise - and i...

Correct.... for shifting. Brake wise - and i believe you guys addressed this earlier, is a complete crap show for swapping unless you get to a couple of sets you always use and take the time to shim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By Psimet2001

Very true. There is a quote of me in Cyclocross...

Very true. There is a quote of me in Cyclocross Magazine saying that disc would be ubiquitous in 4 years. That was in 2011 or 2012 IIRC. I had a disc bike within a few months of that article - First...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
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: 487
Views: 22,245
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...
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