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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm not surprised with gravel. it's the same...

I'm not surprised with gravel. it's the same "cycle" we go through every 10 years or so. 80's=Road, 90's=mtb (not road), 00's=Road, 10's=Cross/Gravel (Not Road), 20's should come back around to road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't disagree but this is almost diametrically...

I don't disagree but this is almost diametrically opposed to the direction that most of us in the industry are headed. Things will always continue to trend higher in price. The industry can't afford...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the same "road" we have gone down over...

This is the same "road" we have gone down over the years. Remember Greg Lemond putting in the same sort of rear elastomer for Paris Roubaix in the 80's? Step back and seriously consider what has...
09-30-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 36,944
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh I do think everything should be cancelled....

Oh I do think everything should be cancelled. This moment for me though would be similar to a racer receiving word that the race they have been training for is actually cancelled. They probably knew...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

I've said this many times but the current trend...

I've said this many times but the current trend in gearing towards sup-par design with huge gaps and horrible demands on the chain will be reversed and go back. Triple fronts with tight cassettes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

Of course its going this direction. Nothing like...

Of course its going this direction. Nothing like turning road bikes - amazingly perfect pieces of efficiency and speed - into monster trucks like 90's mtb. Just slap an X Games decal package on them...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Psimet2001

Having glued for pro teams I can assure you that...

Having glued for pro teams I can assure you that the road ones typically don't have time for them to cure. They also have some roll. Most that are only gluing one or two at a time will take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Psimet2001

No. 3M Fast Tack - was re-formulated a ton of...

No. 3M Fast Tack - was re-formulated a ton of years ago and no longer suitable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Psimet2001

For gluing road. I can't afford to have a tire...

For gluing road. I can't afford to have a tire roll. Ever. The ones that come off easily when changing a tire have a much higher tendency to roll when being raced. Mastik one sets hard and almost all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,673
Posted By Psimet2001

Vaporware. It can not withstand the lateral...

Vaporware. It can not withstand the lateral forces needed to actually drive the bike let alone shift. That's why it keeps being touted as a concept piece. It was simply a way for a company that makes...
09-29-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 36,944
Posted By Psimet2001

Meh - to me that's like watching paint dry. Just...

Meh - to me that's like watching paint dry. Just no appeal at all - right now. Who knows in a few years maybe I'll like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Psimet2001

*sigh* Tubulars are amazing. Like tubeless...

*sigh*

Tubulars are amazing. Like tubeless though - they have their place and aren't great for all types of riding.

If you're riding them as a daily rider then be sure to do quick mounts with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

Ah...moto leathers. That's a great idea. If only...

Ah...moto leathers. That's a great idea. If only I could think of a way to shrink them down and protect my hands...and add pads to them for comfort.... I think I'll call them "gloves".

It's OK for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,236
Posted By Psimet2001

This is why races have become so unpopular:...

This is why races have become so unpopular: people don't enjoy being shown how much faster others are in an objective way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

Silly to wear seatbelt in cars too....as the...

Silly to wear seatbelt in cars too....as the wreck starts you should just get out of the car.

...or helmets. Just hold your head from hitting things then you don't need a helmet.
09-25-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 36,944
Posted By Psimet2001

Well I just made it official and cancelled the...

Well I just made it official and cancelled the last race that we typically put on each year. I was REALLY hoping when this all started that this race that would have been on Election week could have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Psimet2001

100% compatible with mechanical discs. In fact i...

100% compatible with mechanical discs. In fact i ran those levers on my son's cross bike with Avid BB7's for years for cross. My only recommendation is to use Yokozuna Reaction brake cables and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Psimet2001

I have run into this before and found 2 different...

I have run into this before and found 2 different things that have solved it. I unplugged the battery for a few minutes. This is a sort of system reset for it. Second time was a bad/loose connection....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,236
Posted By Psimet2001

I started the wheel company 11 years ago...

I started the wheel company 11 years ago officially. About 6 years ago the existing bike shop that I was "renting space" from to establish some of the more discerning distributor accounts had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,236
Posted By Psimet2001

I had no idea you were 5'2". Agreed on...

I had no idea you were 5'2".

Agreed on pressure. OP you should start at like 90 or 95 and drop from there over a few rides. You'll know when you're too low.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

I've heard that's everything.

I've heard that's everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:28 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

"Technical T-Shirt" with pockets. ;)

"Technical T-Shirt" with pockets. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

The look is also back for 2020 ...

The look is also back for 2020

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Psimet2001

I've been all over on this idea for close to 20...

I've been all over on this idea for close to 20 years now. Net result - agreed. Life is too short to worry about rotating a tire.

Best method for most even wear is buy 3 and rotate the rear when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

They definitely aren't as supple as a traditional...

They definitely aren't as supple as a traditional tubular BUT they do have all the performance you'd need or expect from a tubular. The LGG has better performance in racing conditions than Vittoria...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

What he is getting at is that properly fitting...

What he is getting at is that properly fitting modern jerseys don't sag when you have items in the pockets. If they sag then the jersey is a size or two too large. So I would propose maybe just the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

Gosh it sure seems that way anymore.... :lol:

Gosh it sure seems that way anymore.... :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

I think you misspelled sun glasses.

I think you misspelled sun glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,492
Posted By Psimet2001

Cupcakes are delicious. Back in 1990-ish I...

Cupcakes are delicious.

Back in 1990-ish I was a Patrol Leader for the "venture patrol" in boy scouts. I had been cycling for a few years and thought it would be cool to pursue the cycling venture...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

It's honestly some of my favorite part of Roadie...

It's honestly some of my favorite part of Roadie Culture. Sarcasm, intelligence, wit.

Without it we just have a mass of unwashed throngs wearing club fit jerseys, debating the types of cookies and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

Panniers and a commute. ;) If you're going...

Panniers and a commute. ;)

If you're going on a casual road ride for that long then Recreational Riding(?)

Gravel adventure? Grab a 6 of a decent IPA to take along. Fill your 6 water bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

It's all relative. Starting around 2011 we used...

It's all relative. Starting around 2011 we used to have a road race here that involved about 30%-40% gravel. At the time the tech recommendation was "maybe think about putting on 25's if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

"Umm actually"... It has become extremely...

"Umm actually"...
It has become extremely difficult to buy high quality performance 27" tires. So much so I have had to help a few really high end older bikes convert to 700c. Most older Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Psimet2001

Sheldon Brown had something written up on this at...

Sheldon Brown had something written up on this at one point. He pointed out that if he had to run two different sized tires he would run the larger tire in the front for the same reasons he would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

Some sealants don't work well in the innertube. I...

Some sealants don't work well in the innertube. I haven't seen a lot of luck getting flats to seal with sealant when there's a tube. I have seen it happen but usually it jest ends up spewing sealant...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

Well that's silly! There already is a Racing...

Well that's silly! There already is a Racing forum. That one is pretty boring though as it's all about actual racing, rules, preparation, tactics, etc. The real racing stuff that people don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

...then I suppose you wouldn't want to go to the...

...then I suppose you wouldn't want to go to the commuting forum? *shrug*

Also pretty sure you wouldn't want to come to a forum at all really. That's kind of the whole point after all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

It will all reverse course. Just a matter of...

It will all reverse course. Just a matter of time.

Nowadays I get customers that react with disbelief when I tell them it's OK to run their 30mm tires on the wheels they bought from me close to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

Pretty sure every major rim that I currently...

Pretty sure every major rim that I currently build with or sell is tubeless already. We don't have to wait for that to happen. It's done. Kind of like disc brakes.

I have never noticed a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

Nope. Tons of that has to do with the...

Nope.

Tons of that has to do with the pressure ranges available with more air volume and what pressures you are riding at though. Odds are you were running your 23's too high...or at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

All sorts of cool bags and gear with places to...

All sorts of cool bags and gear with places to stick everything you might possibly want to take with you to do anything over in this forum too! Might be cool for you to check it out if you love bags...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,670
Posted By Psimet2001

A must have for sure. Largest reason for me...

A must have for sure.

Largest reason for me is the Di2 battery level indication sent to the Garmin
Second would be control of Garmin screens from my shift levers.

The rest is nice but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,694
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm sure there's lots of great information about...

I'm sure there's lots of great information about all sorts of bags over in the Touring Forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/) - might be worth checking out if you like the loaded up look.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

25's are today's 23's. That said just as many...

25's are today's 23's. That said just as many people come in and ask for 28's or larger.

It all goes in cycles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,964
Posted By Psimet2001

I remember my first troll too.

I remember my first troll too.
09-21-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,498
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't wear one on test rides at the shop. I...

I don't wear one on test rides at the shop. I should. I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By Psimet2001

As a shop - 23's are like toxic waste. I don't...

As a shop - 23's are like toxic waste. I don't stock any except for super cheap tires because they just don't move. Anyone actually riding them tends to be on the cheaper side (maybe that's why...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes. Absolutely. 100x Yes.

Yes. Absolutely. 100x Yes.
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