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10-16-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 34,678
Posted By Psimet2001

Never worry about Cat1 and 2 roadies in cross....

Never worry about Cat1 and 2 roadies in cross. They turn like roadies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Psimet2001

Race. Only way you'll know. If you're coming from...

Race. Only way you'll know. If you're coming from triathlon then you'll find the surges and basic bike handling to be the most difficult part.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I used to follow Brimm early on in the power...

Yeah I used to follow Brimm early on in the power meter wars. A lot has changed technology wise. I wouldn't put it out of grasp at all.

Point here being though that Brimm didn't just go buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Psimet2001

For those that remember - back when Garmin was...

For those that remember - back when Garmin was developing a power meter for pedals they were working with Speedplay. That fell through towards the end of development. If you know much about stories...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't think that will be much of the big...

I don't think that will be much of the big overlying issue
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Psimet2001

Wahoo Buys Speedplay

Wahoo bought Speedplay. Another shot in the war between Wahoo and Garmin. Discuss pros and cons.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,013
Posted By Psimet2001

Gravel is just road racing on 90's mtbs. :D

Gravel is just road racing on 90's mtbs. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,484
Posted By Psimet2001

Semi. Have run it for a year like that and don't...

Semi. Have run it for a year like that and don't hate it as much as I did initially. Most of my triathlete customers have gone full synchro. I am not fully satisfied with the 2 cog move in semi. Need...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,013
Posted By Psimet2001

I caught an "SCS" in the original post. Don't...

I caught an "SCS" in the original post. Don't care that the model says it's not but with SCS you're running what is essentially a cross bike. You put a 50 on it. You want to go faster.
1. Spin....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By Psimet2001

:D I could suggest sending it to KMC ATTN:...

:D

I could suggest sending it to KMC ATTN: Department of I.D.G.A.F.
;)
09-19-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Psimet2001

They have been dumping a ton of $ into the...

They have been dumping a ton of $ into the systems at USA Cycling. Getting off the old system (legacy) and into some better setups but in the process they seemingly willfully decided to drop results...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By Psimet2001

Meh...neither one is Purdue so who cares. :D

Meh...neither one is Purdue so who cares.

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,725
Posted By Psimet2001

This^. I don't care what someone thinks...

This^.

I don't care what someone thinks they feel in terms of difference in performance of the components but there are some. Then again there are people that think all cars are the same because...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,683
Posted By Psimet2001

I've seen some things over the years that would...

I've seen some things over the years that would make this crowd go into perpetual fear of every piece of bicycle gear they have and never ride again.

We all can guess on all of this forever. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Psimet2001

If a tube is leaking then it will go flat over...

If a tube is leaking then it will go flat over time. If it doesn't go flat over time then it's not leaking. If the valve is functioning properly (you closing it?) then if the tube is losing air....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By Psimet2001

Road bike - 58mm because "I know a guy". Been on...

Road bike - 58mm because "I know a guy". Been on 50-60 for over 10 years. Really don't need it though and if I was building a new set I would be at 30-40mm. Lighter and handle better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,186
Posted By Psimet2001

Ultegra. You guys ever hear why Force AXS...

Ultegra.

You guys ever hear why Force AXS came out? One of the SRAM founders toured Europe and was amazed to find Ultegra at the pricepoint that it was at such an immensely high level of quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,725
Posted By Psimet2001

Not sure exactly what you're asking or saying. In...

Not sure exactly what you're asking or saying. In our shop more people are buying high end components through the shop instead of online BUT due to the immense number of variants now almost no one is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By Psimet2001

There a fine rim. I have built a few. The cost...

There a fine rim. I have built a few. The cost compared to it's relative value compared to other options is why I don't build with it on a regular basis. Anything close to modern in shape will beat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,725
Posted By Psimet2001

Whats more the high dollar parts are only there...

Whats more the high dollar parts are only there to be attractive to a certain customer and that customer is really just going to buy them online.

The real customers that do want to buy those kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,725
Posted By Psimet2001

That's always a fun armchair exercise. In reality...

That's always a fun armchair exercise. In reality stocking any high dollar component is a fools errand.

A friend and customer of mine has been looking at new high end bikes. S-Works or Moots is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By Psimet2001

Right? I was going through photos and I have a...

Right? I was going through photos and I have a bunch from Phil Cianciola's first century. Can't remember what his screen name on here was at the time but he's the one that wrote all those threads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

The spokes are actually a much smaller part of...

The spokes are actually a much smaller part of the overall process than many realize. They truly just transmit the tension. Their cross sectional size and material composition determine the amount to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

Clarification indeed - my point was that without...

Clarification indeed - my point was that without tension on the spoke there is no cycling of stress. Good to run into you out here. It feels like forever. Hope all is well!





Indeed - that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

We seldom go up to 110 and are more in the 100...

We seldom go up to 110 and are more in the 100 range as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By Psimet2001

10 years and counting

September 16. 2009 I officially filed to make PSIMET a business.

The business grew from the early interactions I had here. I would be remiss if I didn't celebrate the 10th anniversary of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

There's a ton of great options in that area. Some...

There's a ton of great options in that area. Some of the shops are legendary and have great talent. I am sure I know wuite a few builders in that are but nothing is ringing a bell at the moment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

You can build any rim to any tension you want as...

You can build any rim to any tension you want as long as it results in a stress that is below yield. The only thing that will change is the number of cycles to failure will be reduced. Finding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

This is like saying that a tree that is burned to...

This is like saying that a tree that is burned to the ground might be "dead". I assure you it is dead. Your assessment is spot on so feel free to be confident in it.


This can explain a lot. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By Psimet2001

Find a builder and not a shop mechanic. Shop...

Find a builder and not a shop mechanic. Shop mechanics know absolute f-all about actually tensioning and truing a wheel. They just twist nipples until it's "straight enough". I fix more immensely...
07-10-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,313
Posted By Psimet2001

It's an easy fix. Promoter simply has to correct...

It's an easy fix. Promoter simply has to correct the file and re-upload it. If the results are already in a spreadsheet then it can take a few minutes.

We're spoiled in Illinois. We have a "reg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Psimet2001

Then your gluing is more similar to what we do. I...

Then your gluing is more similar to what we do. I still do 2 coats rim and 2 tire and 24 hrs between each. 1 wet mounting coat (thickish) only on the rim. I have the luxury of having a lot of rims...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Psimet2001

Ahh - then you're lucky. With my glue jobs you'd...

Ahh - then you're lucky. With my glue jobs you'd be hard pressed to remove a tire and not destroy a piece of the basetape. It really depends on what school of though you came up in. Back a long time...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,757
Posted By Psimet2001

Must have been NOS. In other news I had my...

Must have been NOS.

In other news I had my first client who forgot to mention they were wheels for a disc brake road bike - not rim brake. He seemed confused as to why I would ever think any new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Psimet2001

Nice. But now you're wasting all sorts of effort...

Nice. But now you're wasting all sorts of effort because of your loss of aero efficiency. :D

Seriously we hardly ever sell deep carbon anymore. Almost everyone who was on deep carbon has left it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,945
Posted By Psimet2001

Definitely...but there are people that don't...

Definitely...but there are people that don't realize when their bottom brackets are seized and devoid of any semblance of lubricant. They can ride through the noise and never notice a thing.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,945
Posted By Psimet2001

Why people with absolutely no say or skin in the...

Why people with absolutely no say or skin in the game would ever wander here to put their 2 cents in is beyond me.

Crash damage and inspection of crash damage of carbon frames is nothing new. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Psimet2001

Go shallow. Deep wheels are so 2010.

Go shallow. Deep wheels are so 2010.
06-03-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,267
Posted By Psimet2001

That used to be the thing. The rider who was back...

That used to be the thing. The rider who was back technically wasn't allowed to jump on the lapping rider's wheel. They changed this a few years back.

This is another 5 second take in between...
06-01-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,267
Posted By Psimet2001

I LOVE when that happens. If I am announcing I...

I LOVE when that happens. If I am announcing I usually point it out at least but I almost feel like I am cheating when I do. After the break is really gone it seems like everyone else is just happy...
05-31-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,267
Posted By Psimet2001

Always a fun conversation. Agreed it is fully...

Always a fun conversation. Agreed it is fully legal. Outside of whether it should be done? Why in the hell shouldn't it be done? What's the point of having teammates. Don't like it then don't race...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,160
Posted By Psimet2001

Had to re-up this thread when I saw this meme. ...

Had to re-up this thread when I saw this meme.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/536x955/pinarello_bce1359495cb24a469c2e2147ac7e4a22ab7bae8.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,845
Posted By Psimet2001

Misnomer - there are riders who wear the same...

Misnomer - there are riders who wear the same jersey that enter the same race as cat 5's. Many think of themselves as a "team".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,557
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/625x415/beaarthursideeye_22882f42fcd996502e61ed96f8423e113cfd9042.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Psimet2001

There is nearly no end to places that now work on...

There is nearly no end to places that now work on carbon fiber. One of the only places that can actually do a thorough exam of the frame and any damage is Ruckus Composites (https://ruckuscomp.com/)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't have the $ but can get tires at wholesale...

I don't have the $ but can get tires at wholesale and OEM pricing... but still I would simply replace it and be done with it.

i understand everyone's situation is different but for me life is too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Psimet2001

I have lost count of the number of GP4000's I...

I have lost count of the number of GP4000's I have seen have heat issues on the trainers here in the training center. It's a really crappy trainer tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Psimet2001

Gravel Kings are great for gravel.

Gravel Kings are great for gravel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,845
Posted By Psimet2001

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html
05-23-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,666
Posted By Psimet2001

Back to race promotion - we had one of the ones...

Back to race promotion - we had one of the ones we still put on this last weekend...
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