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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,865
Posted By Psimet2001

tbh - I was as well but I don't get to spend all...

tbh - I was as well but I don't get to spend all day out here anymore and considering the number of threads about running 30mm tires at 50 psi I just kind of figured no one left here is actually a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,532
Posted By Psimet2001

I do like the Silca one if you're going to use...

I do like the Silca one if you're going to use one... but to help illustrate what we are talking about - even your seemingly small adjustment from 42 to 36 is over a 15% change from their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,532
Posted By Psimet2001

No it's not. Keping track of what you're using...

No it's not. Keping track of what you're using and then adjusting to suit from there is key. A calculator is just a calculator.


If you're trying to say that the actual process of doing math is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,865
Posted By Psimet2001

Eh. Some believe it's a safety thing. ...

Eh.

Some believe it's a safety thing.

You can believe what you want but I can tell you from direct experience that coming out or off of a pedal is a safety issue.

Those that don't really...
07-26-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I made it out to do the Madison last week at...

I made it out to do the Madison last week at Northbrook myself. Was talking to a local that races a lot of masters nationals and worlds and he was talking about how crazy gear selection has gotten...
07-26-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,554
Posted By Psimet2001

Even with the Intelligentsia Cup for the last...

Even with the Intelligentsia Cup for the last week I took some time for myself and jetted out from our South Chicago road race and made it to the northside (1:30 through downtown Chicago at the end...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

I literally just went out and checked the largest...

I literally just went out and checked the largest distributor in the country for presta tubes. They have a handful of 1 size - 700x30-43 in a 48mm valve. I'd post a video of all of the "0"'s but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

AH - there's a difference here. What is available...

AH - there's a difference here. What is available at retail to the public is different than what is available in wholesale channels. Our distributors have had little to nothing in the way of tubes...
07-14-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I started a thread on this over in the road forum...

I started a thread on this over in the road forum but FYI - tube prices have doubled at some distributors overnight. They also hinted that they will double again in a month or two. There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I got dropped by my plastics molder a couple...

Yeah I got dropped by my plastics molder a couple of weeks ago, "Current demand coupled with raw material shortages, machine capacities, and ongoing labor shortages have put us in a position where we...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I don't think the vast majority of every day...

Yeah I don't think the vast majority of every day people really get this - as was said earlier they just open amazon or google and find what they want and move on with their day. They have no idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm trying to get new tires for my 1928 Model A....

I'm trying to get new tires for my 1928 Model A. They are out of stock everywhere and the ones that are in stock are now $250-$300 each when I was originally looking in the $99/ea range.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,875
Posted By Psimet2001

Tire and Tube Availability and Pricing

Some are probably aware but there is a pending worldwide rubber shortage. At the wholesale level - we haven't had decent availability of tires and tubes for going on 2 years but now tube prices...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

With crits in the big series we (teams) will...

With crits in the big series we (teams) will often communicate with the riders the old fashioned way - yelling splits and info in 2 seconds of yelling from the side of the course. I typically go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By Psimet2001

There's a lot of similarities but I would not...

There's a lot of similarities but I would not bring over any fluid, seal or compound from the automotive world. These systems are very small and have tiny ports, small fluid volumes, etc.

In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

Number of sanctioned TT's we are having in this...

Number of sanctioned TT's we are having in this state this year: 0. I honestly can't find one in the state that I can award the State Championship to.

Along those lines - we (the Illinois Local...
07-09-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a...

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a tensiometer and a spoke wrench when I see that. Man, I hope that works out for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By Psimet2001

I am not meaning this in an offensive way - "who...

I am not meaning this in an offensive way - "who cares?" - meaning I hope you're not worried about how it looks because it's all you have or can get. I say run what you have and enjoy the ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

Fun....from a strictly academic point of view. ...

Fun....from a strictly academic point of view.

I always resort to the same position that is summed up well by that Jacques Anquetil quote: "Strange people, bike riders. They imagine a racing bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

:lol::roflmao:

:lol::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle...

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle race is conducted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Psimet2001

Clement/Donnelly are tubeless tubulars that are...

Clement/Donnelly are tubeless tubulars that are made by the Tufo factory and can run with sealant. We usually glue them and run them until there is a flat then we put sealant in them. After they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By Psimet2001

No. No special tires. Many will just reduce the...

No. No special tires. Many will just reduce the pressure they are running.


Really it's about belonging. So chalk it up to tradition. Many will give you the response that it helps with massages...
07-07-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I used to have sound clips from office space set...

I used to have sound clips from office space set up for my window's sounds at work. Every night when I shut my computer off it would do the bit - "What if we're still doin' this when we're 50? -...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By Psimet2001

Ti skewers fail. Seen way too many. To echo...

Ti skewers fail. Seen way too many.

To echo everyone else - sorry but Shimano internal cam skewers are the only correct option. I even stopped providing skewers for our wheels we sold.

As for...
07-06-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By Psimet2001

We have run multiple races at different...

We have run multiple races at different car/motorcycle race tracks over many years. They are great venues.

I ran one at the Blackhawk Raceway Farms in South Beloit. Another team started it before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,254
Posted By Psimet2001

....and I am sure this was covered many times in...

....and I am sure this was covered many times in the beginning but to add my voice for no reason at all: If you are a USA Cycling club then you have club insurance that covers members when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,254
Posted By Psimet2001

I consider myself fairly safe rider and even I...

I consider myself fairly safe rider and even I have crashed more than a handful of times in the last decade.... of course that was 3 or 4 crashes in races that happened in front of me that I was...
06-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

Just saw this. Yes they are starting back up with...

Just saw this. Yes they are starting back up with Monday training nights sometime here in the next few weeks. Give me a heads up and I might make it out there and join you. I need to get back on the...
06-25-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

Who you kidding? They didn't have cat 5 when you...

Who you kidding? They didn't have cat 5 when you started. :D

I pulled my first annual license the year they started cat 5 which I believe was '91 or '92
06-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

Having a technical element always makes a race...

Having a technical element always makes a race safer. Hill or corner, etc. It helps eliminate those that barely have the fitness to stay in the race...the ones who can't think straight when the...
06-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

ab-so-tively

ab-so-tively
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,322
Posted By Psimet2001

How long a lube lasts is really dependent on the...

How long a lube lasts is really dependent on the conditions. Some will actually clean the factory lube off of a new chain right form the start. I do not recommend that. In general I lube chains over...
06-17-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the...

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the face" kind of day. Anymore I try and reverse that energy so I share with all of you: Best wishes to you all on having a wonderful day. may it be amazing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,322
Posted By Psimet2001

You can keep your fear porn. As for not being...

You can keep your fear porn. As for not being true - in this specific case it is absolutely true. Dealers all over the country have been brought piles of fake chains. Compare the boxes. They are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By Psimet2001

derp EDIT: Sorry...in a mood. This is a well...

derp

EDIT: Sorry...in a mood. This is a well known thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,322
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are...

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are knock offs from China. They are flooding the market to try and take over the huge gaping hole that Shimano has left behind. Those chains suck. Stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,322
Posted By Psimet2001

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the...

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the pandemic started and it won't get better anytime soon. MSRP will be the prevalent pricing strategy for the foreseeable future. Days of cheap Shimano are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,053
Posted By Psimet2001

Same just a longer shelf life on the shelf and in...

Same just a longer shelf life on the shelf and in the tires.
06-16-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

In other news our velodrome is opening back up...

In other news our velodrome is opening back up for mass stat races again. This is huge for us. It has been open for a few weeks for timed events only with strict protocols. Protocols will still exist...
06-16-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,384
Views: 395,351
Posted By Psimet2001

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my...

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my gut.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,053
Posted By Psimet2001

Orange Seal Endurance formula. We use it...

Orange Seal Endurance formula. We use it exclusively.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,053
Posted By Psimet2001

Inconsistencies with Schwalbe quality over the...

Inconsistencies with Schwalbe quality over the years has led me to never stocking, using or selling any of their tires. Ever. Everyone has problems with product...but I have only ever seen Schwalbe...
06-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

Sorry to keep posting in this one but after our...

Sorry to keep posting in this one but after our group ride last night I had 2 faster riders come up to me and ask about racing their first races up at ToAD this upcoming week. I think I brain and...
06-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

Also the talk comments are for the ones...you...

Also the talk comments are for the ones...you know who they are. The rider who gets dropped a few laps in before it got really hard who spend the next 2 hours telling everyone how they were "right...
06-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

This always reminds me of the quote I have on the...

This always reminds me of the quote I have on the back of my business cards: "Strange people, bike riders. They imagine a racing bike is made for going quickly. They're wrong. A racing bike is made...
06-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

We always say that there is an inverse...

We always say that there is an inverse relationship between talent and the amount of talking about the race after the race finishes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,053
Posted By Psimet2001

Then you haven't done much tubeless then. As a...

Then you haven't done much tubeless then. As a shop owner I have run into piles of combinations that took some finesse even with a compressor that were absolutely impossible with a regular floor...
06-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Psimet2001

Along these lines - I find the hardest part about...

Along these lines - I find the hardest part about racing is listening to all of the "Shoulda", "coulda", "woulda" from everyone who never really had a chance of being there when it counts anyway. As...
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