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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Psimet2001

I have never met a saddle that doesn't start...

I have never met a saddle that doesn't start creaking over time. Will always be on the lookout for hacks that help solve that issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By Psimet2001

This went all sorts of places... GRX...

This went all sorts of places...

GRX performs extremely well so if anyone is having problems with it then it's something about their personal setup that is causing issues. Don't overlook that some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup on both points. I get asked for the small...

Yup on both points. I get asked for the small packets more by female riders than male. Don't really know or care if there is anything to that but just a point of data.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By Psimet2001

Shimano officially said they would not be...

Shimano officially said they would not be supporting rim brake in 12 speed Ultegra and DA. They then quickly decided they would keep the previous generation rim brake lever in DA to run rim brake and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,018
Posted By Psimet2001

While I need to make some small revisions to this...

While I need to make some small revisions to this video I did take the time to put all the basic diagnosis info into an easy video. Watch it and get back to us. : https://youtu.be/obZoxw3U2uQ
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh - it's all a crap shoot right now. Sure...

Ugh - it's all a crap shoot right now. Sure Shimano listed the new groups last year but even up to today has not had very many groups available. Almost all of them are going into the OE channel as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

You're in Chicago...and have never tried chamois...

You're in Chicago...and have never tried chamois cream. Just feel the need to point out Enzo's ButtonHole Chamois Cream is locally made and doesn't contain any petroleum products. We sell tens of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the kind of daily stupid I see that makes...

This is the kind of daily stupid I see that makes my face hurt from frowning.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Psimet2001

Most of the swisstop OEM work pertains to rim...

Most of the swisstop OEM work pertains to rim brake compounds. OP is talking Hydraulic disc brake. OP - honestly stay with the SRAM OEM pads. As for changing pads using the same rotor - not really an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

Shameless plug and full disclosure - I am...

Shameless plug and full disclosure - I am directly a part of this company - but ButtonHole Chamois cream.

We used to have 8g packets for re-application along the ride. We hope to have those back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Those sucked. They still do. You can still get...

Those sucked. They still do. You can still get tires and most will work well but there is nothing wrong with running them lower. If you blow a tire off then it's trash. It will never really hold ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

This is my contention. Most people here are like,...

This is my contention. Most people here are like, "Well I took the time to understand this and it seems to work for me so it's amazing. (Just don't ask me what's really amazing about it outside of it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

I've always loved this take - anyone involved in...

I've always loved this take - anyone involved in wheel manufacturing has lost sleep over the idea of someone dying on their product. I get this is a user forum and here the anecdote of personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Ah! I sure visited a lot of operations. Usually...

Ah! I sure visited a lot of operations. Usually as field engineering, field engineering support, complexity reduction of supplier redundancies, or simply along for the dog and pony show where I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't even know where to start with this one....

I don't even know where to start with this one. You don't know me and made a 100% incorrect assumption as a result. If you work in heavy industrial metal fab then I am sure you work with items I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Thank you. I know a lot of what I post seems...

Thank you. I know a lot of what I post seems retro grouchy or reactionary but I am honestly just scratching my head on this one. The big guys with more money than sense sometimes are hell bent on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't want to be anecdotal about it but I do...

I don't want to be anecdotal about it but I do recall someone who was doing a lot of testing mentioning having the odd tire that does meat the spec and has been tested and listed by them still end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Psimet2001

...and this is a lot of what's wrong with the...

...and this is a lot of what's wrong with the anecdotes and armchair engineering in our industry/hobby.

Spokes fail because of fatigue. Fatigue life is determined by the stress cycle that loading...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

https://twitter.com/CaleyFretz/status/152984155987...

https://twitter.com/CaleyFretz/status/1529841559876734976?s=20&t=a5agZ7yKpQ4N2TdReOWG2A
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Incorrect. It is widely known that between the...

Incorrect. It is widely known that between the manufacturers there is little agreement on the specifics with the ETRTO standards. It has to do with the tolerance and tolerance stacking and who is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Apparently...yes. This is truly really like...

Apparently...yes.

This is truly really like the whole bottom bracket fiasco. A misguided endeavor based in manufacturing savings and trying to solve for bad quality by just eliminating a feature.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

They no longer cover replacement but they used to...

They no longer cover replacement but they used to send out the replacement parts for years/decades. They now don't cover any of it. If you have them you're on the hook for a set of cheap canti's that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

This seriously is more of a threat than the early...

This seriously is more of a threat than the early days of carbon clinchers with melting sidewalls was IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

You just touched on why they "work" over there=...

You just touched on why they "work" over there= 15 psi. The issue isn't about burping on road it's quite literally about tires being blown off the rim. Its the other end of the spectrum.

The most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Dangit - now I am revved up. We are about to...

Dangit - now I am revved up. We are about to record a new episode of the podcast so I am sure I will touch on this and rant slightly. *shameless podcast plug* give us a listen at Road Is Dead.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup - hard anodized or ceramic coated rims are...

Yup - hard anodized or ceramic coated rims are still around albeit harder to find.

Every few weeks another OE drops rim brake options. Funny because at the same time my rim brake business is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

- and I have no issues with that at all. I have...

- and I have no issues with that at all. I have been trying to approach hookless though with that mindset and hoping there was just some huge advantage I wasn't understanding yet. After digging quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

It's been what I have been dreading all along...

It's been what I have been dreading all along tbh. OEMs will just be like, "well you can't expect something to last forever". I STILL run into recalled Shimano canti brakes that were recalled in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Psimet2001

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow....

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow. That's where spokes fatigue out. Your bike is old. The wheels are old. They don't have an infinite fatigue life.

When you reach the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

It's worthwhile to point out that old bikeforums...

It's worthwhile to point out that old bikeforums member who "grew up" to become the editor of VeloNews and now Cycling Tips and runs the cycling Tips podcast and Nerd Alert podcast basically came to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

As you know - it's not the rims - it's the tires....

As you know - it's not the rims - it's the tires.

Tech like this is fun when you have enthusiasts that will take the time and figure out what to do. It sucks when you get someone that isn't going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

Quite honestly I didn't think this way until...

Quite honestly I didn't think this way until recently. I just didn't know enough about the switch to pass judgement either way. The mtb guys were all about it so who cares, right? Must be something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

This is truly a "press-fit bottom bracket"...

This is truly a "press-fit bottom bracket" version 2.0 type of scenario. A change driven by manufacturing cost savings and control issues that results in nothing but piles of headaches and problems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,067
Posted By Psimet2001

No. There is no benefit for the rider. All real...

No. There is no benefit for the rider. All real benefits are on the manufacturing side. They are less expensive to mold and there is less scrap. The tradeoffs on the rider side of absolutely little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By Psimet2001

I was privy to an aero spray solution that was...

I was privy to an aero spray solution that was meant to reduce drag when sprayed on frames, wheels, helmets, etc. Also on the skin.

Testing was so-so and the possible negative effects on the skin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Psimet2001

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore....

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore.
1. Needed them a lot with SRAM because their front shifting has always really sucked. SRAM pushed a lot of 1x because they just can't figure out...
05-21-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6,986
Views: 499,226
Posted By Psimet2001

Just need a semi-neutral place to vent on this...

Just need a semi-neutral place to vent on this stuff in Austin. I understand it's a tragedy all around. I know NOTHING about the people directly involved. This is internet speculation but... 1. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,276
Posted By Psimet2001

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone...

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone saying they don't use a radar because they are somehow afraid it will dull their senses. Honestly that's as daft as saying you don't use windshield...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,276
Posted By Psimet2001

It's funny - we have had racers from California...

It's funny - we have had racers from California come over and be afraid of our coffee. "I heard none of you know about good coffee." I'm always like "B1t*@ - who do you think brought you all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,276
Posted By Psimet2001

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies....

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies. Busy season and just have a second. I saw the pre-order come through a while back and thought about getting on it. I love my radar and my only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Psimet2001

The fact that anyone is actually complaining...

The fact that anyone is actually complaining about transit time from anywhere these days shows a complete lack of connection to reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

The softness in the casing (sidewall stiffness)...

The softness in the casing (sidewall stiffness) is only a factor if it allows the bead to stretch. The sidewall isn't holding the tire on the rim but it can effect how stress is applied to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

Correct - and why I say we will never have what...

Correct - and why I say we will never have what most of us older roadies consider to be supple and well performing and feeling tires in a completely hookless setup. They will steadily get firmer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a...

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a blog entry on it as well on my site. That said - I deal with Enduro a lot. ABEC 3 bearings just don't tend to last as long as the 5's. Most likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

That's a nice thought but it's never going to...

That's a nice thought but it's never going to happen. Josh Poertner had a lot to say about the current state on the nerd alert podcast (latest one maybe). He is way more optimistic about all of it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

Whether or not it was designed for that...

Whether or not it was designed for that application is between them and the courts. I couldn't care less.

What I am saying is that the tire in question wasn't going to measure to even the spec...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

Certainly it is not the rim. The tire changed...

Certainly it is not the rim. The tire changed enough under use/pressure to no longer conform to the standards needed to retain it.

The reality is every high performance tire will. The things we...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By Psimet2001

Reminds me of arguments 15 years ago about where...

Reminds me of arguments 15 years ago about where the state of tech was for carbon clinchers and whether or not they were safe to use in hilly areas. So many people claiming "They're fine" for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,704
Posted By Psimet2001

This is a thing that I don't believe many people...

This is a thing that I don't believe many people in this discipline really understand. Vast majority of cyclists are just doing the ride. Those that "push" will cross efforts that felt like they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,704
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh - something simple and everyone needs to...

Ugh - something simple and everyone needs to complicate it. ;)

As far as basic achievements go - 20 miles (like a 5k - anyone can do it right off a couch but some can keep doing it to see how fast...
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