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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
Posted By Psimet2001

Can I just say I kind of love where this thread...

Can I just say I kind of love where this thread is heading.

As for Conti tubes being $10 - thats what I currently sell those tubes for in my shop when I have them. I am not making very much on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 985
Posted By Psimet2001

I was JUST coming in here to drop that one. a...

I was JUST coming in here to drop that one. a couple psi is also a huge difference in these lower pressures as well.
07-29-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,207
Posted By Psimet2001

File this under "gotta share it somewhere": ...

File this under "gotta share it somewhere":

Sunday's finale of Intelli - men's "fixed gear crit". I hear whistles go off and see our chief ref walk out and stop the field to neutralize the race....
07-28-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,400
Posted By Psimet2001

I gotta remember that half a lap up and use it to...

I gotta remember that half a lap up and use it to encourage the rest of the field not to chase the inevitable rabbit at the start each time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,640
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
07-28-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 985
Posted By Psimet2001

After reading this I now know why I find pumping...

After reading this I now know why I find pumping my track tubulars up to 120+ to be so satisfying.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 985
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By Psimet2001

They work great on old drivetrains. Specifically...

They work great on old drivetrains. Specifically 8/9 speed and below. The tool itself is a bit too wide to work well on modern stuff (although I still use it as a point of reference). I have without...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 985
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: 154
Views: 2,640
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By Psimet2001

While rings don't wear out as easily SRAM ones in...

While rings don't wear out as easily SRAM ones in the 10 and 11 speed generation tend to be a bit softer than one would expect. Visual inspection can usually lead me to an indication that there's...
07-26-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,207
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: 110
Views: 5,400
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...
07-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,207
Posted By Psimet2001

about 2-3 years ago I was charging $5/tube...

about 2-3 years ago I was charging $5/tube retail. Then I went to $6. Last year I went to $7. This year I will probably go to $8 or $9.

For reference I used to be able to buy tubes for about...
07-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,207
Posted By Psimet2001

They're still available right now in retail...

They're still available right now in retail channels. Prices will creep up as everything trickles through the supply chain. Just saying if there's something you like then maybe buy a couple more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
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: 2,470
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: 6,370
Views: 394,207
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: 2,470
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: 2,470
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: 2,470
Posted By Psimet2001

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah it's been affected for over a year now....

Yeah it's been affected for over a year now. Shimano has had its Malaysian plant shut down for over a month now because of the government and covid. This is also what's hitting the rubber market.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
Posted By Psimet2001

Latex = rubber

Latex = rubber
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,470
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...
07-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Psimet2001

You guys are posting videos so here is one...

You guys are posting videos so here is one someone took of one of the years we ran it. You can see my tents at the line and neutral pit after the line. Also the team tents in the background....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
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: 1,048
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: 2,147
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: 6,370
Views: 394,207
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: 533
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: 2,147
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: 2,147
Posted By Psimet2001

:lol::roflmao:

:lol::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
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: 1,466
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: 2,147
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By Psimet2001

Holy crap they're still around. I swore they...

Holy crap they're still around. I swore they closed. Does say they got a new location in 2014... Wide Selection of Tubular Tires at Yellow Jersey . . . Always at a Great Price!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By Psimet2001

I started reading it and saw "Yellow Jersey" and...

I started reading it and saw "Yellow Jersey" and thought, "man, they've been out of business for a looooooong time". Then checked - yup - zombie thread.

Tubulars still kick butt btw.
07-07-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 394,207
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? -...
07-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Psimet2001

Forgot to mention a drawback - at least at...

Forgot to mention a drawback - at least at Blackhawk there must be some type of race tire, whether car or motorcycle based, that will shed little metal wires from the casing as they wear. Even with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,995
Posted By Psimet2001

I have wasted too much time in my life waiting...

I have wasted too much time in my life waiting for Cafe Latex to do its job. Was a good one in the early days but its time has passed.
07-07-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Psimet2001

We have also raced down at the Autobahn Country...

We have also raced down at the Autobahn Country Club down in Joliet - it's a little playground for Chicago's rich where they have multiple tracks/courses, members can buy property/house there and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
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: 804
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...
06-29-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,236
Posted By Psimet2001

I've heard stories of that.

I've heard stories of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,196
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,196
Posted By Psimet2001

Oooo forgot about the time a dog on a rope...

Oooo forgot about the time a dog on a rope "leash" was pulled into my front wheel while I was commuting. It just happened to be the day after the dog walked out and caused the wreck in the Tour all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,196
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: 6,370
Views: 394,207
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: 57
Views: 3,236
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
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