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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,834
Posted By Psimet2001

The ;landscape is changing even over the...

The ;landscape is changing even over the timeframe this thread is from. I am working with a specific tire that I have been told will be formally recalled soon that will simply blow off most hookless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,956
Posted By Psimet2001

Doping is a spectrum. Outside of the large...

Doping is a spectrum. Outside of the large programs of transfusions and micro dosing of listed PEDs you start to get mired into a discussion that is more about ethics and intent than substance and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Psimet2001

Honestly sounds like some basic mechanical stuff....

Honestly sounds like some basic mechanical stuff.
1. Check the chain, chainring for wear.
2. Your rear derailleur hanger needs alignment. Just align it and/or check the alignment.
3. Your chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Psimet2001

The best part about that is that people will...

The best part about that is that people will slowly realize the comments always come from the guys in the back. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By Psimet2001

For years I have seen way more wrecks in cat 3...

For years I have seen way more wrecks in cat 3 racing than cat 4 or 5. The reality is there is such a huge talent discrepancy in 4/5 racing that most of those that are going to cause an issue can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By Psimet2001

There's been a shift lately. Carbon is way more...

There's been a shift lately. Carbon is way more repairable than aluminum. Nice aluminum frames aren't as easy to get or as cheap as they used to be.

I wasted years of racing on really crappy low...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,175
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah I have always felt he was "clean" with ""...

Yeah I have always felt he was "clean" with "" because PEDs aren't Black and white more of a sliding scale. Doping is black and white - there are rules and tests and levels. Like auto racing there...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,703
Posted By Psimet2001

I hate wrapping tape. I'm a mechanical guy - not...

I hate wrapping tape. I'm a mechanical guy - not an aesthetics guy. I am up front about that with customers though. I will wrap and get it done if need be, and the vast majority of customers see no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Psimet2001

Agreed with above - I have seen enough issues...

Agreed with above - I have seen enough issues over the years that I don't recommend updating the firmware unless there's an issue you're already having. If it is working then it's working.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Psimet2001

You have to pull the cables at the battery and...

You have to pull the cables at the battery and let it set if you want the soft reset. Apart from that I would highly recommend NOT updating firmware via the app. I have seen more than one Shimano Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,495
Posted By Psimet2001

This part makes me hesitate - As someone who is a...

This part makes me hesitate - As someone who is a wheel manufacturer I am not familiar with what you are trying to say with this.

Yes - buying a mechanical group and using it with mechanical disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Psimet2001

120 isn't exactly "OMG THAT'S TOO HIGH/It'll...

120 isn't exactly "OMG THAT'S TOO HIGH/It'll Xplode" territory.
You can pinch flat on 25's at 120.....only a few caught it but anything is possible if you weigh enough.

Some of you are on to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,512
Posted By Psimet2001

I've gone back and forth on offering waxing...

I've gone back and forth on offering waxing services even for "us" being the people that work with me personally. Every time I pop in to check out what the trends are I see stuff like this thread and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,512
Posted By Psimet2001

I have a nice one as well. Large. we fill it with...

I have a nice one as well. Large. we fill it with water. We then put parts we want to clean into plastic bags with whatever solvent or cleaner we want to use. That way the cleaner is almost always...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,495
Posted By Psimet2001

Square peg- Round hole.

Square peg- Round hole.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Psimet2001

^Appears this is the answer. OP - say's...

^Appears this is the answer.

OP - say's you're in Chicago. If so then swing by here and they should be able to help you out. 1000 W Fulton Market #4, Chicago, IL 60607 :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By Psimet2001

Back when I ran my first company (locksmithing)...

Back when I ran my first company (locksmithing) we used to train people to look for the obvious stuff first because it inevitably was the solution (eg trying to see if another door was unlocked in...
01-03-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 618,503
Posted By Psimet2001

"no one" races anymore. The numbers are so low...

"no one" races anymore. The numbers are so low it's gone far past depressing in to the realm of "why bother". Those that do still race no longer come out to a forum to learn anything. They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Psimet2001

We have the P7 sport on hand as for a bit during...

We have the P7 sport on hand as for a bit during the shortages it was all we could get. They run pretty well and have good life and still have good performance. The P Zero Race 4S is a fabulous tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Psimet2001

Problems described - If 6 bolt then it seems like...

Problems described - If 6 bolt then it seems like they aren't being torqued properly or in the correct pattern. If you have them unevenly or improperly torqued then they will spring a bit when heated...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By Psimet2001

It's because of carbon. Not Aluminum per se....

It's because of carbon. Not Aluminum per se. Carbon brake tracks on rim brakes will always present problems for rim design. They are a source of weakness both in their ability to stay in one piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes rims that are rim brake will wear out. I have...

Yes rims that are rim brake will wear out. I have seen a lot wear out over the years. Some can wear them out in a couple of years (riding over 20,000 miles and riding year round in all conditions in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By Psimet2001

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much...

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much - we are still around. We build a lot of wheels. Today is our 13th anniversary of the business so I figured I would come out here and find something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
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
06-17-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,764
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
06-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,564
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
06-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,579
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,764
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
06-14-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,579
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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
06-10-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,579
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,579
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: 6,579
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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: 6,579
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: 1,032
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: 1,022
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 8,945
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: 8,945
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: 8,945
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: 1,359
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: 20,129
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...
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