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09-16-21, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

Funny - a memory just came up in Facebook of when...

Funny - a memory just came up in Facebook of when I met up with CDR at Interbike and we all went out to dinner like 10 years ago. Aki is good people. Cycling is a small world.
09-16-21, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

First race I did on them was super dry and longer...

First race I did on them was super dry and longer grass. Jackson Park - South side chicago on the shore of lake Michigan. It's where they are building the Obama Presidential Library so they seem to...
09-14-21, 12:23 PM
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Views: 412,780
Posted By Psimet2001

Every area is different but in the Chicago area...

Every area is different but in the Chicago area almost everyone has been on PDX for all conditions. There are a few who swear by the MXP but tbh in all of the years I have been selling and gluing and...
09-07-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Psimet2001

11 speed - will work for 10 and 11 speed rim...

11 speed - will work for 10 and 11 speed rim brake as well as campy.

12? They better have put a wheel in.

Disc? same... you will not be able to cover all of the combinations of gearing, axles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Psimet2001

:lol: I haven't' changed. It's a horrible system...

:lol: I haven't' changed. It's a horrible system if you aren't having problems with flats. If flats find you and it's the worst thing that could ever happen to you then time to think of tubeless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By Psimet2001

It's probably been 40 years but the...

It's probably been 40 years but the disappointment on my sister's face coupled with my realization that the world is full of lies is still burned into my psyche.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Psimet2001

If you're having a lot of flats and can't seem to...

If you're having a lot of flats and can't seem to get it under control then you are a candidate for tubeless.

You can blame the tires, conditions, and ultimately the rider for how they ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By Psimet2001

Other threads on on tap: "I was dropped by the...

Other threads on on tap:
"I was dropped by the group so I will never ride with people again"
"My gel didn't last as my source of calories for the whole day - I will never eat that again."
"I...
09-04-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6,491
Views: 412,780
Posted By Psimet2001

For small engines I gave up and use the canned...

For small engines I gave up and use the canned gas at Home Depot. It's expensive but it's ethanol free and is loaded with dry gas, etc to help make sure it stays runnable and doesn't gum anything up....
09-03-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,491
Views: 412,780
Posted By Psimet2001

Tornados are weird. I remember one when I was a...

Tornados are weird. I remember one when I was a kid where a couple blocks away in either direction there were missing roofs and general destruction but at our house there were a couple plants from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Psimet2001

1. This tech has been out for years and was ready...

1. This tech has been out for years and was ready before the last group was announced but the bluetooth interference issues kept Shimano from releasing it until they worked it out. It's been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,460
Posted By Psimet2001

"If i can just slow them down a little bit when...

"If i can just slow them down a little bit when they take off from the stop by basically blocking them while I get up to speed I should be golden."

I resemble that remark.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

...first...on the last lap. :D No other lap...

...first...on the last lap. :D No other lap matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

Similar then to the old Krylion then I am...

Similar then to the old Krylion then I am guessing. A bit of the Pro2 feel but more centered on longevity
09-01-21, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

We switch our Tuesday night road hammerfest ride...

We switch our Tuesday night road hammerfest ride to a night path ride. We have enough path system in the area it ends up being about 34 miles on mixed materials (pavement, gravel, dirt). We make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

Ha! No... for us in this area it would mean...

Ha! No... for us in this area it would mean exactly what you want but you're not getting 5,000-8,000 miles out of it. While it varies for many I would say 2,000-3,000 mile range of durability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

The Pro2 used to be the performance tire of...

The Pro2 used to be the performance tire of choice. An amazing tire with great performance characteristics that were paired with long life/durability. Lively where that generation GP4k was dead....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes they still are for now. Durability has been...

Yes they still are for now. Durability has been what I would expect in a premium road tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,460
Posted By Psimet2001

Also - half-wheelers are the same as: "Man I...

Also - half-wheelers are the same as:

"Man I haven't been riding much - can we just go slow today?" said before causing the group to set new records on every segment of the ride.

See also: "I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,460
Posted By Psimet2001

I didn't read 99% of this thread and have a...

I didn't read 99% of this thread and have a feeling I have missed so much goodness. Really replying now just so it's marked and I come back but to agree with what you were responding to -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

IMHO - the GP5k isn't really a very good tire. It...

IMHO - the GP5k isn't really a very good tire. It just cuts too easily. The nature of tubeless makes those cuts feel even more catastrophic - even though as you say a tubed version will suffer the...
09-01-21, 10:54 AM
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Views: 412,780
Posted By Psimet2001

Sapim are backordered into at least next year...

Sapim are backordered into at least next year through any US source. Even the backup locations are empty. I have a few thousand on backorder. I got a release of about 500 yesterday that I can only...
09-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6,491
Views: 412,780
Posted By Psimet2001

The part shortage will not end in the next couple...

The part shortage will not end in the next couple of years. Period. Current delivery dates on many standard Shimano parts are reading October and November of next year. I am kinda chapped they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

Nope. ... and to help seal the tire and...

Nope.


... and to help seal the tire and wheel. They aren't perfect interfaces and the sealant helps seal it all up. So the sole purpose of sealant is to seal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Psimet2001

Pull the tubes and diagnose the causes. I have a...

Pull the tubes and diagnose the causes. I have a video that can help explain it or give you some tips.

https://youtu.be/obZoxw3U2uQ
08-31-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,692
Posted By Psimet2001

First cross race of the year last Sunday. It's a...

First cross race of the year last Sunday. It's a relay so I only raced half of it (1 lap on - 1 lap off). raced with my son. We actually ended up finishing mid pack out of all of the teams. It's been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Psimet2001

Get a new chain... that said was the separation...

Get a new chain... that said was the separation at the pin join? If so then I am not surprised and eliminating the suspect link and replacing it with a KMC link will resolve the problem.

....and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By Psimet2001

I've been selling Pirelli since they came out. I...

I've been selling Pirelli since they came out. I only bother with the TLR and 4 seasons now. Part of the problem is they have like 40 different tires and they keep adding to it without eliminating...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Psimet2001

Generally - unplug the battery from the system...

Generally - unplug the battery from the system for 5-10 minutes. Plug it back into the system then attach the cable to a computer and run etube for a system check. See if it recognizes the battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Psimet2001

12s batteries are different as they also act as a...

12s batteries are different as they also act as a junction box but I would "guess" they would be compatible with older systems... but the specifics are to be determined.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Psimet2001

This seems kind of weird - why does anyone care...

This seems kind of weird - why does anyone care "what it came with"? it is what it is. S-Works SL-4 frame and fork with Ultegra mechanical rim brake with old Zipp 404's. I'll reiterate - $1500 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Psimet2001

Not a lot but I am sure the seller thinks it's...

Not a lot but I am sure the seller thinks it's gold. $1500 or less would be reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,110
Posted By Psimet2001

Felt the need to come back here and revisit this....

Felt the need to come back here and revisit this.

I don't know where I left off other than a general "tubeless is stupid" position. I switched bikes and consequently wheels/tires from the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Psimet2001

As a mechanic in the home of SRAM (Chicago) who...

As a mechanic in the home of SRAM (Chicago) who can name people who helped design those brakes... it pains me to say that I totally understand.

...after having had to pull stuck pistons and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,433
Posted By Psimet2001

Agreed it will be a long time. Thing is I don't...

Agreed it will be a long time. Thing is I don't think average people understand what a long time is in manufacturing. We don't deal in days or weeks really. It's years and years.

The correction...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Psimet2001

tbh - sanding and cleaning a rotor has never...

tbh - sanding and cleaning a rotor has never truly worked in my experience. I have done it in mild situations when contamination wasn't most likely an issue but in cases of contamination it will just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Psimet2001

Sounds like you're just cross polluting...

Sounds like you're just cross polluting everything - meaning you are changing one thing and not another until it's already been messed up.

1. Replace the rotors and pads all around. Full stop. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Psimet2001

You're doing it correctly.

You're doing it correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,983
Posted By Psimet2001

:roflmao: I've been having a really rough...

:roflmao:

I've been having a really rough time lately and I really needed that laugh. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,983
Posted By Psimet2001

Can you imagine if he shaved that mustache? ...

Can you imagine if he shaved that mustache?

A buddy of mine lost some TT by a small margin for some world championship title and the coach read him the riot act about how he would have won it if...
08-20-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,692
Posted By Psimet2001

Raced at the velodrome again last night. I feel...

Raced at the velodrome again last night. I feel better and more comfortable each week. Performance is still atrocious. Especially with there being such a low turnout that they have been running 3's...
08-20-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,692
Posted By Psimet2001

Looks normal. I had to go back and look but...

Looks normal. I had to go back and look but here's a crit cadence from me from back in the day......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

Rain has its moments. . .

Rain has its moments. . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

They had good availability and were on enough...

They had good availability and were on enough bikes that it wasn't completely out of place to see a campy setup up through about 2013 or so. I used to commonly be asked for Campy freehub bodies on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

:popcorn BTW - the shear odds of that...

:popcorn

BTW - the shear odds of that happening, a SRAM employee kicking your dog vs a Shimano employee kicking your dog, are infinitely higher just from the fact that in 30+ years I have met...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

While I like GRX to an extent I am also running...

While I like GRX to an extent I am also running mechanical (albeit 2x) and if I had to choose between Rival eTap AXS and mechanical 1x grx... I'd also choose SRAM.

I'd be on Di2 GRX but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

Shimano's asymmetric link designs combined with...

Shimano's asymmetric link designs combined with the cassette and chain coatings really deaden so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

Ah...that means you've never ridden Shimano. The...

Ah...that means you've never ridden Shimano. The chains disappear under you completely.


Absolutely a lot of shops do poor work on installation but the same goes for Shimano and Campy as well. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Psimet2001

I always have to watch what I say on this one... ...

I always have to watch what I say on this one...

Hydro brakes = Shimano. Hands down. Not even close.
Shift quality = even with electronic this one also goes to Shimano
Long term durability =...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Psimet2001

Figure out the cause or it will happen again. ...

Figure out the cause or it will happen again.

https://youtu.be/obZoxw3U2uQ
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