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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
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: 6,939
Views: 489,463
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: 204
Views: 3,566
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: 204
Views: 3,566
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: 204
Views: 3,566
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: 505
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: 9,841
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: 9,841
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: 473
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: 9,841
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: 9,841
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: 9,841
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: 9,841
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: 2,514
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: 2,514
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By Psimet2001

I have used Haber vision multiple times over the...

I have used Haber vision multiple times over the years. I also used Tifosi as we had a deal with a sponsor at one point. Got some really nicely done polarized and mirrored RX lenses on them and loved...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Psimet2001

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP...

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP was a long single paragraph and I just can't with that.

You believe your BB threading isn't aligned because you have mild binding. OK

Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,099
Posted By Psimet2001

They were bought. ...

They were bought.
https://www.bikeworldnews.com/2014/01/22/blue-bicycles-rises-from-divine-cycling-group-ashes/

I believe they changed hands again but I could be wrong.

Sucked because a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,099
Posted By Psimet2001

Didn't watch the link but yeah carbon bikes will...

Didn't watch the link but yeah carbon bikes will eventually "break down" enough to change the ride quality. Not so much the matrix but rather allowing some of the fibers to move in the tiny gaps that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,099
Posted By Psimet2001

Assuming this is a legit question - Mad Fiber was...

Assuming this is a legit question - Mad Fiber was a part of the Divine Cycle Group debacle. This was the era when everyone thought that these funding groups were somehow a good thing. They led to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Psimet2001

chuck it.

chuck it.
03-15-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

Might as well. I heard road is dead anyway.

Might as well. I heard road is dead anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for...

As for the title of the thread: "Bike Frames for the racer on a budget!" In my near 30 years of racing and being around racing I have yet to meet a racer who wasn't on a budget. In fact the really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

OP - let me address the original question: no. ...

OP - let me address the original question: no.

1. numbers of people participating in races is near a modern era low. 2 years of pandemic on the heels of the lance era collapse and systemically...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Psimet2001

This almost never happens anymore. Molds aren't...

This almost never happens anymore. Molds aren't that expensive anymore (not like when I started) and the price to have your own vs allowing it to be used by others is non-existent to negligible. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,234
Posted By Psimet2001

Oh my... What a way to get my gears...

Oh my...

What a way to get my gears grinding.

A few disclaimers: 1.Hambini is a hack and a non-starter. 2.I took the time to watch the Bike Radar guy while making a cup of coffee and spent half...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,368
Posted By Psimet2001

hmmm... I did as the OP asked. Posting about...

hmmm...

I did as the OP asked. Posting about experience and not necessarily advocating for any of the options experienced is not caring what anyone else rides. It's simply providing experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,368
Posted By Psimet2001

Having done this since the days of clips and...

Having done this since the days of clips and straps I am not comfortable on a road bike without using a road pedal setup. Even with tight fitting cleat setups the 2-bolt style pedals have way to...
03-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x315/wrgames_178af05617458c662364f69f52a582fae505eeb1.jpg
03-04-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start...

It's hard to crash when you're dropped so start with not getting dropped.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Psimet2001

They were great when that's what we had. They...

They were great when that's what we had. They don't work as well as Prince do for the majority of riders that I have worked with.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Psimet2001

Its the front/rear balance of wear. Fronts would...

Its the front/rear balance of wear. Fronts would be used more/harder than the rears and should wear faster or at least equally. To have the rear burn up more implies a lot of brake dragging for speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company we either provide the pads...

As a wheel company we either provide the pads required by the company that molded the rims or we do Black Prince.

Yellows are softer and leave streaks.

OP wearing through Prince pads like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Psimet2001

I often think back to him. I briefly discussed...

I often think back to him. I briefly discussed buying the brand with him like 4 years ago. At that point though it was all marketing with no product aside from a couple molds that were very old in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,851
Posted By Psimet2001

yup - because it's not. Still...it's on my...

yup - because it's not.

Still...it's on my list to come up with some sort of justification for it, etc. I spent a semester in college studying a field that I can not remember the proper name for....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Psimet2001

My preference has changed over the years but...

My preference has changed over the years but without a doubt I would have said KMC as a preferred chain in the 10 speed range. Now I say the following in order:

1. Connex
2. Shimano (I had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Psimet2001

Consistently the worst shifting and most noisy...

Consistently the worst shifting and most noisy chain I have ever had the displeasure of having to install or ride.

Back to 8spd or 9spd and I think they did a great job. The pooped the bed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,851
Posted By Psimet2001

Those mavics - that's the rim seam. It's bumped...

Those mavics - that's the rim seam. It's bumped out there because that's where the join is made. The decals cover the joint because it isn't as pretty as the rest of the extrusion. There's lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Psimet2001

I don't enjoy the process of going from being dry...

I don't enjoy the process of going from being dry to being soaked but once that process is done I have no problems riding in the rain. Especially if it's hot out but around here that doesn't happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,851
Posted By Psimet2001

Mark my words though - as I get bored or am...

Mark my words though - as I get bored or am looking for new Ideas I will come up with a wheel balancing product and find sort of internet style sound science behind it to justify it. I have the laser...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,851
Posted By Psimet2001

No. The imbalance is too small. I have been...

No. The imbalance is too small.

I have been asked this so many times it kind of naturally makes my eyes roll but to play along i will say the following: I do not have the time to do calculations...
02-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

Very similar to mine. Add to it us making him sit...

Very similar to mine. Add to it us making him sit in the tent all day at a race every weekend. Even backup batteries wear out eventually.

The oldest caught on and really does love cross now. Said...
02-18-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah mine hate everything. I don't understand it...

Yeah mine hate everything. I don't understand it as I loved sports of all kinds growing up but I also spent a helluva lot of time in front of the TV and whatever rudimentary computer we had. If I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Psimet2001

6 and 1/2 dozen the other. It's a 202 rim brake.

6 and 1/2 dozen the other. It's a 202 rim brake.
02-18-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

We do the whole family thing. Have for the kid's...

We do the whole family thing. Have for the kid's entire lives. Every weekend at least one day all day. Winter is the only rest really. Parker was like 3-4 weeks old when we dragged him out to CX...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Psimet2001

I wouldn't call it straight laced. I am pretty...

I wouldn't call it straight laced. I am pretty sure it went out and partied every now and then. :D

Seriously though over the years there is occasionally a cross reference on SRAM's site that shows...
02-17-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 489,463
Posted By Psimet2001

Ooofff.. Yeah. too long. TLDR: Putting on events...

Ooofff.. Yeah. too long. TLDR: Putting on events sucks but in the end who really cares. We do it to ourselves. It just mean's I don't care much when people complain anymore.


Hi! I'm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Psimet2001

I see this every now and then. In one...

I see this every now and then. In one particularly bad case I have a guy on our team that rides with us locally. He's in his 50's and fast but I get the impression he is a bit more risk adverse than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By Psimet2001

Rocket. That's all I will say about that. :D

Rocket. That's all I will say about that. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By Psimet2001

This is one of those things that will definitely...

This is one of those things that will definitely cause headaches in the larger direct to consumer market. Every time I bring up something like Carvana and mention they do OK with consumer direct and...
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