Author Archive | Rob

Cyclocross Tips

Looks like I picked the wrong career to stop sniffing glue. For many of us the 2014-2015 cyclocross season has already been in full swing for weeks. The rest will be starting their fall campaign this weekend. One thing that never seems to change each year is the number of mad rush requests I get […]

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PSIMET At Joe Martin - L to R Kelli Richter, Sarah Rice, Cathy Frampton, Sarah Szefi, Leah Kleager, Daphne Karaginis

OSMO Nutrition

We were able to field a fully supported team recently for the Women’s Pro/1/2 Main stage race at Joe Martin.  As a part of this effort we invited a few guest riders and secured full nutritional support from OSMO Nutrition . Their tagline for their women’s nutrition – “Women are not small men” hits the nail on […]

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What I’m Riding

  On my bike right now is a wheel that is probably one of my earliest done under the PSIMET name . It’s an old formula front hub laced to a Kinlin XR300 rim with Sapim CX Ray Spokes. It’s even got one of my old flying P decals that I don’t think I even […]

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PSIMET Custom Wheels Offers Expanded Cyclocross Range

For Immediate Release:? PSIMET Custom Wheels Offers Expanded Cyclocross Range Revolutionary Design Features Unique, Cross-Specific Gluing Profile ?(Elgin, IL. July 10, 2013)? PSIMET Wheels has announced an expanded line-up of their revolutionary cyclocross wheels for the 2013 season.? The new product line includes: the PSI-Clocross Ultimate 38W – Limited Edition; The Premium Race 38W, and […]

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Meet Leah Sanda

Joan Hanscom has once again written a great piece on one of PSIMET’s favorite builders… PSIMET Custom Wheel-Builder, Engineer and BikeRacer A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Rob Curtis, owner of Chicago-based PSIMET custom wheels and chatted about Breaking Away, cx specific wheel builds and supporting women?s racing – among other things. […]

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A Chat with PSIMET Custom Wheel Builder Rob Curtis

The following is a write up from Joan Hanscom…..yes, THAT Joan Hanscom: PSIMET Custom Bicycle Wheels are hand-built in Chicago. I sat down with Rob Curtis in his very busy workshop the week before the Glencoe Grand Prix to talk all things wheels, women?s racing, cyclocross specific design and movie trivia. Me: Rob, there are […]

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Supporting Women’s Racing

As many are aware PSIMET Wheels was given the opportunity to sponsor Vanderkitten Racing this season. ?Some of you in the know might find that to be a funny statement. ?It doesn’t usually seem like one would call putting in a ton of work and putting a large amount of financial capital out there “for […]

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Good God…it’s Greg

The way the cycling world is today I figured I’d share a story from teammate and good friend Barron Gira. Enjoy. “So I’m in a bar in East Moline, IL in late Fall 1989. I’m with guys, co-workers, non cyclists but definitely sports minded. I look across the bar and see a cyclist, one i […]

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Karrie Ozyuk – Lucky Brake Bicycles

I moved to Chicago-land for the second time back in 2004. ?Moving has always been a way of life for me ever since I was born. ?After getting married in 2001 Mrs. P and I moved 5 times in 3 years. ?Needless to say you kind of have to get used to establishing new routines. […]

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Good lighting

PSIMET had the largest month we have ever had this last August. ?It’s a sign of things to come as well. ?Net result is a pile of builds. ?The turnaround is better than ever, but it’s easy to let go of the forest concept when tagging trees all day. So a recent customer came to […]

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