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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I've never done that, thankfully. But...

I've never done that, thankfully.



But I have done that. One band in particular I remember causing some damage. The worst part is that they weren't even good :rolleyes:

My hearing isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

The one video game that I ever had success with...

The one video game that I ever had success with is Portal. I do remember as I was playing through I did devote fairly large blocks of time to it.

Now, yeah, it's only occasionally that I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

What is the University of Tennessee trying to...

What is the University of Tennessee trying to hide?

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

What was?

What was?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

My older brother is very in to video games, so I...

My older brother is very in to video games, so I tried to get in to them as well.

I learned two things:

1. I'm not nearly clever enough to solve some of the challenges presented.
2. I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Ah that's a good thing to hear. I've only got the...

Ah that's a good thing to hear. I've only got the one power meter but 5 bikes that all get ridden quite regularly. I do at least have a bluetooth HRM now, so I'm really interested in seeing that info...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

That's quite a diplomatic way of saying "junk...

That's quite a diplomatic way of saying "junk miles".
01-25-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By abshipp

Welcome to the forums :thumb: Quick...

Welcome to the forums :thumb:

Quick clarification here, do you mean 34" pant inseam or 34" cycling inseam (sometimes referred to as pubic bone height...
01-24-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By abshipp

Looks like the Crossfire is a 6 notch design, and...

Looks like the Crossfire is a 6 notch design, and the SF1200 has something totally different as well. Unfortunately the FR-6 will not work with either one of those.
01-24-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,587
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! I've ridden around my neighborhood...

Thanks!

I've ridden around my neighborhood briefly but haven't gone on an extended ride yet. Yesterday's high was somewhere around 15 and it snowed last night, so it might be a while.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Congratulations ...

Congratulations (https://www.npr.org/2021/01/23/959929283/who-wants-to-be-a-billionaire-1-billion-winning-lottery-ticket-sold-in-michigan)ls01 :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Ever built a wheelset where the front wheel ends...

Ever built a wheelset where the front wheel ends up heavier than the rear?
...
01-23-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By abshipp

Ah gotcha! What I meant by the spokes on only one...

Ah gotcha! What I meant by the spokes on only one side is that the spokes ran only on the inside of the hub flange.

Thanks for the detail :thumb:
01-23-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,587
Posted By abshipp

Here's the track bike with 38mm 650b Pari-Motos ...

Here's the track bike with 38mm 650b Pari-Motos

37mm actual in the back, 39mm actual in the front. 48/17 and this chain length ends up being a bit of a magic ratio because the rear wheel can't...
01-23-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 221,201
Posted By abshipp

Something a bit different - an amateur built...

Something a bit different - an amateur built Columbus SL track bike with 38mm Pari-Motos. This fork would just barely clear 700c X 23 and there was no clearance for a brake, hence the conversion.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Actual picture of Mojo31 : ...

Actual picture of Mojo31 :

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Very doubtful, according to the magic 8 ball....

Very doubtful, according to the magic 8 ball. (https://www.indra.com/cgi-bin/spikes-8-ball)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

What if I cash out my 401k and buy one, plus a...

What if I cash out my 401k and buy one, plus a few more?
01-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By abshipp

I'm very intrigued by these. Regarding the spokes...

I'm very intrigued by these. Regarding the spokes inside, from your pictures of the rear wheel it looks like all the spokes run along the inside of the flange, can you tell if they are crossed on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I ran the smooth Gravelking 28mm until they wore...

I ran the smooth Gravelking 28mm until they wore out and had no complaints. Great bang for the buck IMO. I'll probably buy them again come spring.

I've also got a set of their Pari-Moto 650b x 38...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

:lol: I built up another rim brake wheelset...

:lol:

I built up another rim brake wheelset last night :innocent:

At that price I was honestly expecting them to be tubulars! Every time I see a dirt cheap set I'm so tempted...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I've got a feeling that's legit. Looks like rim...

I've got a feeling that's legit. Looks like rim brake though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Some of the very few pictures of me on a bike: ...

Some of the very few pictures of me on a bike:

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

eww.

eww.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:22 AM
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Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I certainly liked my CX bike. Shouldn't have ever...

I certainly liked my CX bike. Shouldn't have ever sold it :(

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Riding a cyclocross bike is fun, especially on...

Riding a cyclocross bike is fun, especially on mountain bike singletrack. It's that the races themselves are just way harder than I'm interested in working :o

I don't particularly enjoy feeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

In the end I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it since...

In the end I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it since it's specifically a cyclocross bike, not a gravel bike. I think tire clearance is limited to around 40mm and my friend says that even on the size 58...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

My buddy has one of the old Pepto pink disc...

My buddy has one of the old Pepto pink disc Crocketts. I'm super jealous of it even though I don't have much use for a gravel bike.

He had the cantilever version initially and was going to sell...
01-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 570,303
Posted By abshipp

Ahh, new bike parts day :love: ...

Ahh, new bike parts day :love:

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We'll see if the 107mm BB works...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Wild. I know the ocean is big and the boat is...

Wild. I know the ocean is big and the boat is small but I'd be constantly worried there was something out there in the way. I guess you've got to sleep sometime, though.



I always enjoyed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

My dad has a Cox Cosmic Wind in his office. One...

My dad has a Cox Cosmic Wind in his office. One of those things that are nostalgic but he admitted it was an awful airplane. Heavy and underpowered.

He also had a Ringmaster for a long time, such...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Did you ever see anyone free sailing?...

Did you ever see anyone free sailing? (https://usvmyg.org/history/free-sailing/)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well. My old...

Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well. My old transmitter was a Futaba T6XA :thumb:. Funny you mention the dry cell batteries, I happen to love being able to run my Tx off of 4x AA instead of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Thankfully the planes are very strong relative to...

Thankfully the planes are very strong relative to their weight, and you don't have to deal with the limits of human physiology. I would imagine that most landings of model airplanes if scaled up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Way back when the first series came out, I would...

Way back when the first series came out, I would design BattleBots in my notebooks in my free time.

That was a level of complexity and budget beyond me to create at the time, but I did make lots...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

:lol: Maybe I should have been more specific...

:lol:

Maybe I should have been more specific in asking about radio control cars, not just remote control ;)

Although modern slot cars use wireless transmitters, so they fall into that category...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Anyone here ever been in to RC cars? I...

Anyone here ever been in to RC cars?

I downloaded a free simulator and this is way harder than flying RC airplanes IRL.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I have a dark matter link on my Trek :D ...

I have a dark matter link on my Trek :D

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Early last year two people rode horses on the...

Early last year two people rode horses on the recently re-done crushed limestone section of my local bike path. In addition to horses doing what horses doo, it was early in the year and they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

My only opportunity to ride in the morning is on...

My only opportunity to ride in the morning is on weekends. Every time I plan on skipping breakfast and doing a few hours of Z2 fat burning, but since it's the weekend I'm lazy and just hang out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I'm guessing that he didn't ride with no hands...

I'm guessing that he didn't ride with no hands all that much :lol:

Ever tried that with a too-tight headset? Doesn't work that well :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

More wheels = more fun! ...

More wheels = more fun!

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Lame :( Glad you aren't hurt too bad. Do...

Lame :( Glad you aren't hurt too bad.

Do the wheels make a nice whoosh-whoosh sound? I've heard that's the real reason roadies like them so much ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

I have a coworker that owns a high-end Raleigh...

I have a coworker that owns a high-end Raleigh from the 80s.

In describing it to me he was saying how it has this really neat feature in that the headset has a centering divot so that if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Are you talking about the most outboard part of...

Are you talking about the most outboard part of the hub? The hubs might have interchangeable endcaps for different axle types. A little bit of play is normal, at least from my experience.

They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Ah I didn't think about breaking chains, that...

Ah I didn't think about breaking chains, that could get bad since you lose your only brake too.

It's why I'm leery of riding fixed gear brakeless, despite how great the bikes look :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

Did he have one of those fancy heat sinks around...

Did he have one of those fancy heat sinks around the hub?

Coaster brake MTB sounds pretty fun, I'd probably hurt myself though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

A balmy 35F today so I got out for some real...

A balmy 35F today so I got out for some real miles.

Very grateful to have a bike with full coverage fenders - we got a bit more snow last night and with the warm temperatures the roads were a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 465,989
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! The seatpost isn't my favorite,...

Thanks!

The seatpost isn't my favorite, either, but I don't hate it. So long as I don't need to adjust it ;)

The bike really deserves a Nitto S83, I think. I do need a decent amount of setback...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 47,609
Posted By abshipp

96k for me :innocent: Only way to get...

96k for me :innocent:



Only way to get it done.



Well, she also got to descend a million feet...
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