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07-15-20, 12:17 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Any particular reason for chopping out the...

Any particular reason for chopping out the seatstay bridge? I've never seen that done before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I had been riding my Trek so much that the next...

I had been riding my Trek so much that the next time I rode my SLT I reached down for a shifter that wasn't there :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 11:58 AM
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Posted By abshipp

There are currently three for sale on the...

There are currently three for sale on the Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago area CLs.

One for $590, one for $600, and one for $720 :rolleyes:

There's nothing special about the parts on them either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I, like almost everyone back in the fixie fad...

I, like almost everyone back in the fixie fad days, thought that the Pista was the coolest thing ever. Nowadays I don't think I would buy one, especially since the pistadex...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I think the ones I used to have were 6600 with...

I think the ones I used to have were 6600 with the cables coming out the side. Same kind of issue, I think. Could be wrong, It's been years. I just remember riding my CX bike in the cold and being...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:49 AM
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Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Ugh, I kind of forgot about that :notamused: ...

Ugh, I kind of forgot about that :notamused:

I've always thought about moving my work shift to a 6AM start so that I can clock out at 2:30 and still have some light afterwards in the darker...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

You know what's dumb? On my ride yesterday...

You know what's dumb?

On my ride yesterday I was thinking about building up a road fixed gear...partly because fixies are fun, but also for the upcoming winter since I could wear normal winter...
07-15-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,580
Posted By abshipp

Whew, well knowing the love (obsession?) towards...

Whew, well knowing the love (obsession?) towards the Ironman on this forum, if they come with pitchforks and torches for the people who've sawed off hangers, they'll probably come for you first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

We were quite happy to receive a small refund...

We were quite happy to receive a small refund this year.

Sure beats last year getting slapped with a large unexpected bill right after getting married :twitchy:
07-14-20, 06:16 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Anyone else ride their French bikes for Bastille...

Anyone else ride their French bikes for Bastille day?

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I rode on a bike trail today, I kind of hate it...

I rode on a bike trail today, I kind of hate it most times but it's pretty quiet and I was in a dont-want-to-get-kitted-up mood but still wanted to ride a bit.

Thankfully your post earlier...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Apparently not:...

Apparently not: (https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education/index.html)

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07-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By abshipp

I'm certainly no track bike expert, but I sure do...

I'm certainly no track bike expert, but I sure do love ogling them :D

Similar principles to any fork replacement effort, the key parameters are:

Axle-to-crown
Steer tube length
Steer tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

We had a case of rabies confirmed in a dead bat...

We had a case of rabies confirmed in a dead bat in the county West of us.

I think I heard of a bird with West Nile as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

RIP Grant Imahara :(

RIP Grant Imahara :(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Oh? I haven't bought a new pair in probably...

Oh?

I haven't bought a new pair in probably 6 years after wearing them almost exclusively for like 4. Direct correlation with how they eventually got too uncomfortable to wear if almost any...
07-13-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,580
Posted By abshipp

I thought that I wouldn't care about grinding...

I thought that I wouldn't care about grinding things off since it was already cracked. I figured this was the end of the road for this frame anyways.



Well I already had the skinny jeans from...
07-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,580
Posted By abshipp

I'm almost disgusted to type this out, but you...

I'm almost disgusted to type this out, but you good people deserve to know in the terrible way that I have sinned.

I've got a 1985 Tempo frame that developed a crack in the BB/DT junction.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

43.8138° n, 91.2519° w

43.8138° n, 91.2519° w
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Good to know, thanks :thumb: It was a little...

Good to know, thanks :thumb:

It was a little strange being up in northern WI last week, everything was open and we were in a bustling little tourist town.

With cases increasing in WI we'll see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Hey WhyFi are there any places up around your...

Hey WhyFi are there any places up around your neck of the woods that would be good for a weekend AirBNB/VRBO getaway?

Probably wouldn't want to go all the way up to the Twin Cities but maybe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Ah I see. Need to do some reading, I suppose.

Ah I see.

Need to do some reading, I suppose.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Didn't I hear something in here about Stages...

Didn't I hear something in here about Stages getting their quirks sorted out with the Gen 3 models?

Starting to think maybe a left side meter wouldn't be absolutely out of the question budget...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I'm impressed, 213 unread emails in my inbox this...

I'm impressed, 213 unread emails in my inbox this morning.

Maybe 30% of them substantive :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Ugh, I have to go back to work tomorrow :(

Ugh, I have to go back to work tomorrow :(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Batteries didn't seem to take much of a charge,...

Batteries didn't seem to take much of a charge, so I only got a little bit of anemic power for maybe 1/3 of my usual flight time :(

Time to try again/



It's cute when the avatar kitty chases...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Time to terrorize some cats ...

Time to terrorize some cats

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

I guess people don't care, I just checked and...

I guess people don't care, I just checked and they're already gone :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Just put some unwanted bar-height swivel chairs...

Just put some unwanted bar-height swivel chairs out on the curb with a big ol' "FREE" sign.

Last time I did something like this it was picked up within an hour. I'm more rural now but all the...
07-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By abshipp

Now I want wingnuts for mine :D I'm...

Now I want wingnuts for mine :D

I'm following this thread very closely, I've got a set of 700c hammered fenders that I bought for my fixed gear Grand Jubile...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

IKR? I probably have that in total, but...

IKR?

I probably have that in total, but they're all different sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Velox rim tape is such a pleasure to work with....

Velox rim tape is such a pleasure to work with. Reusable, too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

That's where I live most of the time on the Trek,...

That's where I live most of the time on the Trek, although with a 46t big ring.

Sometime soon I'm going to go with a ~6​​​​mm narrower BB so that my chainline is a bit better.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

​​​​​​A solo 17mph near century is a boring pace?...

​​​​​​A solo 17mph near century is a boring pace?

I should get faster :o
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

​​​​​​Ah that's a bummer :( How is the tri...

​​​​​​Ah that's a bummer :(

How is the tri bike worse for your fingers? Is there really much of a wind break with drop bars vs tri bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Would you do that on your road bike or tri bike?...

Would you do that on your road bike or tri bike? I know you feel like the tri bike is a lot more comfortable.

And I may have missed it, but what distance are you looking at doing?

Kudos for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

My alarm calico waited until 7:30, but used the...

My alarm calico waited until 7:30, but used the hairball on the carpet option to wake us up :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

96 hours for 1000 miles? Geez. Isn't the...

96 hours for 1000 miles? Geez.

Isn't the standard 1200km brevet a 90 hour limit? And that's *only* 745 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Huh? :innocent:

Huh?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Final Jeopordy is so tough, I don't think I have...

Final Jeopordy is so tough, I don't think I have ever had the answer.

My complete lack of pop culture knowledge certainly doesn't help.
07-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 33,547
Posted By abshipp

I laced up some Pelissier track hubs to some...

I laced up some Pelissier track hubs to some Araya rims for my Grand Jubile. I'm really happy to have some proper high flange track hubs on this, I had been running a 126 OLD freewheel road wheelset...
07-10-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 33,547
Posted By abshipp

Gorgeous! :love: What frame is that?

Gorgeous! :love:

What frame is that?
07-10-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 706,292
Posted By abshipp

Laced up some high flange Pelissier track hubs...

Laced up some high flange Pelissier track hubs that I bought from CV-6 to some Araya rims for my Grand Jubile.

The high flange hubs look so good on a bike of this age
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Nice! We currently have a cherry tomato...

Nice!

We currently have a cherry tomato plant attempting to take over the balcony.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

:foo: ...

:foo:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Finally got back home last night. Haven't...

Finally got back home last night.

Haven't been on a family vacation in a long time, that was fun but exhausting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Sweet! What rims and tires?

Sweet!

What rims and tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

You betcha! ...

You betcha!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

Eh, I guess I can live with this: ...

Eh, I guess I can live with this:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 248,269
Posted By abshipp

On a ride a few weeks ago I encountered the same...

On a ride a few weeks ago I encountered the same people twice about 30 miles apart. I guess we were doing the same loop.
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