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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I think you might want to take a good, hard look...

I think you might want to take a good, hard look at who was posting about wanting to ride gravel...as well as today's date...

Kudos on your ride, though :thumb: Sounds fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 125,295
Posted By abshipp

Noted :thumb: Then my friend was lying to me when...

Noted :thumb: Then my friend was lying to me when he said that his Crockett was full Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Ditto. We're going (I suppose probably only...

Ditto.

We're going (I suppose probably only one of us should actually go) grocery shopping tonight with the intention of not needing to go out again for at least a week or so. I felt very guilty...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. The...

Ah yes, thanks for the reminder.

The internet is going to be a silly place today.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

You really shouldn't be so hard on yourself, It's...

You really shouldn't be so hard on yourself, It's a nice bike!

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 125,295
Posted By abshipp

... :D Super tight seat-tube...

...




:D

Super tight seat-tube tire clearance makes up for some of the transgressions, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 125,295
Posted By abshipp

Overall, very well put-together, and looks like a...

Overall, very well put-together, and looks like a really nice bike. Especially tidy job with routing the cables along the side of the stem so that they don't stick up and come in to the silhouette...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Understood. It could go either way, I think. ...

Understood. It could go either way, I think.

You should post a poll :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

indyfabz probably posted that picture of his...

indyfabz probably posted that picture of his sweet Ti Engin and people got jealous again. I know I do every time I see it.



:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Got any graphic designer friends? What about...

Got any graphic designer friends?

What about getting some custom ones made that match the color of the Cervelo on the downtube?
03-31-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,190
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: Were you able to use a single...

:thumb:

Were you able to use a single standard chain?
03-31-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,190
Posted By abshipp

Yes, modern 1X rings use narrow-wide chainrings...

Yes, modern 1X rings use narrow-wide chainrings (https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/blogs/worldwide-cyclery-blog/narrow-wide-chainrings-guide) that effectively hold on to the chain better, since every...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

On my list of things to learn, someday.

On my list of things to learn, someday.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I still used my old 2008 Macbook to watch things...

I still used my old 2008 Macbook to watch things on our TV until it got so old that Google Chrome no longer was supported or updated on it, and Hulu stopped working entirely.

Then the battery got...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I wouldn't take any chances. You being able to...

I wouldn't take any chances. You being able to export ride videos expeditiously could be the difference in catching an offending driver or them getting away!
03-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,190
Posted By abshipp

You're not wrong! Many modern downhill...

You're not wrong!

Many modern downhill mountain bikes are going to 7 speed rear cassettes but with narrower 11 speed cog spacing. Accomplishing the same thing you are describing. But disc brakes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I love using a computer that's way over-specced...

I love using a computer that's way over-specced for the program it's running :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

TL;DR version. I'm at the bottom right: ...

TL;DR version. I'm at the bottom right:

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

It's getting harder and harder for me to not turn...

It's getting harder and harder for me to not turn into a nervous wreck about this whole thing.

We just had an impromptu meeting with all the people in the shop about our boss who's been out since...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Me too, and I've got a degree in it. I got lucky...

Me too, and I've got a degree in it. I got lucky I landed where I did. I had zero plan on what to do after I graduated.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,776
Posted By abshipp

But most importantly, they're hideous. I...

But most importantly, they're hideous.

I thought Bontrager's paired spoke stuff was bad, but man...



I'll agree with you on that. My brifter experience is limited to 9 speed Sora, 10 speed...
03-31-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,314
Posted By abshipp

Ah thanks! I actually have a set of those at home...

Ah thanks! I actually have a set of those at home :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Since our State Park is closed due to...

Since our State Park is closed due to you-know-what, the only place available to ride is a county park that just built a nice set of trails.

They're been intermittently open and closed due to...
03-31-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,314
Posted By abshipp

Absolutely :thumb: ...

Absolutely :thumb:

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P.S. what bottle cage clamps are those? I'd...
03-31-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,689
Posted By abshipp

I was wondering why I can't decide whether I like...

I was wondering why I can't decide whether I like them or not! Almost uncanny valley territory sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I forgot my breakfast and lunch at home today. ...

I forgot my breakfast and lunch at home today.

Trying to look on the bright side and tell myself that it just means I don't have to pack one tonight.

And to make up for it I'll go stimulate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Stall ergonomics are one of those things that you...

Stall ergonomics are one of those things that you don't think about until there's an obvious problem, that's for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Does putting it on backwards help conserve since...

Does putting it on backwards help conserve since it's such a pain to dispense that way?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Charge Spoon. All my saddles end up a little bit...

Charge Spoon. All my saddles end up a little bit nose up, if you look at the rear it's parallel to the ground. That's where my sitbones hit so it both keeps me from sliding forward but still doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

The part that always gets me is at the very end...

The part that always gets me is at the very end when they're re-playing some sections:

"LOOK AT THE WHIP!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!"

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Way better all black: ...

Way better all black:

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I sure hope they get a season. The downhill...

I sure hope they get a season. The downhill riders are just so entertaining to watch. Lots of great coverage out there, I especially love Ben Cathro's track walks and "Inside the Tape" series.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I'm the exact opposite, every single one of my...

I'm the exact opposite, every single one of my bikes have clipless pedals. Toe clips are romantic but I don't have the right shoes for them. Quill pedals just don't work with soft soles.

That may...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Nice :thumb:

Nice :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

One thing I do actually like about the Look...

One thing I do actually like about the Look cleats I've got now is that they are zero float. I don't really notice it on the road bike, but I love how they feel on the fixed gear. Feels like a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I have no desire to ever go that fast on a...

I have no desire to ever go that fast on a mountain bike, or any bike, really.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I'm moving that way as well. Right now I've just...

I'm moving that way as well. Right now I've just got the bog standard two-sided Shimano MTB pedals on a couple of bikes, but I think the Trek is going to be the first recipient of some nicer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Gotcha. Thanks. How extensive was the...

Gotcha. Thanks.

How extensive was the repair?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I keep seeing people comment about this. ...

I keep seeing people comment about this.

What did they do?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

I have no idea how many miles this frame has on...

I have no idea how many miles this frame has on it, I bought it very well used about a year and a half ago. Definitely rode hard and put away wet.

Shame about the 660, but good call on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

1981 716. 650b conversion, fenders, big ass...

1981 716. 650b conversion, fenders, big ass handlebar bag. Stereotypical French rando imposter. Heavy, but so smooth and comfortable.

My MTB is 30lbs. Steel 29er hardtail with a 120mm fork. Fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

It feels like a freight train sometimes.

It feels like a freight train sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

SPDs on an aero road bike :eek:

SPDs on an aero road bike :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

28 is pretty svelte for an Atlantis :D ...

28 is pretty svelte for an Atlantis :D



My Trek is about 33lbs ready to ride, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,352
Posted By abshipp

I've noticed a similar phenomenon when I ride my...

I've noticed a similar phenomenon when I ride my fixed gear. Since I'm stuck in 44x17 I just get out of the saddle and stomp my way up rather than shift, sit, and spin.



I fully endorse the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

It's tempting, but the consequences are just so...

It's tempting, but the consequences are just so severe I can't bring myself to do it. I've already had to make the call of shame once due to not carrying a chain breaker and master link when my FD...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

Ah, yes, the one popular Thai dish that I don't...

Ah, yes, the one popular Thai dish that I don't really like :lol:

I think I could eat panang curry every day for the rest of my life and die a happy man.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: I haven't had a flat* in years....

:thumb:

I haven't had a flat* in years. Surely because I lug a high volume pump, spare tube, and patches around all the time :rolleyes:

I did discover last week that I had been riding without...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12,001
Views: 172,172
Posted By abshipp

What did you have? I like Thai food a lot.

What did you have?

I like Thai food a lot.
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