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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

My friend has a Cube and I think he's on his...

My friend has a Cube and I think he's on his third transmission now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Not quite, the cog threads are still good but...

Not quite, the cog threads are still good but without the lockring I'll need to be careful with how much back pressure I apply on the pedals.

So basically it's the same as just running a fixed cog...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last...

Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last night and was trying to learn how to skid.

Lockring threads stripped out :notamused:

I just built these wheels not too long ago. Very annoying.
08-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57,459
Views: 8,345,759
Posted By abshipp

Very pretty Fuji Newest: Vintage Fuji Newest...

Very pretty Fuji Newest:

Vintage Fuji Newest Racer 1972 Road Bike 22.5in / 57cm frame $250 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1178434959158434/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

There is a Mediterranean restaurant here that I...

There is a Mediterranean restaurant here that I like a few things from, but usually I just go there for their lentil soup and falafel.

Oh, and the coffee :love:



I don't really hold strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Rapha is too divisive for my bank account. ...

Rapha is too divisive for my bank account.

Got two of the "Race" jerseys from The Black Bibs as well as a neck gaiter for the end of not-summer.

I hope that they fit well, since I'm going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

It's such a shame. It all looks so good!

It's such a shame. It all looks so good!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

In other, incredibly exciting news, I just bought...

In other, incredibly exciting news, I just bought a couple of new jerseys for the first time in years :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Ew. Dill is only good for dill pickles. Do not...

Ew. Dill is only good for dill pickles. Do not like it in anything else.

I wish I could like it, it would open up a lot of food options for me. Same with hummus and a lot of Mediterranean foods,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Can't help but think of the "Chewing Magazine"...

Can't help but think of the "Chewing Magazine" (https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/05) story in Calvin & Hobbes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

There is a jar of pickled beets in the pantry...

There is a jar of pickled beets in the pantry that my wife bought on a whim, maybe I should give them a go?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I do not believe I have ever eaten a beet, or a...

I do not believe I have ever eaten a beet, or a beet-derived substance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw2WsXIgO6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw2WsXIgO6A
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I think in total it was around 5 miles of...

I think in total it was around 5 miles of walking.

It started out just as a walk along the river. Then we got dinner. Then we went to see a concert at a dive bar. Then we adopted a cat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

No Strava. Are you saying our date didn't count?...

No Strava. Are you saying our date didn't count? Has this all been a lie?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

4 years ago today I met my now-wife on our first...

4 years ago today I met my now-wife on our first date, and at the end of the night this little scrawny kitten followed us for 2 miles back to our car. Wife couldn't just leave her out in the elements...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Wagovan? :D

Wagovan? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I've got two cracked frames in my garage,...

I've got two cracked frames in my garage, including this one.

Both aren't catastrophic failures, so I have a hard time getting rid of them because I'm cheap a bit of a hoarder of bike ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

It's tricky to inspect, the shoreline of the weld...

It's tricky to inspect, the shoreline of the weld bead is a bit proud of the seat tube and the crack is right along it. Hard to tell whether there's a crack or just the edge of the weld bead - I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

What kind of repair was it? And did it hold up? ...

What kind of repair was it? And did it hold up?

I've got a MTB frame with a cracked weld, you can see grease pushing through in the below picture. I'm thinking about using a 30.9-27.2 seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Anyone ever made a bike repair with JB Weld? ...

Anyone ever made a bike repair with JB Weld?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

My only liver experience was when I was a fry...

My only liver experience was when I was a fry cook at Chicken Express. Did not like them at all. The marinade is salt, MSG, and garlic, and then they were fried in beef fat. Probably the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I'm not vegetarian, but I'd say at least 19/20...

I'm not vegetarian, but I'd say at least 19/20 meals we cook at home are.

I love not having to worry about whether I've cooked my food enough to not be dangerous to me, or whether I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Slow morning, everyone must be on their Tuesday...

Slow morning, everyone must be on their Tuesday morning 82 mile ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

And in MTB news, my hacked together rear tubeless...

And in MTB news, my hacked together rear tubeless setup gave up the ghost today on a compression.

Not as impressive as some burps I've seen but it was still a bit startling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Absolutely. I've just always felt odd...

Absolutely.



I've just always felt odd with voice commands. I think it's because I don't believe that what I say will be "understood" properly, so I'll just skip the middleman. MiddleAI?


...
08-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57,459
Views: 8,345,759
Posted By abshipp

Anyone care to take the chance on a stuck...

Anyone care to take the chance on a stuck seatpost in an Allez?

Specialized allez - $200 (Madison) (https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-specialized-allez/7168340966.html)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

The best thing to happen to mobile phones for me...

The best thing to happen to mobile phones for me is a fingerprint unlock. The worst thing is the ever-increasing screen size, and I've even got fairly large hands.



Do you have your costume...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Not really, there's a reason that I started...

Not really, there's a reason that I started college as a biology major but graduated with a BA in philosophy :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I too received a Local Legend award this weekend...

I too received a Local Legend award this weekend :bday:

For my 3 efforts over the last 90 days :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Ah that's good to know about super-zoom lenses....

Ah that's good to know about super-zoom lenses. The lighter the lens the better, too, since it will be going on a pretty compact mirrorless body.

She can get pretty much all of the close-up stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Question for the camera people: My wife has...

Question for the camera people:

My wife has a Canon EOS-M. Currently she has lenses in 22mm and 18-55mm. The 22mm doesn't really see any use at all, but the 18-55 has been quite useful for her -...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I will be surprised if I hit 3k this year. ...

I will be surprised if I hit 3k this year.

I've still ridden much more than last year, looks like I only hit 1800 in 2019 and I'm a couple hundred shy of that right now.

#notaseriouscyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I just bring my keys with me. Wish I had a better...

I just bring my keys with me. Wish I had a better place to put them besides my jersey pocket, though.

I also carry my wallet, although a copy of my ID and health insurance card in the saddle bag...
08-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By abshipp

I've found that my tastes in bicycles is rather...

I've found that my tastes in bicycles is rather cyclical. Sometimes I like friction shifting and 5-6 speed freewheels, sometimes I want indexed integrated shift/brake levers and as many gears as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

JIS headsets are dumb :notamused:

JIS headsets are dumb :notamused:
08-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15,829
Views: 1,632,114
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday was the longest time I've spent on my...

Yesterday was the longest time I've spent on my SLT since I bought it. I was a little beat up after 50 miles of really rough roads but overall I'm loving this bike with modern wheels and the 8s...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Northern Illinois was almost entirely glaciated...

Northern Illinois was almost entirely glaciated aside from the most Northwestern region, which is where the current highest elevation is located at Charles Mound....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

:( Oh man I'd love a bike with 7400...

:(



Oh man I'd love a bike with 7400 DA, but I also live in a much flatter place than you. My rando bike has a 7700 Rd and 7800 downtube shifters that work beautifully together. That's also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I see the same thing on my ride today. I only use...

I see the same thing on my ride today. I only use the app to record.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Oh of course! The frame is a 1977 Schwinn...

Oh of course!

The frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1971_1980/1977_07.html), one of the ones that was built by Panasonic in Japan. This one happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated...

I did end up climbing to the highest glaciated point in the state of Illinois, so that was neat to discover

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Ditto :bday: Except I didn't feel that...

Ditto :bday:

Except I didn't feel that great...and I was slow...but hey, that was the longest I've ever spent on the shiny bike since I've owned it.

And I finally broke 1k on it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 12,465
Posted By abshipp

Similarly, on my recent trip to northern WI, my...

Similarly, on my recent trip to northern WI, my wife and I took a short paddle in a tandem kayak.

When I got out there was fresh blood on my shoes, but no evidence of it's source :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 316,486
Posted By abshipp

No sense in trying to reason with those idiots. ...

No sense in trying to reason with those idiots.

Anyone with half a brain can see that the Earth is round.

The ley line intersections on which aliens built the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 316,486
Posted By abshipp

One of my favorite things about sunrise and...

One of my favorite things about sunrise and sunset, they're such an accessible way to become acutely aware of the planet's rotation. That and trying to keep an object within the field of view of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 316,486
Posted By abshipp

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 316,486
Posted By abshipp

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/s_l1600_10cb8483b68e744237367d47cebeef3395952776.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 316,486
Posted By abshipp

Is there no barrel adjuster anywhere? If...

Is there no barrel adjuster anywhere?

If not, a way to get some more tension on the FD cable is to loosen the cable, turn the low limit screw in a turn or two so the derailleur cage moves away...
07-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By abshipp

I alternate between the Ozette and my Tall Rando....

I alternate between the Ozette and my Tall Rando. I love the size of the Acorn but all the internal webbing and pockets on the Ozette are really handy. I just wish the Ozette was just a tad bit...
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