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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 649
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: 395
Views: 4,377
Posted By abshipp

JIS headsets are dumb :notamused:

JIS headsets are dumb :notamused:
08-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,501
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 395
Views: 4,377
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: 309,734
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: 309,734
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: 309,734
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: 309,734
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: 309,734
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: 732
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

God I hate that so much :bang:

God I hate that so much :bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I need an .833" quill for the SLT, unfortunately....

I need an .833" quill for the SLT, unfortunately. I'm a little apprehensive about the Highway One due to it's fairly short reach and I'm feeling pretty stuck with a 90mm stem since you just don't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

Noted, thanks :thumb: Is the stem clamp...

Noted, thanks :thumb:

Is the stem clamp pretty much rectangular? The one I'll be using is an old Grand Compe that's quite triangular in front profile so there's a decent amount of relief that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: Seems like the Highway One is the...

:thumb:

Seems like the Highway One is the go-to bar for old steel with brifters, it's on my short list since I need a 26.0 bar as well. How easy is it getting it through the quill stem?
07-29-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By abshipp

And since this is turning into a "Show your...

And since this is turning into a "Show your Acorn" thread...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200615_191354_fce60db3eee633c2b8586f0e0e3e106ef1755553.jpg

And...
07-29-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By abshipp

My goodness! And I thought my large Swift Ozette...

My goodness! And I thought my large Swift Ozette was a big bag!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I wonder if I will ever make it out there. ...

I wonder if I will ever make it out there.

My brother was born in Newport News and I was born in Hampton while my father was stationed at Langley. We moved to New Mexico when I was one so I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

To his residence, at least. Not sure if any...

To his residence, at least.

Not sure if any of us really come home after something like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I believe that was determined by the good Dr....

I believe that was determined by the good Dr. Hofmann pretty early on ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

That looks handy. I think I need to try and re-do...

That looks handy. I think I need to try and re-do the rear wheel on my MTB. It's had a slow leak for a while but it was managable, now it seems like it will only hold like 20 psi. I'll overinflate it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

What's your service interval? Are you using a...

What's your service interval? Are you using a dipstick or actually breaking the bead?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I doubt they would last long for me, it's...

I doubt they would last long for me, it's annoying enough getting leaves occasionally caught in the fenders. I couldn't imagine that whining along constantly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

So sorry to hear :hug:

So sorry to hear :hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I learned that very thing as well, recently....

I learned that very thing as well, recently. Traditional road bike gearing was making a lot more sense to me, as JRA a 46/12 is plenty of gear, but I was using a lot more of the cassette than I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I've recently discovered how difficult it is to...

I've recently discovered how difficult it is to ride intervals well. Surprising just how fast my heart rate drops with even the slightest decrease in incline. I tried some 20' Z3 intervals yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/RH_3429_wm080819.jpg

:innocent:
07-28-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,501
Posted By abshipp

I've just been hitting the same routes over and...

I've just been hitting the same routes over and over again lately, but hadn't gotten a corn picture this year:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

They are in a connected garage, so they're...

They are in a connected garage, so they're insulated and kept out of the elements, but I wouldn't call that inside the house.

Plus I'm currently living inside a condo built and furnished in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

I'm constantly fighting surface rust on...

I'm constantly fighting surface rust on components due to bikes living in the garage :(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

Your bike lives inside the house? Kudos! I...

Your bike lives inside the house? Kudos!

I ride with cheap sunglasses, and lately on the MTB they fog up on pretty much every climb. It's so tempting to remove them but I swear every time I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

Kudos. We have a hotel room booked in La...

Kudos.

We have a hotel room booked in La Crosse in a few weeks for my wife's birthday, but we're still undecided on whether it's a wise idea to go or not. Our possible COVID exposure scare kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

It's finally cooling off a little bit here, highs...

It's finally cooling off a little bit here, highs in the low to mid 80's all week. I did not ride all weekend because I was hiding inside the entire time, yesterday was especially gross.
07-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By abshipp

I'm in the opposite situation, there's an...

I'm in the opposite situation, there's an off-topic steel road bike frameset that's a killer deal, but I'm forcing myself to not buy it in the interest of saving money and garage space.

It has...
07-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57,374
Views: 8,326,006
Posted By abshipp

531 Trek for an actually reasonable price. A bit...

531 Trek for an actually reasonable price. A bit beat up but not terrible:

Trek classic road bike $200 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/351781075810480)
...
07-27-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By abshipp

Looks like you've got a good solution already,...

Looks like you've got a good solution already, but I'll still suggest this for anyone else who has an issue like this or has an undrilled track fork.

Seisakusho Detachable Front Brake Mount...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

Man that's a lot to unpack there. 650b(?)...

Man that's a lot to unpack there.

650b(?) IGH conversion with handlebars to that would make Grant Peterson happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

Awesome! :bday: My god, the amount of...

Awesome! :bday:



My god, the amount of times I've heard "I'd love to do this but it's a rental". :twitchy:

Plus, my wife likes to re-arrange. A lot. Like probably 2-3 times a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 309,734
Posted By abshipp

The Pass Hunter is probably overbuilt, it falls...

The Pass Hunter is probably overbuilt, it falls into the same issue as Surly and other big brands where they have to design for lots of use cases and rider sizes. From what I've heard the Lightning...
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