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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:37 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Got the Black Bibs "Race" jerseys today. Overall...

Got the Black Bibs "Race" jerseys today. Overall I'm happy so here's some first impressions from a ~30 min ride:

- These are short. Bibs only, unless I'm feeling frisky and want to show off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

My MTB fork has two star nuts in the steer tube...

My MTB fork has two star nuts in the steer tube from using this technique but going just a bit too far. Snapped the alloy top cap bolt inside the threads but didn't have anything long enough to push...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, the few group rides I did years ago were...

Yeah, the few group rides I did years ago were super fun, I totally get why people do it.

The biggest thing I wish I had was a reliable group of friends to ride with - out of my tiny little friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

I'll keep an eye out for that, thanks :thumb:

I'll keep an eye out for that, thanks :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

It's totally not happening this year for me, I...

It's totally not happening this year for me, I have a hard enough time motivating myself to go out and meet new people even in normal times. There's a club that's got their normal rides going and are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

So, not trying to be snarky here but I know it...

So, not trying to be snarky here but I know it could come off that way - have we all decided that group rides are okay now?

I'm still not exactly excited about the idea of riding with others, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Although on my route home, one of the main roads...

Although on my route home, one of the main roads is undergoing some full depth repairs on the concrete.

Big lane-width sections taken out all the way down, looks like around 18" - and I saw what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Total devastation here: ...

Total devastation here:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Well looks like things have mostly blown by here...

Well looks like things have mostly blown by here at work, my house is still under a tornado warning for the next few minutes I think.

Sirens blew and we all staged by the designated weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

See you on the other side. ...

See you on the other side.

https://twitter.com/MikeHamernik/status/1292895751840948224

https://twitter.com/NWSChicago/status/1292900298009260032
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Oh boy. ...

Oh boy.

https://twitter.com/NWSChicago/status/1292857220091133960
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Oh that's dumb.

Oh that's dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

If a road is getting resurfaced around here it's...

If a road is getting resurfaced around here it's typically blacktop. One of my regular routes has a couple of miles that were recently resurfaced and it's smooth as silk :bday:



Yep,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

The road conditions annoy me to, but there's no...

The road conditions annoy me to, but there's no escaping it. Road maintenance out in the country seems to be limited to dumping a layer of fine gravel on top of them every year or two.

The local...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Sometimes a road is just so rough that nothing's...

Sometimes a road is just so rough that nothing's going to help :lol:

And yes, generally an old steel frame does great for taking the edge off and a lot of them take at least 28s, which is what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

As of last night I am the owner of a bicycle...

As of last night I am the owner of a bicycle motorcross bicycle.

I'd say proud owner, but I picked it from the curb and haven't dug into it enough to find out how big of a POS it is :lol:

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Correct. On the last longer ride I did there...

Correct.

On the last longer ride I did there was a ~25mph descent on a road so rough I was legitimately concerned to be on 43 year old steel. The bike and I made it, but there are some really...
08-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57,532
Views: 8,359,943
Posted By abshipp

Hey RiddleOfSteel you're collecting big bikes...

Hey RiddleOfSteel you're collecting big bikes from great builders, right? :innocent:

67cm 1989 Chris Kvale. Full Dura-ace 7400! - $700 (612)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

I saw one on the MUP not too long ago. What...

I saw one on the MUP not too long ago.

What do they typically come in for?
08-09-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57,532
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Posted By abshipp

Lots of Voyageurs lately. Here's a cheap one near...

Lots of Voyageurs lately. Here's a cheap one near Davenport IA:

Schwinn Voyager road bike - $80 (Bettendorf)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 57,532
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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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By abshipp

Wagovan? :D

Wagovan? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 57,532
Views: 8,359,943
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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: 1,680
Views: 21,216
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:
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