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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

So my last full day at work was today. I'm going...

So my last full day at work was today. I'm going in tomorrow for an hour or so to clean out my desk and a couple little things.

I had a really good exit interview that went for about an hour and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Kitty update :love: ...

Kitty update :love:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

I like how scuffed up mine is on the outside but...

I like how scuffed up mine is on the outside but still bright and shiny on the inside :)

Just thought of something, I should really have a bike that matches my Ti wedding ring, right?

I mean, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Last night we were with my parents and the topic...

Last night we were with my parents and the topic of how my wife and I do so well in canoes together.

Naturally, I took the opportunity to float the idea of a tandem bicycle.

She gave me the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Awesome :thumb: That guitar is a Schecter...

Awesome :thumb:

That guitar is a Schecter Ultra - I can't really find much info about it but I think it's the first iteration of that model. Nowadays they changed the headstock and added a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Oh goodness I found a few old pictures of baby...

Oh goodness I found a few old pictures of baby abshipp playing punk music.

I'm the one with the long hair and white guitar. At least I still have the guitar :D

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Mrs. Abshipp and I were invited out to dinner...

Mrs. Abshipp and I were invited out to dinner last night by a good friend here in Rockford to celebrate us moving. We accepted knowing that this is one of those people who always keeps us out later...
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,565
Posted By abshipp

Got soaked on my ride tonight. Oh well, I haven't...

Got soaked on my ride tonight. Oh well, I haven't melted from the rain yet :) At least it was somewhat warm!

First ride with these new to me Cane Creek SCR-5 levers and I really liked them. Really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

I've got two of the Harbor Freight ones, one in...

I've got two of the Harbor Freight ones, one in inches with the 1/4" drive and one in feet with a 3/8" drive. We used to have a reference torque meter at work that I always meant to check them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Seriously, man, family forum :eek:

Seriously, man, family forum :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Ah... so that's what can make a power meter fun. ...

Ah... so that's what can make a power meter fun.

After the recent discussion on 3'+ efforts and how intervals.icu uses that for eFTP calculation I did my best to give it the beans on what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Well I found my bluetooth headphones that have...

Well I found my bluetooth headphones that have been missing for a week or so :)

In the washing machine after a full cycle :mad:

But they still work :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Didn't DynaDrive pedals have bearing issues? ...

Didn't DynaDrive pedals have bearing issues?

Nice chrome head tube lugs :thumb:
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Whee! ...

Whee!

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04-04-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,202
Posted By abshipp

Whee! ...

Whee!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,191
Posted By abshipp

Neat idea. Using a type of foam that compresses...

Neat idea. Using a type of foam that compresses under the localized pressure inside the tire but expands when exposed to ambient is really clever.

However, this is the part that seems a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Slow afternoon. Everyone must be...

Slow afternoon.

Everyone must be convalescing from their big day going to the vet and getting vaccinated.

I know Frankie sure is. Poor kitty is wiped out :(
...
04-02-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,907
Posted By abshipp

I keep my keys on a carabiner as well, I never...

I keep my keys on a carabiner as well, I never thought to hang them off of the strap loop. I might have to try that! Usually I stuff my wallet and keys into the driveside rear pocket.

I like my...
04-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By abshipp

Anytime! Agreed regarding brakes. I've...

Anytime!

Agreed regarding brakes. I've gotten a little more comfortable and confident in my ability to ride without needing to use them but it's just not the smartest idea when you could lose all...
04-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By abshipp

In other news + pretty pictures, our local park...

In other news + pretty pictures, our local park finally opened for mountain biking so I got to take this out again for the first time since December :)
...
04-02-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By abshipp

Thanks so much! Here's a bit of a novel, but...

Thanks so much!

Here's a bit of a novel, but hey, you asked :P

I barely ever rode this with 700c wheels so I don't have too much of a frame of reference regarding how it feels with 650b vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Just a Bontrager BLE/ANT+ chest strap. ...

Just a Bontrager BLE/ANT+ chest strap.

Nothing looked out of the ordinary - I've had artifacts using this strap before but they're usually spikes at 220-240BPM.

If you tend to trust Intervals...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

I was ready to be done for sure, but that ride...

I was ready to be done for sure, but that ride felt like a pretty regular effort on the MTB. It's a singlespeed so I'm working a bit harder than with a derailleur but not too bad.

My heart rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

I only recently got a HRM that will connect to my...

I only recently got a HRM that will connect to my phone so all of my MTB rides have been without that data until now.

Our local park opened up today and I got to ride about an hour of dirt, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

lol get ready to climb, fatty.

lol get ready to climb, fatty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By abshipp

Well, I just submitted my resignation to my job...

Well, I just submitted my resignation to my job so I can finally say something about it.

At the end of this month Mrs. Abshipp and I will be moving to Greenville SC.

I'll be working in a bike...
04-01-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,303
Posted By abshipp

I don't think it would actually be terribly...

I don't think it would actually be terribly difficult to do - at least physically making the parts. The Rohloff uses a carrier for the cog and freehub body geometry is well defined so you'd just have...
04-01-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,303
Posted By abshipp

So...this you?...

So...this you? (https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-schindelhauer-wilhelm-has-252-gears-and-3350-range.html) :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Yeah that's pretty chunky. Kind of the same...

Yeah that's pretty chunky.

Kind of the same around here but not as bad - it's a lot like this. It can be really smooth dirt but then at other times it will be just littered with baby heads and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Me either :twitchy: Once the pain was gone...

Me either :twitchy:

Once the pain was gone it certainly made for a good inside joke.

"I'm not going to sugarcoat this at all - this is going to hurt."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Such a cool shape. Also makes possible one of my...

Such a cool shape. Also makes possible one of my all-time favorite fork crowns:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Must have been something in the air. I never have...

Must have been something in the air. I never have problems with drivers but someone tried to coal roll me yesterday.

They really need to work on their technique and be mindful of relative wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

wut ...

wut

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03-30-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By abshipp

Oh that's great! Usually makes things easier when...

Oh that's great! Usually makes things easier when the OEM makes the adapter :lol:

I've never wanted to deal with a Headshok so a lot of these older Cannondale MTB frames have been tempting but I...
03-30-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By abshipp

Looks like someone's already solved the problem...

Looks like someone's already solved the problem of getting an aftermarket fork in there.

I believe this originally came with a Headshok (https://vintagecannondale.com/info/headshok/)fork that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

There have always been a bunch of standards, it's...

There have always been a bunch of standards, it's just that they were their standards :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

The one that gets me :twitchy: is the letter "C"...

The one that gets me :twitchy: is the letter "C" being misconstrued as "width in millimeters".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

If everyone used the ISO standard when talking...

If everyone used the ISO standard when talking about bike tires the world would be a better place. Kudos to you.

#fightingthegoodfight
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 368,568
Posted By abshipp

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03-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,565
Posted By abshipp

Doesn't it feel wonderful? :) ...

Doesn't it feel wonderful? :)





Hmm, I'm seeing a trend here...:lol:
03-29-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By abshipp

I've got matching 584x32 tires now :) ...

I've got matching 584x32 tires now :)

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03-29-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,565
Posted By abshipp

First ride of the year in shorts! 25 nice miles...

First ride of the year in shorts! 25 nice miles on my track bike.

Could have done with a bit less wind though...I thought I could hide from it on the bike path but nothing really stops...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

French fit ;)

French fit ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Short answer is "yes" :lol: If I was forced...

Short answer is "yes" :lol:

If I was forced to I'm sure I could pull off an imperial, but it would be slow and I would not be a happy camper for the majority of it.

I still have not found...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Oof. You're a more serious cyclist than I am...

Oof.

You're a more serious cyclist than I am - nice ride today :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Is it windy out there for you too? We're...

Is it windy out there for you too?

We're forecast to have 20-30mph all day, it's already blowing like crazy.
03-27-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,286
Posted By abshipp

Actually a really nice bike if a bit overpriced,...

Actually a really nice bike if a bit overpriced, but the presentation needs some work.

Do they not realize that it's okay to cut the shift cable housing?

Also, "chromemolybendium" tubing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Cheers seedsbelize & WhyFi ...

Cheers seedsbelize & WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

I think that's what's referred to as a negative...

I think that's what's referred to as a negative feedback loop. The more you wait the worse it gets and the less you want it :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By abshipp

Preferably on a sunny day with a burger, on this...

Preferably on a sunny day with a burger, on this patio after class:
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