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04-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By abshipp

I've really come to like bar-ends. My two...

I've really come to like bar-ends.

My two multi-speed road bikes have 11 speed 105 STI levers and 10 speed DA downtube shifters on bar-end mounts, respectively, and in a lot of ways I prefer the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I'm cheap thrifty and spokes are more expensive...

I'm cheap thrifty and spokes are more expensive than I want them to be, so it really helps me out to know how many I have on hand.

Of course, knowing what length they are just ensures that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Excellent :lol: Packing has given me an...

Excellent :lol:

Packing has given me an opportunity to update my inventory spreadsheet. I'm at 332 right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Survey time: How many spokes do you...

Survey time:

How many spokes do you currently have on-hand?

Not counting what's built into a wheel ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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
04-14-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

My ring is actually not the one that I was...

My ring is actually not the one that I was married in. It was supposed to be, but late after our rehearsal dinner, my betrothed called me in a panic saying that she couldn't find my ring!

It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Mine, too :thumb:

Mine, too :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

A big part of why I want a tandem is so that I...

A big part of why I want a tandem is so that I can share longer rides with her, but I also understand that she does not have the same cycling goals that I do.

Adding to the difficulty is that a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

:cry:

:cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I also have a trumpet-related photo from high...

I also have a trumpet-related photo from high school that I think Velo Vol would very much appreciate.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Where's the exhausted emoji?

Where's the exhausted emoji?
04-10-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By abshipp

Paging 79pmooney ;)

Paging 79pmooney ;)
04-10-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By abshipp

I found myself needing a 1/8" chain whip the...

I found myself needing a 1/8" chain whip the other day but made do with alternate means that I won't discuss here :lol:

I've got a 3/32" single sided whip somewhat like you described - this is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

There's certainly some things that I would like...

There's certainly some things that I would like to hang on to, like the original parts from a couple of my bikes. Like I've got a full 600 Arabesque group as well as a Huret Jubile RD and shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

You ever think of getting rid of most of your...

You ever think of getting rid of most of your bike parts bin?

Kind of a lot of stuff, don't you think?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Looking like a washout this weekend. I suppose I...

Looking like a washout this weekend. I suppose I should be packing up my condo anyways.

1.4" of rain for tomorrow and then more forecast on Sunday.

Sunday also brings the wind back through...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Excellent :thumb:

Excellent :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

:bday: You have a very nice forecast for...

:bday:

You have a very nice forecast for tomorrow, have a big ride planned to celebrate?
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,005
Views: 1,813,581
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I really didn't want to go ride tonight but...

I really didn't want to go ride tonight but tomorrow is forecast to be silly windy again so I sucked it up even though I knew I was probably going to get a little wet from the showers that have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I had a nasty seatpost creak on my MTB a while...

I had a nasty seatpost creak on my MTB a while ago when riding with some other people. I said something along the lines of "sorry my bike is so noisy" and they hadn't noticed at all :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I probably over-torque the chainring bolts on my...

I probably over-torque the chainring bolts on my cranks, but hey, they're steel so they can take it :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Don't think it can't happen to you! ...

Don't think it can't happen to you!

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Learned a bit of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Here's one that might be a bit of a stretch but...

Here's one that might be a bit of a stretch but hey I'm bored at work without much to do - your NDS picture of it in the water thread makes it look like the bolts that hold your littlest chainring on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Is it correlated more with road surface roughness...

Is it correlated more with road surface roughness or pedaling action? I know you said it only happens when you pedal but is the noise at regular intervals or does it seem more random?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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
04-08-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

My torque wrenches are Sora-level: ...

My torque wrenches are Sora-level:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Seriously, man, family forum :eek:

Seriously, man, family forum :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Fun if short ride MTB ride today with a coworker....

Fun if short ride MTB ride today with a coworker. Took a nice little tumble but nothing more consequential than a dusty shirt.

The park we were at is frustrating on a single speed - I'm overgeared...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I'll say that I understand, but I'll remain...

I'll say that I understand, but I'll remain hesitant to elaborate further...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I turned in to a bit of a troublemaker my senior...

I turned in to a bit of a troublemaker my senior year so I had some quite...memorable...interactions with my parents :o
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I bet!

I bet!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I'm trying to find a feel-good cultural marker...

I'm trying to find a feel-good cultural marker for my senior year.

Most people refer to that period as the beginning of something "Great" but it's in more of a quantitative rather than qualitative...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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...
04-06-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By abshipp

If you're going to use it to commute I would...

If you're going to use it to commute I would second (third?) TugaDude and bwilli88 suggestion to convert an older steel road bike frame. If you get a flat I find that forward facing dropouts make...
04-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By abshipp

Are you talking tread, width, or durability, or...

Are you talking tread, width, or durability, or all three?

I'm moving to Greenville SC this month and already figured that Loup-Loups wouldn't cut it but I'm curious about what you'd recommend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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
04-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I've tried color matching before with...

I've tried color matching before with frustratingly awful results. But I also have zero patience for anything painting-related.

I'm also less than thrilled with the last powdercoat I had done on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Mine has two sets of bottle eyelets, one set on...

Mine has two sets of bottle eyelets, one set on the DT and one set underneath the DT. Not sure what exactly they were thinking with those underneath considering it was marketed as an aggressive...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Same here. I like to feel a little bit rad, but...

Same here. I like to feel a little bit rad, but anything actually big or consequential I'll chicken out on. A couple of years ago my buddy took me to a park that had dedicated jump lines and that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Since the head lugs, DS chainstay, and what looks...

Since the head lugs, DS chainstay, and what looks like the fork crown are chromed, it's a safe bet that the entire frameset is chrome underneath. Way easier to plate the whole thing then bother with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Looks like there are a few seat-rail mounting...

Looks like there are a few seat-rail mounting options available on eBay or Amazon. No seatstay mounts that I can find.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Maybe my risk-o-meter needs recalibrating, but...

Maybe my risk-o-meter needs recalibrating, but even though I get hurt reasonably often on my MTB I'm much more worried about crashing on a road bike. Most of the MTB injuries are little bumps and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

I don't ride the road without a fredtacular...

I don't ride the road without a fredtacular Take-A-Look mirror but a Varia is on my short list now that I have a compatible computer.

I see most cars coming up behind me but there's still those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 16,875
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: 1,290
Views: 16,875
Posted By abshipp

Whee! ...

Whee!

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