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10-10-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By abshipp

meow ...

meow

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10-04-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

It sure did! I'm still not used to how early...

It sure did!

I'm still not used to how early the sun is setting, so I ended up getting a few night miles in last night. And I think it's time to put away the summer cycling shoes, my feet got so...
09-23-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By abshipp

21 miles on the first day of fall. ...

21 miles on the first day of fall.

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09-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By abshipp

Very very cool! Putting a dork disk on a...

Very very cool!

Putting a dork disk on a singlespeed is a cheeky move ;)
09-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

Glad to hear that you stayed dry on Saturday, ...

Glad to hear that you stayed dry on Saturday, thinktubes

Saturday I rode a 200km brevet out of Evanston, and got rained on for what felt like about 3 hours between miles 50 and 100.

The...
09-17-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

I've had two nice rides over the last two days. ...

I've had two nice rides over the last two days.

Yesterday was 25 fast miles on my SLT. I spread the rear triangle and threw in a nice lightweight wheelset. I believe it is somewhere in the...
09-07-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

Rode a 200K brevet with the Great Lakes...

Rode a 200K brevet with the Great Lakes Randonneurs today.

I was a little nervous at the start since the longest ride I had done this year was only 70 miles, but I decided to just go for it.
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08-29-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By abshipp

Tighten until the tubing buckles, then back a 1/4...

Tighten until the tubing buckles, then back a 1/4 turn. Should be the proper torque value.

;)

In all seriousness, I wouldn't worry about it. Round tubes are incredibly strong in compression...
08-28-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! Saddlebag is a Tourbon Canvas and...

Thanks!

Saddlebag is a Tourbon Canvas and Leather Saddlebag...
08-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By abshipp

Converted my Motobecane Grand Jubile to fixed...

Converted my Motobecane Grand Jubile to fixed gear last night.

I had been having issues with the Huret Jubile drivetrain, and it looked like the best solution would involve throwing money at it,...
08-28-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 52,494
Posted By abshipp

Some of you may remember the blue Tempo with the...

Some of you may remember the blue Tempo with the gaudy gold wheels I posted earlier.

I liked riding fixed quite a bit, but honestly I was embarrassed to go ride that bike because I felt self...
08-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,511
Posted By abshipp

She's 3 years old and I don't think she's ever...

She's 3 years old and I don't think she's ever going to get any bigger. I really think she might have been the runt of the litter.
...
08-10-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,100
Posted By abshipp

I see your hay bale and raise you some very tall...

I see your hay bale and raise you some very tall corn!

Farm country is pretty lovely this time of year, isn't it?
...
08-10-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

70 miles today with a lot more climbing than I'm...

70 miles today with a lot more climbing than I'm used to, 2700' total.

Steep rollers are brutal. They never let you recover and there is a 20 miles section on my route that was relentless.
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08-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 2,025,091
Posted By abshipp

Beautiful! Thanks so much! Regarding the...

Beautiful! Thanks so much!

Regarding the 21mm steerer, it is a bit of a bummer. I'm fortunate enough that currently the stem extension works well for me and I don't have to worry about finding a...
08-04-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By abshipp

DQRider you always have such amazing pictures. ...

DQRider you always have such amazing pictures.

Today I took a 50 mile tour of some local forest preserves. I'm always looking for some nice places to go camping, and I ended up finding a little...
07-16-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By abshipp

No issues at all! The closure mechanism has...

No issues at all!

The closure mechanism has two parts, there are two internal flaps that are secured with velcro, and then the outer flaps are held in place with the twist fastener. So it really...
07-12-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,100
Posted By abshipp

Little kitten with a very loud motor. I could...

Little kitten with a very loud motor. I could hear it purring before I even got off my bike!
...
06-30-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 52,494
Posted By abshipp

Oh man that is so cool.. I know cantilevers...

Oh man that is so cool.. I know cantilevers aren't typically as strong as v-brakes but it kills me to see that empty cable hanger on the stem. Excellent build though, and like other people said, I've...
06-27-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 52,494
Posted By abshipp

I almost feel like this should be in the...

I almost feel like this should be in the "Jackas**" thread just because of the wheels, but since they are borrowed I don't care that much.

Here's the specs:

25" 1985 Schwinn Tempo. Minor brazed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,512
Posted By abshipp

I know that vintage stuff can be a bit...

I know that vintage stuff can be a bit controversial in here, but I'm really happy with this build right now. So have at it:

1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
...
06-14-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,330
Posted By abshipp

I wouldn't. Yes, they might be fine for...

I wouldn't.

Yes, they might be fine for years and years with those cracks. Especially if they are on a bike that you don't ride very hard.

But then there might be that one time where a loose...
06-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52,393
Views: 7,069,629
Posted By abshipp

Looks fillet brazed. TA drivetrain, MAFAC...

Looks fillet brazed. TA drivetrain, MAFAC cantilevers!

For you and two other friends!

Santana Triple Tandem - $1700 (Verona/ Mt Horeb)...
05-30-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 2,025,091
Posted By abshipp

Realized that I've never posted my mutt in here. ...

Realized that I've never posted my mutt in here.

1981 Trek 710 frameset
Campy Mirage 8spd ergos and long cage derailleur
Shifting across 6 speeds of a 7spd Shimano Hyperglide 14-28 cassette due...
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