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09-14-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,455
Posted By abshipp

Yours looks like it's in such good shape! I...

Yours looks like it's in such good shape! I really liked the build I did with my frame but I had to use most of the parts from it for a new non-C&V bike. I've got a new build in mind for it though ;)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 241,108
Posted By abshipp

Thank you :) It's a lot of fun. I'm finally...

Thank you :)

It's a lot of fun. I'm finally getting more adjusted to the position as it's quite a bit more aggressive than what I've ridden before, but I keep setting PRs every time I ride it so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

You should add potatoes to a cheesy bean and rice...

You should add potatoes to a cheesy bean and rice burrito sometime. It's excellent, especially if they make it well.

I worked at a Taco Bell as my second job in high school. Still love it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Just because I had to climb doesn't necessarily...

Just because I had to climb doesn't necessarily mean I was putting out a bunch of watts ;)

​​​​​Ditto to the comment from phrantic09 :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

There's not much longer than 6-8 miles and 2000'...

There's not much longer than 6-8 miles and 2000' close by.

Lots of ~2 miles and 800'-1000' though with 10-15% kicks.

I've got a 34x32 and I use it regularly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Maybe I should stop getting my new routes from a...

Maybe I should stop getting my new routes from a climber.

Not quite an official datlas ride of 100'/mile but ~50mi and 4300' still hurt quite a bit.

Ended up hitting PRs on a decent amount of...
09-09-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By abshipp

Thank you :) I really love riding fixed gear...

Thank you :)

I really love riding fixed gear and I was quite fortunate to find that frameset in my size - it seems like most vintage track frames never get much bigger than 56 or 58cm.

Up close...
09-09-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 45,862
Posted By abshipp

Not much has changed except for the handlebars, I...

Not much has changed except for the handlebars, I just really like this picture:

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09-08-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By abshipp

I guess the threat of storms kept people off of...

I guess the threat of storms kept people off of the MUP this evening.

Made for a nice hour and a half on my fixed gear :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,418
Posted By abshipp

Guess where I was today? :D ...

Guess where I was today? :D

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

We're getting a break from it here, finally. ...

We're getting a break from it here, finally.

I went out and played in the mountains. Set a few climbing PRs which felt nice.

I also set a few descending PRs, which is always fun :D

Also got...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Oh yeah. Being warm in the cold is deliciously...

Oh yeah. Being warm in the cold is deliciously hubristic :love:

That said, I'm really looking forward to not having another Illinois winter ahead of me in a few months :)
09-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By abshipp

Rainy and overcast this morning courtesy of Ida....

Rainy and overcast this morning courtesy of Ida. That gave way to sunny and humid at the very end.

Climbing 10-12% grades really isn't too bad when you've got a 30x32 available :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

You'd be much angrier when you started trying to...

You'd be much angrier when you started trying to find replacement parts and realize that it might not be possible to fix it for months.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Be careful out there, folks. At the very...

Be careful out there, folks.

At the very tail end of my ride I came across a rider on the ground on the MUP. Said he just wasn't paying attention and went off the side of the path. When he tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

12 miles and nearly 1800' elevation gain of...

12 miles and nearly 1800' elevation gain of mountain biking today.

It's very rough terrain around here. I somehow managed to not hurt myself or my bike but a full suspension would be really lovely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Perception =/= reality a lot of the time.

Perception =/= reality a lot of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

If sightlines are clear, I have zero issues going...

If sightlines are clear, I have zero issues going through a red light if it's clear of traffic.

I won't just blow through lights or stop signs though. The only moving violation I've ever received...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Please, try to keep up...

Please, try to keep up (https://www.bikeforums.net/21278194-post776.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

No lawn is the best lawn.

No lawn is the best lawn.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

I've marched with both trumpet and sousaphone. ...

I've marched with both trumpet and sousaphone.

Trumpet kills your arms after a while, but sousaphone is a real pain in the shoulder.

Thankfully I never had to personally transport a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 483,968
Posted By abshipp

Oh, here's a new one: ...

Oh, here's a new one:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

It was super reliable until we moved here...

It was super reliable until we moved here :notamused:

Cars are dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Lots of traffic here unfortunately. Makes things...

Lots of traffic here unfortunately. Makes things pretty miserable :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Mrs Abshipp's AC has once again stopped working...

Mrs Abshipp's AC has once again stopped working in her car. 2012 Ford Escape.

Seems like every 1.5-2 weeks it stops working. We take it to a shop, they have so far (1) recharged, (2) replaced...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

​​​​​If anyone comes in with a creak that's the...

​​​​​If anyone comes in with a creak that's the first thing I check, especially if they have Look pedals.

My favorite ones to swap in are a demo pair of orange Crank Brothers Stamps - they make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

What about "lawn"? ​​​​​ ​​​​

What about "lawn"?

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Family forum, mister! Reported :mad: ...

Family forum, mister! Reported :mad:



My ride this morning started with light rain and overcast skies. However, It wasn't until the rain stopped and the sun came out that I got thoroughly...
08-22-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By abshipp

Light rain and wet roads this morning but I...

Light rain and wet roads this morning but I really needed to spin out yesterday's sufferfest from my legs.

I finally took my Trek out for the first time since I moved to SC in April

Thankfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Customer is a larger gentleman who is getting...

Customer is a larger gentleman who is getting recurring rear flats riding gravel on 34mm tires. This might be a good option for him. At least until he gets a set of 650b wheels so he can start...
08-17-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 412,762
Posted By abshipp

ISO: Problem Solvers Cable Doubler BR3342:...

ISO:

Problem Solvers Cable Doubler BR3342: 2:1 Two Levers for One Brake

or

JTEK Double Control Brake Cable Splitter (Short Pull)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Had the pleasure of installing these at the shop:...

Had the pleasure of installing these at the shop:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Dju2i4FZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Dju2i4FZw
08-15-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By abshipp

Swapped over some Soma Highway One bars on to my...

Swapped over some Soma Highway One bars on to my track bike. Compared to the deep drop road bars that were on there previously these are much more comfortable.

Steamy morning but still managed...
08-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,062
Posted By abshipp

Steamy morning here as well. ​​​​​​ ...

Steamy morning here as well.

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​​​​​Swapped over some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Big ride (for me) today. 52 miles and 4200' up to...

Big ride (for me) today. 52 miles and 4200' up to Caesar's Head and back.

The main climb is about 6.5 miles and 2000' - most of it at 6-8% with a flat spot in the middle and I saw a couple 15%...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

They are the kangaroo leather ones. ...

They are the kangaroo leather ones.

​​​​​Super nice shoes, I just can't justify that much money for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

I'm in desperate need of new road shoes. We sell...

I'm in desperate need of new road shoes. We sell Lake at the shop so I very briefly tried on a set of CX176 and they felt really nice, especially for the price.

We have some CX332 as well, but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Columbus Spirit SL Oversized & "ovalized"...

Columbus Spirit SL

Oversized & "ovalized" thinwall steel, TIG welded.

I put "ovalized" in quotes because the tubing isn't exactly round, you can kind of see it in this picture:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Steel frame. Crabon fork.

Steel frame. Crabon fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

It was a fantastic day to be a road cyclist in...

It was a fantastic day to be a road cyclist in Upstate SC

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I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Maybe that's what my boss runs, because I've...

Maybe that's what my boss runs, because I've noticed his Varia is quite a soft flash whenever I've ridden with him.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

If I have to raise a post to give me enough room...

If I have to raise a post to give me enough room to clamp I like to turn the post at least 30 degrees so there's a visual reminder that I need to reset it when I'm done.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Wasn't me!

Wasn't me!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

A big reason I feel so frustrated is that we end...

A big reason I feel so frustrated is that we end up on a lot of roads that have enough car traffic where behaving badly in a group just makes drivers upset.

Also just a general lack of common...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Did a group ride this morning. Kind of sums...

Did a group ride this morning. Kind of sums things up overall.

I think I might be done with them.

Maybe the faster groups would behave better, but it seems simpler to just ride solo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

VERY stuck "adjustable" cup on an old Mongoose. ...

VERY stuck "adjustable" cup on an old Mongoose.



Eventually, yes! :bday:

Put a pretty noticeable bend in a pin spanner though :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

Friday fun times: ...

Friday fun times:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

fify :D

fify :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 121,871
Posted By abshipp

I have a few pairs of shorts permanently stained...

I have a few pairs of shorts permanently stained from sealant adventures at the shop.
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