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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Close, but I prefer the more angular 7400 as far...

Close, but I prefer the more angular 7400 as far as DA cranks go. Same with the derailleurs.

As far as most beautiful, C-Record is elegant, but there's something about the Ofmega Mistral that just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

lol no. I moved here to get away from this crap....

lol no. I moved here to get away from this crap. I also can't really get the bikes too dirty anymore since I keep them in the living room. Those are my excuses anyways.



Bunch of bullcarp!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

phrantic09 I haven't read ahead but I agree....

phrantic09 I haven't read ahead but I agree. Groupset priority seems to be focused on complete bikes. Get what you want where ever you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Lplo Seems to be more of a snow event...

Lplo
Seems to be more of a snow event thankfully.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

I'm wondering if I should have grabbed my camping...

I'm wondering if I should have grabbed my camping stove from my storage unit today. Looks like the forecast is for 1/2" (12mm) at least of ice overnight and through tomorrow.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Quality. bampilot06 hope you were quick on...

Quality.

bampilot06 hope you were quick on the Kollsman.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

gnome did you hear the eruption? Not sure if...

gnome did you hear the eruption?

Not sure if this link will work, but here's the GOES-West Visual/NightIR...
01-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 28,011
Posted By abshipp

Still have this one...

Still have this one (https://www.bikeforums.net/21871295-post198.html), but now it wears 650bx32 tires so that I can fit a front brake easier :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Thanks, all. We both feel perfectly fine at the...

Thanks, all. We both feel perfectly fine at the moment. Just a weird feeling that we may have finally contracted COVID after two years of trying to be so careful. :crash:



We've only been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

SSS has now lost all taste and smell :(

SSS has now lost all taste and smell :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Sometimes you've got to pick the low hanging...

Sometimes you've got to pick the low hanging fruit before someone else gets to it first ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Are you sure that's a new development? They did...

Are you sure that's a new development? They did marry you, after all.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Feeling basically back to normal. Just a tiny bit...

Feeling basically back to normal. Just a tiny bit of a headache and bored as hell being in my house.

My spouse is feeling the same, except they seem to have lost some sense of taste :(

Still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Speaking of, I get to find out in "24-96 hours"...

Speaking of, I get to find out in "24-96 hours" my results.

Mild cough, sore throat, and sinus issues started yesterday afternoon. Didn't go to work today since I slept like crap last night.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

I thought you played the trumpet, not the HAARP...

I thought you played the trumpet, not the HAARP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program#Conspiracy_theories) :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Feel free to keep that on your side of the...

Feel free to keep that on your side of the mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Why pay someone else when you can do it yourself...

Why pay someone else when you can do it yourself for triple the price? :D

Kudos to you, really. I helped my dad do Craftsman style baseboards and door casings at their old house and it's a lot of...
01-12-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By abshipp

Scott Road Comp Boa 46 Metallic Blue / Black

Cross posted to general For Sale.

Ridden once about 20 miles. Too big for me.

Had a unfortunate little tumble so there are scuffs and I can't return them :rolleyes:

Most scuffs on the...
Forum: For Sale
01-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By abshipp

Scott Road Comp Boa 46 Metallic Blue / Black

Cross posted to Road Marketplace

Ridden once about 20 miles. Too big for me.

Had a unfortunate little tumble so there are scuffs and I can't return them :rolleyes:

Most scuffs on the outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

I was a manufacturing engineer at an aerospace...

I was a manufacturing engineer at an aerospace machine shop.

Now I'm a bike mechanic. Definitely happier now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

I think 10 total. *Split between 2 stores,...

I think 10 total.

*Split between 2 stores, but generally only 2 work at the new place except for me on Saturdays.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

I wouldn't have if not for our shop's belated...

I wouldn't have if not for our shop's belated holiday party at a local taco place.

100% fun. I'm very fortunate to work with some really great folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

45 degrees and threatening to rain. I want...

45 degrees and threatening to rain.

I want to go ride but can't find the motivation.

Doesn't help that this kind of temperature is where I have a big hole in my kit. I'm good for below 30 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Sounds about right. A wise decision,...

Sounds about right.



A wise decision, for sure. I'm sure glad I got out of there before the next winter.

here did you stay?
01-02-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 461,460
Posted By abshipp

ISO: 165mm - 175mm 144bcd track crankset...

ISO: 165mm - 175mm 144bcd track crankset (matching BSA bottom bracket would be lovely).

46 or 48 tooth 1/8" chainring if possible

ISO: 36 high flange Pelissier rear track hub
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

That should be al it needs, but I don't have any...

That should be al it needs, but I don't have any cone wrenches at the house. I'll bring it in to the shop tomorrow and fix things up. The real question is what on earth caused it to loosen in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

The chain didn't get twisted and the RD seems OK....

The chain didn't get twisted and the RD seems OK.

Didn't get any grease on the white jersey I was wearing, which is the real win I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Approaching a steep hill, I shifted both...

Approaching a steep hill, I shifted both derailleurs simultaneously. I think the FD shift was incomplete when I tried to shift the rear. Lots of chain slack caused the jam.



Those hubs have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

It was a bummer, especially since this bike...

It was a bummer, especially since this bike shifted so well before today.

Also my rear hub is incredibly loose, like ~2mm of play. It wasn't like that at the start of the ride, so that should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 26,635
Posted By abshipp

Happy New Year! PSA: Don't shift the front...

Happy New Year!

PSA: Don't shift the front and rear at the same time :rolleyes:
...
01-01-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18,353
Views: 2,140,796
Posted By abshipp

Chain suck sucks! Happy new year to you as well...

Chain suck sucks! Happy new year to you as well :beer:



Got greedy and shifted front and rear at the same time. With one of my other bikes it likes to drop the chain if I try that. I guess the...
01-01-22, 12:05 PM
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Views: 2,140,796
Posted By abshipp

A bit of an inauspicious start to the year! ...

A bit of an inauspicious start to the year!

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Oh well, nothing...
12-31-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18,353
Views: 2,140,796
Posted By abshipp

I hate to say that I just don't take the vintage...

I hate to say that I just don't take the vintage bikes out much anymore.

Short day at the bike shop today, and I was scheduled at our new location just up the bike path from my house. Perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Not really. We're actually quite limited on...

Not really. We're actually quite limited on storage space right now.



1976 Motobecane Grand Jubilee (in IL)
1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (frameset only at the moment)
197X Track
1981...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

https://youtu.be/gxWxiuJRApU (Highly...

https://youtu.be/gxWxiuJRApU

(Highly recommended!)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Slow day at the shop today. Thankfully we're only...

Slow day at the shop today. Thankfully we're only open for another hour or so.

I did get to ride in this morning though! Pretty rare for me to get to commute on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

I'll preface this with saying that the solution...

I'll preface this with saying that the solution is obviously a larger space, not the quantity of objects, but that's not really in the cards right now.

I need to get rid of at least one bike. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Spouse picked up a desktop 2-axis CNC* today! ...

Spouse picked up a desktop 2-axis CNC* today!

*Cricut Explore Air 2 :D

Kind of interested to see how it is to use. Maybe custom frame decals could be made with it!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

A great amount of stress was relieved for me...

A great amount of stress was relieved for me tonight.

The registration on my spouse's car expires at the end of the month. We need to have the title to register it in SC.

I knew that we had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

https://youtu.be/JnC88xBPkkc Lots of...

https://youtu.be/JnC88xBPkkc



Lots of riders out today. Including a group of about 25 :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Lots of Strava Flyby activity today :bday: ...

Lots of Strava Flyby activity today :bday:

No real desire to try and complete the Festive 500. Arguably I'm in a much better climate to make it not suck so much, but I still have to work all this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

:bday: FIFM. After living the...

:bday:



FIFM.

After living the majority of my life in the flatlands, this kind of very occasional windy day isn't too bad. One of my favorite things about riding here is how calm it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Luckily I woke up just in time!

Luckily I woke up just in time!
12-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 144,840
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Yep

Yep
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

New* wheelset day: ...

New* wheelset day:

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*Replaced rims, nipples, and rear DS spokes....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

I hope so do (nearby) Mitchell at some point next...

I hope so do (nearby) Mitchell at some point next year as well. If our schedules overlap it would be fun to ride with you for you to drop me :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

Doing both. Also have a cat on my lap and Chinese...

Doing both. Also have a cat on my lap and Chinese food on the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 172,021
Posted By abshipp

​​​Thanks. I feel generally ok, but my left ankle...

​​​Thanks. I feel generally ok, but my left ankle is quite swollen :(. Not a lot of pain, but a bit concerning.



For what it's worth, it's been 3 or 4 years since the last one ;)
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