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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

Proved again tonight that even when I donít...

Proved again tonight that even when I donít really want to go ride, Iím always happier when I do.

Ended up being my first datlas-ing: >100í elevation gain per mile on a road bike.

I mean it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

My road bike is ceramic coated. My truck is...

My road bike is ceramic coated.

My truck is Fe2O3 coated.

#priorities
01-15-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By abshipp

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You would think we bought this chair specifically...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

White bikes are hot but I never want another one....

White bikes are hot but I never want another one. Way too much work to keep them clean.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

A couple of years ago I was riding with my better...

A couple of years ago I was riding with my better half and thought the French BB had unthreaded itself again. I found one of the bolt sets on the trailÖand now I use thread lock on 50.4 chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

Feeling very conflicted right now, bike-wise. ...

Feeling very conflicted right now, bike-wise.

My latest build with my Super Le Tour has turned in to one of my favorite bikes ever. With the front bag it's perfect for commuting to work and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

That looks like a blast.

That looks like a blast.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

This remains one of the coolest bikes I've ever...

This remains one of the coolest bikes I've ever seen. We had one at the shop in a small size but it was still a blast to cruise around on.

Time Urbain with Shimano Metrea:
...
01-10-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By abshipp

FWIW my road bike wheels are built with 20/28...

FWIW my road bike wheels are built with 20/28 Archetypes and they have been rock solid, even on fast rough descents. And I'm around 200lbs.
01-09-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By abshipp

Thank you :) Frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super...

Thank you :)

Frame is a 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

Only need to change my shoes, and I wear boots at...

Only need to change my shoes, and I wear boots at work that I can leave at the office.

The reason for riding is not for the initial commute, but to give me more lunch options than staying at the...
01-08-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By abshipp

First ride on my fixed gear this year. Nice easy...

First ride on my fixed gear this year. Nice easy spin to loosen up my legs from yesterdayís 3 hour road ride.

A very nice gentleman made a comment about my bike and bag, and we ended up riding...
01-08-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19,987
Views: 2,522,657
Posted By abshipp

Sundays for me are usually a 15-20 mile spin on...

Sundays for me are usually a 15-20 mile spin on our local MUP. Today was no exception, except that for the majority of I had some some unexpected but very pleasant company.

The conversation...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

Iíve got more gut than guads so I have to rely on...

Iíve got more gut than guads so I have to rely on kit-doping pretty heavily.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,367
Views: 41,995
Posted By abshipp

2.5 hours of mountain biking is hard. Especially...

2.5 hours of mountain biking is hard. Especially when trails are wet. And youíre trying to keep up with someone fast.

Happy new year everyone :thumb:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Thankfully the rain finally quit and I got to...

Thankfully the rain finally quit and I got to ride for about an hour. Naturally Strava only recorded about 10 minutes :rolleyes:

Full coverage fenders are such a treat when roads are wet :)

...
12-31-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19,987
Views: 2,522,657
Posted By abshipp

Grateful for full coverage fenders and...

Grateful for full coverage fenders and comfortable temperatures today. Nice and easy 18 miles to end the year :thumb:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By abshipp

Kind of a disappointing year with only 2877...

Kind of a disappointing year with only 2877 miles. Unfortunately an injury to my knee and then an unrelated minor surgery basically eliminated riding for last few months of the year, but I've still...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

I realized last weekend just how much of a...

I realized last weekend just how much of a difference having a dedicated shop space is. I installed a set of R7000 shifters, cables & housing, and new bar tape on my bike last weekend in the living...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Plus: nearby Mt Mitchell. Which I still...

Plus: nearby Mt Mitchell.

Which I still need to climb. Hopefully next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

What brand are those? :foo: :innocent:

What brand are those? :foo:

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

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Called fat AND slow on Christmas!

I mean itís true but still rude :mad:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By abshipp

What was your favorite ride of 2022?

Mine was a 62 mile, 5200' ride from Rozman NC up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and descending back down through Pisgah National Forest.

Long and steady climbs in the beginning, great views, and long...
12-23-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By abshipp

That sure looks like a nice frame for $20. I am...

That sure looks like a nice frame for $20. I am always a fan of long point lugs & wrap-over seatstay caps. :thumb:
12-23-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By abshipp

I have a 76 as well, but in the better color...

I have a 76 as well, but in the better color :innocent:

I kid, of course. My thoughts exactly on how smooth this bike rides.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Definitely. Spouse and I made an agreement that...

Definitely. Spouse and I made an agreement that we would stay for at least 5 years and re-evaluate then. With this job I believe I'm vested in the pension after 8 years, so that will probably push...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

First week at the new job went well, albeit...

First week at the new job went well, albeit pretty boring since I don't know anything yet so there's barely anything that I can work on :lol:

I guess typically new hires just go out into the field...
12-05-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,066
Posted By abshipp

Super le Tour 12.2. 1977 I believe.

Super le Tour 12.2. 1977 I believe.
12-05-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,066
Posted By abshipp

Back to drops, bike fits much better this way. ...

Back to drops, bike fits much better this way.

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Also the porteur bar/stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

My pretty bike is my fendered bike. In to the...

My pretty bike is my fendered bike. In to the slop it goes!

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Short sleeve weather today. And no knee pain!...

Short sleeve weather today. And no knee pain! :bday:

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Why not figure out which wheelset places the...

Why not figure out which wheelset places the rotor more outboard, then shim the rotors on the other wheelset to match?

You can do the same with the cassette so you shouldn't have to do any brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

My commute changing from a 25 minute drive to a...

My commute changing from a 25 minute drive to a 10 minute walk is a big one :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

My reasoning in a nutshell, plus some other...

My reasoning in a nutshell, plus some other things.

Also, how can a guy from my generation pass up the opportunity for a pension?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Well the bike shop has been fun, but it's time to...

Well the bike shop has been fun, but it's time to move on to other things.

Starting a new job with the water department in design & inspection here in a few weeks :)
11-02-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19,987
Views: 2,522,657
Posted By abshipp

Short shakedown ride on a fresh wheelset and new...

Short shakedown ride on a fresh wheelset and new build for the '77 Super Le Tour.

So shiny!
...
11-02-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,066
Posted By abshipp

This frame has been hanging for a year or so....

This frame has been hanging for a year or so. Built a new wheelset with Origin8 hubs and H Plus Son TB14 rims, and recruited an amalgamation of new and vintage parts to complete the build.

Needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

Went on what felt like my first "real" ride in...

Went on what felt like my first "real" ride in about six weeks. It felt so great to climb a bit but again my knee is still acting up.

Before the ride I raised my saddle and did not have much pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 81,961
Posted By abshipp

This bike is incredibly hard to take good...

This bike is incredibly hard to take good pictures of:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

rjones28 i like the red accents on the box ...

rjones28 i like the red accents on the box


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

Like this? ...

Like this?


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

I'm sure this is inconvenient and annoying, but...

I'm sure this is inconvenient and annoying, but to me this is such a beautiful picture. Spoke replacements that don't involve removing a tubeless tire and rim tape make me so happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

New helmet day :bday: ...

New helmet day :bday:


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Helios Spherical is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

Started feeling a little better but still not...

Started feeling a little better but still not 100%, but decided to try the climb that beat me on Thursday. Made it up without stopping this time :bday:

Looks like if LOP takes a rest day (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

Tourist things: ...

Tourist things:


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

Good morning ...

Good morning

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I want to go on a bike ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

Well that kicked my butt yesterday. Got...

Well that kicked my butt yesterday.

Got rained on really hard about 15 miles in and didnít dry off until I stopped for a beer at mile 40. Then it was 3k of rollers for the next 25 miles.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,466
Posted By abshipp

My family has rented a place in Lake Lure NC for...

My family has rented a place in Lake Lure NC for the week. I am off of work beginning tomorrow and ending Monday and am planning on riding up there tomorrow.

Just found out that the ride will end...
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