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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 02:49 PM
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Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Fun ride today. Went south of town to the...

Fun ride today. Went south of town to the flatlands instead of beating myself up in the mountains. I know average speed is a fool's metric but it was fun to average 2-3mph faster than my usual rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Bike ride achieved. Really overdressed at the...

Bike ride achieved. Really overdressed at the beginning, but how can I complain about a late November ride in shorts and a short sleeve jersey? :love:

Also my friend is letting me borrow a high...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I think this may be my first Thanksgiving ever...

I think this may be my first Thanksgiving ever away from my relatives.

I'm a little homesick for sure, but then again for the last 4 years the day has been incredibly busy. Sometimes three...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I had forgotten how much harder it is to ride...

I had forgotten how much harder it is to ride wearing thermal tights. Felt like riding through sand all day.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Paint > powdercoat in most situations. Rust under...

Paint > powdercoat in most situations. Rust under powder coat is a matter of "when" rather than "if".
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I believe that one of the information kiosks said...

I believe that one of the information kiosks said that at best they were able to dig 200' per month.

With black powder and picks :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

This tunnel...

This tunnel (Www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stumphouse_Mountain_Tunnel) was supposed to be one of three creating a rail line linking Anderson SC and Knoxville. They only got about 1/4 way through before...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Reminds me, I saw a rider in a bright pink Rapha...

Reminds me, I saw a rider in a bright pink Rapha jacket the other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

FIFM :lol: The real question is whether to...

FIFM :lol:

The real question is whether to replace F&R or just the rear. If I did just the rear then they would look mismatched until the rear track wears off.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Hmm.....that doesn't look too bad at all. ...

Hmm.....that doesn't look too bad at all.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

The only Archetypes that are in stock are either...

The only Archetypes that are in stock are either completely anodized black (even the brake track) or polished silver. My front brake track is silver, so I would really want to replace both for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Weighing my options at the moment. May end up...

Weighing my options at the moment. May end up relaxing the hubs in to some new rims. I managed to find some direct replacement rims at one of our distributors, but there also may be some upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

RIP my rear wheel. Found cracking at the...

RIP my rear wheel.

Found cracking at the spoke holes :(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Previous owner had a chain go over the largest...

Previous owner had a chain go over the largest cog and chewed up the DS spokes. I'm actually surprised I haven't had any issues until now.

If we've got them in stock I might just go ahead and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I do think that the next big change to the...

I do think that the next big change to the Holdsworth will be a set of HED Ardennes. Once they actually come back in stock :rolleyes:

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Broke a spoke towards the end of my ride today. ...

Broke a spoke towards the end of my ride today.

That means I need new wheels, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

:bday: Happy birthday!! :bday: Seems like we...

:bday: Happy birthday!! :bday:

Seems like we had similar legs today. I had a climbing ride planned and starting up the first climb I really didn't know if I should continue.

Ended up feeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

lplo

lplo
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Perfect fall morning for a ride. 45, light...

Perfect fall morning for a ride. 45, light winds, and not a cloud in the sky :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I'll actually measure it on Monday ;)

I'll actually measure it on Monday ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Those stems are frighteningly light, too. But in...

Those stems are frighteningly light, too. But in a good way :lol:

I think it's 52cm-ish. Pretty little. Price and stuff we should talk on a PM f you want :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I can't quite remember the size, but we have a...

I can't quite remember the size, but we have a really lovely Time Urbain (https://biketoday.news/article/time-sport-unveils-the-new-urbain-commuting-bike) in the shop that would fit that role nicely....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I rode outside today. Took 20 seconds off of...

I rode outside today.

Took 20 seconds off of my fastest Paris time, with an average power 2w less than my second fastest time :foo:

​​​​​​Oh, and regarding all the Zwift talk...it was 77 at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Nice shot, love the dual Niteriders :thumb: ...

Nice shot, love the dual Niteriders :thumb:

Is that a Primer?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I'm on my feet all day, am generally eating less...

I'm on my feet all day, am generally eating less for breakfast and lunch than I did working a desk job, and have time to do some decent riding 3 days/week.

But my shop has a bar with 6 beers on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I wouldn't say "plummet" - rather "descending...

I wouldn't say "plummet" - rather "descending faster than you would like to be, towards an area you weren't planning on."
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Ditto. I love snakes so I'd love to see a...

Ditto. I love snakes so I'd love to see a rattler, but I think my opinion may change if I do finally run across one.



I received this book as a gift when I was younger:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Gotcha, thanks! They seem pretty ok?...

Gotcha, thanks!



They seem pretty ok? They are the wide version, but I do notice a bit of pressure on the outside of my foot but nothing super constricting.



I'll look in to those, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

What insoles did you use? Or maybe a better...

What insoles did you use? Or maybe a better question would be what was the difference between the original insoles and the ones you replaced them with?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I can't say that it was 100% fun, though. I have...

I can't say that it was 100% fun, though. I have been having issues with my toes going numb ever since I got the Lake shoes.

This was the longest ride I've done in them, and the numbness...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Haven't done a 100k in a while. ​​​​​​That...

Haven't done a 100k in a while.

​​​​​​That was beautiful, fun, and very hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I haven't read much, but that's one of my...

I haven't read much, but that's one of my favorites.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

We've had C19 running through the shop over the...

We've had C19 running through the shop over the last week, keeping about half of our staff out on a 10 day quarantine (no serious cases, thankfully!)

I'm one of the few who hasn't gotten it, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Took my Holdsworth. It has a 34/32 lowest gear. ...

Took my Holdsworth. It has a 34/32 lowest gear.

I used it a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Hard ride today. I'm inching ever closer to a...

Hard ride today. I'm inching ever closer to a datlas approved 100'/mile with 4000'/46mi today.

Climbing highlight was Green River Cove Rd: 2.4 miles, 970', 7-8% average with 17 total 15-20%...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Saluda River content: ...

Saluda River content:

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

I was here-ish: ...

I was here-ish:


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Got to play a round of disc golf with one of my...

Got to play a round of disc golf with one of my best friends today. He was asked to come visit a Guard F-16 unit in nearby Columbia SC, so he ended up being able to visit for a little bit.

It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

No group ride this morning, a tiny little rain...

No group ride this morning, a tiny little rain shower developed directly over us so nobody showed. Still had a nice short ride with my coworker.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

IIRC the owner of that bike lives in the vicinity...

IIRC the owner of that bike lives in the vicinity of the Katy trail in MO.

I don't take my fixed gear many places here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

Soft opening of the shop's second location today,...

Soft opening of the shop's second location today, including a group ride.

Going to try it out, the route is on much more familiar and less trafficked roads, so maybe it won't be as stressful.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By abshipp

That's one of my favorite builds of all time. I...

That's one of my favorite builds of all time. I like the new things they've built but that Steamroller is perfect.



Chub Hub!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

I haven't watched that STEC module yet :(

I haven't watched that STEC module yet :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

Quiet freehubs are the best freehubs.

Quiet freehubs are the best freehubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

Hey now! I managed to finish my undergrad BA in...

Hey now! I managed to finish my undergrad BA in philosophy and I'm working in a bike shop, and my wheels and I are doing just fine...

:twitchy:

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

Learning to build wheels is a way to get the...

Learning to build wheels is a way to get the wheels you want, not the wheels you need.

You know what is really hard to find? A 650b rim brake wheelset with high flange track hubs and a fixed/fixed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

:lol: There were only two* pairs of shoes in...

:lol:

There were only two* pairs of shoes in the shop that fit me - the white CX176 and some black Giro Cadets. I was planning on buying the Cadets today, but we were fairly busy and I just didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

New shoes day. ...

New shoes day.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 180,589
Posted By abshipp

My sweet calico kitty in her fortress of...

My sweet calico kitty in her fortress of solitude, whenever the vacuum is run:

...
09-23-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 62,667
Posted By abshipp

Oh goodness how did I miss this one? Lovely...

Oh goodness how did I miss this one?

Lovely in every single way :love:
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