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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 12:49 PM
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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
09-25-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Woke up with a very tender and swollen lymph node...

Woke up with a very tender and swollen lymph node in my neck, as well as a general feeling of malaise :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Tourist things: ...

Tourist things:


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Very well thankfully. Even so, there’s barely any...

Very well thankfully. Even so, there’s barely any traffic out here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
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 didn’t 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: 6,681
Views: 83,420
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

I am building a new fixed gear wheelset. 32 hole,...

I am building a new fixed gear wheelset. 32 hole, Origin8 high flange hubs, H plus Son TB14 rims. What are your thoughts on DT Champion vs Competition spokes? I have the Champions and would save ~$70...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

KPOTD ...

KPOTD


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09-19-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,296
Posted By abshipp

ISO 130bcd 3/32 44-46 tooth chainring. ...

ISO 130bcd 3/32 44-46 tooth chainring.

Something that would look nice on a Arabesque crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Temperatures were mid 70s in the mountains today...

Temperatures were mid 70s in the mountains today so I went climbing.

A really beautiful day to be on the bike, and as a bonus found some grammatical ambiguity that made me chuckle

...
09-10-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By abshipp

Parts Bin Purge - Cranks, FDs, RDs, Stems, Hubs, etc

Photos here (https://photos.app.goo.gl/vGCE5YYmMqwjoCeE8)

I tried to organize the folder but didn't have much success, I've added descriptions on the not obvious parts.

Please feel free to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Tomorrow will be my first Saturday off of work in...

Tomorrow will be my first Saturday off of work in over six months.

Rain all day :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

I have it on good authority that 105 and H Plus...

I have it on good authority that 105 and H Plus Son wheels are a good option for an orange steel bike :thumb: Sweet frame!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

R&R Gold - overall a good lube. Quiet &...

R&R Gold - overall a good lube. Quiet & long-lasting. I just hated how dirty it was. Look at it wrong and it's all over everything
R&R Red - much cleaner than Gold, not nearly as long lasting, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

:( But really, what big john said!

:(

But really, what big john said!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

My one ride experience counts as objective...

My one ride experience counts as objective evidence, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Speaking of rainy weather, we've received about...

Speaking of rainy weather, we've received about 3.5" over the last two days. It's been off-and-on all day today so I finally just said screw it - so long as it's not raining at the start if I get wet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

How did your fender get destroyed?

How did your fender get destroyed?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Flying between Rockford IL and Quincy IL (where...

Flying between Rockford IL and Quincy IL (where my extended family lives), the route takes you over Manlius, IL. Located next to the town is a single wind turbine.

I'm sure by now everyone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Scrub was a bummer, but it did give me some time...

Scrub was a bummer, but it did give me some time to play with the pedalboard I put together last night :)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

WhyFi are you going to watch Artemis 1 launch...

WhyFi are you going to watch Artemis 1 launch tomorrow?

I'm hoping there's no delays and the candle is lit before I have to go to work. There's a part in the capsule I worked a lot on that I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

A few weeks ago I installed a Syncros Creston on...

A few weeks ago I installed a Syncros Creston on a customer's Addict. One of the few times you will hear me say something to the effect of "thank god this bike has SRAM on it" :D

To Scott's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

But if I can both do the job right and be able to...

But if I can both do the job right and be able to swap cockpit components to my heart's content, what's the downside? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

It's called "not wanting to hate working on your...

It's called "not wanting to hate working on your bike". ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

It’s a road bike, so smooth - obviously. ...

It’s a road bike, so smooth - obviously.

Should I match my tube texture to the tire tread? Maybe I should ask the greater 41?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks...

I put latex tubes on my bike a couple of weeks ago. I haven't noticed a huge difference aside from them losing air at a very rapid pace, which doesn't bother me much at all since I check air pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Planned on about 55 miles this morning but about...

Planned on about 55 miles this morning but about 30 minutes in to the ride I just wanted to be back home.

Still wanted to get a decent workout so I was thinking I would do a nice easy spin up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Subconsciously performed a Rapha bidon flip after...

Subconsciously performed a Rapha bidon flip after grabbing my seat tube bottle today. I flip pedal wrenches at work a lot so muscle memory must have got to me.

Guess I have to turn in all of my...
08-14-22, 09:03 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Nice few hours on the fixed gear tonight ...

Nice few hours on the fixed gear tonight


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Nice sunset tonight ...

Nice sunset tonight


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Ouch. Freaky. I get some odd chain...

Ouch.



Freaky. I get some odd chain behavior occasionally as well, and out of the saddle unweighting the rear wheel causes weird things to happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Couldn’t come up with a reason not to. I had my...

Couldn’t come up with a reason not to. I had my bike at the shop anyways and they’re not all that expensive:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Spent about 2 hours replacing the water pump and...

Spent about 2 hours replacing the water pump and belt in my truck last night/this morning.

After letting the RTV on the gasket cure for a while I did a leak check. Everything seemed happy until I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Lucky! I've never had a bike where a magic ratio...

Lucky! I've never had a bike where a magic ratio was actually something useful.

That's pretty much the same gearing I ran at 30x18. I had sliding dropouts though :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

And while we're doing tunnel pictures... ...

And while we're doing tunnel pictures...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Today I worked on a sadly neglected Cannondale...

Today I worked on a sadly neglected Cannondale F1000 which would be a great candidate for exactly this kind of build. Did you find a "magic ratio" or use an eccentric hub/BB?

I rode a singlespeed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

I can’t wait to get back. Just one tunnel...

I can’t wait to get back.

Just one tunnel today, maybe 50-100 yards long.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Climbed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway today. What...

Climbed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway today. What a wonderful place to ride!

Highest I've ever been on a bicycle, Strava says I hit about 5600' MSL. Overall 61 miles and 5200', with 3300' of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

New kit day :bday: Gore C5 jersey and bibs...

New kit day :bday:

Gore C5 jersey and bibs in orbit blue, black C3 bib, green daily jersey.

I think this makes 4 sets of bibs+jerseys now, more than I’ve ever had before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

I ended up with a headwind on the way back as...

I ended up with a headwind on the way back as well, which is rare around here.

The last hour was pretty miserable, I'm wondering if the sting knocked something out of me or whether I just bonked....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Except for when I was descending and a yellow...

Except for when I was descending and a yellow jacket latched on to my sock and started stinging me. Naturally at the second fastest but most technical part of the descent.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Todays ride probably should have been 20%...

Todays ride probably should have been 20% shorter. First time cramping on the bike - I nearly fell over dismounting in front of my house.

Still fun and a ride I’ve wanted to do for a while. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Spouse has a new car but we still have their old...

Spouse has a new car but we still have their old one, thankfully.

I went to start my truck last week and there was an awful rattle - my water pump bearings are done for so it needs a new one. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

The legendary Mavic “Starfish” crankset! I’d...

The legendary Mavic “Starfish” crankset!

I’d buy it just for that and resell the rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

20 degree temp/dew point spread at the end of my...

20 degree temp/dew point spread at the end of my ride today. Soaked again.

Speaking of, guess who’s KOM at the moment :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Thats an absolute steal for that bike. Not many...

Thats an absolute steal for that bike. Not many Crest bikes out there IIRC.

Very long top tubes on those FYI. I think 61cm on the 63cm frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Turns out I sweat a lot on the bike. Never...

Turns out I sweat a lot on the bike.

Never realized it until I moved South, but it’s pretty bad. I’ve ruined laminated cards if I don’t put my wallet in a plastic bag. After one mtb ride it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 310,697
Posted By abshipp

My people! ...

My people!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,681
Views: 83,420
Posted By abshipp

Pretty much anything that doesn't have padding. ...

Pretty much anything that doesn't have padding.



Living in IL I never wore gloves in the summer. Down here I'm generally gloveless in fall and early spring - I have had a few close calls...
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