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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Reminded myself today that not all rides have to...

Reminded myself today that not all rides have to be hard.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Black rat snake. Non venomous constrictor,...

Black rat snake.

Non venomous constrictor, it just wants to cuddle!
05-21-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,305
Posted By abshipp

I had left this bike back in Illinois before I...

I had left this bike back in Illinois before I moved to South Carolina because I just didnít have the space for it.

Sold a few bikes and tore down my track frame to make room for this lovely bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Steamy here as well.

Steamy here as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

First ride on the new Power Roads this morning. ...

First ride on the new Power Roads this morning.

They feel fast and grippy, big fan so far :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Its about 200í of elevation change between this...

Its about 200í of elevation change between this shop and my house. Almost entirely down grade on a converted rail bed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Just bicycle commuting to our 8am shop ride, then...

Just bicycle commuting to our 8am shop ride, then working until 5. I always love the ride home, itís almost all downhill and there are some lovely places to stop and decompress.

No plans for...
05-19-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,871
Views: 513,415
Posted By abshipp

Great questions that I didnít think about. ...

Great questions that I didnít think about.

68mm shell and JIS
05-18-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,871
Views: 513,415
Posted By abshipp

ISO: 108mm-ish square taper spindle no more than...

ISO: 108mm-ish square taper spindle no more than 2-4mm longer but no shorter.

Or a complete 108-112mm French BB
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

My childhood idol made me love snakes and...

My childhood idol made me love snakes and lizards:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Gorgeous! I love snakes.

Gorgeous!

I love snakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

This one was pretty slow. Given it was right in...

This one was pretty slow. Given it was right in the middle of the trail sunning it must have been a little cold still.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Yeah that was fun. 3 hours is a long time...

Yeah that was fun.

3 hours is a long time to be on a mountain bike. 23 miles, 3200í

Im pooped

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

I'd sure enjoy the company!

I'd sure enjoy the company!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Plans for tomorrow are heading to NC and ride my...

Plans for tomorrow are heading to NC and ride my new MTB at Dupont State Forest.

The total loop is about 23 miles and includes a lot of the best singletrack in the park.

I haven't been this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Same here. It's got to be a pretty exceptional...

Same here. It's got to be a pretty exceptional thing to get me to stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Oh man I love his videos so much. Makes me...

Oh man I love his videos so much.

Makes me sad that there hasn't been a new one in a while.

If you want a huge time suck, check out Bad Obsession Motorsport on YouTube. "Project Binky" involves...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

There is supposedly a taco place opening up next...

There is supposedly a taco place opening up next door to the bike shop in the near future.

Karmic balance, maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

My 6'3" brother was quite disappointed that he...

My 6'3" brother was quite disappointed that he could not fit in the new Miata :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Regular. My rims are not tubeless compatible and...

Regular. My rims are not tubeless compatible and Iím not about to try putting TLRs on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Im still with Verizon. Originally I was going to...

Im still with Verizon. Originally I was going to go with a less expensive option but the person I was working with gave me $10 off per month which almost halved the monthly payment.

My last phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

In bike related news I have new tires on the...

In bike related news I have new tires on the Holdsworth. Iíve had 28mm Gravelking slicks for the last ~2k miles with no punctures but the rear has gotten pretty squared off.

I went with Michelin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Rest assured that the belly is rubbed at every...

Rest assured that the belly is rubbed at every opportunity.



Francis is very docile. Itís our little tabby that likes to draw blood.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Finally got a new phone today. Iíve been...

Finally got a new phone today.

Iíve been using an original Google Pixel for years but the battery has absolutely tanked and will only last reliably maybe 2-3 hours.

So now I have an iPhone 13....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Indeed it did. Bike actually got to the shop...

Indeed it did. Bike actually got to the shop yesterday but I was off and hanging out with my parents.

Coincidentally, my old bike sold this morning! Perfect timing!



Yep. Trance 29 3.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Double the squish, double the fun! ​​​​​​ ...

Double the squish, double the fun!

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First brand new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Track cycling?

Track cycling?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

If everything goes according to plan, tomorrow...

If everything goes according to plan, tomorrow should be a really good day :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

My R7000 braze on derailleur has nothing behind...

My R7000 braze on derailleur has nothing behind the support screw on my Holdsworth.

It shifts great.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Track bike is now just a frame set, my 81 Trek is...

Track bike is now just a frame set, my 81 Trek is going to be sold next week, and my MTB will be replaced next week as well.

After all of that and adding this bike I'll have 3 riders, 2 framesets,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Parents are visiting for a few days. ...

Parents are visiting for a few days.

Thankfully they had room for a special delivery :bday:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Truing rotors is something I still haven't...

Truing rotors is something I still haven't figured out yet.

I like my SL-70 ergos a lot, especially the flatter tops when I'm climbing. My hands also seem to like the fairly low radius bend from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

I'm always super careful pulling out of a car...

I'm always super careful pulling out of a car wash or a gas station after filling up.

No time is a good one to be in a car wreck, but in a clean car or with a full tank of gas would just make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Next change I want to make to the Holdsworth is...

Next change I want to make to the Holdsworth is R7000 shift levers. The 5800 on there work perfectly (thanks again Bah Humbug ) but everything else is R7000. No real reason to change other than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Kudos! Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd...

Kudos!

Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd like to climb this year.

Or really any rides involving the Parkway.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Fun ride today. A bit of a chilly 55į at the...

Fun ride today. A bit of a chilly 55į at the start for shorts and a summer jersey + baselayer but I'm glad I didn't overdress. Ended up with 45 miles and 4000'.

For the railroad fans, here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

I like 460s a lot. Those look a lot like Tricolor...

I like 460s a lot. Those look a lot like Tricolor hubs. I like those a lot, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Coincidentally, my buddy just sent me a message...

Coincidentally, my buddy just sent me a message asking whether it's normal that his Bontrager rear wheel measures 133.54mm OLD. 1.5mm isn't a lot but could make things a little more difficult to...
04-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By abshipp

Bump and a price drop! Might be up for...

Bump and a price drop!

Might be up for splitting the package, let me know if anything in particular interests you!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Only annoyance for the day was likely from my...

Only annoyance for the day was likely from my planning. I found a 40 mile loop that started about 9 miles from my house.

I was thinking I would end up with around 58 total and I could just loop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Ditto for me. ​​​​Happy metric day :beer: ...

Ditto for me.
​​​​Happy metric day :beer:



RIght? He was hauling.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Partly sunny and 65, headed for the 80s Time...

Partly sunny and 65, headed for the 80s

Time to ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

For a few weeks here recently it rained every...

For a few weeks here recently it rained every Wednesday, which is typically the day I'm off work and get to spend as much time on the bike as I want.

Speaking of, it's going to be gorgeous...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

They are. The white track bike and the Holdsworth...

They are. The white track bike and the Holdsworth have the same effective top tube length of 57cm so they fit fairly similar to one another. The Holdsworth is just obviously a more aggressive fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

This is my available bike storage area: ...

This is my available bike storage area:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

I have recently gone from 5 complete riders to 2....

I have recently gone from 5 complete riders to 2. I'd like to bring that up to three but want to fill the third spot with a bike that's still in Illinois. I miss the variety and it feels a little odd...
04-08-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By abshipp

Friday bump and another price drop :thumb:

Friday bump and another price drop :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Gotcha. I think it definitely helped my wrist but...

Gotcha. I think it definitely helped my wrist but overall I may just be getting a little more fit.

Wrist has been a tiny bit sore for a while, but since I've moved to being a full time mechanic...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 77,116
Posted By abshipp

Does ibuprofen ease muscle fatigue? I took...

Does ibuprofen ease muscle fatigue?

I took 400mg before my ride since my wrist has been hurting a bit lately.

Wrist didn't hurt as much as last time I rode and I also felt really great on the...
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