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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 04:05 PM
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Views: 28,000
Posted By abshipp

Saluda River content: ...

Saluda River content:

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 2,574
Views: 28,000
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 165,654
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: 452
Views: 53,893
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:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Ugh, I have so much farther to travel for this...

Ugh, I have so much farther to travel for this one now! Definitely one I will try and chase totality.

Don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but Mrs. abshipp agreed to marry me the night before...
09-22-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,259,492
Posted By abshipp

Today I went on a very wet road ride. Then...

Today I went on a very wet road ride.

Then came home and continued my search for a set of track hubs I can lace to some rims I've got. I want to build out my my chrome Super Le Tour frame in to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Worked for me, just now.

Worked for me, just now.
09-22-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,713
Posted By abshipp

Thanks, but not quite what I'm looking for. ...

Thanks, but not quite what I'm looking for.

This is for a drop bar track bike with a single front caliper. I've got two brake levers with one of them not connected to anything. It works fine but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

I got soaked on my ride today. Glad I took my...

I got soaked on my ride today. Glad I took my rain bike instead of the Holdsworth - probably would have ruined my jersey with dirt and mud if I didn't have fenders.

Still super fun. Clouds...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

I mean, there is precedent...

I mean, there is precedent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_lysergic_acid_diethylamide#%22Bicycle_Day%22) for partaking in the former and going on a bicycle ride...

Not that anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

We've got quite a few Times at the shop right...

We've got quite a few Times at the shop right now. They're really nice, but primarily painted in reds and whites :(

The grey Alp d'Huez my colleague is building at the moment is gorgeous though...
09-21-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,713
Posted By abshipp

Still looking for a cable doubler - two brake...

Still looking for a cable doubler - two brake levers controlling one caliper.

Also:
32h or 36h, high flange, silver track hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Torties and calicos are the best kitties.

Torties and calicos are the best kitties.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Kitty will always find the sunbeam: ...

Kitty will always find the sunbeam:

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Southwest?

Southwest?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Apparently I've been feeling a bit frisky lately....

Apparently I've been feeling a bit frisky lately.

My last two rides on my Holdsworth:

9/12...
09-18-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,559
Posted By abshipp

I had the same clear coat issue. Once I stripped...

I had the same clear coat issue. Once I stripped the clear coat on mine I was really shocked at how nicely it cleaned up. Mine's a 12.2 so didn't have as nice of a crank attached, it was a swaged "Le...
09-14-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,559
Posted By abshipp

Yours looks like it's in such good shape! I...

Yours looks like it's in such good shape! I really liked the build I did with my frame but I had to use most of the parts from it for a new non-C&V bike. I've got a new build in mind for it though ;)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,232
Posted By abshipp

Thank you :) It's a lot of fun. I'm finally...

Thank you :)

It's a lot of fun. I'm finally getting more adjusted to the position as it's quite a bit more aggressive than what I've ridden before, but I keep setting PRs every time I ride it so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

You should add potatoes to a cheesy bean and rice...

You should add potatoes to a cheesy bean and rice burrito sometime. It's excellent, especially if they make it well.

I worked at a Taco Bell as my second job in high school. Still love it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Just because I had to climb doesn't necessarily...

Just because I had to climb doesn't necessarily mean I was putting out a bunch of watts ;)

​​​​​Ditto to the comment from phrantic09 :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

There's not much longer than 6-8 miles and 2000'...

There's not much longer than 6-8 miles and 2000' close by.

Lots of ~2 miles and 800'-1000' though with 10-15% kicks.

I've got a 34x32 and I use it regularly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Maybe I should stop getting my new routes from a...

Maybe I should stop getting my new routes from a climber.

Not quite an official datlas ride of 100'/mile but ~50mi and 4300' still hurt quite a bit.

Ended up hitting PRs on a decent amount of...
09-09-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 2,028,982
Posted By abshipp

Thank you :) I really love riding fixed gear...

Thank you :)

I really love riding fixed gear and I was quite fortunate to find that frameset in my size - it seems like most vintage track frames never get much bigger than 56 or 58cm.

Up close...
09-09-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,893
Posted By abshipp

Not much has changed except for the handlebars, I...

Not much has changed except for the handlebars, I just really like this picture:

...
09-08-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 2,028,982
Posted By abshipp

I guess the threat of storms kept people off of...

I guess the threat of storms kept people off of the MUP this evening.

Made for a nice hour and a half on my fixed gear :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 32,954
Posted By abshipp

Guess where I was today? :D ...

Guess where I was today? :D

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

We're getting a break from it here, finally. ...

We're getting a break from it here, finally.

I went out and played in the mountains. Set a few climbing PRs which felt nice.

I also set a few descending PRs, which is always fun :D

Also got...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Oh yeah. Being warm in the cold is deliciously...

Oh yeah. Being warm in the cold is deliciously hubristic :love:

That said, I'm really looking forward to not having another Illinois winter ahead of me in a few months :)
09-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 2,028,982
Posted By abshipp

Rainy and overcast this morning courtesy of Ida....

Rainy and overcast this morning courtesy of Ida. That gave way to sunny and humid at the very end.

Climbing 10-12% grades really isn't too bad when you've got a 30x32 available :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

You'd be much angrier when you started trying to...

You'd be much angrier when you started trying to find replacement parts and realize that it might not be possible to fix it for months.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Be careful out there, folks. At the very...

Be careful out there, folks.

At the very tail end of my ride I came across a rider on the ground on the MUP. Said he just wasn't paying attention and went off the side of the path. When he tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

12 miles and nearly 1800' elevation gain of...

12 miles and nearly 1800' elevation gain of mountain biking today.

It's very rough terrain around here. I somehow managed to not hurt myself or my bike but a full suspension would be really lovely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Perception =/= reality a lot of the time.

Perception =/= reality a lot of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

If sightlines are clear, I have zero issues going...

If sightlines are clear, I have zero issues going through a red light if it's clear of traffic.

I won't just blow through lights or stop signs though. The only moving violation I've ever received...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

Please, try to keep up...

Please, try to keep up (https://www.bikeforums.net/21278194-post776.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

No lawn is the best lawn.

No lawn is the best lawn.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,654
Posted By abshipp

I've marched with both trumpet and sousaphone. ...

I've marched with both trumpet and sousaphone.

Trumpet kills your arms after a while, but sousaphone is a real pain in the shoulder.

Thankfully I never had to personally transport a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 487,062
Posted By abshipp

Oh, here's a new one: ...

Oh, here's a new one:

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