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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Made a subtle change to my wheels today that Iím...

Made a subtle change to my wheels today that Iím really liking:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

lol I totally spaced on some context there, the...

lol I totally spaced on some context there, the bike I’ll be mothballing to make space only has one good use so maybe this build would be a bit more useful. It does bike paths really well but that’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but...

Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but I just canít help but tinker, Iíve been really thinking of building disassembling my current fixed gear bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Yep, Power Roads. Iím just glad we had one more...

Yep, Power Roads. Iím just glad we had one more in stock so I could still ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I donít run road tubeless so my experience is...

I donít run road tubeless so my experience is limited to installing them at the shop and feedback from other people.

Pirelli Cinturado mount easily and are fairly long wearing. Not the fastest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

First time itís happened to me, but Iíve almost...

First time itís happened to me, but Iíve almost always ridden tires with much tougher sidewalls.

It had less than 350 miles on it though :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Time to ride stop by the shop, replace a brand...

Time to ride stop by the shop, replace a brand new tire, then go ride :notamused:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

45X, huh? Well isn't that the exact size I have...

45X, huh? Well isn't that the exact size I have in my house right now :p

When I ordered it showed 4 in stock, and they appeared to ship from HK, may explain some communication/inventory delays. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Naturally, my right toes are still going numb :( ...

Naturally, my right toes are still going numb :(

At least these feel like the right size, so time to play with insoles and wedges I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Im thinking once the uppers break in they will be...

Im thinking once the uppers break in they will be super comfy.

I rode them today on the shop ride and my goodness the soles are stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

What a coincidence, so did I :p ...

What a coincidence, so did I :p


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Unfortunately I have to work all day :(

Unfortunately I have to work all day :(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

It's a fun climb, and was a super fun ride. Only...

It's a fun climb, and was a super fun ride. Only ended with 4600' but with my friend unfortunately suffering from some bad allergies that's probably for the best.

It's definitely feeling like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

RWGPS really likes to underestimate rolling...

RWGPS really likes to underestimate rolling terrain, so Iím planning for the worst but hoping for the best. RWGPS says 4800í, Strava says about 5100í. Weíll see, I guess :injured:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday my coworker and I were talking about...

Yesterday my coworker and I were talking about some of the local climbs and ended up finding out that we both had the day off tomorrow. I didn't realize that he may have been not totally serious when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I have a Panasonic-built 1977 Super Le Tour 12.2....

I have a Panasonic-built 1977 Super Le Tour 12.2. Fit and finish is overall excellent. It rides nicely but is a bit portly with only butted CrMo top and down tubes, with the rest straight hi-tensile...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Quality. I donít name any of my bikes, but...

Quality.

I donít name any of my bikes, but if I did that would be a good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Didnít get out until around 3pm today and...

Didnít get out until around 3pm today and overcooked myself a bit. It wasnít excessively hot but there was still a good bit of climbing and the route ended up being a bit longer than I anticipated...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Generally a thread-together Wheels BB solves a...

Generally a thread-together Wheels BB solves a lot of creaking problems on press-fit bikes, after trying the usual remedies, of course.

My old hardtail MTB needed a seatpost regrease pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I had an SL7 Tarmac in my stand the other day for...

I had an SL7 Tarmac in my stand the other day for a brake bleed and creaking noise from the BB.

Brakes definitely needed a bleed, but the seatpost and clamp wedge were absolutely dry. Added some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

We have all had a minimum word limit to satisfy...

We have all had a minimum word limit to satisfy ;)

I was super in to botany when I was in school so I took quite a few biology and plant physiology classes. I'm just delighted that there is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

IDK. But that's kind of the problem, right?

IDK.

But that's kind of the problem, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Sounds fun :) I've done quite a few rides...

Sounds fun :)

I've done quite a few rides out of Whitewater, there are some fun roads out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Where are you riding at?

Where are you riding at?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

What a great way to describe every paper I wrote...

What a great way to describe every paper I wrote as a undergrad philosophy major.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

IKR? I wonder if you would like Green...

IKR?



I wonder if you would like Green River Cove (https://www.strava.com/segments/640692). 17 switchbacks at 7.5% average but the turns are generally in the mid to high teens percentage wise....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

40-45 is about as fast as I ever want to go on...

40-45 is about as fast as I ever want to go on the road bIke, and only for short periods. Most of the time I just stop pedaling once I hit 30 or so.

Something thatís taking some getting used to on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

The best part of our Saturday shop ride is a long...

The best part of our Saturday shop ride is a long and slightly curvy descent with good pavement & sightlines. 40 is easy, if you can spin quickly enough there's room to go faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

My day started with around 7 miles of gravel road...

My day started with around 7 miles of gravel road plus another mile of steep and slick hike-a-bike earning around 2100í of elevation gain.

Worth it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I had three separate QRs in my stand yesterday. ...

I had three separate QRs in my stand yesterday.

Must be tri season.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Some new shoes I ordered are scheduled to be...

Some new shoes I ordered are scheduled to be delivered by end of day today, but their last scan was at 5AM in Marshall, TX.

Not too confident theyíre going to make it, which is a bummer because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I had to run new cables and housing on a Quintana...

I had to run new cables and housing on a Quintana Roo tri bike yesterday. Thereís an hour of my life Iíll never get back.
05-26-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19,036
Views: 2,360,310
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday I was fully intending on doing a tough...

Yesterday I was fully intending on doing a tough climbing ride on my modern (but somewhat C&V inspired) road bike. Instead, I woke up to wet roads and decided to just take it easy and ride my '76...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 100
Views: 9,014
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Steamy here as well.

Steamy here as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 4,968
Views: 527,588
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: 4,968
Views: 527,588
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

Gorgeous! I love snakes.

Gorgeous!

I love snakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
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: 10,148
Views: 128,131
Posted By abshipp

I'd sure enjoy the company!

I'd sure enjoy the company!
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