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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

Anyways, I'm going to give classic drops a try on...

Anyways, I'm going to give classic drops a try on my Holdsworth:

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Also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

I was test riding a lo-pro TT bike at the shop...

I was test riding a lo-pro TT bike at the shop when the 21mm 650c tire blew off the rim at ~130psi. Thankfully I was only cruising around the parking lot and nothing on the bike or me got seriously...
04-19-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,213
Posted By abshipp

30 mostly bike path miles on my fixed gear and a...

30 mostly bike path miles on my fixed gear and a beautiful sunset to cap it off:
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

Nights like these are why I love road bikes. ...

Nights like these are why I love road bikes.

Decent B group with a dozen or so riders and 80 degrees with calm winds. Pretty sunset was the cherry on top.

Rode to the start and back home. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-24, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

There's a recently opened new section of...

There's a recently opened new section of singletrack in downtown that I finally went to yesterday. On an hour and a half 15 mile ride I was able to get in 8 miles of dirt, which is pretty sweet...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

:welcome

:welcome
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

Oh absolutely I know it's not going to be quick...

Oh absolutely I know it's not going to be quick by any means, but some of the gravel roads I end up on when riding in Dupont are an absolute slog pushing big chunky Minion knobs around. I feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

Forekaster/Rekon F/R seems to be a popular combo...

Forekaster/Rekon F/R seems to be a popular combo for the terrain around here. I just think that the DHF/Aggressor is just way too much tire for the kind of riding I do. And from what I hear the DHF...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

I had the exact opposite experience on my MTB...

I had the exact opposite experience on my MTB yesterday. Was slow and rode the bike terribly, even on fairly benign trails. Doesn't help that I've only had 5 rides on it in the last 6 months.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-24, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

Stridsland Barnacle might just beat it by a few? ...

Stridsland Barnacle might just beat it by a few?

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

We got back from Missouri last night at about...

We got back from Missouri last night at about 9:30.

Overall it was a fantastic trip. All the work I did on our new-to-us car held and it gave us no issues over the Ī1500 miles.

Got to see some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

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Velo Vol why is traffic stopped?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 24,435
Posted By abshipp

We were in Missouri for the 2017 one as well and...

We were in Missouri for the 2017 one as well and I didn't really know what to expect but it was definitely one of the most memorable moments in my life.

We're staying with family at a location...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-24, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I'll be in SE Missouri, trying to look at local...

I'll be in SE Missouri, trying to look at local forecasts in tiny little towns that hopefully won't be overrun by people.
03-28-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,213
Posted By abshipp

My only other C&V bike is my rather heavily laden...

My only other C&V bike is my rather heavily laden Grand Jubile commuter that I donít ride much aside from to work and back.

What a lovely feeling to be on a nice and light vintage steel bike...
03-27-24, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By abshipp

Newly refinished and built in a fixed-gear road...

Newly refinished and built in a fixed-gear road bike configuration:

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03-27-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 63,071
Posted By abshipp

My newly refinished road fixed gear. Amateur...

My newly refinished road fixed gear.

Amateur built in the '70s from Columbus SL. This bike was very likely designed around super narrow tubulars and the original fork will not clear a 700c x 23mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-24, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

There's a rail trail where this will live most of...

There's a rail trail where this will live most of the time, but I have a few routes that I'm reasonably comfortable with on this kind of gearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I typically run around at about 780mm so I just...

I typically run around at about 780mm so I just set it close to there. Should be able to ride it tonight and I'll keep a 5mm & 6mm in my jersey pocket for little adjustments if required.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

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03-21-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,228
Posted By abshipp

I got a frame back from powder coating and had...

I got a frame back from powder coating and had some fun with a paint pen. Need to do some lining touch ups, chase & face the BB & headtube, and clean up the top of the seat cluster but it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-24, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Paint pens are fun! ...

Paint pens are fun!

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03-21-24, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By abshipp

Got a project back from powdercoat earlier this...

Got a project back from powdercoat earlier this week, going to do some facing & chasing plus some general cleanup this weekend and hopefully have it built up by next week. Here's a few teasers ;)
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Oh I forgot about those heat shrink connectors!...

Oh I forgot about those heat shrink connectors! So much easier than dragging a soldering iron out and forgetting to put heat shrink on before you make the joint.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 534,618
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

65 miles in the foothills today. Fun and...

65 miles in the foothills today.

Fun and pretty route but definitely backloaded on the climbing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

FS is so much better for the trails around here,...

FS is so much better for the trails around here, but I must admit that I do kind of miss the feeling of the rear wheel of my hardtail getting super light when braking hard on a chunky descent :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Looks like the biggest local club starts their 7...

Looks like the biggest local club starts their 7 month TT series tonight - they run it once per month on Thursday evenings.

I keep telling myself that once my fixed gear frame comes back from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

The run is amazing but Claudio's commentary just...

The run is amazing but Claudio's commentary just takes it over the top :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Always worth a watch: Danny Hart Champery...

Always worth a watch:

Danny Hart Champery 2011
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

That sounds a lot like a Wahoo Bolt to me. My V1...

That sounds a lot like a Wahoo Bolt to me. My V1 pairs flawlessly with my iPhone, auto uploads pretty much instantly. Lap button is one of the big three on the face.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I think I might happen to have one but never used...

I think I might happen to have one but never used it. That is super tiny, I thought the ones for SRAM Stealthamajig was small but that's a T8!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-24, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

There are 3 or 4 rock chips in the hood that went...

There are 3 or 4 rock chips in the hood that went down to the metal, one spot on the roof that I found, a little bit of rash on the forward front left wheel well, and a little bit of clearcoat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

That belongs to the guy that lives above us....

That belongs to the guy that lives above us. Donít know much about it other than he doesnít drive it much. Now that the weather is getting better Iím assuming heíll get it going again.



118k....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-24, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Has aged gracefully, but is still a 15 year old...

Has aged gracefully, but is still a 15 year old car that needs some attention. Driver seat cushion is collapsed a bit on the left side, needs tires on all 4 corners, and thereís a rattle that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Got out to play for about 3 hours yesterday....

Got out to play for about 3 hours yesterday. Probably been about two weeks since I've done more than just ride to work. Legs didn't have much towards the end but man it felt nice.

Foggy Paris...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Was able to make a claim through the other...

Was able to make a claim through the other party's insurance, car will be heading to the collision center for estimate tomorrow.

Rental car acquired through the 24th on their insurance's dime. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

It's certainly going to be more expensive than...

It's certainly going to be more expensive than painting it myself, but should last the lifetime of the frameset and best of all it will be a much nicer finish than I could likely achieve with a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I was doing some closet rearranging the other day...

I was doing some closet rearranging the other day and tried on my wedding jacket on a whim - it was big on me!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Nobody tried to kill me on my ride last night! ...

Nobody tried to kill me on my ride last night!

Had some issues with my seatpost slipping so I didn't get to do as much as I wanted since I had to stop thrice to adjust and retorque it - just did...
02-16-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By abshipp

That's all there is to it! Keep in mind it...

That's all there is to it!

Keep in mind it doesn't have to be exactly the same. I've run 3/32" drivetrains with 4-5mm of mismatch in chainline and never had any issues. 1/8" or dedicated...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

My buddy and I rode mountain bikes for a few...

My buddy and I rode mountain bikes for a few hours in North Carolina today. Just shy of 20 miles.

It was a good time, even though my bike handling and fitness was garbage. Itís always so nice to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

More of a trail bike with XC-ish travel. 130mm...

More of a trail bike with XC-ish travel. 130mm front and 115mm rear but a 66.5 degree head tube angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I sold my size large Trance in October, and...

I sold my size large Trance in October, and bought my XL of the same bike in middle November of last year. Today was only the third time Iíve had a chance to ride it since then.

Weather has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

:hug: to the rjones28 family :(

:hug: to the rjones28 family :(
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 353,212
Posted By abshipp

Ah what the hell, why not? I have my...

Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I'm a big fan of Skittles on bike rides. Or gummy...

I'm a big fan of Skittles on bike rides. Or gummy bears.

Honestly it's just fun to go ride a bike and eat candy.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Had a nice ride today. Met up with a couple of...

Had a nice ride today. Met up with a couple of folks and got led around some familiar roads but in an unfamiliar way. Always nice to do a new route, especially since Iíve been in a pattern of doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-24, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

Buddy of mine put one inside the top tube of his...

Buddy of mine put one inside the top tube of his carbon bike right behind the head tube.

I havenít asked him if being inside the frame affects anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,133
Posted By abshipp

I had a Raleigh Technium that I disliked for many...

I had a Raleigh Technium that I disliked for many reasons, but one of the big ones was the housing pinging around inside the top tube on rough roads - which in northern IL was all of them.
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