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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
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Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

Nice sunset tonight ...

Nice sunset tonight


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

Couldnít come up with a reason not to. I had my...

Couldnít come up with a reason not to. I had my bike at the shop anyways and theyíre not all that expensive:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

I canít wait to get back. Just one tunnel...

I canít wait to get back.

Just one tunnel today, maybe 50-100 yards long.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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 Iíve ever had before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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 Iíve wanted to do for a while. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

The legendary Mavic ďStarfishĒ crankset! Iíd...

The legendary Mavic ďStarfishĒ crankset!

Iíd buy it just for that and resell the rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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 whoís KOM at the moment :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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 itís pretty bad. Iíve ruined laminated cards if I donít put my wallet in a plastic bag. After one mtb ride it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 307,977
Posted By abshipp

My people! ...

My people!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

Happy Webb Deep Field day :bday: ...

Happy Webb Deep Field day :bday:

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07-10-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,633
Posted By abshipp

Hard to beat low 70s and mostly cloudy after...

Hard to beat low 70s and mostly cloudy after weeks of mid 90s.

Went to try out a hillier route on the fixed gear. Fun in a weird way going up, going down takes a lot of concentration when youíre...
07-10-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 58,472
Posted By abshipp

Happy Sunday! Drilled my frame for a rear...

Happy Sunday!

Drilled my frame for a rear brake and trying to do more miles off of the bike path on my fixed gear. Hilly around here so itís difficult but so much fun! Having front and rear brakes...
07-10-22, 09:04 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Late last night heading home from hanging out...

Late last night heading home from hanging out with friends. The new fixed gear build is really fun to ride.
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07-06-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19,276
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Posted By abshipp

I finally bit the bullet and drilled the seatstay...

I finally bit the bullet and drilled the seatstay bridge on my amateur built track frame so that I could run front and rear brakes.

This iteration of this bike is a total parts bin fixed gear road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

Taxiway, technically ;)

Taxiway, technically ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:46 PM
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Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

1946 Piper J-3 No electrical system, hand...

1946 Piper J-3

No electrical system, hand start, ~95hp 200ci 4cyl.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

I donít think any flatulence was involved.

I donít think any flatulence was involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,844
Posted By abshipp

Iíve been spending the last few days with the...

Iíve been spending the last few days with the family in IL.

I missed these summer evenings.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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: 10,551
Views: 153,691
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...
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