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10-19-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By abshipp

Today was fun. Thanks so much for being a great...

Today was fun. Thanks so much for being a great host jjhabbs. Your stunning collection rivals only your hospitality!

And also thanks for helping out when my rear wheel decided to de-tension itself...
10-18-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,061
Posted By abshipp

Just got everything ready for tomorrow. ...

Just got everything ready for tomorrow.

Shoes *check*
Helmet *check*
Clothing *check*
Bike *checked and lubed*

Looking forward to meeting everyone!
10-18-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By abshipp

As far as the weight, both of these sets are not...

As far as the weight, both of these sets are not the lightest wheels in the world, but certainly aren't heavy by any stretch at ~2100g total. And they should provide a long life without much...
10-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,061
Posted By abshipp

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I got to do a little bit of polishing last night, hopefully going to get...
10-18-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By abshipp

That's basically it, the rims are polished...

That's basically it, the rims are polished instead of the matte silver of the CR18. Plus the top surface of the TB-14 rim is radiused instead of having the steps that the CR18 does. If that doesn't...
10-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By abshipp

I don't think you could go wrong with those....

I don't think you could go wrong with those. Track/fixed gear wheels are so simple that you can get a good, reliable wheelset without trying too hard.

Personally I would probably want to spend a...
10-17-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

Man, I never see track bikes in my size. And an...

Man, I never see track bikes in my size. And an absolute stunner too.

Not going to bid since I have absolutely no need for a pure track bike, but I'll be watching with interest to see how far that...
10-16-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

I have reversed levers on two of my bikes - my...

I have reversed levers on two of my bikes - my Super Le Tour and my Grand Jubile.

The only reason that they are reversed is because the brake calipers on them have the adjustment barrel on the...
10-16-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,061
Posted By abshipp

Looks like I should be able to make it. What is...

Looks like I should be able to make it. What is the meeting spot going to be? It looks like Bennett Park has parking available.

I don't have anything super exotic to bring, but my SLT has been...
10-15-19, 07:48 AM
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Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

I really wish I had the cash right now, because...

I really wish I had the cash right now, because if I did I would be keeping this to myself until I bought it. I absolutely love the three-arm cranks. "Mint condition" is a bit of a stretch though.
...
10-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,470
Posted By abshipp

meow ...

meow

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10-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, I don't think I would want to load up my...

Yeah, I don't think I would want to load up my 710.

I have found it to be rock solid on descents with a 63mm offset fork, 650b x 38mm tires, and a ~6lb handlebar bag, but that's pretty lightly...
10-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

This was cool to see: I sold this bike...

This was cool to see:

I sold this bike probably 3 years ago to the current seller.

It was my first ever road bike that I got in college. I had it powdercoated, and changed most of the...
10-09-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

Kind of wishing some of these were bigger. I've...

Kind of wishing some of these were bigger. I've been itching for a single speed mountain bike and have always had a soft spot for triple triangle GTs. Hard to find for someone who rides 60-64cm...
10-09-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By abshipp

More pictures of the bracket for clarity, as...

More pictures of the bracket for clarity, as suggested by eom

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10-09-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By abshipp

Thanks for the info! Original post updated! ...

Thanks for the info! Original post updated!



Unfortunately these only will fit up to 26.0mm handlebars. I've added some additional information to the original post.

This would be best for...
10-07-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! Makes sense as the bike it came with...

Thanks!

Makes sense as the bike it came with was a 1977 :thumb:

I've edited the original post.
10-06-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By abshipp

Cannondale Handlebar Bag

Black Cannondale handlebar bag.

No idea of the exact year, it came with a bike I purchased. *Early 1970s- early 1980s Per DC Bike Blogger*

1986-1987 per The Golden Boy

Excellent condition,...
10-04-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

Interesting Cinelli bar-ends: Cinelli...

Interesting Cinelli bar-ends:

Cinelli Spinaci Bicycle Handlebar Extensions - $30 (verona) (https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d/verona-cinelli-spinaci-bicycle/6985494283.html)
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10-04-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

It sure did! I'm still not used to how early...

It sure did!

I'm still not used to how early the sun is setting, so I ended up getting a few night miles in last night. And I think it's time to put away the summer cycling shoes, my feet got so...
10-02-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By abshipp

Oh I would love nothing more than to buy this and...

Oh I would love nothing more than to buy this and throw it on my SLT, but my bank account does not share my enthusiasm ;)

I love the 8 speed Mirage on my Trek 716, I can only imagine that Record...
09-30-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By abshipp

Thanks for taking the time to document this,...

Thanks for taking the time to document this, smontanaro !

I, too, found shifting with the Huret Jubile to be vague and overall not confidence-inspiring. And I have a short cage model!

I found...
09-28-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

I sure do! Made some out of a couple of 8"...

I sure do!

Made some out of a couple of 8" carriage bolts and some thick fender washers :D
09-27-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

:eek: :eek: :eek: ...

:eek: :eek: :eek:

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09-27-19, 04:03 PM
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Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

:twitchy::twitchy::twitchy: ...

:twitchy::twitchy::twitchy:

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09-27-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

Well, looks like my rear 600EX hub is dead. ...

Well, looks like my rear 600EX hub is dead.

Both the driveside cup and cone look about the same. I looked around a bit on eBay but I'm not sure if it's with rebuilding.
...
09-23-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

21 miles on the first day of fall. ...

21 miles on the first day of fall.

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09-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By abshipp

Very very cool! Putting a dork disk on a...

Very very cool!

Putting a dork disk on a singlespeed is a cheeky move ;)
09-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

Glad to hear that you stayed dry on Saturday, ...

Glad to hear that you stayed dry on Saturday, thinktubes

Saturday I rode a 200km brevet out of Evanston, and got rained on for what felt like about 3 hours between miles 50 and 100.

The...
Replies: 257
Views: 23,281
Posted By abshipp

Ah gotcha! He was taking a lot of them that day!

Ah gotcha! He was taking a lot of them that day!
Replies: 257
Views: 23,281
Posted By abshipp

Thanks for the pictures GadgetGirlIL ! I didn't...

Thanks for the pictures GadgetGirlIL ! I didn't take any good ones since I had my phone tucked deep inside my handlebar bag most of the day.

That was a fun ride. First time I've ever spent a...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By abshipp

Congrats on the ride and the recovery! It's...

Congrats on the ride and the recovery!

It's always fun to see the course route of that ride. Goes right through Burkburnett where I went to high school.

How was the weather this year? When I...
09-18-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,470
Posted By abshipp

The sky got really pretty for a few minutes...

The sky got really pretty for a few minutes tonight.

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09-17-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

I've had two nice rides over the last two days. ...

I've had two nice rides over the last two days.

Yesterday was 25 fast miles on my SLT. I spread the rear triangle and threw in a nice lightweight wheelset. I believe it is somewhere in the...
Replies: 257
Views: 23,281
Posted By abshipp

Always great to ride with you GadgetGirlIL! ...

Always great to ride with you GadgetGirlIL!

I had something more detailed typed out, but I ended up losing it when I had to restart my computer. Oh well.

This was my first brevet this year,...
09-07-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

Rode a 200K brevet with the Great Lakes...

Rode a 200K brevet with the Great Lakes Randonneurs today.

I was a little nervous at the start since the longest ride I had done this year was only 70 miles, but I decided to just go for it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By abshipp

My experiences exactly. I'm considering...

My experiences exactly.

I'm considering switching all of my bikes to SPD. Currently I have two bikes with SPD and two with Look Keo (which are incredibly similar to SPD-SL).

The SPD bikes are...
09-05-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

23 miles last night on my fixed gear Motobecane. ...

23 miles last night on my fixed gear Motobecane.

This bike feels like it's come in to its own with a fixed gear drivetrain. Just a joy to ride.

Rode around the local state park and then down a...
09-02-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By abshipp

I'm pretty sure that most of the Schwinn bikes...

I'm pretty sure that most of the Schwinn bikes I've had pass through my life had Tange forks with 45mm of rake. The 1990 Schwinn catalog lists the Voyageur as having a Tange fork, so I would go with...
08-31-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

That should work well! Your head tube is a...

That should work well!

Your head tube is a bit lighter than mine, so the tape should be a better match.

Tape is red Tressostar, if you didn't see the comment earlier.
08-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52,480
Views: 7,086,712
Posted By abshipp

"I don't need another touring bike" "I don't...

"I don't need another touring bike"

"I don't need another touring bike"

"I don't need another touring bike"

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Extra clean Miyata...
08-30-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By abshipp

Looks great kocour! I'm liking the idea of...

Looks great kocour!

I'm liking the idea of stripping the clear coat.

I have a 1977 Super Le Tour 12.2 (your bike's older brother) that the clear coat is starting to get a little tired on. The...
08-29-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By abshipp

Tighten until the tubing buckles, then back a 1/4...

Tighten until the tubing buckles, then back a 1/4 turn. Should be the proper torque value.

;)

In all seriousness, I wouldn't worry about it. Round tubes are incredibly strong in compression...
08-29-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,710
Posted By abshipp

No problem! I unfortunately do not know what...

No problem!

I unfortunately do not know what the make and model are. It is not the original bar, that's all that I know. The 1976 catalog lists a "PIVO Professional" as OEM equipment, but these...
08-28-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,710
Posted By abshipp

Here you go! I really like the shape of...

Here you go!

I really like the shape of these. Not many great options around the brake levers, but they have a pretty shallow drop so the drops are a nice place to be.

Drops are also super long...
08-28-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14,302
Views: 1,311,096
Posted By abshipp

30 miles on my fixed gear 76 Grand Jubile. ...

30 miles on my fixed gear 76 Grand Jubile.

Longest fixed gear ride I've ever done, not being able to rest by coasting creates a really interesting kind of fatigue in my legs. Hard to describe, but...
08-28-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! Saddlebag is a Tourbon Canvas and...

Thanks!

Saddlebag is a Tourbon Canvas and Leather Saddlebag...
08-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! 70s bikes lend themselves nicely to...

Thanks!

70s bikes lend themselves nicely to singlespeed conversions since there typically aren't any braze-ons.

Really easy to get nice clean lines.
08-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By abshipp

Converted my Motobecane Grand Jubile to fixed...

Converted my Motobecane Grand Jubile to fixed gear last night.

I had been having issues with the Huret Jubile drivetrain, and it looked like the best solution would involve throwing money at it,...
08-28-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,710
Posted By abshipp

Some of you may remember the blue Tempo with the...

Some of you may remember the blue Tempo with the gaudy gold wheels I posted earlier.

I liked riding fixed quite a bit, but honestly I was embarrassed to go ride that bike because I felt self...
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