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06-29-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,204
Posted By Servo888

2X10! I'm running 3x10 XT on my 29er, and I never...

2X10! I'm running 3x10 XT on my 29er, and I never use my large sprocket. 32/11 will get you going about 35MPH at 100RPM.
03-31-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Servo888

Here's what the designer had to say... 'Both...

Here's what the designer had to say...
'Both myself and my colleagues are very keen cyclists, but in Sweden a law was brought in that all people must wear helmets [ ... ] A lot of people don't like...
03-23-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Servo888

When I was stripping a low end k2 frame, it took...

When I was stripping a low end k2 frame, it took two people, and a 6 foot hockey stick taped to a breaker bar to get the bb off. So yes, it happens.
03-23-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Servo888

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/1.jpg ...

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/1.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/2.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/3.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/4.jpg
...
03-19-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Servo888

I used to take my steel road bike onto the local...

I used to take my steel road bike onto the local trails consisting mostly of compact dirt, roots, and gravel. It's actually a good ride, and the mountain bike folks give you a thumbs up. With wide...
09-12-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Servo888

This! I had the same issue, so I simply cleaned...

This! I had the same issue, so I simply cleaned the cups, the headtube (you must remove all the grease) and then simply smothered on the blue loctite to the inside of the frame, and the outside of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,772
Posted By Servo888

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/9.jpg ...

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/9.jpg
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/8.jpg

Updated
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/newbike_build.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Servo888

Using Italian Made Steel Roadie For Commuting?...

So I'm moving closer to work, and cutting my commute down to 16 miles (8 miles each way). This is the perfect distance to start riding to work; but I'm debating about using my current bike for this. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Servo888

rock on! Bike looks great. $400 is a great deal...

rock on! Bike looks great. $400 is a great deal if the bike is in great running shape (as it appears).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,241
Posted By Servo888

Swagman...

Swagman (http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Cross-Country-2-Bike-2-Inch-Receiver/dp/B0001VO1YY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1281491428&sr=1-6)

Mine has been modified for all season use with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,241
Posted By Servo888

Old... ...

Old...
http://www.garberdesign.com/car/clean082.png



New...
http://www.garberdesign.com/car/rearRack/rearRack10.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/car/rearRack/rearRack12.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Servo888

This + Mace. I carry mace, and I've been chased...

This + Mace. I carry mace, and I've been chased twice. The first time I was chased, the dog wanted to bite my leg off (growling + teeth). I got off my bike, and put it between me and the dog. The dog...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,217
Posted By Servo888

I picked up a frame from a local guy once... ...

I picked up a frame from a local guy once...

Frame looked great! Noticed the Avid stick on the seat tube...
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/dent3.jpg

Then after I peeled it off......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Servo888

I've always ridden on steel road frames, and ran...

I've always ridden on steel road frames, and ran a 130mm hub in 126mm spacing on one of my builds. Aluminum is another story; you can safely (for the most part) fit a 128mm hub in a 126mm frame. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Servo888

Longest You've Ridden On A Flat Tire?

Me? 1.2 miles on a gravel road. Riding on a flat is terrible for the wheel, and dangerous; but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

I've been having a blast riding these 'nature trails'...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By Servo888

I love glueless patches. I use the slime ones;...

I love glueless patches. I use the slime ones; all of them got me home safely. They're not durable though. I've had one fail on me (while the bike was on my rack). Typically; I use the glueless to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,709
Posted By Servo888

Been there done that. ...

Been there done that.

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/9.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/8.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/newbike_build.jpg

Downtubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,040
Posted By Servo888

http://www.ri.net/middletown/gaudet/studentwork/mi...

http://www.ri.net/middletown/gaudet/studentwork/migration_webpages_james/Block%20D/italy_michael_c/it-lgflag.gif

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/newbike_build.jpg

Best $150 I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By Servo888

Google search Oxalic Acid Rust Removal ...

Google search Oxalic Acid Rust Removal

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/1.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/2.jpg

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/3.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By Servo888

Sort of like women -- I want to see what else is...

Sort of like women -- I want to see what else is on the market that may fit better. Plus the eggbeaters have 4 entry points and are lighter :-O . God, I need a woman like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By Servo888

Switching from SPD-SL to Egg Beaters | Pros / Cons?

Has anybody done this switch before? I'm starting to use my bike more for commuting; so lots of stop and go situations, and clipping into the SPD-SL pedals is problematic. The main issue is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,195
Posted By Servo888

For the big stuff like sweaters or jackets, wrap...

For the big stuff like sweaters or jackets, wrap them around the top tube and zip-tie them (or use velcro straps).
Forum: Foo
05-11-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Servo888

Got My First Pair Of Contacts... Darn These Buggers Are Difficult!

Well, I'm 23, and have been wearing glasses for the past 10 years or so. I've wanted to get contacts for a while now, and finally decided to take the plunge. I picked up some monthly wear soft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,978
Posted By Servo888

I learned to bunny hop back when I had my...

I learned to bunny hop back when I had my mountain bike, so now if I see something queer in the road, I just jump it. Helps when you have lots of spokes, deep v rims, and lots of pressure. Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Servo888

You should use a longer chain with the 12-27, as...

You should use a longer chain with the 12-27, as recommended by manufacturers. Basically running too short of a chain will damage the rear derailleur over time when using big+big sprocket...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Servo888

Garbage. You may salvage the brakes, seat...

Garbage.

You may salvage the brakes, seat post, pedals, stem, bars, and downtube shifters, but the rest is crap. It's a 56cm frame (not 58cm), with a long chain stay (somewhat undesirable); the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Servo888

Yes buy it. I wouldn't keep it though; I'd strip...

Yes buy it. I wouldn't keep it though; I'd strip it, sell the parts on eBay, profit, and buy a better bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By Servo888

I'm 5'11", 33" inseam. I used to ride on 170's,...

I'm 5'11", 33" inseam. I used to ride on 170's, this year I switched to 175's, and honestly, I can't tell a difference.
04-19-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,000
Posted By Servo888

Yeah, it's connected correctly (checked on...

Yeah, it's connected correctly (checked on Parktool's website, as well as the manual). It's kind of weird. I have rapid fire shifters on my mountain bike, and those take much less effort to move the...
04-18-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,000
Posted By Servo888

I spent some more time with the system. The...

I spent some more time with the system. The shifter is working fine, there are suppose to be two position (clicks) to shift to the lower gear. But it looks like the issue is that the front derailleur...
04-18-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,000
Posted By Servo888

SRAM Rival Front Shifter - Loud As ####

Hello all,

Well I'm finishing up my Rival build; this is my first brifter build, so I'm pretty excited. I've been riding downtubes for the past two years, and even though downtubes are pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Servo888

The rival group will go on this: ...

The rival group will go on this:
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/9.jpg

As far as crank length, I started off with 175mm (I got a whopping 20 miles out of it until a loose pedal chewed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Servo888

Converting To SRAM Rival Group

Well, this Summer I've decided to jump onto the STI bandwagon (coming over from downtubes), and went with a Rival group. It was either Rival or Shimano 105, and from what I've read online Rival was a...
04-11-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,514
Posted By Servo888

That's crazy. It would definitely make it easier...

That's crazy. It would definitely make it easier to install a tire; not sure about longevity. Here's an article on this from Sheldon Brown's website http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/tirebead.htm
04-11-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Servo888

SRAM Groupo Specific Installation Tools

Hello all.

I'm going to be installing a SRAM Rival Group soon, and I would like to know what SRAM specific tools I may need. As far as bike related tools, I currently have all required hex, star...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Sure thing; as soon as I get the system tuned...

Sure thing; as soon as I get the system tuned well, I'll get better videos. I've also picked up a new camera, which is suppose to take good hd videos (Panasonic DMC-LX3), so we'll see how that goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Cool, hell yes. Genius? Nah; far from it :D ...

Cool, hell yes. Genius? Nah; far from it :D

A small bump for today, I've got the build log done, with plenty of pictures

http://www.veescafe.com/openshift/Log04062010.aspx
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By Servo888

Looks good! I typically run two positions: ...

Looks good!

I typically run two positions:

This is for a lot of riding on the hoods.
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/bianchi/9.jpg

And this I find is better for riding more in the drops....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

buuuummmppp. Video update...

buuuummmppp.

Video update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwDmX9Ly_U . I'm still working on writing the build log though; lots of things to write about.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Here's the best one so far: ...

Here's the best one so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m23kgfQIl7E&feature=player_embedded

I had to take the servos off the bike this week, while I worked on the electronics. But I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Yeah, I know, they're not pretty, but they work!...

Yeah, I know, they're not pretty, but they work! I mainly used them due to costs; they were free (lots of old computer parts). Plus they can handle 11 amps/pin, so they'll preform the task well :D .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Out of curiosity, why do you say that? I haven't...

Out of curiosity, why do you say that? I haven't seen the inside of a Di2; so I don't really have any idea what's there.

Oh, and BUUUMMMPPP. Latest build log:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Actuators are not as popular in the hobby field...

Actuators are not as popular in the hobby field as servos, so the cost associated with them is significantly higher. As far as the electronics; I've a small controller, which generates a signal that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Di2 is pretty impressive. Shimano did a really...

Di2 is pretty impressive. Shimano did a really nice job putting together their system; it's light weight, low power, and pretty damn compact.

Oh, and BUUUUMMMMPPPP, small updates available now...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

Yeah, that guy has been my inspiration. His...

Yeah, that guy has been my inspiration. His machine is just amazing.

So this weekend, I've finished up mounting my servo on the rear derailleur. And it actually seems to be performing well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

I think so too, I'll PM a moderator. Though my...

I think so too, I'll PM a moderator. Though my project is revolving around my road bike, it's applicable to any cycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,534
Posted By Servo888

I'm too afraid of those packs; I'll probably end...

I'm too afraid of those packs; I'll probably end up burning down my house. :cry: . If this project works out, the lipo / a123 upgrade will be a must. Those babies weigh 30% less, and last much...
03-07-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Servo888

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/ebay2/brake1.jpg...

http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/ebay2/brake1.jpg
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/ebay2/brake2.jpg
http://www.garberdesign.com/bike/ebay2/brake6.jpg

They look like my old Campy Victory calipers.
03-07-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,897
Posted By Servo888

At my old job, we had our own UPS machine in the...

At my old job, we had our own UPS machine in the warehouse. So when time came to ship, I would make a custom box (tear apart a big box to make a smaller box and then tape the crap out of it), and...
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