A quick pat on the back for myself.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Paulus, 31 Jul 2007.

  1. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    My Audax bike's chainset had worn out, it was Tiagra and had come to the end of it's days, slipping on the chainrings and missing gears on the rear cassette. It was fine until I cleaned the chain thoroughly and then it started to play up. So I changed the whole lot for Shimano 105 and it only took me 45 mins to replace it all and with a few tweaks it now works perfectly. I am quite chuffed with myself. Have any others done something that worked first time, and what was it?
  2. Trembler49

    Trembler49 Veteran

    Portimao, Portugal
    No, everything takes at least 3 goes.
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    If at first you don't succeed, try try again. (repeat every 15 minutes until you have a fit, throw spanners, storm off.) ;)
  4. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

    I built my first bike from scratch last year and it worked first time, amazingly enough:smile:.
  5. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    It often takes me a couple of goes to get something figured out the first time. But I guess the one I'm quite proud of getting right first go was pressing in an FSA headset. Actually the hardest bit was getting the old headset cups out - I don't normally like to use a club hammer anywhere near my best bike!
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Good going Paulus, wish I could get all my repairs to work first time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Seriously good effort!

    Personally I'm still a few steps behind Keith - I'm pleased if my "repairs" make any positive difference at all!!!
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Guest

    I'm a few steps behind Mosschops! My LBS is my friend...
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