An afternoons fettling

jayonabike

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Hertfordshire
I didn’t go out for a ride today, partly due to the winds & partly due to the fact I couldn’t be arsed.
I’ve been meaning to do a bit of tinkering on the work bike for a while, it needed a new bottom bracket, chain and the headset needed cleaning/re greasing plus the bike needed a general deep clean.

Started to strip down

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New bottom bracket fitted

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Drivetrain all cleaned, new chain on

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Headset was worse than I thought

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But cleaned up a treat and I slapped plenty of grease in

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All put back together, cleaned and ready for the winter commute

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I enjoyed the afternoons fettling, stopped halfway for the wife’s Sunday lunch. Pleased with the bike, took it for a spin around the block and it’s running sweet.
 
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ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
Sweet indeed mate. Good job that.
 

wisdom

Veteran
Location
Blackpool
I didn’t go out for a ride today, partly due to the winds & partly due to the fact I couldn’t be arsed.
I’ve been meaning to do a bit of tinkering on the work bike for a while, it needed a new bottom bracket, chain and the headset needed cleaning/re greasing plus the bike needed a general deep clean.

Started to strip down

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New bottom bracket fitted

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Drivetrain all cleaned, new chain on

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Headset was worse than I thought

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But cleaned up a treat and I slapped plenty of grease in

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All put back together, cleaned and ready for the winter commute

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I enjoyed the afternoons fettling, stopped halfway for the wife’s Sunday lunch. Pleased with the bike, took it for a spin around the block and it’s running sweet.
Lovely bike
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
Wow, looks great.
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Lovely looking bike but somebody has sneaked in and bolted on a horrible heavy old 1930s technology saddle, which really overwhelms the fine lines of the frame. Something like a nice svelte Charge Spoon in brown would be lighter and more in keeping and immune to wet weather.

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jayonabike

jayonabike

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Location
Hertfordshire
Lovely looking bike but somebody has sneaked in and bolted on a horrible heavy old 1930s technology saddle, which really overwhelms the fine lines of the frame. Something like a nice svelte Charge Spoon in brown would be lighter and more in keeping and immune to wet weather.

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After 7000 miles the brooks saddle is so comfortable, And as I’m always in jeans when I ride this bike I wouldn’t want to change it now!
 
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