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TP's Commuter Maintenance

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Tin Pot, 10 Jan 2016.

  1. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Hmm I can't find my lifeline spares, so I might try that brand in the pads that go in shoes.

    Still looking for a volume discount on brake pads - I reckon they're worth about 50p each.
  2. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Yes you can.
  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Doh - just replaced the rear pads with lifeline (found them) and they don't fit in the Fibrax shoe properly. Got a bit sticking out the end

    Will be braking gently this morning...
  4. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Tyres - do I need to do anything with these?

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  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Personally I would replace them.
  6. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Dig the bits out, carefully.

    If the cut is right through the tyre then it's a replacement job IMO..
  7. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    ..will start digging tomorrow, cheers.
  8. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Removed and cleaned up the jockey wheels - just because it looked like it needed doing and has never been done before:

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    It's worth checking where the top jockey wheel goes before reassembling. As you pull the loose derailleur down to fit it back together thats the alignment for too and bottom (when loose the bottom jockey rises back and above, so it's not immediately obvious).

    There's a lot of the the same gunk in the chain, but I didn't want to degrease the chain so this may be a bit of a waste of time for me :smile:
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    At least they label the lower pulley so you don't put them back together the wrong way round. DAMHIKT
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  10. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman

    @Tin Pot if @ianrauk see this thread he will have a fit :laugh:
    Actually I am a bit miffed too: if I had the cycling skills to deserve Campagnolo I would never stop cleaning the bike.
    Actually, probably I would never ride it for fear of dirtying it! ^_^
  11. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I thought you said that you cleaned them, surely you mean you just rubbed an oily rag on them?
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  12. jim55

    jim55 Über Member

    White spirit is a really good cheap degreaser
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  13. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    I used real degreaser and scrubbed for at least, erm, a minute or two, with a bike specific brush.
    I'm trying @Pat "5mph" , honest(!)
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  14. jim55

    jim55 Über Member

    Short of buying a new chain ( which in this case I would ) , get an empty plastic bottle ( big bottle of coke or something ) once it's empty put in a good bit of white spirit , insert dirty chain ( put lid on bottle obv ) and a good steep/shake , refit. And lube once it's looking ok , this will dissolve every bit of grease/ gunk on it , so lube it well and make sure it's bone dry before u relube
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  15. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    I sorted the chain out months ago!
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