What Have You Fettled Today?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by threebikesmcginty, 29 Sep 2011.

  1. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Bent the front mudguard on my commuter bike recently so just fitted a new one using the fixings from the old one which had already been bent around to suit the disc brake.

    This was achieved using:

    • Tool kit
    • Kitchen as workshop
    • Mug of tea
    • Rock and roll on the stereo
    • Minimum swearing

    :smile:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Mug of Tea is essential ! :tongue:

    Erm, gave the bike a quick wipe with a wet wipe this am. :whistle:
     
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  3. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Pumped up my tyres.

    This was achieved using:

    A track pump.
     
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  4. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    A quick job, but I still had a brew to get over it.
     
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  5. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I adjusted the angle of my front light.

    This was achieved using:

    Nothing really, I just moved it with my hands, didn't even get them dirty.


    No cup of tea available as I was riding at the time, although one was had later.
     
  6. Nothing and hoping it stays that way TBH :biggrin:
     
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  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Last night (as posted elsewhere) I fettled as follows:

    I've just fitted to the old TCR:

    1 x 52T Ultegra chainring
    1 x 42T Ultegra Chairing
    1 x 12-25 Tiagra block (OK, at £15 it was a bargain c/w £40 for Ultegra and a 20g saving)
    1 x KMC Chain

    Then a wipe-over with an oily rag.
    Then as the rear brake cable was sticking, I dismantled the rear cabling, cleaned and replaced (blimey aren't STI levers complex ....).
    Then...
    Fitted my new 'Magicshine' and went for a test-ride.

    2 bottles cold yellow beer consumed plus 1 veg stir-fry.
     
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  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Get on with that kitchen - you finished it yet ? Will you be allowed to go to your own doo on Saturday yet ?
     
  9. rowan 46

    rowan 46 Senior Member

    Location:
    birmingham
    I am always impressed by anyone who can fettle with minimum swearing. Unfortunately it's the most used tool in my box.
     
  10. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    I pumped up me tyres with a compressor using a little bit of kit from Lidl. Not bad for a tenner.
     
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  11. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Yeah cheers for that. :angry::blink:

    New door hole made monday new door in tuesday.
    Levelling the floor tonight.
    Tearing up badly levelled floor tomorrow and relaying.
    Our wedding reception saturday night.
    New window in monday.
    Driving to Strasbourg (apparently) tuesday till friday.
    Plasterer in next thursday.
    Tiles down next saturday.

    Kitchen in christmas eve.

    Better get the kettle on :idea:

    AND i've gotta finish building the 'crosser to race a week sat!:ph34r:
     
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  12. cyclingsheep

    cyclingsheep Active Member

    Location:
    Twickenham
    I adjusted the gears on my wife's MTB this afternoon.
    This was achieved using:

    A thumb and opposable finger (thank heavens for evolution)
     
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  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester

    After the rest is done I guess :wacko: or it will be :gun: :gun: :boxing:
     
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  14. Peter88

    Peter88 Über Member

    Location:
    Failsworth
    New chain on the Fuji MTB and indexed the front and rear derailurs.

    Aided by
    sunshine in the back garden
    a cold beer
    and some tunes curtisuy(sp) of Real XS 106.1 FM

    :biggrin::thumbsup:
     
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  15. chillyuk

    chillyuk Guest

    Set up the front triple on my Hybrid, after a 30 mile outing in the sunshine on the road bike in the sunshine.
     
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