What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Just spent £60 on bearings :eek:

    £16 for top headset bearing (stainless steel). £25 for bottom headset bearing (stainless steel). £19 for two BB bearings (normal ABEC5).

    Who ever said sealed bearings were an improvement :evil:
  2. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Yesterdays ride resulted in thick mud being caked to the bike. Everywhere.

    Full clean down, checked chain, new chain.

    At least the drivetrain is sparkling again.
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  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Haven't you had an off in the last couple of months (seem to remember some pics of blood and gore at some point)? This could be when the hanger got damaged?
  4. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    All jackets and overtrousers nikwaxed and flapping on the washing line.

    Ready for the :rain:
  5. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Yeah, I came off on a cattle grid at the end of November, bashed myself up pretty good then. The derailleur got pretty chewed up too, although it's only cosmetic, the hanger was a bit out then, but I just bent it back enough to get it working OK. I've been putting up with the suboptimal shifting because I ride nearly every day, and getting back in the dark I've not had the opportunity to inspect things properly.
  6. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    I've been cleaning up a pair of Weinmann brake levers.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Thomson

    Thomson Active Member

    Moved my seat post up 5mm.
    Made a huge difference.
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  8. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    Did you forget the saddle ? :laugh:
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  9. Thomson

    Thomson Active Member

    You know what I mean lol. Will see how it goes don't think I will need it any more adjustment on it.
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  10. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Jet washed the bike.
    Stripped and regreased the rear hub.
    Swapped out the drop bars and stem for the flat bar and adjustable stem. V brakes arriving tomorrow so they'll be fitted then. I'll probably empty out the bottom bracket shell (no doubt its flooded in water) and get the gears dialled in while waiting for postman pat.
  11. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    Yesterday was another change for the Trek utility bike.

    Now has 9-speed XT mech,Gusset chain,Sun-Race cassette and Altus shifter.
    Also put on fork from the LB Robinson,SP dynamo/Halo front wheel, old Hope hydrauliccaliper/lever combo and an old(but good nick) front rack.

    Still need to fit front and rear B&M lights and wider rimmed rear wheel and source some better cranks.
  12. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    I was right. I almost needed my rubber arm bands to escape the tidal wave that escaped from the bikes bowels.
    Broke the camera bracket trying to get it to not slip on the flat bar. It's taper makes metal on metal clamps slide down to the narrower end of the bar. Salvaging part of that clamp along with some P clips allowed me to make a cam mount that fits the rear rack :biggrin:
    New brake cables trimmed and v brake arms fitted and all works fine....at least it does in the kitchen. Test run when I get a chance hopefully at the weekend.
  13. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Sunny Radcliffe
    Had a strange clicking/rubbing noise from the front wheel over rough tarmac, ie all the time, yesterday.

    Checking the bike over it seems the front mudguard was cracked just under the front forks. When removing said mudguard the thing dropped on he floor and the crack became a fracture. :angry: It is now taped up on the bench with two strips of ally covering the joint sitting in a bed of epoxy. Hoping for a ride tomorrow, fingers crossed.
  14. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    I was tidying up my Holdsworth a bit today. I sprayed a bit of silver and clear lacquer over some scratches on a front fork and then set about trying to tidy up the flaking transfers.
    Before and after pictures. IMGP6868.JPG

    Attached Files:

  15. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Cleaned my Eastway after my first ride in 4 weeks since falling on ice.

    Then I set to on several wheels needing bearings, which to my shame have been sat awaiting repair for at least a year. Three fixed, one stuck and sprayed with penetrating oil, one won't come apart. That'll do so far.
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