What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. Justinitus

    Justinitus Pie Muncher Extraordinaire

    Took my flat pedals off the Toughroad, gave them a good scrub and dry then fitted them to the Diverge. Back indoors watching Jeremy Kyle with a nice egg mayo and monster munch sandwich and the postman turned up with my new Raceface pedals I bought off @djb1971 on here! Quick cuppa then ventured to the garage to fit them to the Toughroad.
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  2. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    Not today, but yesterday, swapped the Schwalbe Duranos (wired) for Vittoria Voyager Hyper folding tyres on the Spa Elan now that the worst of the weather (should) be over. Only once they were off did I find a cut in the rear Schwalbe that consigned it to the bin!
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  3. Elysian_Roads

    Elysian_Roads Senior Member

    This reminded me I was going to do some pedal purchasing and swapping. Must go and have a look!
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  4. Elysian_Roads

    Elysian_Roads Senior Member

    "Altered the angle of the handlebars to prevent pins and needles when riding (I’ve already got the handlebars as high as they will go)". Have a similar problem on the runabout if I ride it any distance, so may give that a try. Hmm this thread is definitely dangerous to follow, as the fettling tasks are now piling up.....
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  5. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Full wash and detailing. The bike is getting coated in salt from the roads, especially last week. Looking forward to summer when I'm not having to deep clean every week.
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  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Since I'd actually managed to get home from work while it was still (just) light, tonight the Giant was fettled ready for the weekend.
    Unfortunately half way through the wash the bulb in the outside light failed, meaning it was then a rush to finish it while I could still see...:rolleyes:
    Then dried off and inside to thoroughly degrease the chain, then dry and apply the C3.
    A quick squirt of GT85 on the other moving parts and a bit of air in the tyres and we're ready to go. :okay:
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  7. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    After last weeks ride in the snow the ICE Trice Q needed a good clean. Noted the front tyres wearing on their edges, so swapped left-right to get some more miles out of them.
    Cleaned and reversed the lower jockey wheel on the commuter to minimise the rough running until I buy new ones.
  8. With a bit of jiggery-pokery, I have managed to fit the MTB into the boot of my car (the seats don't fold) :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    I have to remove both wheels and the handlebars and it just squeezes in

    This now means that I don't have to wedge it behind the front seats and chance it getting seen when I leave it in the car overnight
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  9. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    After getting a wet arse riding to work this morning and that the Lee Cooper is now on permanent commute duties, I fitted some SKS Raceblades this afternoon.
  10. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    That's a properly pretty bike.
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  11. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    Well, it worked, sort of. Instead of having pins and needles for several miles, I had them twice for about 3 minutes each time. Unfortunately the second time, it was that bad I couldn’t press the shifter with my thumb when I came to a hill. I think I’m going to invest in some new grips. The Ergon ones have caught my eye as I like that I can change hand positions to hold my hands vertically on the ends which would hopefully stop me trapping whichever nerve is causing the problem. I think the option of a variety of hand positions may help. It’s funny though, I never had this issue on my old MTB.
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  12. Elysian_Roads

    Elysian_Roads Senior Member

    These posts have got me thinking @RealLeeHimself. Have wondered for a while if the runabout (Apollo Belmont hybrid) is just a shade too small for me, and because of the upright nature of the position, it might just be the angle I am holding the bars at which was causing the problem. If adjusting the angle of the bars doesn't work then might get a longer quill stem. That would be more for the challenge of sorting the problem as the bike doesn't justify a big spend. Loving the look of those Ergon grips though :okay:
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  13. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    A longer stem may work for me too. I’ll price those up too. Yes, the Ergon grips look just the job.
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Just swapped an inner tube last night , got fed up of blowing it up every couple of days
  15. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    After my group ride yesterday I got home to find a parcel on the floor with my new v brake travel adaptors. Yay!
    Dug out my old drop bars and fitted them. I have to say I do worry that the tight circumference that the brake cables are being wound round the adaptors might cause premature breaking of said cables...time will tell.
    Another worry is that I managed to bollix the threads on the lower steerer clamp. Gonna have to drill and re-tap for a bigger bolt. Should hold for today's ride though.
    It's nice not having the bike look like a pigs arse with those flat bars though. Plus, just like @RealLeeHimself, my hands were going numb yesterday. Thank gawd that'll be over with.
    Last edited: 7 Mar 2018
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