Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by threebikesmcginty, 29 Sep 2011.
Fitted a tortec rack to the trike earlier, fixed the rear light to the rack..
Serviced my oldest sons rear hub on his MTB and fitted new disc brake pads front and rear. Rears were down to the metal.....
Also fitted a new bottom bracket to the hybrid, an m8000 hollowtech this time. Why is it always the LH cup that fails? I have a rapidly filling box of good RH bearings.
Has anyone seen my rack bag , it seems to be missing
I think it's probably related to the right crank transmitting power directly through the drive train, whereas the left hand has to pass through the axle. @Yellow Saddle probably has a better/more complete explanation.
My dog ate it.
no wonder I cant find it
Adjusted the front mech on the tourer, marked the seat post with tape then removed it to regrease and cleaned the inside of the seat tube using a rag and a wire coat hanger
Reminds me I need to do that tomorrow. Creaking when pedalling but I reckon it’s the seat post. Driving me nuts but I keep forgetting when I get off the sodding thing.
Switched the tyres on the spare wheels from 23mm Continental Ultra Sports to 25mm Gatorskins - to see if they'd go on the bike without rubbing on the mudguards.
And they fit beautifully .
Set up the synchronized shifting on the Di2, will give it a try on Saturday.
New brake cables and gear cables on my work MTB, a job I'd been putting off for ages. Re-greased the headset (which really needed doing) and hubs (which weren't too bad, though the rear races are pitted so it's impossible to get the bearing pre-load just so).
Tried to fit a different RD I bought a while ago to make the whole drivetrain matching STX, but found the cage was a bit bent and there was a lot of play in it, so switched back to the old unexciting but perfectly servicable AceraX one again, and swapped the jockey wheels over as they were getting a bit worn.
Took an embarassingly long time in total but all finished tonight! Looking forward to taking it out for a spin at the weekend.
I'd left the chain on a bit too long to re-use the cassette so I fitted a new one of each tonight (chain and cassette).
No actual bike work but work has begun on the shed re-arrangement
Took the cranks off the commuter, removed the worn big ring, took the new one out of the packet. Ooops. Ordered the wrong BCD. Back in packet. Cranks back on. Bugger.
Been there done that, I forget who I ordered it off but I returned it and they supplied the right one.
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