What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Removed the 40cm bars from the Yukon, fitted a set of 42cm bars. Replaced brake inners and outers, and half of the bar tape. Ran out of time, so finish it tomorrow..
  2. Hugh Manatee

    Hugh Manatee Veteran

    I have just fitted £24 worth of spares into my old Silca track pump. One small piece of leather and a new valve rubber. Very expensive but it does appear to be working again.

    I took careful dimensions of the new leather washer and I will definitely give wet forming a new one a go when I have made a suitable former.
  3. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Drilled and tapped my stem to take 6mm bolts instead of the 5mm ones that I stripped previously. Flipped the stem over as my neck has been hurting lately. Less weight on my arms too which is good.
  4. I have a Mavic wheel which has a slipping ratchet/ freewheel which I thought I would take apart. Looking down inside the hub I could see what looked like a Spline type bolt. To try to find out what size and type the bolt was I found a candle that just fitted and lightly tapped it to get an impression.
    I didn't have a tool of the right size but I did find an old piece of steel hexagonal bar. Using a round needle file I filed 12 half round grooves into the end and tried it for fit. I must have frightened it into submission as a quick turn released it. Once I had removed it I discovered that my 11mm bar was the correct size and I need not have filed it .

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  5. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I have just ordered a Silca Pista. I have quite a few of their products, as love the design and build quality. Always fancied one of their track pumps and they just had a clearance sale on their US site. Ended up paying $79.20, although will have to pay customs on top. Still very reasonable though. :smile:
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  6. Hugh Manatee

    Hugh Manatee Veteran

    They do seem to be very well put together. I have no idea how I got the one I have. I do know I purchased it from the original Hot Pursuit in Totnes but how I afforded it I don't know. It had given a lot of years service though so I decided to repair rather than replace.
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  7. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Sounds like you’re a happy customer then. Looking forward to mine arriving.
  8. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Pulled the 330mm seatpost and fitted a 400mm as not been happy with the position of late, and not had anymore seatpost I could pull out.

    Need to figure out the position now. But a bit higher and already feels better.
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  9. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Second ride out on the Bianchi today so did a bit of fine tuning. Saddle went up quite a bit, ~8mm, and dropped the nose a smidge. I'm not convinced the bars are quite right but will go on another quick spin on Friday afternoon to do a bit more fettling before the first Sportive of the year on Sunday.... Only 40 miles so it doesn't have to be spot on but would be nice to get it close... The Roubaix is set up really nicely now but it'd be a shame to miss the opportunity to take the new bike out :laugh:

  10. Lol, I put the elbow pads on the tt bars last night and started to tape them only to find out I hadn't enough so it'll be a trip to the lbs at lunch
  11. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Anticipating that Spring weather might be arriving soon and that the roads will stop being salted, I got the Raleigh out to fit some upgrade parts I've had stored away for a while.

    I've serviced the wheel bearings, fitted a 9 speed 11-34T cassette, chain, new thumb shifters (and cables) to match and set it all up. I now have some ridiculously low gearing to play with and am looking forward to a shakedown ride.

    I intend to cascade the 8 speed thumb shifters down to the knockabout bike as although I like grip shifters, they turn the opposite way, which gets confusing when switching between bikes. This bike will need a stripdown to clean and service it soon as it's had a very hard winter.
    Last edited: 22 Mar 2018
  12. I fitted new TT bars pre winter and training on them was going well until a few weeks back when I passed a haemorrhoid and I.m no longer getting power out when in the bars. Today after the first time on the road with the new position I decided to move the bars up 20mm. It could go up another 5mm but I'll need to find 5mm spacer.

    I think I might need to do something with the road bike too, I'll wait till after the weekend and I might try flipping its stem.
  13. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Mrs C was out last night, so took over the kitchen and finally got round to fitting the aero extensions I bought for the commuter. It's probably a bit late now, but I've been getting fed up of headwinds, and these might help!
  14. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I finished off the Eastway this afternoon. Wheel bearings front and rear stripped cleaned and regreased, I was in two minds about doing the front, it was quite smooth and quiet, but I'm glad I did as the grease had turned to a black sludge, the rough rear was in the same condition but now is as smooth as silk, new cassette and chain fitted, indexing checked and a little runout on the rear rim corrected, just got to give it a polish now.
  15. I fitted new bar tape to the TT bars, cleaned the bike chain and pumped up its tyres for tomorrow.
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