What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

  2. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    The only time I've broken a chain on a fixed was back in the mid to late eighties, I was traveling ten mph or less, the chain wrapped round the sprocket locking the back up, sending the bike up the road sideways after first trying to launch me over the right handle bar, I stayed on it and carried it back to my house to swap bikes and continue on to work, I was only a hundred yards from home when it happened. That night when I replaced the chain I had a hell of a job getting the old chain off.
  3. I added a rack to the Trek 950, and test rode it.
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  4. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Got the RH bottom bracket cup out of the Carlton Corsa using my university's bike workshop's vice. And their staff member, who then tapped through the BB shell for me :highfive:

    It's now ready for painting this colour: :excl:
    Last edited: 7 Jan 2019
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  5. Sniper68

    Sniper68 It'll be Reyt.

    Removed the "Ancillary" levers off the lads CX bike.I need to get round to removing them off mine now.
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  6. I like Skol

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

    Just had to wind in the brake pads on my new cable disc commuter bike. Quite happy with this frequency of adjustment if it continues. The Spires were simple to set up when new and have since covered over 600 miles before I thought they could do with a trim (and far from being out of stopping power) I have a theory that the wear rate will slow down now they are bedded in so hopefully be another 700-800 miles before they need touching again?
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  7. I finally got round to putting a new chain & cassette on the commuter. Ive changed to a wider ranging cassette than what the Triban came with, so I used the late, great Sheldon Brown's chain length method.
    I might have got away with just changing the chain as the old cassette looks in quite good condition but hey ho, its done now.
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  8. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Stripped the tyre, tape and valve from the rear wheel of the stumpjumper. I had to pump it up 5 times in 10 miles this morning :sad: I've now given up on the finishline sealant so had some cleaning up to do :laugh: It's now all reassembled with a latex based sealant. I'll do the front too if the rear holds pressure and behaves itself over the coming days :okay:
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  9. I used the Finishline stuff during the summer before the reviews came out. The reviews all said it was sh1t, as I found out
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  10. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    I think everyone loved the idea they sold of a sealant that didn't dry up and lasted the life of the tyre. Who wouldn't! Unfortunately the fact that it didn't actually seal anything proved problematic :laugh:
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  11. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Straightened the squiffy brifter. That was an allen key job, bit awkward with the multitool. But I can't, for the life of me, find my other allen keys. Might treat myself to some of those fancy long ones with the handles on the end. Then, of course, as soon as I've bought them, I'll find the ones I have been looking for... :blush:

    Stripped off the old (original) bar tape, cleaned the goo off the bars and put fresh tape on. I'd already bought the new tape and was about to replace it when I crashed, good job I hadn't done that, as I ripped the tape when I went down. Not bad for a first attempt dare I say so myself, have to say that the Topcabin tape is very nice. :smile:

    Lessons learnt while putting on bar tape. One - you really do need to keep a good tension on the tape. And two - cats and bar tape do not mix. :whistle:
    Last edited: 8 Jan 2019
  12. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Veteran

    Dead right they don't:
  13. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK

    Probably a touch of snow (rosetted) Bengal in there somewhere... :biggrin:
  14. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Fixing a slow puncture on the rear of the 901. Probably a bad patch from last time.

    Yes I am single so I can have my workshop in the living room.


    eta, First patch is sound, just found another hole in the tube slightly on the sidewall. It must have been pressed hard against the tyre as it would be fine for a ride even at low pressures and take a good week or more to go soft.
    I'll check round the inside of the tyre for sharpies, it could of course be a new one and the first patch is the culprit of the slow deflation. If I remember I'll report back, if you can't wait then badger me and I'll start a blog.....:rolleyes:
    Last edited: 10 Jan 2019
  15. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    South Glos
    A plastic SKS rear mudguard bridge snapped as I traversed a pothole yesterday. I was thankful it was not a spoke.

    I've ordered a new metal one online, but as this bike has the spiked tyres for today's freezing forecast, I bodged a cable-tie solution last night. That snapped on the way into work this morning so I have put another one on for the ride home and will just take the mudguards off altogether this evening.
    Perhaps I should have done that anyway last night, but it rains hard whenever I take the mudguards off :rain::cry:and at the moment it is nice and dry :okay:
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