What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Busy afternoon in the garage today; I finished the wiring on the rear dynamo light for the charge as mentioned in my dynamo thread then finished cleaning the Oltre again after yesterdays ride. I had hosed it down to get the worst of the salt and mud off it but since it likely won't be going out for a month or two now I decided to give it a proper strip down and clean before it goes in to hibernation :becool: I used Velo 21 cleaning products - a waterless spray on detailer that prevents streaking on matte paintwork and a carnuba based glaze for matte paint. I ended up using the glaze on the frame, forks, stem, wheels and chainset and my gosh is it shiny now :laugh::becool:

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    There are a couple of layers of the glaze on the frame now so it should be nicely protected if I do decide to take it out on the salty roads again :okay: It's hard to resist riding it :laugh:
  2. alicat

    alicat Guru

    And now I've got rid of the noise the chain was making rubbing against the chaincase. With thanks to @Globalti who suggested that the wheel might not be centred, I turned the sprocket the other way round and the chain now sits slightly further out and just misses the chaincase. Happy days.
  3. Time of the year, aka enforced fettling for me today, cleaning the bike again :-/
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  4. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Filthy ride yesterday. Glad I cleaned the bike. The rear hub/axle had loosened and I found about 8 bits of flint and glass in the tyres. Good to be intimate with your bike.
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  5. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    @JhnBssll nice work think I may have to treat the Ribble to some. Good Matt clear is hard to find. Which glaze you used ? Velo site only have a wax is that the one?
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  6. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    It's this one, I've got the vanilla scented one but I'm quite sure it makes no difference what the bike smells like :laugh::laugh:


    I actually bought the matt protection kit, the wax comes with it :okay:


    Seems like excellent stuff, I haven't seen another wax that doesnt ruin the matt finish but I'm sure there are others out there
  7. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    :okay: Thanks that’s the one I was looking at too. As for Vanilla who knows it’s the one I do for too. Think I draw the line at the cherry flavour wash mind don’t want to look common :laugh:
  8. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    My 14yo had a slide on his new winter bike over the weekend, so a new rear mech hanger was fitted along with general check-over. Seems to be down to a patch of diesel as I just missed it. No major damage, just scuffed bar tape and some holes in his old bib longs.

    Also cleaned the Eastway winter commuter, along with new GP4000S tyres and brake pads.
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  9. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Handlebar thread, above, edited to finally add the pics!
  10. New chain, on the CGR yesterday, to replace the November (fitted) chain
    Thankfully, given all the road gunk/bridleway riding, the cassette's fine
    No need to change that as well

    It's the original cassette (March 2017), & this bike has had a lot of use, '365', in all weathers

    The chain-rings were removed, & 'petrolled', as were the jockey wheels
    Derailleurs were doused in WD40. & wrapped up in rags, to allow it to soak through, flushing them out
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2019
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  11. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Dropped my stem by 5mm on my Audax bike. Looking for minimal aero advantages without compromising comfort over long rides. I’ll reevaluate constantly and won’t consider any further drop for at least 6-12 months.
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  12. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    It's my mums birthday in a few weeks and as a present this year I've offered to service her bicycle and upgrade the tyres. She has had the bike for several years now but it has hardly been used; she states the reason for this as "the tyres are always flat". They put it in to a local bike shop a few years back who charged a small fortune to service the bike and replace the inner tubes with ones that "dont go flat" - ie magic inner tubes - and unsuprisingly were dissappointed with the results :laugh: Anyway I picked the bike up last night and set to work on it this morning. It was in a bit of a state having been left unloved in the shed for a few years but has cleaned up rather nicely and is now in fine fettle. I've just measured the rims and ordered a pair of Tannus 700x40c solid tyres, once they arrive I'll wrestle them on to the rims, give it a test ride and drive it back over to her ^_^

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  13. Salty seadog

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

    My birthday is coming up in three weeks.
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  14. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    I may have mentioned this before, but........I.....HATE....WRAPPING....BARTAPE :gun:

    I was starting to find riding on the drops on my touring bike uncomfortable, so changed the bars to a set of Nitto Randonneur Touring bars purchased from PlanetX, so we'll see how that goes.

    Old bars removed and new bars installed.
    Brake and gear cables swapped for new.
    Bartape replaced (grrr).
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  15. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Mine too. 25th of Feb. Thanks :whistle:
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