What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. 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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  2. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    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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  3. Salty seadog

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


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

    Slioch Veteran

    Location:
    York
    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.

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

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Mine too. 25th of Feb. Thanks :whistle:
     
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  6. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Love it me. Anal. Totally anal. (Wrapping bar tape that is) Send it round.
     
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  7. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    Location:
    York
    I think that's my problem too.
    Today's faux pas was to wrap the tape to the end, it looked about right, so I cut off the excess length.
    Then, when I rolled back the brake lever hood cover, there was about half a cm of bare aluminium still showing.
    So I had to unwrap back to the brake lever, put an extra wrap in there, and as I had already cut the tape it left me a little bit short on the finish despite trying to stretch it out a bit more.
    I think I've disguised it with insultation tape, but I suspect it's going to slowly drive me nuts and I'll have to buy a new roll of bartape to do the job properly.
    As you say, Anal! (good job there's not a smiley for this) :smile:
     
  8. Salty seadog

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

    26th for me.
     
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  9. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    Location:
    Felixstowe
    I'm ahead of you two - next Friday. And I'm closer :laugh:.
     
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  10. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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  11. Salty seadog

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

    Ok , form an orderly queue. @JhnBssll can service our bikes one at a time.
     
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  12. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    In that case, I've got a fair wait. My birthday's not till March. :sad: On the other hand, I'm probably reasonably local... :whistle:
     
  13. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'm going to need a bigger garage :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  14. Salty seadog

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


    Wait your turn little lady.
     
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  15. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Alas, alack, I am sore wounded... :sad: To be accused of queue jumping indeed... :cry:
     
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