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

    Love it me. Anal. Totally anal. (Wrapping bar tape that is) Send it round.
     
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  2. 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:
     
  3. Salty seadog

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

    26th for me.
     
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  4. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

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

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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  6. 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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  7. 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:
     
  8. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

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

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


    Wait your turn little lady.
     
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  10. 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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  11. Salty seadog

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


    And being little. 'tis the end. Alas poor Reynard, she shopped so well.
     
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  12. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    So long as men can breathe and eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to me! :biggrin:

    I'm off yellow stickering tomorrow :whistle:
     
  13. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    I'm curious to know how you will get on fitting Tannus tyres.

    My local bike shop is a dealer.

    I think they use a special pair of pliers, although that may be just to speed the job up a bit.
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Fair bit of cleaning after yesterdays ride - decided to re-grease the jockey wheels on my SRAM x9 mech. Quick job, but it needs doing regular as SRAM jockeys can seize as they run on a cartridge bearing.

    My OCD had me replacing one of the studs on my ice tyres, the spares I had were the flat top type, but the ice spikers had 'pointy' ones. When I first got the tyres, I'd lost a stud, so fitted the spares. Since then, I've ordered the 'pointy' ones. Prized the old stud out with a screwdriver, then promptly 'slipped' and shoved the blade through my index finger. Bled a fair bit and took a good hour to stop - cold fingers and bike mechanics aren't a good mix.
     
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  15. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'm also curious, I watched a few tutorials and saw the special pliers at work - I'm hoping I've got enough random tools in the garage to bodge together a makeshift tool if the going gets tough :laugh: I see you can buy them for ~£20 but thats more than I'd want to spend on a single use tool - I'm not likely to fit another set anytime soon and I doubt my mother will ride the bike anywhere near enough to wear them out :laugh:

    One way or another I'll let you know how I get on later in the week :okay::laugh:
     
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