What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    A partial fettle for me today. I popped the Roubaix in to the lbs last Friday to diagnose rear mech issues while I was working away and picked it up again today - I had bought and fitted a 'bargain' pair of R6870 Di2 mechs on eBay and the rear wouldn't shift in to the top two sprockets :sad: Turns out it's knackered so it's going back to the seller who has been very reasonable about it. I found a brand new one for not much more money at chain reaction so have ordered it for delivery tomorrow. I've also swapped the first of the levers for an older R785 unit which works electrically but I have run out of olives so can't connect the brake hose until tomorrow :rolleyes: I'll pop the other R785 lever on tomorrow hopefully when my olive stocks have been replenished :laugh: With mechs and shifters swapped tomorrow it will be all ready to sell when the time comes. The R8050/8070 bits that have come off are all cleaned up and ready to fit to the new frameset when I've chosen and ordered it :laugh:

    Oh, and I took the opportunity to give it a polish with some Velo21 carnuba wax :becool: I'm more than a little concerned I'm going to want to keep it...

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  2. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    I've almost completed the fettle now - everything is installed, just some minor adjustments needed. The Di2 battery is dead so is currently charging - when I get back from dinner I'll check the firmware is all up to date and adjust the brake calipers as the new discs are rubbing slightly :okay: It's all working beautifully, I shouldn't have any trouble selling it when the time comes ^_^

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    I also cleaned the Bianchi after taking it out on the club ride this morning while the Roubaix was in bits :okay:
  3. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Minor jobs; cleaned my 14yo's Carrera Tanneri winter commuter and my Wilier Montegrappa.

    Then cleaned the paintwork and head badge plus mudguards on the 1950 Raleigh Sports with Autosol: standard polish didn't do anything. Finally, I re-painted the red parts of the Raleigh head badge - went over a couple of lines by a tiny bit so I'll clean that off once it's got tacky. It looks much better being shiny although any paint marks will stay.
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  4. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Firmware updated on both shifters and replacement discs trued, turns out the calipers were quite well centred afterall :laugh: I was due to take part in my second reliability ride of the year tomorrow but having looked at the weather forecast I might not bother, the first one was grim enough and this one is looking just as wet but with the added bonus of 30mph wind :rolleyes:
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  5. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    New pads fitted on the Trek utility's rear mini v's and measurements done on the Robinson for the di2 cables.
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  6. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Cleaned, polished, lubed and re-indexed the commuter :okay: None of which really needed doing but the SO is out with friends and I was at a loose end so :whistle:

    I love this bike, it's potentially even my favourite which is a bit weird :laugh: If I had to keep two and get rid of the rest it would be this and the Stumpjumper I think...

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  7. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Quite like them too. Just no one has them near me :sad:
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  8. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    Chains cleaned & lubed on 6 bikes.
    Gear changes adjusted on 3 of these by sorting out the play in the cables.
    Gear changes on 4th bike (29er) required use of hanger adjustment tool & cable play sorting. This bike also needed a quick clean.
    Swaped the casette on the 7th bike from 11-28 to 12-25 with the 11-28 going on to the spare wheel.
    Nothing done on the 8th bike as it's only been ridden once this year, and that was in the dry.
  9. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    The Shimano XT rear calliper on my bike seized after about 15 months/3,000 miles/a set of pads.

    I was a bit disappointed given it is supposedly a premium component, and Shimano flat bar discs are usually reliable.

    New one was £50, but it's supposedly upgraded.
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  10. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    That does look nice
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  11. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Tubeless top up time for me - not something I was looking forward to.

    Ebikes are heavy, the stuff is messy, and I only have a standard track pump, so bead resealing could have been a problem.

    I've been tubeless for about 14 months, and I did do a 'through the valve' top up a while ago when I had a partial deflation incident.

    That was the rear, which has always lost pressure faster than the front, so this time I needed to get the bead off for a proper look see.

    There was no liquid sealer left inside the tyre.

    It's a wonder it stayed up as well as it did.

    I used Joe's this time, which is a lot runnier than the stuff I used previously.

    The job went smoothly with only a few drips spilled.

    Resealing the bead needed some aggressive track pumping, but didn't take much longer than an ordinary inflation.

    I quit while I was ahead (and out of sealant) - the front can wait for another day.

    Tubeless has been a success for me on the road - I was getting a few punctures, I've had none that have stopped me riding since.

    But the rear losing pressure over time was irritating.

    Hopefully today's king size dose of sealant will cure that.
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  12. Justinitus

    Justinitus Someone mention cake??

    Fitted the new Schwalbe G-One Allrounds (in 38mm flavour) to the Diverge, re-indexed the gears and adjusted both front and rear brake pads. Then it rained.... so no test ride :angry:

    Edit: Oh, and trued up both wheels
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  13. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    Yesterday’s ride found my brakes squealing every time I pulled the lever when I was halfway to my first stop. Both back and front brakes so I assumed I’d picked up a contaminant on the disc brake rotors. Didn’t have time to sort when I got back yesterday so today was the day.

    Used disc brake-specific cleaner on the rotors and thoroughly cleaned both sides on both wheels. Removed brake pads and found a lot of dust on the pads so cleaned them up on some very fine sandpaper and got it all off. Refitted and tried brakes with no squeal. Brake cable tension was a little too loose so a quick tweak of the adjusters saw full stopping power.

    I’m not happy with the brake pads. There was too much debris coming off the pads for my liking. I bought the bike second hand and I would say the pads have never been changed from factory fitting. Plus the bike looked like it had stood for a while before being sold. To be on the safe side, I’m going to order and fit new pads. I don’t want the current pads disintegrating and damaging the rotors when I next brake. Especially at speed!
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  14. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    The problem appears to be that water had got into the system and the caliper had corroded internally so that eventually the piston couldn't retract. I think that brake fluid changes are going to have to be at every service from now on to try and avoid it happening again
  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Brake fluid is hygroscopic (It absorbs water) Maybe that's why some makers use mineral oil in their systems instead.
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