What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Chain is rubbing on the outside of the FD cage, @Elybazza61 & @Shearwater Missile

    Do I have another go at adjusting the cable tension, or do I need to tweak the position of the FD? (FWIW I'm running Claris 2400)
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  2. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    It's worth a try. Don't forget to loosen the limit screw too though.
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  3. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Veteran

    Does the claris fd have a trim function? If the limit screws don't help then repositioning could be the answer. I had a 2300 a while back that I just couldn't get right but I put that down to it being a triple
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  4. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    I don't know if it has a trim function... I guess there has to be a user / maintenance guide online somewhere.

    (Slopes off to have a look.)
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  5. Shearwater Missile

    Shearwater Missile Well-Known Member

    I have both Sora and 105 and they both have trim so would think that Claris would too. The easiest way to check is once the FD has been clicked over to the large chain wheel (when it rubs) then try and click it again, it may be only a small click but would be enough to clear the cage. Another thing you can try if that does`nt make any difference is : Do as previously but this time see if you can move the front derailleur by gentle pulling th cable to it on the down tube. It it does`nt move anymore then I would say the limit screw needs adjusting. If the cable pulling does move it over more then the barrel adjuster needs adjusting. Hope this helps and you get sorted. Nothing worse than noise when you are cycling.
    Last edited: 15 Mar 2019
  6. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Thanks, I'll have a crack at that. :okay:
  7. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    What he said:okay:
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  8. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    More stuff on the Robinson in between gardening and shopping.

    All cables tidied,chainset and chain on and working;just some tweaking to do but will have to wait until I'm back at work as I don't have a Windoze machine so can't set everything up here or do updates.

    Plus front dynamo light on and working and front mudguard fitted although that still needs adjusting/tweaking.

    IMG_3259.jpg IMG_3258.jpg IMG_3257.jpg IMG_3256.jpg

    So still a few things to do but not far off now:smile:
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  9. roubaixtuesday

    roubaixtuesday Senior Member

    Replaced a bottom bracket for the first time evah, after several decades of cycling, always used lbs before.

    Like most jobs, easier doing it than thinking about it. Wondered what the point of the flimsy plastic tube in the middle is.

    Wholesale clean and fettle tomorrow as bike is beyond filthy after winter commuting, needs a chain replacement and discovered a broken spoke too.

    Need to be ready for the vernal equinox now!
  10. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Bingo! :wahhey:

    The lever gave a fairly large click and the cage is now well away from the chain.

    I feel like such a doofus... :blush:

    P.S. Hope these aren't famous last words...
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  11. Shearwater Missile

    Shearwater Missile Well-Known Member

    Pleased all sorted. It took me a while several years back to realise about the trim function. You may find that when you are in the larger sprockets you may have to trim back but be careful as you may also end up changing down to the smaller chainwheel by mistake. Best to try it without riding just to get the hang of things.
  12. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Yeah, that makes sense. :okay:

    Am hoping that things just got knocked out of kilter when I hit the deck and that it will now be fine. Managed to get everything else sorted - except for the chain fouling the FD cage.

    Edited to say that I have microshift shifters fitted, so separate levers to change up and down.
    Last edited: 15 Mar 2019
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  13. Tom B

    Tom B Über Member

    Bleugh it's been wet this week... Every commute.

    So I've hosed down the bike with warm water. Sprayed and lubed.

    The rear brake lever reservoir is still cracked and losing fluid so I've refilled the brakes. (anyone selling a LH Shimano BRL615 ?)

    I'm now going rummage through my old waterproof stuff for a large bit of waterproof fabric to have a go at making the little lad a Cape for when he's in the bike seat. (not paying £30 for the Hamax Cape) I'm thinking a large doughnut shaped thing with an elasticated inner hole or with poppers. Probably won't be pretty (nor will the missus when she finds I've been using her sewing machine!)
    Last edited: 16 Mar 2019
  14. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Following a good clean of the knockabout bike I finally got round to fitting the dynamo front wheel and headlamp I've had waiting round since Christmas.

    All very straightforward and the lamp was great on a test ride. It's a B&M Cyo T Premium which is the dynamo version of the Ixon lamps I already have. It seems brighter than those though which is good.

    The rear lamp is going to be slightly more involved to fit so I didn't have time yesterday.
  15. roubaixtuesday

    roubaixtuesday Senior Member

    Wholesale clean and fettle complete:

    Spoke replaced by LBS (the excellent Rick Greens in Handforth did it on the spot), 6 months of winter grime cleaned off, new chain, front and rear tyres swapped.

    Before: 20190316_121200.jpg

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