What Have You Fettled Today?

DCBassman

Veteran
Location
Tavistock
I fettled a dishwasher. Does that count?
Condenser tumble dryer for me...with more yet to do. Maybe there should be a "What white goods have you fettled today" thread somewhere?
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si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
My main road bike has been off the road for a couple of months for a few reasons - partly because I'm no longer commuting the same distance, partly because it had a flat rear tyre, partly because the brake pads needed replacing at the front, partly because I was waiting to get around to putting new tyres on. I've been riding my other bikes since changing jobs as the distance is significantly shorter so this bike has largely languished on the turbo.

I've more or less completed an overhaul this last week doing no more than one thing a night, sometimes half a thing, but I've replace the BB with a completely new unit - the old one was OK, but I'd had to repack it a couple of times over winter.

Completely re-cabled the bike - Jagwire Road pro inners and outers although I had to get an extra length of compressionless outer for the rear brake and a longer front cable as it's aimed at rim brakes rather than the discs I'm using. I hadn't done a full recable since I got the bike 2 years ago, and whilst it shifted, it shifted badly - much much better now. Also replaced the rear-derailleur with a short-cage unit so it could fit on the turbo properly - the long cage is fine, but it does need to be cleaned properly.

Also replaced the tyres and inner tubes with Bontrager AW2 HCLs.

I just need to tidy up the cable runs for the dynamo lights a little and tweak the position of the front brake caliper and all is good.
 

JhnBssll

Über Member
Location
Suffolk
I gave the Stumpjumper a clean last night to remove the Welsh mountainside I'd accidentally brought home with me.

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I need to do something with the dropper post thumb lever, it's at maximum adjustment but still in the way. I'm tempted to cut the end off but will try and come up with a more subtle solution first :laugh:
 
New chain, bar tape and a general clean of the Boardman Team Carbon. It's hard to love a modern plastic bike but it looks fairly purposeful. Flexy as hell uphill, the rear mech rubs the spokes in the 28T sprocket despite being miles away from them when parked, and I can only use the 25T. Might be the DT 1550 wheelset.


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si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
New chain, bar tape and a general clean of the Boardman Team Carbon. It's hard to love a modern plastic bike but it looks fairly purposeful. Flexy as hell uphill, the rear mech rubs the spokes in the 28T sprocket despite being miles away from them when parked, and I can only use the 25T. Might be the DT 1550 wheelset.


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Is there any lateral movement in the wheel? It's worth checking that both the hub axle doesn't have any play - if not then it's probably worth checking the tension of the spokes. Also worth checking is that the rear QR is done up tightly enough and that there is no movement there either.
 

JhnBssll

Über Member
Location
Suffolk
Cleaned and polished the Roubaix with carnuba wax before giving it a thorough inspection. This highlighted the chain had just reached 0.5% wear so I swapped it out for a new one. I then popped the stem off and put all the spacers back underneath so it's in its highest position and dropped the saddle down by ~20mm or so. Last but not least I removed the pedals. I've got a chap coming to view it tomorrow, he's travelling a few hours each way so I'm expecting him to take it away with him. I've promised myself I won't cry... :shy:

She is looking rather splendid, I'm sure he will be pleased as punch with his purchase should he decide to buy her :becool::okay:

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Peeling my name decals off was brutal :ohmy::B)
 
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raleighnut

Guru
Location
On 3 Wheels
Cleaned and polished the Roubaix with carnuba wax before giving it a thorough inspection. This highlighted the chain had just reached 0.5% wear so I swapped it out for a new one. I then popped the stem off and put all the spacers back underneath so it's in its highest position and dropped the saddle down by ~20mm or so. Last but not least I removed the pedals. I've got a chap coming to view it tomorrow, he's travelling a few hours each way so I'm expecting him to take it away with him. I've promised myself I won't cry... :shy:

She is looking rather splendid, I'm sure he will be pleased as punch with his purchase should he decided to buy her :becool::okay:

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Peeling my name decals off was brutal :ohmy::B)
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derrick

The Glue that binds us together.
So I rode 65 miles on it this morning and didn't notice it was there :okay: I'm taking that as a good thing, I doubt you'll ever notice the claimed power gains so really all I can say is the gears still worked and it didn't break :laugh:

My main concern is the thing is really light and quite flimsy in comparison to the standard cage it replaced - it was more solid once attached to the mech with the pulley bolts tightened slightly and the chain fitted, but I still had some concerns. Todays roads were really bumpy in places; I pedalled through the bumps and tried to bounce the chain around a bit to see if it would derail or cause other problems but it behaved itself perfectly. Of course this was only 65 miles - realistically I'd have to report back after a few thousand for it to be useful information but there you go. It is what it is, a cheap version of something very expensive. I took a risk on it and so far it seems to have paid off - plus it does look rather cool :laugh:
Think i will stick with a standard mech.it is a bit of bike porn though.
 
I put a patch inside the tyre where I sliced my Yksion Pro tubeless tyre at the weekend, and it’s now running with a tube. Then I swapped wheelset / cassette on my 520/540, for the ksyrium tubeless numbers I received yesterday.

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I’ve just got to test it now.
 

tom73

Veteran
Location
Yorkshire
Helped Mrs 73 in bringing her fx out of hibernation. cables, brakes, tyres all checked. Cateye bike computer fitted, along with a bit of added bling
All now ready to roll for her breeze ride on Sunday. :smile:
Sadly her new pedals will have to wait on fitting found the left one had part of the thread missing so won't engage with the crack arm.
So back they will have to go and they looked so cool too :sad:.
So out with the pedal spanner and back on with the old ones which means my N+1 is now in need of a new pair :laugh:
 

JhnBssll

Über Member
Location
Suffolk
Cleaned and polished the Roubaix with carnuba wax before giving it a thorough inspection. This highlighted the chain had just reached 0.5% wear so I swapped it out for a new one. I then popped the stem off and put all the spacers back underneath so it's in its highest position and dropped the saddle down by ~20mm or so. Last but not least I removed the pedals. I've got a chap coming to view it tomorrow, he's travelling a few hours each way so I'm expecting him to take it away with him. I've promised myself I won't cry... :shy:

She is looking rather splendid, I'm sure he will be pleased as punch with his purchase should he decide to buy her :becool::okay:

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Peeling my name decals off was brutal :ohmy::B)
It's gone, the end of an era... Off to a new home amongst the Surrey hills with an excited new owner :okay: If he gets half as much pleasure out of it as I did he'll be a happy chappy :becool:
 
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