What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. JhnBssll

    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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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    :hugs:
     
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  3. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    New rear wheel bearings on a mates fixie. Sealed bearings nice and easy. And tightened up BB.
     
    Last edited: 16 Apr 2019
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  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Think i will stick with a standard mech.it is a bit of bike porn though.
     
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  5. 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.
     
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  6. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    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:
     
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  7. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    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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  8. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    It.... see you've already fell out of love and after all that joy too;)
     
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  9. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    :laugh::laugh:

    It's like ripping off a plaster...
     
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  10. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Along with a chunk of hair :laugh:
     
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  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Aargh - I really AM getting forgetful...! :wacko:

    I had completely forgotten making the first post! :eek:

    Fortunately, they are different bikes. Same shoes though. Perhaps I should have left the pedals alone and trimmed the soles of the shoes instead... :whistle:
     
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  12. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Phew! After a bit of jiggery pokery mine and Madame Fondo's bikes sorted. Spec Dolce road bike now flat bar kind-of-hybrid (frame angles!) you all shout... just hope it pays off. Ran out of puff changing grip shift on mine to new XT rapidfire so still in box and on the 'to do' list. Wales over Easter to off-road test.
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  13. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    Yesterday stripped down free hub on the Halo hub on the Robinson as it was making some nasty noises;bit dirty but nothing untoward so hopefully silent running now(as silent as a Halo superdrive hub can be:laugh::whistle:)
     
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  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    My saddlebag has had a Spring clean of its contents and bike had a wash.
     
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  15. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    A busy day doing bits in-between marking student assignments. After painting the frame and forks earlier this week I built this, apart from the chain:

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    • Also changed the inner tube on the Raleigh Sports, although it might have just been a loose Woods valve.
    • Sorted out some bits for the Avanti Circa build that has been sat unfinished for 2 months; that's a job to do.
    • Stuck 2 tubs onto a pair of PlanetX carbon track wheels; it needs a smaller cog ready for outdoor track training tomorrow evening.
    • Aero bars onto my NeilPryde ready for a TT on Saturday and prepped my Principia TT bike for my 14yo to use. Also got his race bike ready for a race on Sunday and his track bike ready for a track session Monday.
     
    Last edited: 18 Apr 2019
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