What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Oddly enough, out on the bike today I found this by the roadside.
    I'd be happy to chop some off and send it to you if you like? I'm planning on making some myself as I don't think much of the flaps that were included with my longboards.

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  2. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Fitted the new rear mech. Stripped and regreased the rear hub. Washed the bike. Got it nice and sparkly and running smooth as Cary Grant.
    Took it out today and plastered it in sheep s*it, horse s*it, brake dust, and gravel/sand grinding the hell out of the chain.
    Quick jet wash when I got home.

    Feckin hate UK weather.
  3. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I used to make mine out of old plastic milk cartons or plastic pop bottles.
  4. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    It was a fettling fail for me this afternoon, trying to change a brake cable on my Good Ladies Walker for the first time, when I got the chewed up cable out the brake lever separated into two parts, it looks like cable tension keeps it together, I also found out there are a pair of pulleys that the cable runs round, I couldn't wind the new cable round those when I tried to fit it and it looks like I need to buy a kit rather than just a cable, I've now contacted the firm I brought the generic cable from about returning the cable and buying a kit.

    Last edited: 11 Jun 2019
  5. Thankyou!!!
    That's a very kind offer
    Should I sent a SAE?

    That was a thought too, a truck inner-tube
    I had contemplated going to a local commercial tyre depot, on the industrial estate, just to the other side of the M62, but given that practically all applications are tubeless nowadays, it could have been non-productive

    Been there, done that in the past

    I purchased these, when I bought the CGR
    Ribble. CGR. 7.JPG

    With camera flash
    It can't be seen here, but the front is also retro-reflective
    Ribble. CGR. 8.JPG

    For extra eye-catching, I also added a rectangular red reflector, out of my old box of trailer/BWSOW spares
    Not the best of images. no ambient lighting, just camera flash

    Granted, they're fairly expensive, but put extra reflective material low down - to catch vehicle head-lights
    (& on my commute, the Sun is behind me, for the morning, & to my back on returning home)
    And, its movement, due to motion (or surface water running down it...) makes it 'flicker', attracting the eye even more!
    Last edited: 11 Jun 2019
  6. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Yip. I'll pm you my address.
    I'm thinking it could actually be from a farm trailer tyre. I don't think it's big enough to do a truck, but who knows.
    Let me how big you want it chopping and how many and I'll get the scissors on it.
    Last edited: 11 Jun 2019
  7. I bought these



    Which are milling bits for my Dremel.

    I’ve been ‘adjusting’ some ‘tolerances’ on a few bits and bobs on the T520 today.
  8. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

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  9. I didn’t need the full milling attatchment, as I was only using the bit, to ‘enlarge’ holes and so on, so I don’t need the precision afforded by the full attachment.
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  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    After my soggy wheelsucking in the rain last week... ** cough ** @Littgull! :whistle:


    Either that, or I'll go in front next time...

    PS He doesn't need a front one - the bike has plenty of protection. It is the lack of a rear flap that causes problems for wheelsuckers!
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  11. I doubt she'll be riding 'in convoy' with anyone in the rain, but I still have the front (or is it the back?) of the ring-binder, to slice up
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  12. 1. I'll have to check how much foreign postage is (to the west of the Pennines):whistle:

    2. CIrca; 15 -18" square should do, to make 2x sets (front & rear)

    3. It probably is off an agricultural trailer/towed implement
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  13. Littgull

    Littgull Veteran

    I'll have to get a rear flap sorted. I'm pretty sure the rear mudguard came with a decent mudflap when I bought the bike from new but 3 separate collisions with lunatic taxi drivers in the last 2 years have left the mudguard minus the flap! Mind you, even my flapless rear mudguard must result in less water spray than the seat post mounted '4rse saver" ? :laugh:
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  14. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry

    Success! I managed to get the cable fitted tonight, it's not quite right, I've lost the hand brake that side, but she now has two working brakes and a hand brake on one side, which is an improvement on what she had.
  15. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I had forgotten that I was riding the singlespeed bike! I thought I was on the CX bike, which has proper mudguards. Mind you, even on that bike the flap on the rear guard is nowhere near as long as the one on the front.
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