What Have You Fettled Today?

JhnBssll

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Suffolk
USB lead arrived today so I got to try it out - pleased to say it's fully functional and I managed to increase the charge of my GPS unit by 2% in ~5 miles :laugh: I don't fancy trying to charge it from empty at that rate but its perfect for what I'll be using it for :okay:

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I like Skol

Hold my beer and watch this....
Nipped up the pad clearance on the TRP Spyres fitted to my commuter bike a few days ago then carried on commuting as usual. The very next day I heard an annoying scraping, rubbing type sound when riding to work. 1st thought was that I had set the brake pads too close to the rotor, but a gentle squeeze of the brakes and the noise continued. The noise also stopped when I stopped pedalling. I was busy working 12hr nightshifts so just turned up the volume on my ipod and ignored the noise until today, my 1st day off.
Riding home this morning I popped off the headphones to listen and it was pretty bad.

I managed to open up the hub using no tools as the Kona hub assembly just pulled apart by hand. The only tools I would need are to drifts to knock out the replaceable sealed bearings when the time comes..

I think I found the problem.....

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Not particularly impressive on a wheel that has only done 1800 miles from new and not been washed. At least now I know it is clean and greased. Also a fair bit quieter which is no bad thing.
Just popped out on this bike to run a few errands. Freehub now working quietly, well still noisier than my Shimano hubs but better than it ever was before and the creaking/rubbing noise under load has stopped completely. I can turn the ipod volume down now......
 

TheDoctor

Resistance is futile!
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Location
Stevenage
This was actually fettled yesterday.
Wall after someone hit it
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Wall after an hour of determined leverage.

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I'm going to re-mortar it all sometime, or I could just inject a few tubes of No More Nails.
 
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