What Have You Fettled Today?

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

  1. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    Are you using some kind of circuit to limit voltage/protect the GPS?
     
  2. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Finished it :smile:
    I have an mklll design rattling around in my head now.

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  3. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Yeah it's all built in to the USB port :okay:

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  4. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    Just looked at the price! :ohmy:
     
  5. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Yeah don't do that! :laugh::laugh: Crazy...
     
  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    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.
     
  7. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    I'd be unimpressed with that as well, no seal on it?
     
  8. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Yes, there is a seal. Either it is extremely ineffective or they used something resembling clay slurry for grease? I will have to check it again in a few months and see what state it is in.
     
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  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Fettled a rose bush and another plant. No longer (or at least for a while) will we be attacked when walking down the path in the rear garden.
     
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  10. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    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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  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Dry ride on the MTB, so all the mud was scraped off the MTB tyres. Made doubly sure they were clean as sneaking it into the office tomorrow, and up 4 floors. Can't leave a trail of mud or the cleaners will kill me. Off out with colleagues on the bike in the afternoon.
     
  12. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Can I come?
     
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  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    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......
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    2pm Skills Zone at Velodrome - only 5 of us out of the umpteen thousand.
     
  15. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Shame, I can't make that :sad:
     
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