What Have You Fettled Today?

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Not very suicide-y. I can do a good emergency stop on the flat from a decent speed. Disappointing.

I wouldn't want to use them on a good descent, not that I'm going anywhere near a good descent with those tyres.
Obviously things would change somewhat were it to be raining.
 

carlosfandangus

Über Member
I have "suicide levers" on my Peugeot, however it was re wheeled before I got it , it wears alloy sup pros, they are still not great, however will slow you down^_^
 

Gunk

Über Member
Location
Oxford
My new Mavic Aksium wheels arrived today for my BMC ALR01 £195 brand new with tyres and an 11 speed 105 Cassette. They’re an improvement on the original Shimano RS010 wheelset which came with the bike.

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I popped the cassette off greased the spline and removed the ugly spoke protector, I also removed the mahoosive reflectors.

All fitted, although it was a reasonable spec new, to suit me, I have now replaced the Handlebar stem (70mm), seat, crankset and calipers (105 5800 to match the rest of the groupset) and now the wheels, it’s all finished now (that’s what I’ve told Mrs Gunk!). It’s a now a perfect road bike for me, not too fancy and ideal for weekend rides with my son, Smooth, easy to ride and a perfect fit.

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Gunk

Über Member
Location
Oxford
Here's that Peugeot

Suicide levers. I will of course try them out later to see how suicidal they really are.
Tyres holding up OK, 'Super Fast' brand- sound promising.

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Some bits are shiny.
Cottered cranks on this one.

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Some bits aren't so shiny.

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It's got a sticker on it from Bob Addy's shop.
I once traded in a Carbolite Peugeot for a Muddy Fox Courier in there.
I sold one of those last year, it was huge!

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palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Earlier this week I tidied this Raleigh Pioneer up for someone. Cleaned up rusty chain, brake and gear tweaks, air in tyres, bit of a polish generally- total cost: £0

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In the photo you can see the rear mudguard looks a bit weird- found the stays had been threaded through the wrong side of the mount so I sorted that out today, put some of those little rubber caps over the ends (took them off the mudguards I junked from the Peugeot)

It came with no front 'guard and I don't have anything suitable.

She's just picked it up, and now I have her daughter's bike to do (looks like a very similar job)
 

Jenkins

Guru
Location
Felixstowe
Not so much as a fettle (that will be tomorrow), more of a fiddle.
A few years ago I gave my sister a Giant CRS1 flatbar that I couldn't get on with - it's at least 1 size too large for her and it was sold as a mens bike, but she loves it for her 2 mile commute to work and because the price was right and it comes with free servicing! I picked it up this afternoon as she said the gears and the brakes needed adjusting, so on getting home I had a quick look and all it seemed to need was the gear cable and the cable operated brakes tightening up a bit, plus a bit of a clean. However, I couldn't resist test fitting a set of Clarks M2 hydraulic brakes I had lying around on the frame just to see if they would go as a free upgrade for her. They did so I've now got to strip the old cables & levers off and replace them with the new bits as well as sort the gears tomorrow.
Turned out to need very little work - checked the derailleur hanger and that was almost perfect so re-set the high & low screws on the derailleur, tightened the gear cable and lubed the chain. Then removed the old cable brakes and replaced them with the Clarks hydraulics and a quick test ride to bed the brakes in and check all was well befiore putting it back into the car and returning it to my sister.
 

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
This is more like 'what might I decide to fettle in the next few days'.

So far I haven't decided what to do with this one...

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palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
First frustration already: Woods valves.

Came with a pump but the adaptor had perished. Tried to jam the adaptor into the track pump but it was too crumbly.
 

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Got air in the tyres lads. Cut more of the adaptor away and jammed it in the Schrader end of the track pump.

Tyres aren't in the best condition.
 
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roley poley

Well-Known Member
Location
leeds
Got air in the tyres lads. Cut more of the adaptor away and jammed it in the Schrader end of the track pump.

Tyres aren't in the best condition.
hows the rear fork they were prone to crack or rust just behind the rear hinge like mine did but then I did carry a full mail bag out on delivery on it for over 3 years good bikes
 
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