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Mr Larrington

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17100 on: 03 August, 2022, 08:37:58 pm »
Surely Lt. Col. Larrington (retd.) must’ve run out of b0rked tables for me to bodge back into some semblance of life by now?  Did another one yesterday, or rather unrepaired it and somehow reattached the wonky leg with a piece of dowel, half a gallon of superglue and one of the giant bike-restraining straps that lurk in a Tower Records* bag in the boot of my motor-car.

* this will give some indication of when I last transported a bike in the Fast-Appreciating Future Classic.
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Tim Hall

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17101 on: 03 August, 2022, 10:34:26 pm »
My first shot at a Turk's Head woggle.
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17102 on: 04 August, 2022, 07:17:17 am »
Nifty.  Last time I saw one of those was when my dad made one for my cowboy hat when was 6 or 7.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17103 on: 04 August, 2022, 07:51:16 am »
I'm amazed they're still called woggles.  We used to titter at that in the 70s.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17104 on: 04 August, 2022, 09:21:58 am »
My air shot arrived, and with the valve core removed it inflated my new rear tyre, with the satisfying pop of a tubeless seating. Then I got some sealant in (and some on the yard). Another go on the air shot was needed to reseat it. I left that, watered some plants, then disconnected the air. Four bar makes a satisfying whoosh with no valve core! Valve back in, pumped, sloshed it about some and put it on the bike. And now it rubs on the mudguard. I thought my 34s had a bit of a big gap, but evidently not enough for a 38c. Boo. That can wait until tomorrow though - mudguards in the dark will just make me sweary.

Why the re-seat - didn't the tyre stay on the bead/rim when you deflated? (assuming sealant applied through the valve)   All my tubeless activity, my own and when I ran a shop, was "seat once" - squirting seal in the valve body.

As ever it depends, my DT Swiss / Hutchinson Fusion 25's combo was prone to unseating one bead on depressurising after first
seating.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17105 on: 04 August, 2022, 02:09:00 pm »
No going back now.

20220804_134320 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

20220804_134330 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

The gate was £15 (for two!).  No rot anywhere but will want rubbing down and staining.

20220804_134433 by rogerzilla, on Flickr
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17106 on: 05 August, 2022, 03:27:32 pm »
Gate looks solid. What's the wood?

---o0o---

Meanwhile, I haz dismantled (butchered) a palette, adjusted my bandsaw and made a jam cleat.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17107 on: 05 August, 2022, 03:46:27 pm »
In the last few days:
- Detanglefied the cable routing on HK’s Brompton, which I messed up the last time.
- Slightly tightened the seatpost clamp on my Brompton to stop the saddle drifting down.
- Removed the LH rear axle on my trike to see what was making the noises towards the end of the MR24. It looks like one or both of the cones isn’t particularly happy. I should pick up replacements this evening and reassemble it on Saturday for Sunday’s BHPC race in Bath.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17108 on: 05 August, 2022, 04:16:30 pm »
Gate looks solid. What's the wood?
Some nondescript softwood.  It's lasted very well so may be pressure-treated.
Through the angel rain, through the dust and the gasoline, through the cruelty of strangers, to the neon dream

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17109 on: 07 August, 2022, 11:38:39 am »
Gave the gate its first coat of woodstain after about 3 hours' tedious sanding yesterday
Through the angel rain, through the dust and the gasoline, through the cruelty of strangers, to the neon dream

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17110 on: 07 August, 2022, 12:59:40 pm »
Yesterday. Felled a couple of ash trees in the alleyway/garage access which runs behind my back garden.
One of them landed in a place that I Didn't. Really. Want. It. To.  :-[

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17111 on: 07 August, 2022, 05:16:41 pm »
This morning, bunged my last batch of iron acetate into the coffee filter. Only just remembered that it's still out there Ought to be done by now.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17112 on: 07 August, 2022, 05:19:15 pm »
Gate looks solid. What's the wood?
Some nondescript softwood.  It's lasted very well so may be pressure-treated.

I've found softwoods surprisingly durable. They'd better be since I'm making our barn door out of spruce.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17113 on: 07 August, 2022, 05:42:33 pm »
Gate looks solid. What's the wood?
Some nondescript softwood.  It's lasted very well so may be pressure-treated.
Is Selly Oak station one sign short? 😉
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17114 on: 07 August, 2022, 06:45:57 pm »
Gate looks solid. What's the wood?
Some nondescript softwood.  It's lasted very well so may be pressure-treated.
Is Selly Oak station one sign short? 😉
It's the Centro-era sign from when I lived nearby, but I didn't nick it.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17115 on: 07 August, 2022, 08:08:38 pm »
Yesterday. Felled a couple of ash trees in the alleyway/garage access which runs behind my back garden.
One of them landed in a place that I Didn't. Really. Want. It. To.  :-[
Oh dear. Not very expensive I hope...
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17116 on: 07 August, 2022, 08:37:48 pm »
I think the owner of the land is currently on holibobs *fingers crossed*

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17117 on: 07 August, 2022, 10:32:33 pm »
I am intrigued...
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17118 on: 08 August, 2022, 09:24:11 am »
Saturday, reassembled the LH rear axle on my trike with a new cone. Still some funny noises (quieter, mind) under load but frankly I am getting tired of the whole thing. It feels like chasing my tail at times. Time to sell this trike off and replace it with a modern trike that is nicer to maintain and more fun to ride.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17119 on: 08 August, 2022, 10:28:25 am »
Slapping the acetate around again this morning, got to the end of the checklist item "Stain wood", at least until I have a bunch of cut ends to treat.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

robgul

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17120 on: 08 August, 2022, 11:12:29 am »
Re-purposed a rather primitive shoe rack I made as a temporary measure when we move here 2.5 years ago into a small outdoor log store for fire-bowl wood.  Now loaded with ex-whisky barrel oak off-cuts from a local bloke that makes furniture and tables from the barrels.

Gattopardo

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17121 on: 09 August, 2022, 12:05:58 am »
Remember the issues with the zefal track pump?  https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=116382.msg2521886#msg2521886

So with so much to do today, decided to avoid doing that stuff by figuring out how to take the pump apart to see why the pump didn't hold pressure to inflate tyres.  Figured out how to disassemble the bottom off the pump.  The second used of a 15mm spanner that was modified to be used on the jags temperature head temperature sensor.  Once apart, I discovered the issue.  An O ring had come out of place. Three O rings that seal the bottom screw in bung to the body.  Now the track pump works as it should.  Only took two years.

Now wondering what happened to unseat the O rings.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17122 on: 09 August, 2022, 03:01:45 am »
I changed the timing belt on my daughter's car. Also changed the water pump and idler pulleys as the usual precaution*. While I was there, the auxiliary drive belt, engine oil and filters got changed.

*Autodoc.co.uk does a kit with the water pump, pulleys and belt for £80, so it's not a lot of extra cost or work to do the whole lot.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17123 on: 09 August, 2022, 06:08:00 am »
Cleaned the Faran ahead of rigging it up for the summer tour, including giving the chain a good soak in a tray of diesel. Surprised how much crud came off it, though just dustiness on the frame.

All put back together OK, front fork cages back on, cable crimp end that got lost at the weekend has been replaced, and starting to pull kit together.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #17124 on: 09 August, 2022, 02:20:40 pm »
Actually the other day, but...finally managed to mount my bike on the wall, using a big wooden batten and some heavy-duty plasterboard fixings to spread the load across the seemingly studless wall (across ~2m rather than the 30cm of the actual bike hanger). It's been up a couple of days now and no signs of falling (in contrast, the last attempt - not mine - fell down within a few hours).

If it's still up at the weekend, I'll get it all painted. :thumbsup: