Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1147556 times)

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13900 on: June 15, 2019, 03:29:08 pm »
Serviced my old Elektra Beckum mitre saw. All went nicely until I checked the cut at the 90° stop and got ~92°. All that the handbook's stop-adjustment method does is reduce binding tension on the locking lever, which does SFA for the cutting angle. One is glum.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13901 on: June 15, 2019, 03:31:30 pm »
Serviced my old Elektra Beckum mitre saw. All went nicely until I checked the cut at the 90° stop and got ~92°. All that the handbook's stop-adjustment method does is reduce binding tension on the locking lever, which does SFA for the cutting angle. One is glum.
Is this not an opportunity for the acquisition of a new mitre saw?

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13902 on: June 16, 2019, 01:52:24 pm »
Yebbut it'd cost :o € to get the same quality.  I'll fettle a bit further, and simply use a square or a bevel if nothing else works.

Anyway, I'm currently angling for a nail gun on the strength of needing to panel the hall where the dogs rub against it.  Strategy is (a) get nail gun (b) proclaim current air compressor inadequate (c) get new compressor (d) inflate dogs.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13903 on: June 18, 2019, 05:43:52 pm »
Touched up some flaky bits on Surly with the wrong shade of green but it won't show cos it's the chainstay bridge.

Then fitted new mudguard. But tomorrow (if I have time) I'll take it off again... so I can enlarge the slot in the seatstay bridge bracket. It could go up a good cm. I was intending to take it to Bike Kitchen on Thursday in the hope they have some sort of grinding tool (it's stainless steel) but realised I can probably use a drill.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13904 on: June 18, 2019, 06:00:29 pm »
Part-serviced dad's MTB. Degreased, cleaned and lubed chain and cassette, cleaned the externals of everything else with car shampoo, serviced rear derailleur including lubing jockey wheels, unfortunately the hanger is bent so have ordered a new one online. Repaired an inner tube, replaced a rim's sketchy looking tape, etc.

I would like to do the tyres tubelessly one day when I get the time. The problem with my dad is he owns 5 very good bikes, which you might think a good problem to have, but the servicing obligations really add up. I'd rather have a town bike and one-two good bikes, which I'd look after immaculately, than a wide stable that takes a full weekend to maintain.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13905 on: June 19, 2019, 01:46:48 pm »
I was intending to take it to Bike Kitchen on Thursday in the hope they have some sort of grinding tool (it's stainless steel) but realised I can probably use a drill.
Used a drill to round out the bracket slot. Yeow! Should have got ear protectors! Still, the wheel is spinning and not rubbing on anything, seems to be equal gap all the way round.

Ed: And it passes the washer in the gap test. Sort of at least – doesn't spit the washer out but neither does it jam.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13906 on: June 19, 2019, 07:58:19 pm »
I actually cleaned the trice today   :o .I also have tightened a few loose fittings and pumped the tyres up to pressure   O:-)
the slower you go the more you see

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13907 on: June 21, 2019, 08:01:25 pm »
My energy supplier's emails about meter readings finally persuaded me to fix the latch on my electricy box. The job took a sharp screwdriver to turn the lock (the triangle bit had broken off), and a hacksaw to persuade the retaining tabs to release, but it all works now :)
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13908 on: June 22, 2019, 07:39:39 pm »
Dropped in to see my chum Cat Head. He has a Dawes Galaxy of unknown vintage which has been subject to various bastardisations over the course of its lifetime before he got it (eg double chainset reduced to a single, with both rings still present, the outer relegated to chain guard duties by having its teeth removed).
Anyhow, he'd bought new seat post for it, getting the alleged right size by taking the old one into the LBS and them measuring the diameter. Except the new one slips. His plan was to drill the seat post and seat pin to put a bolt through. I suggssted this was a bad idea so fitted a beer can shim to it instead and all was well.

Later examination of the old one revealed the diameter, 26.3, stamped on it. The LBS sold him a 26.0. Either they need a new verbier, learn how to use it or learn how to read. Or all three.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13909 on: Yesterday at 01:12:16 pm »
the planter outside the front garden was looking very sorry for itself and the plant in it had long expired, so i popped off to the garden centre to pick up a nice acer to go in a better pot I had sat empty. also repotted a standard fuschia that ive grown from a cutting, and they are now bracketing the door.

the trellis snack of the old wooden planter has been repurposed as part of my cucumber support system in the greenhouse
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

robgul

  • HoECC & Cycle:End-to-End webmaster, S Warwickshire Bike Shop in Wellesbourne
  • . . cyclist, Cytech accredited, manages an LBS
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13910 on: Yesterday at 05:23:39 pm »
Made a couple of adaptor plates for my Ortlieb under-saddle bag (one bag with tools, tubes, medical stuff I have to keep with me etc that just fits to the bike I'm using) to fit Brooks saddles where the rails don't really match up to the Ortlieb mount.

A bit of 5mm aluminum sheet drilled to use the Ortleib rail clamp to attach to the Brooks rails and then a couple of holes to bolt on the other part of the Ortlieb clamp that the bag slides on to.   The bag clamp was too close to the seatpost clamp to connect ... and by setting the bag/clamp further back there's less strain on the mechanism.

Rob