Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1084327 times)

Kim

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13375 on: November 11, 2018, 04:22:53 pm »
I have removed a quantity of Grand Onion, with a side-order of chutney, from the crevices of my Brompton.  This appears to have stopped the horrible graunching noise from the front wheel.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13376 on: November 11, 2018, 08:47:02 pm »
Siliconed up the gap between the painted wall and the tile trim in the bathroom. That's it totally finished now, except to rehang the seal tiles.
Sewed up the Yeowwwww! Catnip green fish, for the 2nd time. It's starting to look like a Franken fish now.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13377 on: November 12, 2018, 11:23:20 am »
The rip over the pocket of my tattered and filthy dog-hugging knock-about-the-house-&-workshop trousers, the ones MrsT threatens with instant termination if she ever catches them unawares (e.g. in the wash).  I drew the lips of the wound together with staples on the inside and put a strip of duct tape over the outside. Both dogs have given their seal of approval.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13378 on: November 13, 2018, 04:04:54 pm »
Changed back to the original stem and 26.0 dropped bars (silver this time) on the Moulton.  The oversize stem was a bit too short.  No-one makes an oversize silver stem in 130mm and 35 deg rise!
Never tell me the odds.

Torslanda

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13379 on: November 13, 2018, 04:29:33 pm »
Disappointed. Thought you might be fettling one from solid with a scroll saw and a bunch of riffler files. No stamina, some people...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13380 on: November 13, 2018, 04:31:18 pm »
Disappointed. Thought you might be fettling one from solid with a scroll saw and a bunch of riffler files. No stamina, some people...
I am toying with the idea of de-anodising and polishing a black one.
Never tell me the odds.

offcumden

  • Oh, no!
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13381 on: November 13, 2018, 04:40:42 pm »
Examining the Ergos, I think the r/h lever may need some attention beyond a squirt of WD40. . .
And I was right. Dismantled it, managing to avoid catastrophic spring explosions, to find that one of the small ratchet springs had broken. Replacement now on order.

Well, that wasn't too difficult, and quite satisfying for a fettler. Just hope it goes back together without problems.  More like clock-mending than your usual bike maintenance.

Torslanda

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13382 on: November 13, 2018, 05:04:40 pm »
Disappointed. Thought you might be fettling one from solid with a scroll saw and a bunch of riffler files. No stamina, some people...
I am toying with the idea of de-anodising and polishing a black one.

That's more like it!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13383 on: November 13, 2018, 11:13:31 pm »
Got the bike out to prep for ride tomorrow and found that it had a rear flat. Took into the house for full lighting. Tiny tiny sharks tooth bramble barb in tyre. Took me ages to find very small hole in tube. Ps tweezers are very handy members of tool box.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

offcumden

  • Oh, no!
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13384 on: November 14, 2018, 01:07:23 pm »
Ergo springy thing arrived in post today. Now fitted, and lever re-assembled. Seems to be clicking satisfactorily. Just need to fit it to bike for a minor fettling triumph  8)

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13385 on: November 14, 2018, 08:33:29 pm »
Ergo springy thing arrived in post today. Now fitted, and lever re-assembled. Seems to be clicking satisfactorily. Just need to fit it to bike for a minor fettling triumph  8)
That's a very well deserved 8) !
Rust never sleeps

offcumden

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13386 on: November 14, 2018, 09:01:31 pm »
This YouTube video was invaluable:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OocYpHXJ3Y

I just froze the video at each critical point before proceeding. Mine was an older Ergo version than the one shown, but I guess they're all pretty similar.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13387 on: November 14, 2018, 09:54:19 pm »
The new (and very cheap) silver Thomson Elite post turned up so I tried it for length in the TSR.  It's EXACTLY right (30 1/4" from seat top to BB centre) on the MAX line.  Phew.  Just need a shim now.  I have three options:

1. OEM shim with an extra 0.5mm shim around it (the slightly tight option)

2. 30.9 to 34.9 shim with an extra 0.5mm shim around it (the spot on option)

3. 31.6 to 30.9 shim inside the OEM shim (the slightly loose option)

I'll see which gives the best fit.

The seatpost slope had on there is nice enough but I have the saddle higher so there are some zigzags that show; also, the seat angle is slack enough that an inline post will work (saves weight) and a silver Elite is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13388 on: November 15, 2018, 09:49:32 pm »
After 9 years riding single speed on a vintage 5 speed steel frame, I finally found a way to fit 11 speed Shimano 105 derailleur on it, and a new pair of wheels plug fancy tyres. A whole new world of climbs is opening to me...

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13389 on: November 17, 2018, 06:12:06 am »
Put an almost NOS Dura-Ace rear mech on the Moulton.  It seems happy enough with the 30T sprocket although I can always get a longer B-tension screw if it chatters a bit during riding.

The "tight" sestpost shim combo is too tight, so need to try the other permutations.  The Thomson seatpost saves 144g  :o
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13390 on: November 17, 2018, 08:35:07 am »
Seatpost now perfect sliding fit with USE 30.9 to 34.9 shim and an extra shim around that made by rolling a 100mm square piece of 0.5mm aluminium sheet.  Therefore the TSR seat tube is actually 35.9mm without a shim.

The new shims are better than the OEM shim, being rather longer.  They happen to be flush with the bottom of the post, too.
Never tell me the odds.

SoreTween

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13391 on: November 18, 2018, 06:30:10 pm »
Double fettle fail:

Lloyds card reader crapped out - various screen cells gave up until it was unreadable.  I hate throwing things away so  I checked there was no anti tamper mechanism in the battery compartment as some banks readers are tamper resistant.  Nothing visible so I ordered 12 new batteries, 4 for this reader, 4 for the other reader that lives in my laptop bag (almost as old) and 4 for 'ron.  Now the unreadable digits / random elements are much clearer.  Anyone want 12 x LR44?

Another hygrochron failed so I googled and found a guide to replacing the battery.  Rather than cutting the case open as in the guide I carefully stretched the peened over edge and with patience popped the lid off.  Having successfully completed the hard part I ordered three batteries, I have 14 'chrons around the house all the same age.  Tonight I fitted a new battery and confirmed good contact, 3.2 healthy volts on the pcb.  Carefully so as not to damage the insulator / seal I pushed the lid on and put it in the reader.  Nuffink.  Re-opened to check my work - twice.  Nuffink.  Anyone want 3 x CR1225?

Ho hum
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There is only one infinite resource in this universe; human stupidity.

Tim Hall

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13392 on: November 18, 2018, 06:34:41 pm »
Helped fix a puncture on a riding buddy's Trice. 406 Marathon Plus, removed with tyre levers, installed by hand with minimal fuss.

Look on my works thumbs ye mighty and despair.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13393 on: November 19, 2018, 01:21:22 pm »
Added a frontal output jack to latest build so that I could lean it against something without taking the plug out.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13394 on: November 27, 2018, 01:27:10 pm »
Put a hinged cover over the off-switch of my table saw so that I can operate it with my knee.  The way Bosch have it, in order to reach it you have to let go of the workpiece and bend down with your eye at the level of the table-top, just right for anything kicked back to penetrate.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13395 on: December 09, 2018, 07:05:47 pm »
5 sets of skis anna snoboard

David Martin

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13396 on: December 09, 2018, 07:13:29 pm »
Bin bins.  ;D HT to Cudzoziemiec

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Marco Stefano

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13397 on: December 09, 2018, 09:02:19 pm »
Humpert trekking bars and a very short & steep stem on the Kona CalderaShopper as Mrs Marco has some swimming injuries in her right arm & wants to sit up a bit more. Bit like On One's Mary bars but a little higher. Avid BB7s also bought to replace terminally squealy Hayes 9s on same (will need more time for that).

While I was there, 28mm Conti SportContact 2s for the Pompino, plus one tooth down on the rear (wheel turned round) to compensate for the reduced rolling resistance over cracked old Top Touring tyres, and 150g saving per tyre. I now expect fen headwinds of epic proportions, in the usual manner.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13398 on: December 11, 2018, 07:53:31 pm »
One of those Swedish brass decorations with candles, a turbine and spinning angels ringing bells.
Never tell me the odds.

Tim Hall

  • Bright are the stars that shine Dark is the sky
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13399 on: December 11, 2018, 08:03:15 pm »
One of those Swedish brass decorations with candles, a turbine and spinning angels ringing bells.
We had one when I was young. Stare at it hard enough and it will appear to change direction.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)