Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1095528 times)

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13525 on: January 05, 2019, 10:12:10 pm »
I tried filing out the hole in the brake-bridge mounting bracket on my rear mudguard. I'd tested it with a magnet previously and finding it non-magnetic, had assumed it must be aluminium, even though it certainly looked like stainless steel. Of course, I hadn't allowed for 'austenitism' (is that a word?) making stainless non-magnetic. I think I might have gained most of a millimetre.  ::-) However, I do seem to have put it back on straighter than it came off, so that's a gain.  :thumbsup:
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13526 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:52 am »
Replaced the wall wart for the WAP that serves the northern end of our house with an equivalent from an unused Ethernet switch.  Old one must have been dying for a week or so: the wifey signal has been getting weaker & dropping out occasionally. Got a steady 4/4 arcs in the wee fan now.

Satisfying: was pricing new WAPs this morning.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13527 on: January 12, 2019, 01:02:30 pm »


Caught a horrific cut in a nearly new tyre on the way in to town today. Think it was from a bit of discarded circular saw or something.

In any case am attempting a repair. Have sanded and cleaned the inside of the tyre, and stitched the outside up with fishing wire. I will then use a tubeless repair kit which is coming in the post (tried 4 shops no one had them in stock).
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T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13528 on: January 12, 2019, 01:04:51 pm »
Turned a new knob for the end of one of MrsT's knitting needles.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13529 on: January 12, 2019, 01:32:05 pm »


Caught a horrific cut in a nearly new tyre on the way in to town today. Think it was from a bit of discarded circular saw or something.

In any case am attempting a repair. Have sanded and cleaned the inside of the tyre, and stitched the outside up with fishing wire. I will then use a tubeless repair kit which is coming in the post (tried 4 shops no one had them in stock).
Zoinks! Curious to see how this turns out.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13530 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:45 pm »
Converted a pile of plywood, metal strips and brackets into shelves for the pantry.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13531 on: January 13, 2019, 10:21:11 am »
Replaced a mudguard taillight after HK broke it trying to recharge the batteries. I suspect that the best approach is to treat them as disposable and to have cheap spares ready to fit, given how many she has broken by closing doors on them, etc.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Marco Stefano

  • Apply some pressure, you lose some pressure...
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13532 on: January 13, 2019, 01:07:26 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).

Humpert bars a big success; Mrs Marco even went for a non-utility ride a while ago, which is unheard of. I'll get her out on a forum ride one of these days. Today I completed conversion to BB7s with Avid levers and went for a quick pootle around for initial bedding-in. Mrs Marco commented on the bars making her view so much more enjoyable, and I can see why, it's turning into an nice all-day trundler.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13533 on: January 15, 2019, 06:34:55 pm »
Fettled a friend's 3 speed Archer hub back into service which was very gratifying as I'd not worked on one before. Basically the guide rod had managed to become unthreaded and the funny tensioning clamp Gizmo had gone loose. Popped it back in, refit the cables, put some insulating tape around the chainstay to make the clamp stick in place, calibrated the shifter, jobs a goodun.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13534 on: January 15, 2019, 06:55:20 pm »
I just laced up a new SON hub and rim.  Now to find where I put the wheel-jig...

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13535 on: January 16, 2019, 07:01:53 pm »
Further rearranging of the upper part of Larrington Towers means the Lesser Bedchamber now actually contains a bed.  And has a door.
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ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13536 on: Yesterday at 02:07:15 pm »
Trebuchet now in full working order and demosntrate to Son No. 1.

My thoughts now turn to an authentic mini Roman Ballista  :)
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13537 on: Yesterday at 05:54:56 pm »
Trebuchet now in full working order and demosntrate to Son No. 1.

My thoughts now turn to an authentic mini Roman Ballista  :)
IRTA "automatic mini Roman Ballista" and boggled slightly.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13538 on: Yesterday at 06:55:38 pm »
replaced worn out boa dials on the s-works shoes - very straightforward procedure

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13539 on: Today at 07:02:02 am »
Trebuchet now in full working order and demosntrate to Son No. 1.

My thoughts now turn to an authentic mini Roman Ballista  :)
IRTA "automatic mini Roman Ballista" and boggled slightly.

A semi-automatic crossbow, now that could be interesting!
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens