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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13750 on: April 20, 2019, 04:29:42 pm »
Swapped the wheels on the car.  Took off the 17" silver alloys with winter tyres and fitted the (original spec) drug dealer 19" alloys with summer tyres.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13751 on: April 20, 2019, 06:14:03 pm »
Well, that rather knocks my bottom bracket fettling into a cocked hat!
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And I've got 3 more r/c twins that could do with a fettle.

But fettled a new speedo gearbox onto my '73 Triumph Tiger 750 this am, and that's quite enough fettling for today, thank you.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13752 on: April 20, 2019, 07:32:24 pm »
New tyres all round for Pingu & I today after we both had a puncture on the way home. I wish my inner tubes wouldn't get welded to paselas though, it made it a right bastard to get off the rim.

I should really have taken the opportunity to put on the New! Shiny! Purple! Hubbed wheels that Pingu built for me but after all the swearing I CBA moving the casette over as well.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13753 on: April 21, 2019, 10:51:03 am »
I should really have taken the opportunity to put on the New! Shiny! Purple! Hubbed wheels that Pingu built for me but after all the swearing I CBA moving the casette over as well.

You could have got RZ to do it, then you could have had a nice clean lightweight one :demon:
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13754 on: April 21, 2019, 12:00:37 pm »
Washed my fixed and the audax tandem. New bearings, cup and cone in HK's Roberts hubs and built a dynowheel for it. Tyre and tube on the dynowheel, so just need to wire up the Roberts' headlight for it to be PBP-ready.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13755 on: April 22, 2019, 07:22:03 pm »
Swapped the non-premium Cyo from HK's Kinesis to her MTB commuter.

Fitted a Cyo Premium with piggyback Schmidt connectors to the Kinesis. That'll let her use an Igaro on it when she wants to.

Replaced a bearing in my Moulton's front wheel. Added a soft shim to the seatpost clamp on HK's Moulton's rack.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13756 on: April 23, 2019, 05:42:52 pm »
had to sort out the sticky freehub, abroad, with hardly any tools at hand..

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13757 on: April 24, 2019, 08:41:12 pm »
Impressive!^ :)

Far less impressive, I've patched three of the four tubes I put aside rather a long time ago. The last already had four patches so I've decided to keep as a totem of obstinacy.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13758 on: April 25, 2019, 07:16:59 pm »
A 38 tooth chainring onto the trice. It's a narrow/wide  blue one  :)
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Kim

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13759 on: April 25, 2019, 07:25:42 pm »
A quantity of landlord-issue magnolia emulsion from my down jacket.

(This post would be equally at home in the div thread.)
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13760 on: April 25, 2019, 07:58:43 pm »
Not exackerly today, but I finally haz a suab fixie again, having decided that the tyres it came with were about to have had it.
It's the full omafiets look as well, with rubbish squeaky brakes fore and aft, chain guard etc..
Known as Stella of the squeaky brakes.
Tho I may stick to audaxing with gears.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13761 on: April 25, 2019, 08:12:06 pm »
Started building up the Colnago I got from bikenerrd. I’m ridiculously excited.
Dt stops and seat tube bolt arrived so I was able to finish the build and take it for a spin.

Everything (Campagnolo centaur, 3x10) works well. I think the stem is a cm too long so I haven’t taped the bars yet.

Nice bike.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13762 on: April 25, 2019, 09:34:30 pm »
A quantity of landlord-issue magnolia emulsion from my down jacket.

(This post would be equally at home in the div thread.)
They say the Queen thinks the world smells of magnolia.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13763 on: April 27, 2019, 10:06:05 am »
That bloody lightswitch in the bathroom whereof I have grumbled elsewhere. Nasty job involving too-short wires, spring-loaded terminals requiring Herculean strength to be exerted in a tiny space and a wide vocabulary, mostly cribbed from YACF. It works!
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13764 on: April 27, 2019, 04:54:45 pm »
I've been cannibalising Denman hairbrushes, combining the least toothless combs with fair pads and handles to make two serviceable brushes out of three old ones.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13765 on: April 27, 2019, 06:01:12 pm »
Put the 2 new wheels on that Pingu built for me using Purple! Shiny! Hope hubs.  :smug:
Finally bent the valve on the inner tube that's been wonky for far too long into some semblance of normality, such that it can now wear a cap.
Didn't put a new chain on the commuter because it had already been used elsewhere.  :facepalm:
Fettled some repaired inner tubes into boxes tidily.  O:-)
Chucked out an old derailleur and various other tat (including many unfixed inner tubes) cluttering up the shed.
Finally got around to dismantling the shifter that stopped working in winter. Took it to bits, sussed out how it worked and got it going again, at which point a vital bit of it sheared off.  :-\ Binned it.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13766 on: April 28, 2019, 10:44:34 am »
Changed inner chainring on Trek. 

Managed to get hands almost clean in about the same time as it took to change the ring.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13767 on: April 28, 2019, 01:11:06 pm »
finally rechained the M5. Slight divness in that I had no photos of it before removing the old ones.  Three chains later, it all looked nice adn shiny, but power and return sides backwards.

Cue resplitting power links, rethreading and rejoining. just in time for the rain to start.

I had lunch then went out for a short ride
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13768 on: April 28, 2019, 01:43:09 pm »
The last of the laminate flooring! I finally did the under stairs pantry.

Thank the gods that's done. Although I'm sure the secret list* has grown in the meantime.

(*I've never seen the list, but Suzy tells me what's on it on a need-to-know basis. It's a bit like those house meetings that I don't get invited to, where decisions are made. It's as though there's a board of directors in my house that I'm not on)
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13769 on: April 28, 2019, 03:16:35 pm »
Finally got round the ploughing through the mound of cycle related stuff on the bench in my garage - some thrown out (not a lot!), the "spare" tools all put in one box, the n sets of tools/tubes etc that have been in 6 bags on 6 bikes now consolidated into one spangly Ortlieb under-saddle bag that has a clip on each bike .... just transfer the bag to the bike in use - simples (now that I run 25mm tyres on the road bike I can get away with just 25-32 tubes, all Presta long valve).

Along the way I decided to sell my Claud Butler c1982 Audax framed fixie - either as complete bike for preference or f&f and the unusual Sturmey Archer 3 speed fixed wheel (with bar end and downtube shifters) - sometime soon I'll get round to listing it for sale.

Just about (so I'm being told) to reinstate the water feature gadget in the garden after its removal for the winter.

Rob

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13770 on: April 28, 2019, 05:39:46 pm »
Just about (so I'm being told) to reinstate the water feature gadget in the garden after its removal for the winter.

Rob
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13771 on: April 29, 2019, 11:33:57 pm »
Today I fittted a cyclone dust trap to George. 

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13772 on: May 01, 2019, 01:41:35 pm »
Firstly a new front mudguard for the Surly. The old one had a loose stay. This was because the stays fasten with a 2mm grub screw. Grub screws are, we all know, the work of Stan, and a 2mm fastener of any sort on something subjected to weather and rattles is the artifice of Beelzebub. Combine the two in one item and make it out of non-stainless steel and you have something only ian can name. The new guard uses big stainless bolts. The part of mudguard fitting I don't like is cutting the stays to length – the irreversibility is scary! There's something to be said for designs where this isn't necessary, such as Bontrager (though I know someone who has Bontrager mudguards on a Specialized and the clash of branding freaks him out – it wouldn't bother me, but I guess we all need something to get disturbed by).

After I'd done that – a couple of days after – I decided to adjust the headlight bracket of the IQ-X on the Sequoia. Mistake! The plastic had got totally chewed up from rotating on the metal bolt under the forces of gravity, vibration and resistance from the brake and gear cables – which, of course, is why it needed adjusting in the first place. I've replaced it with a metal bracket which hopefully should stay put. I've also used electrical tape to tie the cables up in a way which means they'll still work smoothly but won't press on the headlight. Hopefully. Also replaced the cable ties holding the dyno wire on the fork leg with lecky tape cos it actually looks better (black on black) IMO.

Not sure about doing the rear guard, I think I'll leave it till it becomes necessary. I can live with mismatched mudguards (just as the other bike has mismatched wheels. Horror!)
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13773 on: May 04, 2019, 03:54:05 pm »
Fitted a new cassette on the Dawes. Then measured the rim width as I was changing the tyre and realised it's worn out, so moved the new cassette onto a spare road wheel for now.

Fitted a new chain to match the new cassette, cleaned an amazing amount of black crud from between the chainrings and round the jockey wheels, and realigned the front and rear brakes. Then I decided the left shifter was too far down the bar, so I unwrapped and moved it up a bit; and because I made a much better job of taping the end of the handlebar tape than on the other side, I redid the last little bit of the other one too.

Also adjusted the light bracket and changed the bottle cages over as the old ones were starting to wear through.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #13774 on: May 04, 2019, 05:39:19 pm »
Bit of a Kona MTB day.

Put a different M737 XT rear mech on the Kiluaea but it still skips under load.  Finally twigged what's wrong.  There is play in the cassette - I think I used a 3mm spacer but 7 speed on a 10 speed hub needs a 4.5mm spacer.

Also cleaned the Cinder Cone and dewinterised it.  Factory chain lube is The Worst to clean up, especially when topped up with Finish Line wet lube.  Yuck.

Then rode down to Hargroves.  Nowhere to park a bike FFS.  Not much in the way of useful spares either.
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