Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1236963 times)

robgul

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14050 on: September 19, 2019, 01:54:58 pm »
Not exactly fettled (I failed) - a bloke came into my shop wanting to buy a valve rubber for the tube on an ancient bike!!!  Woods valve - my recollection is that they moved to a "sliding seal" akin to a Presta in the late 1960s.

Anyway - I had a Woods tube in stock which to my amazement had a valve rubber - obviously not prepare to sell just the rubber and the bloke was too mean to buy the tube for £4.  People?

Rob


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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14051 on: September 19, 2019, 02:00:45 pm »
I've probably got a collection of Woods valve rubbers somewhere, alongside the slightly more useful collection of Schrader valve caps.  They come with puncture repair kits.  Aren't Woods valves still common in ABROAD, where the FOREIGNS come from?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14052 on: September 19, 2019, 02:38:11 pm »
Yep, they come in PRKs from Lidl, Aldi and the like.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

robgul

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14053 on: September 19, 2019, 03:27:34 pm »
Yep, they come in PRKs from Lidl, Aldi and the like.

.... and I thought I probably had the last two 26" Woods valved tubes in captivity.

Rob

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14054 on: September 19, 2019, 03:31:06 pm »
Used to able to buy lengths of rubber valve tubing, and cut off pieces to suit.

One budding entrepreneur at my primary school used to sell pieces as crash helmets for putting on Dinky Toy racing car drivers' heads, to save them from damage when they overturned while "racing" them in the playground (made a change from marbles).

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14055 on: September 19, 2019, 04:17:07 pm »
Yep, they come in PRKs from Lidl, Aldi and the like.

.... and I thought I probably had the last two 26" Woods valved tubes in captivity.

Rob
If your customers refuse to pay £4 for them, there's little chance of freedom for them!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14056 on: September 19, 2019, 04:22:53 pm »
Turns out you can get them from Halfords.
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/inner-tubes/halfords-woods-valve-kit-adaptor

Though as it's Halfords, when you get there it will turn out to be something completely different.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

BrianI

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14057 on: September 19, 2019, 04:55:38 pm »
Some stem swappage on my Audax / Bun Run Bike. (A cheap and cheerful 2014 Pinnacle Dolomite 2).
Swapped the stem for a 100mm + 6 degree rise, for a 110 +17mm rise.

Reach is approx the same, but the bars are now a mere 30mm below the saddle, compared to the 55mm below the saddle with the 100mm + 6 degree rise stem.

I'm hoping this is a bit more comfy on my new abdomen (which doesn't like bending too much following my laparotomy in July) At least it's not as extreme as the comedy 110 +35 degree stem I previously tried!  ;D

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14058 on: September 23, 2019, 04:41:57 pm »
Some stem swappage on my Audax / Bun Run Bike. (A cheap and cheerful 2014 Pinnacle Dolomite 2).
Swapped the stem for a 100mm + 6 degree rise, for a 110 +17mm rise.

Reach is approx the same, but the bars are now a mere 30mm below the saddle, compared to the 55mm below the saddle with the 100mm + 6 degree rise stem.

I'm hoping this is a bit more comfy on my new abdomen (which doesn't like bending too much following my laparotomy in July) At least it's not as extreme as the comedy 110 +35 degree stem I previously tried!  ;D

First test ride on Sunday. Pretty comfy! Just need to tweak the angle of the drop bars slightly, and job should be a good 'un (at least until I buy myself a shiny new Audax bike next year)

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14059 on: September 23, 2019, 09:21:06 pm »
Reattached the triangular wossnames onto the bottom of a couple of external doors at Fort Larrington.  Hammers were involved.
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14060 on: September 24, 2019, 11:22:11 am »
Dremeled yet another chunk off my bandsaw, the idiot safety guard that stops you seeing the point where blade meets wood with both eyes at once. Also removed the guard pieces that protect your fingers when you want to saw wood underneath the table* but make it impossible to adjust the lower blade guides. Put in a new blade, redid the set-up, remounted the table and bloody hell the MPoS** cuts straight with the fence.  For now. Noisy as hell but then it always was.

Metabo used to be good, but nowadays they're purveying the same QC-free Chinese crap as all the others but with a premium for Qualität aus Deutschland.  I should have bought a 100-euro cheapo then I'd have had the same quality. That or forked out over a grand.

* and if you want to do that, the loony bin is this way ===================>
** the M stands for miserable
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14061 on: September 29, 2019, 03:17:24 pm »
This morning I was treated to a cold shower, so once I'd breakfasted I broke out my multimeter, brought up shower doctor on YouTube and went fault finding.

Micro switches ok
Heater elements  ok
What's this widget on top of the heater tank? Why it is the thermal cut out switch and what is more it is open circuit.
New one ordered on next day delivery for 20 notes.

The annoying thing is today was meant to be spent getting leaseholder paperwork sorted out so I can get a New! Shiny! bathroom, including new shower.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14062 on: September 29, 2019, 05:13:38 pm »
Chased and faced a BB shell.  It's having an old-school cup and cone BB, so it needs to be spot on.
Never tell me the odds.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14063 on: September 29, 2019, 05:54:07 pm »
Rear number plate fitted to the bike rack.
HEadlamp bulb replaced on GBOF.  Surprisingly involved for something so trivial and came with  Doh! moment when i put it back together and found the plastic sealing plug from behind the bulb sat on top of the rocker cover.

Doh!
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zigzag

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14064 on: September 30, 2019, 06:16:00 pm »
after six years of use and over 20k km on it i've serviced the rear deore lx hub on my hack bike that lives outside all the time. bearing races all smooth, balls still round, so cleaned everything, packed with fresh grease and reassembled.
front hub can wait until spring.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14065 on: October 03, 2019, 11:05:24 pm »
Today I did a build of a new eMTB. This one is a gnats whisker south of £10k :o

Carbon frame, SRAM eTap drive train (very slick wireless operation and very easy to tune) and the new wireless dropper post.

A bit nice.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14066 on: October 04, 2019, 08:47:06 am »
Made a pencil tray to go ride on top of one of my bench drawers.

Did first frantic glue-up of wall panelling - it needed clamps to keep it flat while the cramps squeezed the biscuits in.

That last clause sounds like the uncomfortable part of my ride yesterday.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14067 on: October 04, 2019, 12:37:07 pm »
Today I did a build of a new eMTB. This one is a gnats whisker south of £10k :o

Carbon frame, SRAM eTap drive train (very slick wireless operation and very easy to tune) and the new wireless dropper post.

A bit nice.

We're fucked. We now live in a world where people want electrically powered seatposts.
VELOMANCER

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

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14068 on: October 04, 2019, 02:41:47 pm »
Today I did a build of a new eMTB. This one is a gnats whisker south of £10k :o

Carbon frame, SRAM eTap drive train (very slick wireless operation and very easy to tune) and the new wireless dropper post.

A bit nice.

We're fucked. We now live in a world where people want electrically powered seatposts.

No doubt it stores your preferred settings in The Cloud too :demon:
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14069 on: October 04, 2019, 03:53:20 pm »
@fuzzy: Health to ride it. Have fun!
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14070 on: October 04, 2019, 03:55:43 pm »
Today I did a build of a new eMTB. This one is a gnats whisker south of £10k :o

Carbon frame, SRAM eTap drive train (very slick wireless operation and very easy to tune) and the new wireless dropper post.

A bit nice.

We're fucked. We now live in a world where people want electrically powered seatposts.

You wait till saddles become heated.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14071 on: October 04, 2019, 04:30:15 pm »
But if the bike is nicked while you're lazing in the the sun, drinking coffee and eating cake, you can just use your phone to set off the ejector seat.

Torslanda

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14072 on: October 06, 2019, 12:10:17 pm »

You wait till saddles become heated.

Already have that on the motorbike...
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 #14073 on: October 06, 2019, 11:58:40 pm »
At school I remember a careers adviser tell me a good tradesman was never short of work and friends. I wish I had heeded the warning,  Worked non stop today f*cking Skimming  ( applied finish plaster ) to a mates 34 square meter garage ceiling . I am to old for this shite. 
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14074 on: October 07, 2019, 07:52:13 am »
If you've a friend who's a tradesman then it's friendlier to give him your business, not to ask for freebies.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.