Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1220036 times)

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14175 on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:08 am »
A brace of waffles with maple syrup with my new anbaric waffle iron.
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spesh

  • It's starting to look a lot like Cthulhumas!
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14176 on: November 11, 2019, 12:43:07 pm »
A brace of waffles with maple syrup with my new anbaric waffle iron.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

  • SWMBO's Toy Boy.
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14177 on: November 11, 2019, 10:58:41 pm »
 ;D
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The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14178 on: November 16, 2019, 11:25:01 am »
Thursday, replaced the front tube on my fixed during the morning commute. Hopefully I’ll have a clear run for the next few months. Winter flats are a pain to fix.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14179 on: November 16, 2019, 01:27:02 pm »
Put the studded tyres on my commuter. Replaced a bulb in our security light.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14180 on: November 16, 2019, 06:58:35 pm »
Invited the green bike outside so we could get clean together.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14181 on: November 16, 2019, 07:00:37 pm »
Put the studded tyres on my commuter. Replaced a bulb in our security light.

And remolished your b0rked mudguard.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14182 on: November 16, 2019, 07:26:45 pm »
Put the studded tyres on my commuter. Replaced a bulb in our security light.

And remolished your b0rked mudguard.

So I did. All hail the great cable tie!
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14183 on: November 17, 2019, 05:40:05 pm »
Replaced the front tube and a rotted Velox rim tape on my trike, luckily in the warmth at home. I'm starting to feel a bit 'got at' with four flats fixed on three machines in under a fortnight.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14184 on: November 20, 2019, 02:37:21 am »
Rerouted the string wot connects router and wall socket away from as many cables, network switches, power supplies and other bits of anbaric gubbins to see if this improves the general shitness of my internet connection.

It appears not to.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14185 on: November 20, 2019, 07:06:48 am »
Replelaced the horrid flexy caliper on the front of the fixed gear with...
Other horrid flexy caliper, because I couldn't be bothered to shop around for one with the right length mounting bolt (that goes right the way through the fork). Hopefully it'll work alright, long enough for me to sell the bike to someone to use as their town beater.

YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


Kim

  • Timelord
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14186 on: November 20, 2019, 12:54:39 pm »
Rerouted the string wot connects router and wall socket away from as many cables, network switches, power supplies and other bits of anbaric gubbins to see if this improves the general shitness of my internet connection.

Time for a binary search of the switched-mode power supplies in the surrounding area?  Our ADSL took much offence when a cheap shitty power injector from China decided to take a leaf out of Nikola Tesla's book and go into the wireless power business.  I only discovered this retrospectively when it eventually decided it was having so much fun as a spread-spectrum radio transmitter that it gave up spitting out the 48 voles it was supposed to.

On a related note, it's that time of year again.  Hold onto your intertubes, the REINdeer cometh!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14187 on: November 21, 2019, 09:52:05 am »
Nothing terribly untoward in the vicinity of where the string used to go, power supplies for various bits of hardware from Reputable Suppliers for eg Seagate, WD, Netgear.  In any case, I can live with it until the  Nice Man comes round on the 3rd to complete my FTTP installation.
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14188 on: November 21, 2019, 10:25:29 am »
Started de-rusting MrsT's old geologist's hammer with 600-grit something-or-other paper.  I thought the thing was stainless, but 20 years in the boot of the old A4 thought otherwise.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14189 on: November 23, 2019, 04:40:55 pm »
new deraillieur [sp?] hanger on the Giant and remounted the deraillieur itself, took all of 5 mins.

The silicone wristbands on my medalert bracelet eventually split and need replacing, so today I bought an offcut of leather from the man on the market who sells belts. He trimmed it to width for me and I've remounted the info plate and clasp.  Took a bit of faffing at the ends where the clasp attaches - it has a little doodah that flicks over with serrated teeth that locate and bite into the strap to hold it in place.  Needed a bit of shaving of the leather as it was too thick to get the clasps over TDC and then bite.

All for the princely sum of £2 and I should have enough for another one at least, possibly 2
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

offcumden

  • Oh, no!
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14190 on: November 23, 2019, 05:04:44 pm »
Raked out grubby grouting around bath, and cut away sealant which was showing signs of mould.  Grout now replaced, and left to dry.

According to YouTube videos, applying silicone sealant requires anything from a tool-box full of special tools to, well, to just a wet forefinger. In the past I've used some plastic thingies to create a nice concave seal, but having watched a door fitter achieving an excellent finish with a wet digit, I think I'll be giving it a try.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14191 on: November 23, 2019, 08:04:55 pm »
The trick is not to get silicone on the digit before you wet it.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

offcumden

  • Oh, no!
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14192 on: November 23, 2019, 09:36:24 pm »
The trick is not to get silicone on the digit before you wet it.
Yep, it's also suggested that washing-up liquid is a good lubricant for the job.  Will experiment.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14193 on: November 23, 2019, 10:22:34 pm »
This years Christmas cake. We make one cake a year, and that’s it. It’s looking (and smelling) good.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14194 on: November 27, 2019, 09:57:02 am »
I tried the dilute washing up liquid trick and was brilliant. Much better than just a wet finger.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14195 on: November 30, 2019, 03:35:30 pm »
Cleaned my car windows with IPA (not the brewed type) and a posh version of Windowlene, in an effort to reduce condensation these cold mornings. I guess I’ll see how effective it is Monday.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14196 on: November 30, 2019, 05:16:58 pm »
Started a like-for-like rim transplant. A spoke had started to pull through the open pro rim.

Having built two wheels from scratch earlier this year, this job is easier.  Very satisfying. Work suspended pending the arrival of the tension meter.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14197 on: November 30, 2019, 05:56:30 pm »
Started pulling apart the rear axles on HK’s Trykit and found a brazed joint becoming significantly less so. A car trip to get it fixed will be needed.

Reassembled HK’s Roberts after its recent Aussie trip. Replaced the batteries in both taillights, flintmined the tyres and brakepads. The Igaro/ Cyo is being problematic and it isn’t the Shimano dynohub. Something to sort out tomorrow, along with replacing the 0.75% chain.

Still to change the Alfine oil in HK’s MTB commuter and check the gear cable adjustment but I suspect the 11sp hub internals might need to be replaced soon. This young lady’s hobbies can get expensive sometimes.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14198 on: December 01, 2019, 11:59:47 am »
Replaced the Big Apples on HK’s MTB commuter, along with the rear brake pads and cable, sprocket, chain and Alfine 11 gear oil and cable. Pinched a goo-filled tube, the first time I’ve done that in decades, so had to fit a normal tube instead! Played with the Shimano dynohub lego block and ordered a replacement cog. The SS chainring is fine, of course.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14199 on: December 02, 2019, 03:35:12 pm »
wore my winter softshell today to the physio, first tiem since my off last October - I missed all of last winter effectively.  It's got a rip in the left sleeve that looks repairable with thread and then a bit of magic waterproof duck tape I think, so that's this evening's job.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens