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Mr Larrington

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14250 on: December 25, 2019, 11:48:28 am »
Lt. Col. Larrington (retd) thought that lowlifes had robbed his leaf-blower, so he bought and attempted to assemble a replacement.  Much of yesterday afternoon was spent in dismantling and reassembling said device, including prising out a random M4 bolt which was stuck in a hole at right-angles to reality, serving no useful purpose whatsoever and not a fastener included in the original packaging.  Also his old one turned out to be sitting on the shelf in the back yard anyway >:(
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14251 on: December 28, 2019, 07:15:20 pm »
Replaced a fraying gear cable on HK’s Kinesis, along with trimming a cable housing.

Replaced my fixed’s Lumotec headlight with failed halogen bulb with an Axa Blueline 30. Once the taillight arrives, I’ll shift the headlight up to the fork crown from the front axle. Charged up some taillight batteries on my fixed.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14252 on: December 28, 2019, 07:31:18 pm »
Tried to fettle a new tyre onto the front dinged wheel but it didn't work tubelessly despite a few efforts using every trick I know - the ding was too severe. So have put it on with a tube and squirted some sealant inside it for luck.

Will get round to changing the back wheel in an hour or so.... Hopefully.....
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14253 on: December 29, 2019, 09:33:57 am »
Gave the chain on the commuting fixie its midwinter clean.  Chainring and sprocket next.  Ugh.
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14254 on: December 29, 2019, 02:57:47 pm »
Hacked the lugs of a Bosch DIY-grade battery to fit a Pro saw. Smoke test was OK for at least 5 seconds.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14255 on: December 29, 2019, 03:01:00 pm »
Fixed (by removing a portion of) the striker plate on our bedroom door. We've only been here 20 years and it's been wrong all that time.
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14256 on: December 29, 2019, 03:32:14 pm »
Fixed (by removing a portion of) the striker plate on our bedroom door. We've only been here 20 years and it's been wrong all that time.

Our whole house is like that.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14257 on: December 29, 2019, 06:58:57 pm »
Fixed (by removing a portion of) the striker plate on our bedroom door. We've only been here 20 years and it's been wrong all that time.

Our whole house is like that.
+1
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14258 on: December 29, 2019, 07:42:20 pm »
Sorted out the eccentricity of the Jim Bundy drivetrain (cheap Andel track crank, I can't afford Sugino 75 and Zen chainrings).  Tight and bind-free now.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14259 on: December 31, 2019, 02:21:51 pm »
Installed a new ball cock ball valve float valve in the toilet, as the previous one was dribbling.  The modern plastic ones really are made of cheese.
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robgul

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14260 on: December 31, 2019, 03:51:56 pm »
I made a manger for Jesus - yes I know it's bit late.

A few years ago my wife made a Knitivity  - see


I made a fairly average wooden manger at the time but now that I have some new woodworking machinery I thought I'd make a Mk2 model ready for next year.

Rob

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ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14261 on: January 02, 2020, 05:48:07 pm »
Right hand pedal on the road bike had tightened itself onto its spindle to almost impossible to turn.  Wasn't expecting that to be such an involved job, as it had tightened so much that I couldn't get the pedal spanner in to get it off. Allan-keyed it, then into the vice to undo spindle, slacken off, refit seal, regrease, reassemble, and find it's probably a bit looser than i'd like. 

Also fitted the required spacer on my spare rear wheel to stop the casette wobbling. 

Attempted to fit the wheel weights for the turbo trainer onto the Cruzbike, rather than change wheel. Decided I needed to look at the instructions again
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

vorsprung

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14262 on: January 02, 2020, 05:51:58 pm »
brake pad back to the metal on the genesis
chain worn out on the genesis
broken spoke on the galaxy
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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14263 on: January 02, 2020, 06:38:27 pm »
Wrapping things in brown paper and tape. Quite a lot of tape.

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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14264 on: January 02, 2020, 10:36:11 pm »
Removed the faulty Axa headlight from my fixed before sending it back for replacement.

I'll put the fixed back on the road once I've fitted the replacement headlight (+ new dynamo taillight), tensioned the chain  and adjusted the rear brake pads appropriately.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14265 on: January 04, 2020, 11:08:30 am »
put the newly bought Brooks B17 Imperial on the roadbike, and tightened up the LH crank bolts on the recumbent, not sure why but both were very loose, despite being tightened up with a torque wrench originally.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14266 on: January 04, 2020, 03:12:07 pm »
Washed bike, replaced a couple of recalcitrant fluorescents in the workshop as a step to finding that they need new starters, which in our case we have not got.  Might have some in a drawer, though.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14267 on: January 04, 2020, 10:10:08 pm »
New rear mech on the giant, I'd forgotten how much of a PITA the 105 4700 shifter is. New rear mech is already shifting so much better than the old one on the workstand, even before I've fully tweaked the cable tension.

Re-cabling of front tomorrow if I have time, but that's less pressing.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Tim Hall

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14268 on: January 04, 2020, 10:16:23 pm »
Top Henry Reed reference there T42

Put new shelves into the larder cupboard thing so I can actually get to the stuff in there. Only minor wood surgery was needed.

The old shelves went into the former water heater cupboard, now empty of water heater, but with suspiciously wet floor. Further investigation revealed a weeping joint on the loo cistern inlet, caused by it now operating at mains pressure following the fitting of a New! Shiny! combi boiler. Adjustable spanner and Plumber's Tape For Everything hopefully fixed it.
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T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14269 on: January 05, 2020, 09:38:56 am »
;D
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14270 on: January 12, 2020, 10:29:52 pm »
Washed my fixed, mostly. Replaced the 16t cog and chain on my fixed for 3/32”. The 1/8” 17t will have to wait until I repair the chainwhip and arrange some more leverage. At least I can ride it to work tomorrow now. Also swapped the Smart front light for an Ixon Core until I get the replacement dyno headlight.

Removed the rear tube from HK’s Kinesis that she fitted earlier this week. Flint-mined both tyres. Set up the rear tyre tubeless with Orange Seal Endurance. Found the hole that caused the flat, hopefully the sealant will do its job. Otherwise I’ll have to fit a plug, perhaps the new Stans jobbie.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14271 on: January 19, 2020, 04:40:27 pm »
Fixed the broken taillight on my fixed after yesterday’s falls on ice. I started to feel a little ‘got at’ soon after the second crash. I had to smartly step aside with my bike into a hedge when a car driver behind me found that braking and steering wasn’t much use on ice. I wonder why that cyclist ahead of him was gingerly walking along the edge of that single-track lane? The oncoming driver was open-mouthed as somehow we managed to fit three abreast. I was the only one that ended up in the hedge though.

Tightened the creaking BB on HK’s Kinesis and tweaked the front mech. It looks like time for a new big ring on the Sun XCD cranks.

Changed the gear hanger on my trike and trued up the rear wheels a bit after a prat tried to bend them with his car a few weeks back. Hopefully the Module E2 rims aren’t overly weakened, otherwise I’ll have a nasty shock halfway round a fast corner. I may need to change the chain and cassette soon.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14272 on: January 20, 2020, 10:46:03 am »
Put 0.2 bar into each tyre.  Squirted the dog's belly with antiseptic.  Or was it the other way round..?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14273 on: January 20, 2020, 01:47:33 pm »
Having ridden it in the outside world for the first time, tweaked the position of the Brooks on the roadbike.  It's very slippery.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14274 on: January 20, 2020, 03:05:44 pm »
Leather saddles are.  I had a hell of a time sliding off the front of my Selle Anatomica and getting it up the pubic arch (pubic ouch) until I did the counter-intuitive thing and canted the nose up a bit, whereupon my sit-bones rode back onto the wider bit and wondrous comfort ensued.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.