Author Topic: What have you fettled today?  (Read 1253191 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14300 on: February 11, 2020, 10:10:35 pm »
Fitted disc, cassette and valve to HK’s shiny replacement wheel. Tyre and sealant tomorrow.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14301 on: February 15, 2020, 01:17:18 pm »
Tyre and sealant into HK’s Kinesis’ wheel today after a run of late night working preventing fettling. The directional tread is reversed but I’m not too concerned about a rear road tread pattern.

Straightened up the rear wheel on my fixed after pulling it across during Friday’s commute. Rather than straighten along the way, I just rode gently home hoping not to throw the chain or jam the tyre against the chainstay. Lazy, I know, but the spanner is bolted under the bidon cage and just too much faff when I was already late leaving the office.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Tim Hall

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14302 on: February 15, 2020, 01:20:13 pm »
A fruit cake. At a late stage in the proceedings I found that my Galaxy tablet I was reading the recipe off had slipped and was obstructing the scales, restricting their movement and possibly bollixing up the quantities.  The proof of the cake is in the eating , in a bit over an hour's time.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14303 on: February 15, 2020, 05:35:57 pm »
The clutch on my venerable Makita went buggerup, not unexpected so I hied me down to ITS, there to buy a replacement. I looked at the Bosch, but the build quality was shockingly bad and have ended up with another Makita.

Anyhow, I thought I might have a fettle of the old gearbox, nothing ventured and all. Well, the (three speed) gearbox disassembled a little more speedily than intended, leaving an interesting Jigsaw puzzle. Satisfyingly, I got it all back together and working, although the wear justifies its replacement.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14304 on: February 16, 2020, 06:00:37 pm »
Pulled the worn chain and cassette from the audax tandem. I thought I had replacement parts (did have a chain but no cassette the right size) and it turns out the rear mech is overly worn too. Regreased the front brake, which was sticking on one side.

Fitted a 3/32” 17t cog on the other side of my fixed’s hub.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14305 on: February 17, 2020, 09:52:05 pm »
A replacement tube in the front wheel of my fixed during the commute home.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14306 on: February 18, 2020, 07:03:26 am »
A brake cable and brake pads on the sun ez3 front wheel 🙂
the slower you go the more you see

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14307 on: February 20, 2020, 11:24:18 pm »
My first Bosch gen 2 Performance Line motor drop out and install today. The bike still works!
Quote from: tatanab
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If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

ElyDave

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14308 on: February 22, 2020, 08:12:33 pm »
a bit of surgery to the split seam on a pair of fingerless mitts
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14309 on: February 23, 2020, 12:09:16 pm »
Fitted new pawls and spring to HK’s Campag Record hub after some funny behaviour during long brevets last year. Probably a greasing issue but replacing the parts improves piece of mind. At some point, I’ll have to replace the last original cone as there was a tiny change in the bearing track width. Swapped the cones side to side in the meantime. Her Roberts is basically set for the next campaign.

Fitted replacement rear mech, chain and 11-30 cassette to the audax tandem. Ready to rock and roll again.

Charged the taillights on my fixed.

Swapped in a couple of taillights on HK’s trike that are a bit brighter and less likely to be broken when knocked like the old ones.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14310 on: February 23, 2020, 03:34:53 pm »
This weekend Pingu & I fettled the loft. Sorted out a load of tat, cardboard boxes etc and took it to the tip.
Today I tackled the foot high piles of important paperwork up there (including vet invoices for cats dead for nearly 6 yrs) and shredded so much of it I had to stop & let the shredder cool down 3 times.
Still a bag of clothes up there to go to the charidee shoppe.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14311 on: February 23, 2020, 04:22:45 pm »
shredded so much of it I had to stop & let the shredder cool down 3 times.

Last time that happened I got bored waiting and got the drill out...

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14312 on: February 23, 2020, 05:26:41 pm »
Cool.....!

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14313 on: February 23, 2020, 07:43:47 pm »
Took the broken lids off my (wonderful, but not as robust as it should be) Simplehuman butterfly kitchen bin.  Replacements are out of stock.  Bollocks.  Gave it a good declag with the steam cleaner anyway.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14314 on: February 23, 2020, 07:51:56 pm »
The shed gutter and downpipe, and the associated water butt. Hopefully the gutter can now drain freely, and the shed roof boards can (eventually) dry out.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14315 on: February 23, 2020, 08:22:53 pm »
shredded so much of it I had to stop & let the shredder cool down 3 times.

Last time that happened I got bored waiting and got the drill out...



That is cool, but not for the likes of me. I also need to have a poke and see if I can suss out why it only sucks the paper in on one side now.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14316 on: February 23, 2020, 08:39:18 pm »
It's also a really good way to continuously distribute paper dust around the room...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14317 on: February 23, 2020, 09:40:32 pm »
It could do with being plumbed into an LEV, really...
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14318 on: February 23, 2020, 09:50:59 pm »
I dug up the sewer vent pipe as the toilet is syphoning when flushed.
I’ve discovered the not so creative bodge that links a 6” ceramic soil pipe to the 3” cast iron down pipe that the builder used to extend the down bit across 10ft of garden to the first drain cover. The two are not quite aligned so the joining pipe isn’t squarely connected to either side and only the ceramic pipe has a socket end so the joint between the cast iron down pipe and the intermediate misc ceramic pipe was just a butt joint.
It taken 85 years to,silt up, so it’s not a totally bad bodge, but it’s going to take some effort to clear out the pipes. And I need to get some parts to make a more creative bodge joint unless I decide to replace the whole down pipe and onward underground connection. That is of course the correct way to do it, but will mean getting down and dirty with the inspection chamber and I don’t think I’m up for that.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14319 on: February 23, 2020, 10:05:47 pm »
Sounds lovely, Beardy.

This evening I fettled 2 catnip fish (1 had a hernia so I decided to stuff some more nip in both of them).
I absolutely reeked of catnip afterwards.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14320 on: February 25, 2020, 11:31:53 am »
New tyre (Panaracer Ribmo 26 x 1.25) which replaced a failing Conti Gatorskin 26 x 1.125. Surprised how much difference there is in terms of effort for .125 of extra tyre. Might move it to the rear. Also the rotary fastener cable on a shoe had snapped so I used a thin braided steel cable and the closure now closes

zigzag

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Re: What have you fettled today?
« Reply #14321 on: February 25, 2020, 06:59:17 pm »
inspected the tyres and replaced the sealant (satisfyingly peeled the old sealant out of tyres before that).