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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby TGOTB » Mon Mar 04, 2013 22:39 pm

Gave the cross bike a quick going over yesterday, to see whether it needs any post-season tweaks:
Headset: Creaky
Bottom Bracket: Feels like it contains sand
Front Wheel: Stiff
Rear Wheel: Rough
Shifters: Stiff, feels like cables may be gummed up
Brakes: Work perfectly (shame I hardly ever use them)
Leant it back against the wall and pumped up the tyres on the road bike instead...
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 22:41 pm

Yep my CX is hanging on the wall of the garage still shod with ice tyres actually so is the MTB, what a ball ache all my spare wheels are campag
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby bushu » Tue Mar 05, 2013 15:12 pm

EDIT- wrong thread :oops:

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Tue Mar 05, 2013 23:34 pm

Stripped the front & rear mechs off the Allez along with the chainset and BB and bars, stem & STIs. Cleaned up the front mech and fitted it to the Kaffenback along with the chainset and new chainrings and bars and sized up the outers for the Gore extra, extra, extra long brake cables. Still need to get the forks cut before I can finish the brake cable routing and wait for the carbon ahead sapcers to come from the Far East.

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Mark Elvin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 07:32 am

Funny crunching noises from the BB of the 'dale last night, caused by knackered bearings.

So I was mostly stripping the old BB out & ordering a new one. Bike out of commission for a couple of days :(
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Ben6899 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:33 pm

I haven't done the fettling, but the Dolan is going into Lunar Cycles (Kentish Town) early next week to have new Ultra Torque bearings installed. I don't have a bearing puller and don't intend on buying one. It needs a new cassette as well so they are doing that for me as I left my big socket wrench up North!

I can't complain; those bearings have seen 4 years worth of sh!tty miles.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby essex-commuter » Fri Mar 08, 2013 18:41 pm

Usually get about 2500-3000 miles from a chain. Just measured my SRAM 1031 and it's past the 1mm wear point with 1100 miles on the clock...WTF!

I had a 1051 in stock (bought for £14.99), will stick that on and see how that goes. Never had a chain wear out so quick.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby meanredspider » Sat Mar 09, 2013 16:40 pm

Just popped my new Dura-Ace chain on the V - very 8)

Rather shocked by how much the old KMC chain had worn.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Sat Mar 09, 2013 17:07 pm

spasypaddy wrote:set up cleats on my bont vaypours!


Which cleats? what method?

come on man we demand details, pics even?
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby gbsahne » Sun Mar 10, 2013 09:50 am

Just finished the road bike build with some fizik bar tape. Took it out for a quick spin, quickly noticed that the saddle is in need of significant adjustment, so put the bike away to clear up.

Whilst clearing up I noticed that the gel inserts intended for the drops were still sitting on the table; doh :roll:

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby bushu » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:38 am

Gave the charge plug a good old looking at..

before deciding it was too dirty to fettle and now we're heading out to try my biemme bibtights in the snow/sleet

toodles :D

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:54 am

gbsahne wrote:Just finished the road bike build with some fizik bar tape. Took it out for a quick spin, quickly noticed that the saddle is in need of significant adjustment, so put the bike away to clear up.

Whilst clearing up I noticed that the gel inserts intended for the drops were still sitting on the table; doh :roll:


Must remember not to do the same when I tape my bars, my Specialised gel pads are in the cupboard safe from dirty hands.

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Sun Mar 10, 2013 15:46 pm

Gels pads FFS chaps you're letting the side down

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby spasypaddy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 19:43 pm

itboffin wrote:
spasypaddy wrote:set up cleats on my bont vaypours!


Which cleats? what method?

come on man we demand details, pics even?

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby cjcp » Sun Mar 10, 2013 21:05 pm

New chain and cassette on the commuter.

Not my fettling, but picked up the Kinesis Crosslight from the Bike Fixer today with the fork cut and fitted, with bars on. It looks nice, even if I do say so myself. Had initially bought some silver-rimmed PX wheels for it, but might buy some black-rimmed wheels instead to match pretty much everything else.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Veronese68 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 22:36 pm

CJ, I've got the new wheels I'd bought for the Kona in the garage if you want to try them. Not particularly light, but you can chuck them on to see how they look if you fancy.

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby CiB » Mon Mar 11, 2013 01:16 am

Had a look at Boy Snr's bike - the one he managed to lock up at school before Christmas. Discover that:

- hanger is bent
- rear mech is a bit off the straight & narrow
- rear brakes are worn down to the rivets
- no adjustment left in front or rear brakes
- back wheel is decidedly out of true with many many loose spokes.

Lord knows what he's been doing on it but it needs a bit of attention. Five quid for a pair of brake blocks and an hour or so sorting out the brakes, rear mech and truing the rear wheel + putting an equal tension into the spokes has it feeling a bit more like the new bike it was 6 months ago. Anyone else ever get the feeling that teenagers shouldn't be allowed to own a bike unless they pay for it out of their pocket money? At least it didn't cost an arm & a leg to get a bunch of wasters at Evans to put it right at some indeterminate date in the future.

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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby cjcp » Mon Mar 11, 2013 06:02 am

Veronese68 wrote:CJ, I've got the new wheels I'd bought for the Kona in the garage if you want to try them. Not particularly light, but you can chuck them on to see how they look if you fancy.


Cheers. I was looking at some lightish wheels for it last night. Was getting a bit carries away. Need to get back to you abt the skates, too.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby gbsahne » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:08 am

CiB wrote:Anyone else ever get the feeling that teenagers shouldn't be allowed to own a bike unless they pay for it out of their pocket money? At least it didn't cost an arm & a leg to get a bunch of wasters at Evans to put it right at some indeterminate date in the future.


Yep, had to look at my nephews last weekend after he was complaining that it was hard work cycling and discovered that ;-

- front ns brake block didn't make contact with the rim and was rubbing on the spokes
- all cables were shot
- rear brake pads were worn down to the rivets

Upon further investigation and after an hour of futile fettling, discovered that;-

- front ns brake mount was bent meaning that you couldn't set it parallel to the rim
- rear wheel was so out of true that it couldn't be put back, especially with the cracks in the rim that I discovered.

End result was me condemning the bike, especially in light of the £40 that was paid for it


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