Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

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

Postby redvee » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:05 pm

Knocked up a small plate to fit on the front of the rack for my lights and camera.

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

Postby Daz555 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:13 pm

Looks like it was made from a PCI blanking plate.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Fri Aug 17, 2012 22:07 pm

Daz555 wrote:Looks like it was made from a PCI blanking plate.


That's what I usually scrounge but this was from the front of the PC case where I added another HDD I think. Mk2 now has a SFN at the bottom for the bolt to screw into.

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

Postby rubertoe » Sat Aug 18, 2012 19:05 pm

Just stripped the heavy groupset from my Carrera, in rediness for a completely new 2300 groupo ( i know I know) however I cannot remove the pedals from the cranks, any tips?

If not anyone got any SPD - SL pedals that they want to get rid off?
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby OptimisticBiker » Sat Aug 18, 2012 22:54 pm

Stripped off the rear mech, removed the hanger, then straightened it with the careful and gentle application of a 4lb club hammer and a some protective wood strip while holding it in the bench vice. It had about 1mm curve in it from my off a couple of weeks back. Stripped mech down and straightened jockey cage by the same method until the jockey wheel boss faces were parallel again (as measured with a straight edge). Refitted, readjusted the mech, job done, no more chain in spokes when going for the big cog!
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Paul E » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:10 pm

Regreased and adjusted the cups and cones in the front wheel of my cxp22 rims as I have put them on because I have what looks like a small crack and the beginning of a mark at the wear indicator on my front aksium, the cxp22's will do till I figure out what is happening at work and if I need a bike I can lock up outside or not. If so it's N+1 time a langster will do fine for it.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Initialised » Wed Aug 22, 2012 22:26 pm

Replaced cranks, rings, rear cassette and chain, tuned it all up and it's running real nice. I can climb without the chain jumping, snapping, slipping again and my legs are cursing me for it.
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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

Postby Twostage » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:09 am

Finally (after a year) put a coat of clear acrylic on my MTB which I re-sprayed last summer. Once again I was amazed by how fast you can strip an MTB to the frame. Took 25 minutes including photographing all the cable runs so I put it back together right. Wish I'd photographed the headset as I disassembled it but I'm sure it's back OK, it's smooth anyway.

Might actually ride it now.

Oh, and I think I might have cured my commuter from going kercreaky which would stop if I free wheeled for a second. The rear hub was stiff, could hardly turn it. A bit of oil poured in sorted it. Now turns smoothly in the freehub. Hope that was the problem.

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

Postby cjcp » Mon Aug 27, 2012 16:37 pm

Built up the Kona Jake again, and again using donor parts. Not test ridden it yet, but I have a bad feeling the BB and pedals will, between them, wake any sleeping children in my street.

Not yet fitted the front mech cable, though.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Paul E » Mon Aug 27, 2012 17:07 pm

Refitted the guards as the wet ars* I got on sat night wasn't fun and it took ages to clean my bike (it's normally spotless) and fitted a new spec 105 chain.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Mon Aug 27, 2012 22:17 pm

A bulk fettle of the inner tubes that leak. Rather than just repair them and leave till I need them, I filled the bath to make sure they're airtight.

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

Postby Sharkyssurfers » Tue Aug 28, 2012 07:47 am

had the bike in LBS whilst I was away and had new rear 105 mech fitted, new bar tape and back wheel trued and hopefully got rid of the annoying creak in my pedals.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Asprilla » Tue Aug 28, 2012 08:11 am

Last night I put a new chain on to replace the one I put on the night before and cut too short.

I attempted to put some stainless steel guards on but found they were too big so went to bed in a grump.

On the way to work this morning I stopped at various points and tightened the rear calliper that I'd left loosely in its boss, lifted the rear SKS guard off the wheel and indexed my mech.

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

Postby Veronese68 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 21:59 pm

Lots.
Replaced a mech, cables and repaired various bits on an old MTB for a mate. Fixed a click on another mates new Boardman. Fixed my sister's car. Replaced the bottom bracket on the Jake, cleaned and re-greased the headset and was generally nice to it. Tidies up a bit, put hooks up to hange 3 bicycles.
Reminded myself that I cannot be trusted near springy or stretchy things when in the cave. Nice cut on the chin, no stitches this time though.

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

Postby Paul E » Sat Sep 01, 2012 22:11 pm

Removed the spesh 90mm stem and fitted a deda 100mm to stretch myself out a bit more
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Sat Sep 01, 2012 23:23 pm

Had to reset the front RoadRacer guard after having a toe overlap moment when stopped at a zebra crossing. Trying to pull away with the guard folded double between crown and tyre wasn't easy. :oops:

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

Postby cjcp » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:42 pm

Despite being able to hold a house together, re-bonding the sole of my mtb shoe seems beyond "Forget Nails". Darn it.

I've had to put the trampolene on top of it to see if it will bond.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:44 pm

Did you try the gorilla glue I recommended?
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby cjcp » Sun Sep 02, 2012 14:10 pm

No, but I will now. Cheers.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Paul E » Mon Sep 03, 2012 07:11 am

Guards on, guards off
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