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

Postby Paul E » Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:54 pm

meanredspider wrote:New Superstars BB7 organic pads for the front of the Volagi. Superstars pads have worked really well on the Cube Reaction so I thought I'd try them on the V. The delivery from Superstars is fantastic - ordered Friday - arrived Sat am - all for a fraction of the price of Avid pads from the big boys. As mentioned elsewhere, also coated the V in anti-dirt polish. Also tweaked the rear mudguard.


I used to use those pads on my mtb as they worked a treat, still got a set somewhere I never got around to using.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Bobbygloss » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:10 am

Fitted new external BB, Tiagra chainset and new pedals to the road bike, and Koolstop salmon pads.
New chain, cassette, BB, and jockey wheels on the MTB, plus an unfinished investigation of why my last set of brake pads wore out in 150 miles.

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

Postby spasypaddy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:35 am

UndercoverElephant wrote:Snowflake lacing? Ideal for a winter trainer, I guess.

haha well spotted, best wheels ive ever had in all fairness

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

Postby Asprilla » Sun Dec 02, 2012 20:54 pm

Not technically fettling but I went through the moving boxes marked 'garage drawers and cupboards' and have sorted out all my bike tools, consumables and parts, and transferee them into a nice new red wheelie storaged container and multi-drawer tool chest.

Everything else was shoved back in a box and dumped in the corner.

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

Postby mudcovered » Sun Dec 02, 2012 21:05 pm

Fitted new STIs to my Jake after shredding the left shifter by overshifting it. :( Cant believe how much tidier the under tape routing of the new 105 shifters is compared to the old. Not to mention significantly improved shifting.

Now to see if I can resurrect the left shifter and sell the old ones second hand.

Its also the first time my bikes have been clean since April I think. That will last until the first time I use them. :cry:

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

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:11 pm

A simple task: change a BB and crankset.

First, drive side pedal would not come off the old crankset. And I tried a LOT of force on it. To the point of thinking I was about to twist the hex bit with the torque wrench. So removed crankset and left WD40 to go to work on the threads.

Got old BB out. All going swimmingly.

Look at new BB. Nothing to say which is drive side. Hmm. Maybe they are interchangeable. Took about 25 mins to get one cup in. All my weight on the tool. Quarter turn, reset. Very odd.

Same on the other side, except it wasn't going all the way in. Very very odd.

Remove the cups and examine the threads. I noticed that i have completely destroyed the red anodised finish around the teeth indents on the cups. Wrecked. This thing was brand new an hour ago and now looks like I've used a hammer and chisel to get it in.

Then I notice the very small L and R on the cups. A clue? Yes. They go in by hand if you put them in the correct side. Score one for the clarity of Campy and SRAM, which say helpful things like "Drive side".

But still I can't get the second cup all the way in. Much cursing and swearing until I remove them and look at the sleeve. Ah. 73mm. MTB sized. No ******* good to me. I should send the whole BB back to the ebayer seller who listed it as 68mm. Except I've destroyed it. Bollox.

Then try using the sleeve from the old Shim BB. At last, the BB goes in! Oh. The crankset won't go through the BB though. Feckity feck feck.

ETA: not to be defeated so easily, I took the NDS cup off, ran the crankset through the DS cup, and then mounted the NDS cup. Bingo! It looked like all I had to do now was mount the NDS crankarm. Better just see how freely this puppy moves first though. Gave the DS crankarm a spin - well, tried to, because the bastard thing was jammed solid on my Heath Robinson BB invention. ars*, muthaf****er, shiteballs, c***ing f***er, etc...

Give up in utter disgust at the total failure and put the Shim stuff back on the bike.

The good news is that the WD40 did the trick.

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

Postby UndercoverElephant » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:23 pm

Some posts make me feel like a real bike mechanic. G66, I salute you.

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

Postby Initialised » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:46 pm

After 23 mile of snow on and off road the bike was filthy, front and rear brakes and guards covered in snow. Good clean and lube and it gets to sleep in the house tonight to dry off.

Also had to adjust the front brake a little.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby rubertoe » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:40 pm

New wheels on the focus - Mavic CXP S rims on XT Hubs, so that meant changing over the rotors and fitting the gatorskins from the Carrera (while I await delivery of the GP 4 seasons), New Tiagra cassette fitted for the winter sludge.

All in all happy with the progress and the wheels are great.

Changed the Marathon Pluses from the now spare wheels for the Racing Ralphs that I had lying around, wheels awaiting new rotors and another Tiagra Cassette.

Marathon pluses on the Carrera.

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

Postby vermin » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:45 pm

Replaced the 25 year-old solid plastic brake pads on the chrome wheeled Pug with some new salmon ones. Nearly went over the handlebars the first time I applied them this morning! Looking forward to trying them in the wet soon.

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

Postby Blandiblub » Thu Dec 06, 2012 13:21 pm

A very minor thing but given I haven't been riding 'properly' for long, not since I was arsing about as a kid and got my Dad to do servicing, but I'm very pleased I finally got around to changing my brake pads. The rears were really low (lots of movement on the lever - v-brakes).

Bought the wrong thing at first but have now fitted some red Kool Stop pads to replace the stock ones that came with the bike. Had to adjust a few things though - hoping for a straight swap - as one side was rubbing on the rim. Looked up about 'centering' and adjusted the little screw accordingly.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Koncordski » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:06 pm

Spent a productive saturday stripping down the Genesis SS. Mismatched brakes removed a replaced with a shiny set of 105 Calipers with Kool Stop pads. Changed the bent 52 tooth chainring for a proper SS 48 tooth ring in black from Velosolo. Fitted the new shimano freewheel to replace the about-to-explode dicta one that was on there. And finally, flipped the stem so my back doesn't go into spasm after five miles, gave it all a good clean, admired my handiwork with a beer, showed the other half and got a bollocking for doing all the said work on the kitchen table. :roll:
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:02 pm

fitted the Marathon plus tyres to the Felt and adjusted the disc brakes. By God they stop the bike on a sixpence now.

I read that fitting the Marathons would be a 'mare but really they seemed remarkably easy. Quick adjustment of the 'guards to give more room and the jobs a good 'un.

Also cleaned the seriously mucky chain. I need to wipe it down BEFORE running the chain cleaner through. All shiny and silver again.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby roger merriman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:05 pm

Bike had flat tire on Sunday so took the car in, just pumped the blighter up and so far is holding......

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

Postby EKE_38BPM » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:05 pm

All new cables and outers for my road bike. I really love my third hand tool.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby jomoj » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:10 pm

Major fettle to the winter / cx bike complete as follows:

Toothbrush level clean & detail
Fitted new
- Lower Headset bearing (Integrated 1 1/8th from Superstar)
- Rear brake pads & cable - Ashima
- KMC Chain, Tiagra 9spd cassette and inner middleburn chainring

Fitted hand-me-down-from-the-posh-bike-or-spares-box
- GXP Bottom Bracket
- jockey wheel from an old XT mech
- 105 left hand brake lever
- vintage 105 front mech
Trued rear wheel
lubed cables and pivots

Basically it feels and looks almost like a new bike, just in time to get absolutely filthy.
Oh well.

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

Postby roger merriman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 15:49 pm

roger merriman wrote:Bike had flat tire on Sunday so took the car in, just pumped the blighter up and so far is holding......


Fool!

after fully waking up so much glass all very tiny but had cut right though in a few places and in some was still embended every turn and winkel got more and more, and it clearly had been cut and sratched to bits so i binned the tire and got a new one, plus since it was my street that I missed the glass or rather didn't! I sat out side picking up bits of glass amazing how many shards i managed to pick up with a dust pan....

and waiting for local shop to true the front wheel that I noticed was out.

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

Postby redvee » Fri Dec 21, 2012 23:56 pm

Replaced the BB in my SS, have to replace the freewheel also but a pub got in the way and sleep is needed before more fettling.

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

Postby redvee » Sun Dec 23, 2012 00:11 am

The Shimano freewheel wasn't replaced, just lubed as it was bone dry inside. Opened it up and lubed it with thick chain lube.

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

Postby DJFish » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:40 pm

Fitted new mudguards yesterday and this morning I fixed my first puncture in about 20 years, fortunately it happened as I got into work so I was able to repair it in relative comfort.


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