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

Postby itboffin » Sat May 04, 2019 20:20 pm

Very wise choice of gearing
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Asprilla » Sat May 04, 2019 20:35 pm

itboffin wrote:Very wise choice of gearing


Wasnt sure it would fit as it's on the limit of capacity and I use Q-rings. Had to really wind in the b screw.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Sun May 05, 2019 16:21 pm

Set up two more pairs of shoes i've had for a while, Bont & Giro

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Yeah I know messed up wonky knees mean my cleats are heavily angled, looks odd but feels fine on the bike.

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

Postby Wolfsbane2k » Mon May 06, 2019 21:58 pm

Clean and basic service of the diverge at 1800km in.
new chain, new brake pads, new rear tyre.
And realised that due to the way someone put the cables on the bike, I've got a rub spot on the brake cable clean through the outer right near the handlebar, meaning I've got to replace that soon too.
And the in line cable brake adjuster has been cross threaded on install, so my minor fettling over the last 4 months has completely strpped it bare of thread.

It' was a nice set of jagwire cables & adjusters too, damn it.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby Asprilla » Sun May 12, 2019 16:47 pm

Cervelo saddle clamp sorted.

Genesis front mech sorted. Brakes still squeaky.

Dolan not sorted yet; I crossed the cables at front as normal and put them in the guides for the internal routing. Turns out I didn't need to cross them but I'd already crimped them and removed the guides. Front shifter was connected to rear mech. New inners ordered.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby itboffin » Mon May 13, 2019 19:26 pm

did a chain swapping session, replacing the completely worn out winter bike chain with the one from my turbo then fitted a semi used to the turbo #recycling

Swapped 20mm layback seatpost for a 15mm and pushed the saddle forward as far as it will go, is it just me or is it really hard to get saddles level, i struggle on all my bikes with various 1 & 2 bolt seatposts
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby keef66 » Tue May 14, 2019 08:33 am

itboffin wrote:Swapped 20mm layback seatpost for a 15mm and pushed the saddle forward as far as it will go, is it just me or is it really hard to get saddles level, i struggle on all my bikes with various 1 & 2 bolt seatposts


I like the 2 bolt clamps with one in front and one behind the post. Those you can really fine tune by loosening one and tightening the other.

All the other designs I'd agree with you. With some even when you get them level they seem to slip once in use and end up pointing up or down. And my @rse seems to be ridiculously sensitive to saddle angle.

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

Postby greenamex2 » Thu May 16, 2019 13:13 pm

Replaced my rear wheel bearings with stainless steel ones.

Wheel doesn't wobble about half an inch now!

The standard DT Swiss ones lasted over 4000 miles. About 3000 miles longer than Shimano and Bontrager ones on my other bikes/wheels.

Actually only one REALLY needed replacing, did the rest whilst it was apart.

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

Postby MrKev83 » Thu May 16, 2019 15:41 pm

So....turns out cleaning the bike has benefits

I recently had a snapped chain which I swapped myself.....then....a random rubbing I couldn't work out where the hell it was coming from.....on cleaning it appears I routed the chain the wrong way through the tiny cogs at the back and it was dragging over a piece of metal....all re-routed, clean, lubed....quiet as it can be :? :lol:
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby greenamex2 » Mon May 20, 2019 09:29 am

MrKev83 wrote:So....turns out cleaning the bike has benefits

I recently had a snapped chain which I swapped myself.....then....a random rubbing I couldn't work out where the hell it was coming from.....on cleaning it appears I routed the chain the wrong way through the tiny cogs at the back and it was dragging over a piece of metal....all re-routed, clean, lubed....quiet as it can be :? :lol:


I did that...live and learn!

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

Postby greenamex2 » Mon May 20, 2019 09:30 am

greenamex2 wrote:Replaced my rear wheel bearings with stainless steel ones.

Wheel doesn't wobble about half an inch now!

The standard DT Swiss ones lasted over 4000 miles. About 3000 miles longer than Shimano and Bontrager ones on my other bikes/wheels.

Actually only one REALLY needed replacing, did the rest whilst it was apart.


And now the bike doesn't do a little jig when the rear wheel goes over a branch or large stone. And all those noises I was blaming on the bottom bracket have disappeared!

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

Postby roger merriman » Wed May 22, 2019 06:46 am

shifting started to go south recently, narrowed it down, to the Jokey wheels which had huge movement, I think they have done 9k.

After a bit around the houses finding some in stock, fitted and shifting is back to normal.

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

Postby keef66 » Fri May 24, 2019 12:25 pm

Fitted massive 11-36 9 speed MTB cassette and rear mech to winter bike. And a new, longer chain. That's with a 46/36 CX chainset. Might be a bit gappy but it should winch my geriatric @rse up just about anything.

Indexing sorted after unwinding both limit screws quite a bit. Out of the box it only reached the middle 5 sprockets; is that a consequence of using a MTB mech on a road bike? And I still have a mystery extra click on my 9 speed shifters. Hope that doesn't mean they are on their way out...

Is there a market for a well used 9 speed 12-27 Tiagra cassette and 4500 rear mech, or should I just chuck them in the recycling? I bought them used and now they are very. Think it's bin time.

While the rear wheel was out I noticed the tread on the 25mm GP4S tyre was disintegrating and down to the carcass in places, so that went in the bin. Briefly fitted a 28mm replacement, and established I can't run 28s and mudguards. Not if I want the wheel to go round anyway. Took it off again and fitted one of the bargain £10 25mm Rubino Pros I snapped up a few weeks ago.

That's me sorted for my next wet, hilly ride!

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

Postby itboffin » Fri May 24, 2019 14:29 pm

Right someone must know, where are the holes on the Garmin 820 for the barometric altimeter, surely not the four holes on the mount?
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby redvee » Sat May 25, 2019 01:21 am

itboffin wrote: not the four holes on the mount?


Those are for the beeps but it wouldn't surprise me if one is used for the altimeter too.

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

Postby redvee » Sat May 25, 2019 01:21 am

itboffin wrote: not the four holes on the mount?


Those are for the beeps but it wouldn't surprise me if one is used for the altimeter too.

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

Postby Veronese68 » Tue May 28, 2019 13:10 pm

Lots of fettling over the last week or two.
Bottom bracket was shagged on the Kinesis so I stripped it down to sort it and found lots of crunchy bubbly paint at the bottom of the downtube. Wound up completely stripping the bike and painting it's lower sections. New bottom bracket fitted and also upgraded to the full hydraulic 685 set up I bought in October. A good result that it was sold as being a continental set up but the levers were not connected to the hoses so it was the same as if it had been a UK set up, just connect lever from one bag to caliper from the other. Also new Ultegra rear mech and cassette as I'm now on 11 speed. This has all resulted in the bars dropping about an inch as the Parabox is no more. Now have a lovely smooth running bike without flaky paint. I can ignore the colour mismatch.
Also been rebuilding the weird Giant CFr I was given. The freehub wasn't behaving so currently have that in bits to free off the pawls. Bearings have just arrived so that can go back together. I seem to have 950 or so extra 1/8" balls if anyone finds themselves in need. Thought I'd ordered a pack of 200 but have received 1000. A friend asked me to look at his bikes as it was skipping gears. Lubing the chain fixed that but the steering was horrible. The headset was so tight you had to push the bars to straighten up after a turn. Now sorted that as well. I'm worried it came from Halfrauds like that as he wouldn't have tightened it. Haven't seen him since he dropped it of to check.
Just need to finish getting bits for the old Chesini frame and then build my bamboo frame. Oh, and buy a frame and rebuild the lad's MTB as he managed to break the downtube on his. Plenty to keep me busy for a while then.

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

Postby keef66 » Tue May 28, 2019 13:25 pm

^ my Kinesis is losing paint around the BB and inside the chainstays. It's the point where the rear mudguard attaches and it's a proper trap for road crap. In winter it gets packed with salty grit, and I suspect the movement of the guard is just grinding through the paint and setting up corrosion which then eats its way further and further under the paint.

If I hadn't just rendered the carbon bike temporarily useless I'd be doing the same as you.

I have some little wire brushes for the Dremel and a can of etching primer ready to go.

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

Postby TGOTB » Tue May 28, 2019 14:34 pm

keef66 wrote:^ my Kinesis is losing paint around the BB and inside the chainstays.

My Kinesis is about the same age as Veronese's, but the area around the bottom bracket is protected by a thick layer of oily-looking black grime. This hasn't been disturbed for years, and since oil repels water I'm confident that the paint underneath will be pristine.

My BB is making all sorts of clicky noises, but experience tells me that the noise is almost certainly coming from some other part of the bike, so I can't be bothered to do anything about it.
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Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu May 30, 2019 09:13 am

Full build of a Genesis Datum, stole most of the bits from the Pinnacle to put on it. First ride this morning - very nice indeed, except I'm not keen on the Clement Strada USH tyres, seem a bit draggy and hard to get rolling.

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