What you done t' your bike today

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by frogatthefarriers » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:50 pm

Fitted the replacement L/H shifter kindly supplied by Gallowayboy of this parish. Ta very much Murray :-bd
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Mart » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:44 am

Fitted the lovely King Cage I got from Keep Pedalling - :cool:
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 am

Discovered that what I thought was a broken pedal was actually 'just' the pedal stripping out the thread on the crank. Drive side too so probably need new cranks for the mountain bike.

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by middleagedmadness » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:53 am

Fitted a new bottom bracket to the longitude after noticing a massive clunk and 3-5 mm play on the way back from meeting para mart the other day

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01 pm

Had the bromnie on the stand to true the front wheel after some idiot ran it over, luckily I ....errr....he pulled away slowly so just a tweaked front rim . 10 minutes and good as new. Knew the wheel building practice would come in handy :-bd

Also cleaned the rims and aligned the pads, not had to do that for some time.
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by whitestone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Replaced the gear cables on Cath's road bike. All was going well until I needed to tape the cable outers to the handlebars - could I find my roll of electrical tape? Could I ****!

Down to the hardware store in the village to grab a couple of rolls of same (75p per roll :wink: ) only to find on the way back up the hill that the indexing on my winter bike's gearing was out. So once I'd sorted Cath's gears I had that to do :roll:
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:20 am

Managed to get all 4 wires run through without removing the (sleeve specifically cos without that it'd been less faffy) pressed BB...

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Lazarus » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:59 am

Commuter love - its had some abuse over the years

New bar tape
New dynamo hub - building wheel this weekend
New dynamo light
Replace entire drive chain - well chainrings and casette
Replaced all gear and brake cables
Fettled with mudguards to make them perfect- they were not rubbing anyway
Fitted frame bag for additional winter tat I will carry on the commute

Mud hugger on the SS

Basically got ready for winter.

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by PaulE » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:36 pm

Mud tyres onto the mountain bike just now.

Commuter/gravel/cx bike will hopefully be getting a clean, oil, sort the rattling internal cables and mudguard fitting later this weekend.

As Lazarus' post said, getting ready for winter!
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by FLV » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:12 pm

Another one winterising.

Full mudgaurds on the b road bike. My first proper set. Took a fair bit of fettling.

Need a big rear gaurd for the mtb too

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:43 pm

Located wintertime Stanton Sherpa from back of shed and inserted following parts from summertime Spesh Camber;

Pikes
Brake mounts
Wheels
Cassette
Dropper post
Saddle
Pedals
Chain

Things left to fettle:

Tyres
Brakes
Dropper post
Levers
Mech

Then bring on the muddy funsters!

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Trackthighs » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:52 pm

Tightened the head stock, adjusted the pedal spring tension.....
The ripped a 2 (large) Dyna plug hole in my new Gravel kings!!!🤬

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Thisisnotaspoon » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:12 pm

Finally got arround to changing the sealent on my road bikes tyres. Given up on OKO and splashed out on stans race and so far its so much better!

Putolined all my chains too.

Still to do:
Re tension the cross bikes wheels
Change sealent in the mtb's
Fit new cross tyres
Buy fat bike fork and build the frame thats been in its box for 3 years!

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Ian » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am

Related to the winterising theme, I built up
a dynamo front wheel for the commuter last night. I got Roger Musson’s wheel building guide a while back and followed it to the letter - pleased with the result, but I’ve not ridden on it yet :???:

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by sean_iow » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:40 am

Ian wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am
I got Roger Musson’s wheel building guide a while back and followed it to the letter - pleased with the result, but I’ve not ridden on it yet :???:
I'm self taught from Musson's book and all the wheels I've built have never needed touching once finished. Occasionally I'll give the spokes a pluck to listen to the tone to check the tension and they are all still even :smile: I'd say if you've followed the book exactly you can't fail to end up with a good wheel.

As to my bike, I've fitted new tyres, changed the bb bearings and freehub bearings, swapped the saddle back to the Brooks, fitted new brake pads front and rear (ready for the descent you've warned us of) and changed the gear ratio ready for the climbs.

I normally run 34/18 and for last years BB300 I dropped it to 34/20. In my mind I think this will make it effortless to ride. Went on a quick 4 mile ride from home to bed the pads in, there's a 16% descent near me that's just right for some hard stops. When I turned to ride back up I was disappointed that even with the lower gear it still required some effort to get up, this happens every time I change the ratio so you'd think I'd have worked out by now that it's just 2 more teeth on a cog, not a motor :lol:
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Ian » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Single speed ratios are a funny thing; fit a lighter gear and it seems just as hard, but you go slower :???:
32:19 was always my choice for Wales, loaded or otherwise- didn’t seem to make any difference.

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by sean_iow » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:35 pm

Ian wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:35 pm
32:19 was always my choice for Wales
I'd seen that on one of your BB200 write-ups which is how I arrived at 34/20 last year, was just right so thank-you for that :smile: 34/20 is just under 1% higher than 32/19. 19t and 20t surley cogs are the same price but 34t oval chainring were £10 cheaper than 32t. I thought I'd suffer the higher gear to save that :grin:

I assume the 32t is more expensive as that's the most popular size when used with 1x10 setups.
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Moder-dye » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:16 pm

Fitted a redshift shock stop stem (30degree one) to my genesis vapour in an attempt to manage my poor old wrists (osteoarthritis). 38mm gravel kings and new pads too.

Felt pretty good on a quick spin around the village and bits of rough track. Time will tell...

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by ssnowman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:43 pm

Swapped the Bluto forks for some rigid ones on my fatbike and saved 1kg :grin:
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:55 pm

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by mje25 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:43 pm

A new chain and jockey wheels for me ready for next weekend!

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by gallowayboy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:17 pm

My first solo lowers service (always relied on more competent support, don't know why but forks make me nervous) - pepped up my 6 month old McQueen hlr from the Sherpa. Remarkably clean wipers after a hard last couple of months in the calderdale glaur.
Hey frog at 'farriers, just seen your post, hope the shifter is good!

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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:21 pm

Handed my notice in today from my current crane hire employer. which it too far and unsafe to do a regular cycle commute. I did it about 5 times all year this year

My new crane hire company that I'm moving to shortly is 3.5 miles away and is only 4 to 5 minutes slower to ride to rather than drive to.

It's going to save me £40 to £50 in fuel a month and get me back on the bike much more often on canal paths and cycle ways. plus it's 4 more days holiday each year :-bd
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:45 pm

Fitted a carbon bar I had lying around in the garage to the fatbike. Mostly still trying hand positions etc before deciding whether or not I want Loops again. Should be a bit less cold in the winter and shaved another 90g off the weight. With that and tubeless, I've shed almost 900g now. Total weight is now down to 13.25kg (29.2 lbs.) with the carbon forks.
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Re: What you done t' your bike today

Post by Mart » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Finally admitted that Summer is over so Mudguards are back on
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