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Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:37 am
by gorilla monsoon
Out for a ride t'other day after the bike had its jillion dollar, six-monthly service, and heard a strange metallic scraping sound from somewhere around the chainrings/bottom bracket area.

Stopped pedalling, noise went away. Started pedalling, noise came back.

Next day, same thing. Thought I better ring the repair shop and make a big noise about how useless they were for not finding and fixing the problem, etc, etc.

Before making the call though I put the bike on the stand and turned the pedals by hand. No noise. Faster. No noise. So I sat quietly with a cup of coffee and looked at the bike while thinking about what I was dealing with.

Finished the coffee, went to the tool shelf, grabbed the sewing machine oil, put a drop on the pedal clip-in mechanisms and then rubbed a drop of oil over the cleats.

Next day? No noise. Sometimes the fix just takes a bit of lateral thinking.

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:04 am
by fat and old
The same sex marriage vote is about to be closed, and you come up with this thread title??? I choose to be offended!!!!

:lol: :lol:

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:32 am
by Mububban
When I give my bike it's semi-regular wash and drivetrain clean, I put a small spray of oil onto my pedals for the same reason :)

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 am
by queequeg
Had the same thing...clicking noise when pedalling, sounded like a creaking bottom bracket.

Nope...mechanic sprayed teflon on the metal plates on my spd-sl pedals, and the clicking vanished!

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:03 am
by gorilla monsoon
fat and old wrote:The same sex marriage vote is about to be closed, and you come up with this thread title??? I choose to be offended!!!!

:lol: :lol:


Your mind, sir, is in the gutter. :D
I was in pursuit of the approved Aussie vernacular.
I am offended that you are offended.

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:58 am
by Arbuckle23
gorilla monsoon wrote:I am offended that you are offended.


:lol: :D

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 am
by RonK
gorilla monsoon wrote:
fat and old wrote:The same sex marriage vote is about to be closed, and you come up with this thread title??? I choose to be offended!!!!

:lol: :lol:


Your mind, sir, is in the gutter. :D
I was in pursuit of the approved Aussie vernacular.
I am offended that you are offended.

It is rather odd that we still unthinkingly use this expression.

The prospect of GM being buggered is not one I really want to contemplate. :lol:

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:07 pm
by gorilla monsoon
Ron K, see me on a Sunday morning after a long ride and the final 1km uphill run to my back gate and you will know the meaning of the word as I (and the Oxford Dictionary of English) expressed it, not the derogatory form you apparently are hinting at.

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:19 pm
by tcdev
gorilla monsoon wrote:Before making the call though I put the bike on the stand and turned the pedals by hand. No noise. Faster. No noise. So I sat quietly with a cup of coffee and looked at the bike while thinking about what I was dealing with.

I thought you were going to say it was your knee! :shock:

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 pm
by Dreams V Reallity
I really want to make a (sensible/relevant) reply, but I couldn't be b b b b bothered.

Re: Well I'll be buggered....

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:38 pm
by gorilla monsoon
tcdev wrote:
gorilla monsoon wrote:Before making the call though I put the bike on the stand and turned the pedals by hand. No noise. Faster. No noise. So I sat quietly with a cup of coffee and looked at the bike while thinking about what I was dealing with.

I thought you were going to say it was your knee! :shock:


No, my knee clicks.