What did you do with your bike(s) today?

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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:57 pm

Haven't done it today but over the weekend, I intend taking a dremel to a set of 105 compact cranks to make the outer Rotor Q chainring fit. :wink:

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Postby RobertL » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 am

I fixed a noise.

I had developed a gentle "ticking" sound. It was sort of metallic, but very tinny. It was clearly audible to a guy I was riding with last week. We eventually worked out that it happened both while I was pedaling and coasting, and the noise was once per wheel rotation.

I was worried because I have brand new wheels, and I hoped that there was no problem with them. My riding buddy thought that it may have been a bearing, but I thought that it was a bit too tinny for that.

It didn't happen when I stopped and spun the wheels by hand - only while there was some weight on them.

Anyway, I had a good look over it and it turned out to be the brake blocks. The rear brake blocks were sitting a bit too high on the rim, and one was just catching the tyre in one spot as the wheel rotated. I think that the brake blocks were a bit too high because of the swapping over to the new wheels, and the rim/brake block/tyre being slightly differently placed.

I'm still not sure why the sound would be thin and metallic when this happened. I can only guess that it was because the noise was coming from the caliper itself as things flexed slightly.
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Postby IamGroot » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:26 am

I rode one of my 3 to take the Mr Leo Bull Terrier to the Vet.
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Postby Mububban » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:20 am

Built this and rode over it with my old MTB :mrgreen:




Also removed the rack and put the knobblies back on my MTB after filming the above, then disassembled an old steel folding bike my wife scrounged up and is hoping to make rideable. Cleaned a beach full of sand out of the chain and wiped years of muck off the chain and crank too.
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Postby recumbenteer » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:21 am

made sure the brakes work..... :mrgreen:

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Postby foo on patrol » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 am

Indicators are an optional thing to use, didn't ya know that! :roll: :shock:

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Postby andrewjcw » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:09 am

Damn that could have been bad if it was just a second or two different. Obviously the driver did basically everything wrong but I can imagine him missing you in a rear mirror check where he would see most vehicles. Must have needed a change of undies after that.

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Postby g-boaf » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:36 pm

recumbenteer wrote:made sure the brakes work..... :mrgreen:



I know where that is too. Of course the authorities would suggest that you should have a bell and a helmet. (end sarcasm mode)

That was very, very close. I'd be sending that off to the Police. Even worse that you have to use that diversion still because of the obstacles they've added at the railway crossing.

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Postby biker jk » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:59 pm

andrewjcw wrote:Damn that could have been bad if it was just a second or two different. Obviously the driver did basically everything wrong but I can imagine him missing you in a rear mirror check where he would see most vehicles. Must have needed a change of undies after that.


The driver didn't look left before making the right turn otherwise how could they not know there was another vehicle behind them?

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Postby g-boaf » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:10 pm

Found the source of annoying creaking sound - it was the pedal bearings.

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Postby recumbenteer » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 pm

andrewjcw wrote:Damn that could have been bad if it was just a second or two different. Obviously the driver did basically everything wrong but I can imagine him missing you in a rear mirror check where he would see most vehicles. Must have needed a change of undies after that.



Yeh, I'm aware I'm on the "down low".... I try to position myself where I can see the driver's face in THEIR mirrors.... therefore they "should" be able to SEE me...

and with 35yrs motorcycling experience, my "Spidey-senses" are always at 10/10.

I was fully expecting a "right cross" ... I was watching the front tyres of the car, & went "full defensive mode" as soon as they started to move to the right....


and yep, I hope a change of undies were required..... they WILL look next time
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby redsonic » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:28 pm

recumbenteer wrote:and yep, I hope a change of undies were required..... they WILL look next time


I think it was your undies andrew was referring to!!

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Postby g-boaf » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:18 am

Swapped wheels over, chain rings, etc.

The realised I need a SRAM medium cage rear derailleur- at nearly $800. Grrr.

I will be selling the existing derailleur.

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Postby recumbenteer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:26 pm

redsonic wrote:
recumbenteer wrote:and yep, I hope a change of undies were required..... they WILL look next time


I think it was your undies andrew was referring to!!


Mine were fine.... LOL
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