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  • Ooooh eck

    No one wants a spring based fettle. They are a right nuisance.
    Originally posted by coiler
    the trails is where life flows best
    Originally posted by coiler
    Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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    • You need one of these TBH



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      • Originally posted by coiler View Post
        NEVER



        NEVER


        NEVER


        NEVER


        Take apart an X7 shifter, especially if it has a gear selection window!

        NOT ENDORSED FETTLERY


        The spring alone was a large blackhole of minutes deciding where it should go after it flew out when I popped the cover then getting it to stay in place once retensioned, I can't begin to describe...











        An hour later of head against wall, tis fixed! missus bike ready to roll, nearly


        Originally posted by {SAS}TB
        Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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        • Lol at that shifter, shimano wouldn't errrrrr be that awkward
          Originally posted by jointhedotz
          I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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          • tbf i wouldn't open one. few squirts of gt85 and clicking it should clear out any gunk, then add a drop of lube. x7 would be cheap enough to replace anyway
            Originally posted by {SAS}TB
            Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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            • #fettlement story ahoy



              Missus bike did a SAS [TB] on a cracking ride last year, picnic in bag, mid summer, dust everywhere, blue skies, gentle cooling breeze, 30 mins in, 5 miles from the picnic spot, pootling along, rear mech decided to self implode

              It was one of those SIS rear mechs, with the huge red plastic jockey wheel, standard on her Halfords bike, (yes halfords bike!!!) She was in large cog up front, and went to large cog out back, instead of dropping to middle cog up front for easier peddling, either halfords cut the chain too short, or the rubbish cheap mech couldn't take the chain line/torque/stretch. BANG. CRUNCH. FFS.

              Wish i'd have taken a pic at the time, but mech was mangled, hangar bent over, chain tangled everywhere, shifter unresponsive

              Trail surgery, no powerlink, so split the chain, bent the hangar best I could using mech as lever, untensioned cable and reset, un tangled chain, re joined, chain skipping over middle two cogs and shifter not working, h+l screwed it and ziptie'd the hell out of it, enough to get one gear, very noisily like, but got home in limp mode, mix of light peddling and rolling a lot.

              Only just now has the missus put an RMA request in for me to repair said bike, she wants some spring trail action (i blame cruciate for his valentines ride and me showing missus the strava goodness) So after some halfords hanger procurement faff, swanky X7 mech is fitted from me old hardtail, my old wheels fitting to give her 9 speed not 7 and epic 16 year old Mavic/STX hoops/hubs still rolling true, and half working x7 trigger shifter which was jammed now repaired (Saved 20-30 on new shifter)

              Need to cut and fit wipperman chain tonight i've got spare, and tune the gears, then finally fix the brakes, V-brakes OH LAWD!
              Originally posted by Aaron
              I want those sweet cherries

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              • V brakes over cable discs any day!
                Originally posted by jointhedotz
                I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                  #fettlement story ahoy



                  Missus bike did a SAS [TB] on a cracking ride last year, picnic in bag, mid summer, dust everywhere, blue skies, gentle cooling breeze, 30 mins in, 5 miles from the picnic spot, pootling along, rear mech decided to self implode

                  It was one of those SIS rear mechs, with the huge red plastic jockey wheel, standard on her Halfords bike, (yes halfords bike!!!) She was in large cog up front, and went to large cog out back, instead of dropping to middle cog up front for easier peddling, either halfords cut the chain too short, or the rubbish cheap mech couldn't take the chain line/torque/stretch. BANG. CRUNCH. FFS.

                  Wish i'd have taken a pic at the time, but mech was mangled, hangar bent over, chain tangled everywhere, shifter unresponsive

                  Trail surgery, no powerlink, so split the chain, bent the hangar best I could using mech as lever, untensioned cable and reset, un tangled chain, re joined, chain skipping over middle two cogs and shifter not working, h+l screwed it and ziptie'd the hell out of it, enough to get one gear, very noisily like, but got home in limp mode, mix of light peddling and rolling a lot.

                  Only just now has the missus put an RMA request in for me to repair said bike, she wants some spring trail action (i blame cruciate for his valentines ride and me showing missus the strava goodness) So after some halfords hanger procurement faff, swanky X7 mech is fitted from me old hardtail, my old wheels fitting to give her 9 speed not 7 and epic 16 year old Mavic/STX hoops/hubs still rolling true, and half working x7 trigger shifter which was jammed now repaired (Saved 20-30 on new shifter)

                  Need to cut and fit wipperman chain tonight i've got spare, and tune the gears, then finally fix the brakes, V-brakes OH LAWD!
                  I understood about 6% of that. I now understand how non-techies must feel.

                  (I'm just here to appreciate the double entendres).

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                  • That's how I feel when there is talk of networking/programming
                    Originally posted by jointhedotz
                    I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                    • Originally posted by Chaz View Post
                      V brakes over cable discs any day!
                      Originally posted by coiler
                      He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
                      Originally posted by BigIan88
                      turn off that sexy nonsense
                      Originally posted by Salad Soup
                      turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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                      • Cable discs 100% haram, unforgivable in times if 40 spankers acera hydro sets.

                        See yourself out
                        Originally posted by jointhedotz
                        I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                        • Originally posted by Chaz View Post
                          Cable discs 100% haram, unforgivable in times if 40 spankers acera hydro sets.

                          See yourself out


                          http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/s.../rp-prod129564
                          Originally posted by {SAS}TB
                          Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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                          • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                            #fettlement story ......!
                            Even more reason for spares and tools on every ride
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                            • Did you like the "Missus bike did a SAS [TB] on a cracking ride last year" bit

                              I've put my spare Santa Cruz hangar in my pack now, definite essential
                              Originally posted by Aaron
                              I want those sweet cherries

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                              • Vbrakes > cable discs for sure.

                                Can easy do an endo on the hardtail V's, lots of insta stopping power, went OTB several times (comedy slowmo style) 16 years back when first got the bike and wasn't used to V power
                                Originally posted by Aaron
                                I want those sweet cherries

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