Tag Archives: Shimano

Deore wheels.

Light snow, 2°C, North wind 12, You have to trust your wheels. The rim years the most and that’s where failure is most likely. The braking surface becomes thin with years of braking. Once thin, the surface can fracture- I … Continue reading

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2012 summary

7°C, clear, cold wind from sea. Cycling: ~4,409 miles. Kona fixed gear– 984 miles, Arrow 16 speed (Shimano)-2,220 miles. Racelite 16 (campy)- 1,225 miles. Fewer miles than I hoped for due to several problems- more rain than usual, more hiking, work … Continue reading

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It wasn’t supposed to take this long

10°C, heavy showers & sun Nearly four hours fixing the bike. Changed the rear wheel bearing cones (and balls); new chain and new freehub. The rear axle still runs with a sticky spot- perhaps the axle itself is bent slightly. … Continue reading

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