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  1. skin flute

    clickling from the rear wheel....BAFFLED.

    Thanks for the advice Peter. I switched the skewer but nothing changed. Also, the rim seems to be intact. I suspect this has something to do with spoke tension. I thought maybe there was a pin rolling around in the rim itself from the manufacturing process, but if that was the case it would...
  2. skin flute

    clickling from the rear wheel....BAFFLED.

    Context: Brand new Ultegra hub laced to a Mavic Open Pro rim, approximatly 700km put on it since purchase. Haven't crashed the bike, dropped it, or damaged it in anyway since buying it. 2 weeks ago I noticed a clicking noise coming from my rear wheel. It becomes a constant whenever I'm on the...
  3. skin flute

    front derailleur not shifting properly

    that's the weird thing--this bike is brand new. i got it just over a week ago and have maybe put over 100 k on it so far. i expect cables to stretch and such but not that quickly. regarding ultegra year: i imagine 2005? i had the bike built up new so i just assumed they'd give me the latest...
  4. skin flute

    front derailleur not shifting properly

    question: my front derailleur--ultegra 9 speed--is not shifting to the large chainring properly. it's capable of pushing the chain up to the big ring, but the cage doesn't extend far enough to provide proper clearance between the cage and the chain. i thought maybe it was an issue with the...
  5. skin flute

    fixed

    agreed. i know some guys here that ride track bikes in the snow--something i myself will never do--but riding in the rain is cool, just gotta go slower. i slammed pretty hard earlier in january when i hit a patch of ice. however, that had nothing to do with going brakeless--rather because i'm...
  6. skin flute

    fixed

    i ride brakeless in downtown toronto traffic on a daily basis. as mentioned before, it forces you to be aware of your surroundings at all times...something a freewheel equipped bicycle certainly doesn't encourage. i see commuters blowing by parked cars with less than a foot between themselves...