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rims/wheels and other advice needed
Have a Raleigh Detour 3.0 that has taken a beating this winter. Just want some advice before going to the LBS. Use: has 1100-1200 miles of 4 season utility and commute cycling. Some specs:
Hubs - Joytech Alloy 36h. Cassette - Shimano Megarange 7sp. Spokes - 14g stainless. Rims - Weinmann CN520, double wall, 36h, schrader valve. Tires - 700x40 and 700x35.
1) Suspension seat post has green grease coming out the bottom near the adjustment screw. Is this normal?
2) Front derailleur. Shimano C50. The tail of the cable broke off at the screw. The cable routes under the down tube, under the bottom bracket, then up to the derailleur but the bare cable lays against the kickstand mount plate. Accident waiting to happen? Any alternative to routing under the BB/ side of kickstand?
3) Rim wear indicator - does no ridge mean its still good or needs replaced? They should be compatible with above hardware (700x40, schrader, 36h). Would I be better off just getting new cheap wheels considering rim cost+new spokes+labor? Any recommendations less than say $150 since the bike was $350?