snow melted, time to fix whatever isn't quite right after sitting her in a shed all winter. first things first:
rear brake on disc brakes...got the pads re-adjusted, but the cable housing is pulling out of the brake lever up front. it's probably about half an inch of movement, but it's making the brake handle feel squishy. How do i solve that?
secondly: rear deraillure (sp) will move small to big fine, but either hangs for a second or needs an extra half shift to go big to small. Cable seems fine, how do i adjust this to fix?
The cassette and chain rings are showing a bit of corrosion, apparently i didn't get them as clean as i thought i had. Both are shimano components. Does anyone know of a jury rigged tool to get the cassette off so i can soak and clean it?
post-finally: this is the nub question to top all the above: At what points does the brake assembly and rear/front deraillure need lubricant, if any?
thanks in advance, o helpful mechanic sages...