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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes: Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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If it has anything other than disc brakes wheel size has to be close to correct or the brakes would not work unless it has been fitted with very long reach caliper brakes or the frame has been modified by a frame builder to relocate brake bosses.
Another thing that can lead to easy pedal dragging is some old very wide pedals such as the "counterbalanced" pedals of the 1970s or so. Combine those with much narrower than originally fitted tires and you have a recipe for pedal drag. I just bought an old Nishiki with counterbalanced pedals still installed.
Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro
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