had the bike a while and love it.....

1 Has anyone got the pantour hub setting to 5 (or 1, they're not numbered but i mean the setting with the most 'give' in suspension). I'm at 4 , if i put it on the last setting i risk the brake pads hitting the tyre. 4's ok, just wondered if i was doing anything dumb and if its worth trying to pursue an extra couple of mm of suspension.

2 Someone mentioned that they regularly tightened the front wheel spokes to the correct tension. How do you do this? Any links/pics that will help, or is it wise to take it into the bike shop.