Quick bike questions from a newbie
OK, a while ago I started a thread asking some questions about a bike and some mods to the bike. Here's the original thread:
Anyway, I just got the bike back from the shop. The installed the two sets of levers, changed the cable brake cable housings, trued the rims, taped the bar, and replaced the front rim that I bent in a crash. The only part of the repairs that I'm concerned with is the front wheel. It seems to be a good 1/4" wider than the back wheel. Am I going to be losing a bunch of performance with this? Why did the shop put something on that was wider? They even had to special order the rim.
Also, when using the front brakes there is a screeching sound that wasn't there before. Is this normal with a new rim? Does it just need to break in? The brake pads didn't screech with the old rim.