So i've stared seeing quite a few Specialized Langsters here in DC but have yet to run into another Special Ed Angst
anyhoo. thought i learned how to skid the other day. i was excited for a split second when the pedals weren't moving forward but then i went to pedal down and the bike didn't go anywhere. thats right, ring and cog slipped. didn't have any tools so i went to the lbs a block away (who installed the cog and ring, but not where i purchased the bike). anyway, they tighten it and i go around the block and it slips again. he tightens it again, i go around the block again and it still slipping. hub is stripped. mech recommends i go to original store and request new wheel and if they give me a hassle then come back and they'll see what they can do. so orginial store says "we'd order another wheel from specialized but the same thing is going to happen. you're not supposed to try to back pedal or skid. we'd recommend you upgrade your tires to this $190 dura ace wheel, and give you $45.00 credit."
said i'd think about it, but right now i'll just throw my brake back on and ride it free.
i go back to closer lbs and they said they'll call specialized on tuesday, but may want to consider just getting a different hub. recommended surly. i thought that might be a better way to go. i'm gonna give the closer lbs my business from now on.
what would be youse guyses recommendation? i know there are some anti-langster-ites out there, so short of getting a different bike....Upgrade wheel or just the hub will do?
it's a wierd going back to free. less control. more angst.