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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Got wired again?!

    Out on our 20 mile daily tandem toot today when there was a sudden noise from back wheel: 'clang, clang'; applied both brakes and got a 'scrape, scrape' noise too. Switched to front brake only, stopped and checked back wheel.
    A piece of wire about 18 inches long was wedged between right rear brakepad and rim and created the 'scrape' noise when we applied brake; 'clang' noise was the wire hitting the spokes.
    Yanked wire out and readjusted rear brake a bit and we were on the way.
    Several years ago we had a similar experience with worse results. Got 'clang clang' noise from back of tandem, shifted rear derailleur and got qiuet, then, got worse. Checked back wheel and had a chunk of wire wrapped into the cassette and chain. Messed up the cassette and eventually the hub.
    So beware of gettin' wired!

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    Plastic bag sucked into the cassette can make a hell of a mess also if you don't stop pedaling.
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