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Old 12-04-17, 12:10 PM   #11
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@rhm, Jobst Brandt himself had to learn that lesson (torquing down the freehub body) the hard way on a tour. 30 ft-lbs feels like a lot more than necessary when you're doing it, and I don't think it gets emphasized enough in most literature/discussions.

Meanwhile, I'm still trying to remember a good personal story for this thread. Most of my mechanical issues on long rides have been mundane things like the occasional flat tire or dropped chain. Although I did learn by watching a teammate on a recent RAGBRAI that if you drop your chain to the inside, you have a chance of being able to shift it back onto the small ring by pedaling wildly while using the shifter to move the front derailleur back out toward the big ring.
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