View Single Post
Old 12-04-17, 12:10 PM   #11
Gratuitous glib and snark
ThermionicScott's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
Posts: 16,047
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
@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.
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline   Reply With Quote