Old 07-15-18, 07:30 AM
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cny-bikeman 
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Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Previous bikes:Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fave), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.

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+1. As the effect is small, a sloppy adjustment is not a good test of whether it's important. Instead, try this: Adjust the cones so that they are smooth with no play. Then hold the wheel with your hands and allow it to rock back and forth to a stop just by the weight of valve or reflector. Now clamp in the bike and try the same thing. You will find that the wheel stops significantly faster when clamped.
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