Old 07-15-18, 07:30 AM
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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.
There's no such thing as a routine repair.

Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.

If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.

Please respect others by taking the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!
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