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loose hubsspecialized_allez
Nov 9, 2001 11:01 AM
was picking up my commuter bike from the LBS the other day and the mechanic mentioned that my hubs were loose. i didn't want to spend anymore money and i didn't really like the guy so i said thank you for the info and was on my way. my questions are: how do i tell if they really are loose ( i can definitely wiggle them a little bit )? how can i fix it ( seems like it should be relatively easy )? thanks in advance from a newbie.
well, duh!Rusty McNasty
Nov 9, 2001 12:34 PM
If they wiggle, then they are loose!!!
Get a pair of cone wrenches and tighten them!
If you really don't have a clue, buy "Zinn and the art or road bike maintenance"!
Geez. I thought every 12 year old knew how to do that!
well, duh!grzy
Nov 9, 2001 1:55 PM
At least you do.
And now a few kind words from Mr. McNastyKerry Irons
Nov 10, 2001 6:49 AM
Any possibility you could be at least civil to a guy who says he's new at this? Although it appears to be a key element of your being, condenscension doesn't become you.
Nov 10, 2001 10:39 AM
When people are new, they don't know!!!
Get a brain and help them up!
If you really don't have a clue, buy "Zinn and the art of using our brain"!
Geez. I though every 12 year old knew that!

"Don't pay any attention to Rusty, he's just McNasty", the ...breck
Nov 10, 2001 5:03 PM
White Rabbit said to poor Alice. "But he's so rude!" she said, with almost a sob in her voice. "I just have to get home and the wheels are loose." "Well, just how loose are they?", asked the Rabbit. "Are they wiggle toe loose?" "Well i guess the are", she said whilst wiggling her toes to see if he could touch the shoes. "Surely they are no looser than that! And Rusty said i would need cone wrenches. And, and, and a Book!". "Why i haven't any ice cream so why would i need a wrench to tighten them? And why would i need a book for? To sit on while i eat the ice cream?!", she cried. "Yes, that must be it. Rusty seems nice after all. I would not have thought of that!

"Well" says the Rabbit, "You will need some cone wrenches." All the while smiling brightly as he had just thought of that himself. "Cone wrenches for the cones that hold the bearings onto the axle each side dear girl. You will have to take the wheel and skewer off and tighten down the cone and nut on one side using a cone wrench and normal wrench. Turn the wheel over and hold the cone still while you loosen the lock nut and back it off. Then tighten the cone till it touches the bearing and back off one-eighth to one-quarter turn, then tighten the lock nut against the cone. Spin the wheel and check for tightness. Repeat if you need to."

"Well that seems so very easy", said Alice. "Well it's not!", said the Rabbit thinking it was hard enuff explaining it all the time without the book! And all the problems could arise and ...he stopped here not wanting to have to explain all this. Maybe he should just tell her she may would need the book! And he had to hurry some as the Mad Hatter would soon be by and he had to be ready to go at a moments notice. "And you will need a book", he said, equally proud of him self that he had relayed this important piece of information on to her.

"Well you try it", said the Mad Hatter, "and let me know." I have to be off now you know. The Queen is waiting and i must not be late lest she off with my head!" "Oh no she said", i shan't keep you!", all the time noticing Humpty Dumpty high upon the wall. "Hmmm, wonder whom that could be?", she thought to herself. Maybe he will know where i can get the book! and cone wrenches and up she popped and off to the wall, all smiling and happy to meet a new friend.

you can do it :)
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inspired by the many tales
of Lewis Carroll
Well done, sir (nm)mickey-mac
Nov 10, 2001 5:16 PM