2009-12-27

still on that pedal.bike?

proj.gear/bike/trouble shifting:
7.10:
. the bolt holding the rear derailleur cable had come loose .
. give the chain some lube along with the derailleur wheels .
7.11:
. it was unexpectedly difficult to down-shift
and it was after a rain, so I suspected rust in the cable housing .
. that was not really a problem but I lubed it anyway;
and trying the control by itself was easy too,
so I was perplexed .
. then I notice the handle cover might be pressing against the control,
so I trimmed that with the sheet metal clippers
-- even though it didn't really make sense to do so,
since the control was fine moving without the cable .
. maybe it was the cable under pressure,
so the next test ride may find that it really was the lube that helped .