Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Swansboro(area), NC, USA
Re: Initial indicators of FD failure?
Take the rear wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and do a push with one hand and a pull with the other. Alternate the movement. Don't be a puss when you do it either. If you feel any movement then you are probably heading in the failure direction.
That's what mine did so we had it rebuilt. So far, so good!
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