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Most setups are supposed to have at least some sound when switching gears. Depending on your derailleur/setup the sound may vary from a short click to longer sound of chain grabbing around the gears. The switching is supposed to happen without pedaling backwards, so you should not do it. Normally it is not okay to switch gears with highly tensioned chain, ...


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In order to restore it, take off/disassemble the major/large parts: Fork, wheels, and cranks. Go slow here so you can put it all back together later. Give it a good degrease, wash, wax then reassemble with new grease. You don't really have to remove and tear down the hand brakes. Grease the seat post. Park tools has a good page on how those coaster ...


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I have a Set of PD-M324's in my box of bits. Plenty grippy, to the point unless you are extreme down-hilling or free riding I doubt you need better. I have double sided caged SPD's with a cage similar to the look of the A530, also in my box of bits - no where near grippy enough, especially when wet. They are good for MTBing when you are unclipped alot - when ...


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I see here one question: how to fix rear hub with coaster brake. Is there any more questions you have about restoring this bike? About fixing coaster brake, it's best to give it to LBS, as it's a bit complicated thing.


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I did find these http://www.yellowjersey.org/tocleat.html And Yellow Jersey is exactly the kind of shop you'd expect to find that stuff. The one in the image is for Road shoes, but I think could easily be adapted to SPD shoes with some work with a dremel tool. They say they will make a custom cleat for just about any shoe. You do realize that ...



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