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Small Clanger is alarmed. He sees the musical helicopter breaking up and losing its notes. Tiny Clanger gesticulates and hoots. The iron chicken on its star sees her and flaps over and collects her, scoops her up and carries her back to its star. The Clangers are even more alarmed. They wonder what will become of her. Tiny Clanger is very pleased. She greets the chicken as an old friend and gives it the jewel. They drink tea and chat interstellar small-talk. The chicken goes below and fetches her a small iron hat, with aerial and earpiece. It is their personal radio communicator.


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The arms are pretty long (from my limited experience). There's a good shot of them, and the high, standard cable stop here: youtube.com/watch?v=BIR8ogm185A
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If I understand it correctly, the hanger reduces the distance between the stop and the straddle wire, so reducing the additonal braking load caused by the flexing, which should soften the effect. Odd that it's not fitted as standard...
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That first answer on that Reddit post describes the problem perfectly; I'll edit part of it into my OP for future reference.
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To be more specific, it's a roughly 8Hz shuddering, apparently caused by rapid flexing of the front forks (I don't understand the physics involved, here). I agree, in most circumstances, I'd be looking for a maintenance problem, but this is a brand new bike and I was the very first person to sit on it. Surely something fresh out of the shop isn't going to need this sort of attention, yet?
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