Just think how many times your front wheel has turned in that 142,398 miles. Gotta love simple designs.Hi folks. Another update on Hidalgo. Current mileage: 145,000
I took a 7 day trip a couple of weeks ago for some job interviews and the speedometer quit working about 1,100 miles into it. Since this has happened a couple of times in the past I knew that the speedometer drive 'hub' had deformed and needed to be reshaped. However when I 'repaired' it it only lasted about 24 miles before failing again.
After I got back home I ordered a new drive hub and was preparing to install it when I decided to do a close inspection of the drive assembly (the part the cable attaches to) and found that the drive gear had some 'flat' teeth on it, therefore causing the binding that failed the 'hub'.
So, the speedometer drive assembly has a finite life in it. In my case it was 142,398 miles. I did maintenance almost every time the front wheel was off so I don't know what could have been done to prevent this.
Anyway, that's another part that died well after its prime.
Til next time. Ride safe.