In a message dated 9/19/02 6:33:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< The last few times
I've ridden the bike I have noticed a pretty substantial "warping" of
the drive side flange on the front hub. Weird because the wheel spins
true (though not very smooth).
The question would be is this something to worry about? Is something
catastrophic about to occur? >> If it was unwarped before and you've noticed a change over a relatively short period of time, the hub is in pre-failure mode, i.e., they aren't designed to warp. If ANYTHING on a bicycle breaks while you are riding it, there is potential for a crash and injuries. Court "Lady Luck" on something else and change that hub out. Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA