A smooth, silent bike is a wonder to behold. When every component is working in harmony the bike is a stunning product of expert engineering to be enjoyed and celebrated.
Yet sometimes – something like this happens…
It all goes wrong, something stops working and you’re left with a clunking, spluttering, lump of carbon/aluminum/steel that causes you nothing but frustration.
There’s often a last ditch attempt to fix your unhappy bicycle there and then – but more often than not you’ll end up rolling away from the group ride in need of some tools and a YouTube video, or the help of a trained mechanic.
Here’s the chain of events that often leads to extreme bike frustration….
You’re rolling along comfortably, happily, and then suddenly you notice a ‘clunk’ that you weren’t expecting…
Unfortunately, you can’t take the same course of action you would with your car. The noise continues – often getting louder or more persistent as the miles tick by.