If you’d like to live another day, learn to decode your bicycle’s klinks and klonks: Does it make a noise? What kind of sound is it? Is it regular or irregular? Does it occur when you’re (not) pedaling or shifting weight or braking or sitting down?
With a bit of investigation it should be possible to find the sound’s source and to decide if it’s a) just annoying (leave it be) or b) rather lethal (yes of course, fix it).1
To whom it may concern: Thanks for your time, and thanks for all the nice messages in the past! It was a pleasure! Best wishes and adieu, Maurice
Oh well, this is the last bicycle thingy for now, I guess. I’m slowly (!) collecting more “useful” knowledge on traveling with and without bicycles (how to prepare yourself and your bicycle, how to squat, how to not listen to others too much) and hopefully turn it into a book or at least a small zine one day. ↩