Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Jackson, MS
learned the hard way
If you hear a metallic tinkling sound or the sharp click of plastic falling on pavement, stop and go back. Look for the part that fell off the bike, even if it "seems" to be operating just fine.
I would rationalize that I just ran over something in the road and keep going after a brief in flight systems check; brakes, shifting, steering, pedaling, "naw not my bike. Must've been something in the road."
Get home and rats, something fell off out there. I call myself inspecting these things on a regular basis but not good enough. I just lost the skewer, thrust washers etc from the tandem hitch on my Hase.
I have dropped the plastic wing nuts from the fairing more than once...that has been the one repeat item. It is easy to get in a hurry while re-installing the fairing after transport to an event.
Hey, we all scan the road surface in our subconscious or sensory memory, if there was something there, we would have seen it. Something falling? Stop, turn and Go Back. It came off your bike!
Two Tour Easys
Two Hase Ketts
Two EZ Sports
Two Hobie Kayaks
and a WW Tour trike
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