Always the last thing you check


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Towards the end of the ride today I felt something loose. I thought it was the headset so I put the bike in the stand and dropped the wheels to start going over everything. Long story short, it wasn't the headset so I completely stripped the whole bike down to check everything.

Many hours later I finally have the whole thing back together except for the wheels and the only thing I found wrong was the derailleur cage was bent so I straightened that up. Well, might as well clean up the cassette since it's right there.

Found the loose part, it was the axle adapter on the rear wheel. At least I gave the rest of the bike a thorough cleaning and torqing down.

Sorry for the rant, it's just aggravating when the very last thing you check winds up being the problem.