My commuter bike has had an annoying squeak ever since I started riding it this year. I couldn't tell where it was coming from and it came and went intermittently so it was hard to diagnose. I finally caved and brought the bike home so I could figure out what was going on.
Well I have narrowed the problem down to the rear hub or the derailleur jockey wheels. I am going to lubricate them both up and hopefully the squeak will be gone.
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but that squeak turns what should be a Zen moment as I cruise the highway to work into a serial killer frenzy as I get mad and try to ignore the noise - I fail and then get more mad.
Maybe it was just a cry for attention? I have to admit I wouldn’t want to spend 12hrs a day locked up in a tiny metal locker at the end of the train line. Bikes are like kids - they cost more money than you anticipated, don't always do what you want and you love them anyways.