Tonight was a night of firsts. When I left work it was raining, and I have never ridden more than a mile in the rain. I have a 9 mile commute one way to and from work. I had the money for the train, but I figured I had to wet-ride sooner or later, so I may as well get it over with. Wasn't bad at all. Just rode a little slower and more carefully.
Now for the tech issue:
My bike has been making a weird clicking noise as I pedal (2010 SE Lager, stock except the rear tube. SS 46/17 gearing.) It has been happening more frequently and getting louder as it happened, so at about the half way point of my ride, I flipped it to the fixed side just to see if the freewheel was the source of the noise. Well, it was. I rode the remaining 4.5-5 miles home fixed with no odd noises. I will admit, i kind of like riding fixed over SS... but that's another issue.
So, what the hell is up with my freewheel? No odd noises when coasting or backpedaling, I've taken a measuring tape to the fork ends to make sure the wheel is straight in the fork ends, I've tried different tensions, and its always the same noise. Any advice?
Oh, and P.S. I can feel each click through the pedals.