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Handbuilt Wheels Making Noises?
I've got a nice set of handbuilt wheels. They are Nuke Proof carbon hubs laced to Mavic 517's. I've had them for almost 3 years now. They are PERFECTLY true, but it seems the spokes may be a little loose ALL the way around? When I ride on pavement, I hear a "whirring" sound and feel a vibration. It is quite annoying, but only on the road at a certain speed! Off road, you'd never know...
I've had a lot of experience trueing wheels, but have never built one from scratch. So, should I take the wheels to a respectable shop for a tune up, or just have at it with my spoke wrench? The Rear wheel is the problem wheel, and I worry about messing up its offset center, not to mention eliptical variations...