I have a new bike, and I've noticed as I pedal uphill the rear wheel makes gentle pinging sounds, almost as if someone were tapping the spokes with something. There is nothing hitting the spokes that I can see. These are Bontrager Select 700c wheels on a Surly Crosscheck.
I don't know if it is related, but my front wheel seems to shudder a fair amount when braking--more than I think it did at first.
I don't know much about wheels. Are these simply breaking in a bit, or are they coming out of true under my 200+ lbs? Or worse, are they about to do something weird like suddenly fail and introduce me to the road in a far too intimate manner?
Any ideas? Thanks.