I had a new set of 27" Sun CR18's laced up 3X with DT db spokes and new old stock SR (Sakae Ringyo) hubs. I do have a plastic spoke protector installed Im 198 lbs and I ride for fitness. They were built up by a bike shop with a good name.
When I got them it seemed like the spoke tension was pretty low. After the first 10 miles I had to retension and retrue them, especially the rear. They are true and tight now. I have a good truing stand but I dont have a spoke tension meter.
The next few times out they were ok, however, where the spokes touch/cross, they seem to stick together when you squeeze the pair and there seems to be some quiet/faint noise coming out of the rear wheel.
Is this normal for new wheels?
Im riding my winter bike since its cold and salty now. The new wheels have less then 100 miles on them now.