Hi all. I'd appreciate any thoughts on what could be causing this noise:
- Fairly loud clicking noise from rear wheel
- Happens both when riding and with wheel lifted and spinning freely
- Irregular, but loosely aligned with the wheel's rotation. Some rotations I'll get one click, around the top of the cycle, sometimes it'll be two close together. Always more or less (but not exactly) at the same point in the rotation
It sounds to me like something small and hard bouncing around inside the rim. The wheel (26" Mavic rims, basic Shimano hub) was handbuilt about 9 months ago at my LBS. I first noticed the noise about 3 months ago and recently it's gotten more noticeable. Performance-wise it's fine, but the noise is getting to be a pain in the ass.