Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Step one, take the wheel off and bounce it or shake it in your hand. If it doesn't rattle you need to look elsewhere. Possibly part of the brake, or maybe it's headset related.
If it is the wheel, and has hollow rims there's a good chance that a small chip from when the rim was drilled is trapped inside the rim. This is fairly common and can make you crazy if you care. It won't rattle when the wheel spins at riding speeds because it's forced against the outside of the rim. If it bothers you, you might be able to shake it down to the valve hole. Otherwise, just put it out of your mind until next year.
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