I just bought my first 'real' road bike - a Felt F75 with Mavic CXP22 rims with eyelets and aluminum nipples. After bringing it home I gave it a close inspection and realized that there were bumps on the inside face of the rim right at the eyelet as if the nipple wanted to pull out. They were most pronounced on the eyelets leading to the spokes connecting to the drive side of the rear rim (whose spokes were quite taught) but I could see smaller humps on the other side of the rim and and even some on the front wheel.
I took it back to the shop and the techs took their meter and measured the drive side spokes as '80' and said it was normal. I was in disbelief. They checked other bikes in the store (the ones with the same rims I presume) and said they looked similar - they had the same bumps in the rim.
I made a stink and their rep is going to check out the issue. I imagine it would be hard for him to admit any issue so Im turning to you guys for help - is there an issue at the factory? Are these rims just not meant to take 'normal' tension and are giving way? am I nuts?