Well, it's time for RAGBRAI (Sunday will be the start) and all of the LBSs are very busy with folks who have waited until now to get their bikes looked at.
Unfortunately, my 26" rear tire on my recumbent is clicking once per revolution and I have found it's a flat spot. I confirmed that it is spoke rub, by putting a bit of masking tape between the loose spoke and its neighbor. It got quieter.
There is a very loose spoke (I can deflect it a centimeter or more with my fingers), at a spot where the rim is a few mm closer to the hub than the rest.
I want to train the next few days and I don't want to leave my bike at a LBS during this time.
Option 1: tighten that spoke just enough to get some slack out without pulling the wheel much.
Option 2: live with the clicking and possible damage to the tire due to uneven tensions.
Option 3: Get there and have my backup, weaker wheel put on the bike.
Any thoughts? I haven't done any wheel maintenance before, but I have read Sheldon's site about 20 times.