..my new thing is cracking rim spoke holes.
Cracked all the drive side eyelets on the stock rim of my Trek 1500. No eyelets on that rim, so the nipple was actually pulling through the rim in some spots.
Out on a tour the past few weeks and just about halfway through I notice- huh, same thing. Nice cracks near all the drive side spoke holes on the rear rim. Gotta give credit to my trusty Kona Jake. Still did nearly 400 miles with 300lbs of me and gear on it's back and still doesn't look any worse than when I first noticed it. In fact, I think I'll continue using this rim through a 3rd cyclocross season just to see exactly what it takes to kill it.
Anyway, since this is apparently a "thing" for me now, anybody know any super secret wheel building tips to avoid this sort of thing?