JohnW wrote:mercalia wrote:confirms my decision to choose a different rim manufacturer. Don't however, underestimate the wheelbuilder's part in it all.
I've been building wheels (for myself and others) for over 30 years. I stick with Mavic. It could be the OP's issue is the spokes being too loose?
Some would think that statement is the opposite to the case. The logic is that the tighter the spoke are, the more they 'share' the loadings. Think of it as all the spokes being absolutely slack - if you sat on the bike only the one spoke from hub up to rim would take a load (ok the rim would deform terrible as well - but you get the point?). So maybe this was a machine built wheel, and too loose causing stresses in use to damage the rim?