dozentrio wrote:..Problem with the spokes. They creak loudly and annoyingly even after a professional wheel truing. Well, the trued wheel ran well for about a week, then the creaking began...
One week between wheel trueing jobs, is about my average with a 5304 laced 12ga in a 26in rim.
That is with fast trail riding every day, sometime the wheel last longer, but sometimes it needs trueing after only one day of ride. In any case, it needs to be trued very tight to have any chance to last. I have one laced alternate with outside spokes slightly bent at the flange, and the other with all the spokes inside, both single cross. So far, no difference in maintenance but the first has much more mileage done to date.
Check your wheel every day, learn to true it yourself, and keep it tight at all times.