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If the problem happened to me and the noise sounded like it came from the hub, then I would start dismantling the hub to find out what's rattling. Hopefully just removing the quick-release skewer would reveal the problem, if the problem is in the hub. If the sound appeared to come from the rim, then I'd take the tire off and remove the inner tube (assuming ...


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It could well be a nipple. Or some other bit of metal junk. Removing it is a good idea, just because you never want your bike to make metallic rattling noises as part of normal operation. Over a long time, and lots of wheeling your bike, the repeated banging of that object against the rim will damage it somewhat, but I expect you'd have to wheel it thousands ...



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