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The wheel was probably badly built in factory and/or not adjusted when you bought the bicycle. Anyway 24 spoke wheel is very odd component selection for touring bicycle, and I would get myself decently built 36 spoke rear wheel, if I were in your position.


I once noticed something similar to this when climbing up a hill. The "grinding" sound was coming from a couple loose spokes. For a complete diagnosis you will need to provide more information and I can update my answer from there. First step, check the tensions of your spokes. Are there any obviously loose spokes? Tighten any loose spokes you might find. ...

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