So I finally upgraded my eBay wheels on my cross bike this season. For the last several years I have been riding some of the worst wheels known to man. You know the ones, they have no vendor name stamped on them because even the manufacturer is ashamed that they made them. When you actually see them at your LBS (local bike shop) they appear in the discount bin labeled as "free". They weigh as much as your head, but their 1 main advantage is THEY-NEVER-BREAK!
Well, shock of all shocks, after an unknown amount of miles of life the hub in the front wheel finally started that lovely grinding sound that goes I-want-to-be-replaced, I-want-to-be-retired.