The squeal ... from braking right .. not just riding. They all do it, just consider it charming. About the spokes though. My stockers were crap. I am still using the same rims, but have taken them to Buchannans in S. Cal for relacing w/ Heavy Duty Stainless. Not problems since. Wheel true and tension can have a bit of black magic and voodoo to it. Maybe you have tightened them too much. Go to a pro.