Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the May Giveaway for a Road Electric Bike Hurricane from KBO


Spoke Tension Meter?
#1
Hi there, I just wanted to know if you all use a spoke tensioning meter (park tool TM-1) when tensioning your spokes, or if there was another way of doing it without one as they are quite pricey for a bit of plastic! I wondered whether you just guess within reason or go by feel? thanks
  Reply
#2
Read: http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html#tensioning

I do it by feel and acoustic note.
Nigel
  Reply
#3
Thanks Nigel, I will get some pictures of centering issue, thanks again!
  Reply
#4
You could not find a spoke tension meter in 99% of the shops up through the 70's. Somehow we managed. It's a useful tool but only if used by someone who already understands wheel structure and tension. One can easily get even spoke tension on a used wheel and have it completely out of true. Getting the right tension will do nothing to resolve your centering issue mentioned on the other post. Please read my post in that thread.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
746
06-06-2020, 03:20 AM
Last Post: jonsio
Star
1,433
10-16-2019, 02:27 PM
Last Post: Joe_W
 
25,854
05-23-2014, 01:38 AM
Last Post: danny1962
 
7,991
01-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF
 
6,334
07-08-2013, 09:39 AM
Last Post: RBurrelli

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Is the creaking sound coming from pedals...
Yesterday 02:47 PM
2021 Pro Road Cycling
Yesterday 02:37 PM
Is Presta valve lock nut useful?
Yesterday 02:12 PM
Which gravel bike saddle do you suggest?
Yesterday 07:43 AM
Have you Ever Tried an Electric Bike?
05-16-2021 05:54 PM
1994 Scwinn Crisscross
05-16-2021 09:49 AM
SunTour Freewheel "Perfect" model
05-15-2021 11:48 PM
Looking for a fixed gear bike under $300
05-15-2021 05:36 PM
Biking in the rain
05-14-2021 09:02 AM
COPPI "DALLA LIBERA" 60s FRAME SET
05-14-2021 12:51 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
22 posts
no avatar 2. ChaseCal
7 posts
no avatar 3. Nikko
7 posts
no avatar 4. ManBearPig
5 posts
no avatar 5. Criminal
4 posts