Spoke tension — BikeRadar
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edited May 2009
Has anybody used the Park TM-1 tool for checking spoke tension. If so, what do you think of it - good bit of kit or a waste of money?
I have one, very easy to use
I've never used one and never really had a problem but I quite like the idea of being able to check properly that I've achieved an even tension. However, I suspect that with experience a wheelbuilder will end up with the right tension anyway.
I always keep spoke nipples in a small oil filled pot so that the have minimal friction when tightening. Because that also means they'll have consistent friction I think that helps to get them equal. Works for me on wheels for tandems, trikes and singles.
So probably not necessary but a nice to have.
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