wheel build spoke tension help required

pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
edited May 2015 in Workshop
hi just building a set of DT Swiss wheels for a friend, and am wondering what tension to finish them with

Here are the items I have used to build them

DTSwissh 240 hubs RR 440 rims and DT Aerolite2.0/0.9/2.3 spokes front
Rear DT swiss 240 hub, RR 440 asymmetric rim and DT Aerolite2.0/0.9/2.3 spokes rear

I have them built up and am ready to tension them and finish truing.
I am using a park tools spoke meter so ideally would like to know the reading to use on that.
Thanks in advance
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,899
    You didn't make your life easy...

    The rear will need 1200 N and the Park tool is not calibrated for these spokes. Can you not borrow a DT calibrated gauge? Aerolite are a bit different from CX Ray, despite what the numbers say
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    Don't know anyone who owns a DT gauge, so I'm stuck I think. I have tensioned the front upto 14-16 on the gauge and it feels about right. But it could be a million miles off..

    Thought I read the maximum tension for the aeroloite was 1000 but I may be wrong
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,899

    Thought I read the maximum tension for the aeroloite was 1000 but I may be wrong

    Spokes can take a lot more than rims can
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,861
    The dt guage is only 400 quid.....
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    So with the greatest of respect with you being the expert Ugo

    Can I get away with using the park tools meter ? And if so what tensions should I aim for.
    Rider is around the 80kg weight

    I won't be spending £400 on the DT one that's for sure., not for one build
    Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels

    http://app.strava.com/athletes/881211
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,899
    So with the greatest of respect with you being the expert Ugo

    Can I get away with using the park tools meter ? And if so what tensions should I aim for.
    Rider is around the 80kg weight

    I won't be spending £400 on the DT one that's for sure., not for one build

    Use the supplied chart for a 0.9 x 2.1 bladed spoke, it's the best you can do
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    Cracking on with it now, cheers for the help
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  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    I have an Aerolite spare. I can put it on my calibration gauge (home made) and measure against my TM1 and let you know the reading. Maybe Sunday or Monday before I get a chance though.
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  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    That will be cool to know for comparison
    Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels

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