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wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby pinarellokid » Fri May 08, 2015 17:45 pm

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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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri May 08, 2015 20:19 pm

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

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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby pinarellokid » Fri May 08, 2015 20:28 pm

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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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri May 08, 2015 20:32 pm

pinarellokid wrote:
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

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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby thecycleclinic » Fri May 08, 2015 20:36 pm

The dt guage is only 400 quid.....
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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby pinarellokid » Fri May 08, 2015 20:37 pm

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
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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri May 08, 2015 20:45 pm

pinarellokid wrote: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

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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby pinarellokid » Fri May 08, 2015 21:17 pm

Cracking on with it now, cheers for the help
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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby brettjmcc » Fri May 08, 2015 22:25 pm

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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Re: wheel build spoke tension help required

Postby pinarellokid » Fri May 08, 2015 22:31 pm

That will be cool to know for comparison
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