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pinarellokid
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Spoke tension.

Postby pinarellokid » Sat Jun 11, 2016 16:34 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone help me, I'm building a new wheel and I'm using a Chrina Ryde rim, but cannot find out what spoke tension to build it to. It's going on an old retro build so I have built it to a new Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub using Aci Alpine spokes.

It's currently showing 20 on my Park tools spoke gauge,

Shoul I be looking for around 25 or am I about right

Cheers
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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Spoke tension.

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Jun 11, 2016 16:41 pm

ACI double butted?

If your wheel is not dished and it shouldn't be with hub gear, then 20 is adequate, assuming the calibration is half decent. If your wheel is dished, then you want a bit more on the drive side.

If you are using ACI plain gauge, then 24-25 is more like it for a NON dished wheel

pinarellokid
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Re: Spoke tension.

Postby pinarellokid » Sat Jun 11, 2016 16:58 pm

Sorry,
yes Aci double butted. Non dished.

So il leave it at 20 then cheers Ugo
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Re: Spoke tension.

Postby dennisn » Sun Jun 12, 2016 02:11 am

Go to their website. Find the "contact" button and ask them.

pinarellokid
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Re: Spoke tension.

Postby pinarellokid » Sun Jun 12, 2016 21:35 pm

Ugo replied in 7 mins,

What more could I ask for
Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels

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