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Spoke Tensionometer calibration?(3 posts)

Spoke Tensionometer calibration?girodebirdman
Aug 16, 2001 12:08 AM
Hi. A local shop where I worked several years ago and where am going to build my wheels when I have a spare evening has a spoke tensionomenter; however, I think I was the last guy to use it, back in 1997. I am sure it is not calibrated correctly. Anyone know how to do this? I also have to put the truing stand back into dish: the shop has fallen into disrepair!
re: Spoke Tensionometer calibration?Daniel H.
Aug 16, 2001 6:10 AM
In all honesty you need to submit it to a calibration lab, they will be the ones that will have the standards that are tracable to a reliable source. They will have accuracy to around a lb or two. I work at a navy cal-lab and we do some cal of tensiometers as well as a lot of electrronic stuff. Who knows, mabee we could do it here.
re: Spoke Tensionometer calibration?Hank
Aug 16, 2001 7:29 AM
If you're talking about the fairly standard Wheelsmith one, I think you have to send it back to them. Those things always get a lot of abuse in shops and get out of whack pretty easily -- I think people rely on them too much. And those Park stands never stay properly cenetered, especially after lots of heavy mtb wheels are thrown in them all day long. Better to just use a good dishing tool.