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Hey, Doug. How'd your wheels turn out? And how do you like(3 posts)

Hey, Doug. How'd your wheels turn out? And how do you likeKen of Fresno
Mar 12, 2003 1:03 PM
your new Park TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter? I remember you saying it was you first wheel build. How'd it go?

Ken
fineDougSloan
Mar 12, 2003 2:03 PM
I built a simple MA3, 32 spoke, 3x, 14/15 w/ Campy Veloce front wheel. Used my Park TM-1 and TS-2. Relied mostly on Schraner's book more than Brandt -- much simpler. Been riding the wheel on my fixed gear, and it's stayed true.

The tensiometer was nice to verify my work, rather than relying upon plucking and hoping tension was right. I wasn't sure of absolute tension needed, but the relative tension was nearly identical among all the spokes.

With the right tools, a good guide, and some patience, I think anyone could do this.

Doug
Glad to hear it. I agree. Having the right tools andKen of Fresno
Mar 12, 2003 6:21 PM
a good set of instructions makes it a pretty foolproof job. Don't have Schraner's book yet. I'll have to check that one out.

I still remember the feeling of riding on the first set that I built about 10 years ago. They were Nisi Mixer rims with Record hubs. Pretty cool feeling of satisfaction, but it took me a while to get up the guts to go all out downhill on 'em. I guess they've proven themselves by now.

Cheers,
Ken