WTB: spoke tensionmeter/tensioner??



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AWN

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I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
steep at retail.
Thanks.
Andrew.
 
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David Kerber

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In article <C2C2496D.1A945%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
> steep at retail.
> Thanks.
> Andrew.


The Park Tool spoke tension meter is about $60 from the various online
bike parts places.

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John Thompson

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On 2007-07-17, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:

> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
> steep at retail.


Unless you're intending to build a whole lot of wheels on a
regular basis there's really no reason to invest in a tensiometer. My
experience with them is that they tend to go out of calibration very
easily and can be too much of a hassle to maintain unless you have a
really compelling reason to keep using one.

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Noweldrecumbent

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Park makes a decent one and they aren't overly priced
Dave

"John Thompson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On 2007-07-17, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device
>> for
>> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed
>> away
>> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
>> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
>> steep at retail.

>
> Unless you're intending to build a whole lot of wheels on a
> regular basis there's really no reason to invest in a tensiometer. My
> experience with them is that they tend to go out of calibration very
> easily and can be too much of a hassle to maintain unless you have a
> really compelling reason to keep using one.
>
> --
>
> John ([email protected])
 
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Qui si parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.com

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On Jul 17, 8:24 am, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:
> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
> steep at retail.
> Thanks.
> Andrew.


Park makes a good, not expensive one..great for the home builder.
Great idea, IMO. Along with a decent spoke wrench, dish tool and stiff
truing stand.
 
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AWN

Guest
I appreciate the feedback. I have quality tools otherwise but have always
thought a tension meter may make things easier and safer. I know there are
many thoughts on this. My truing stand is as stiff as they come - cast
iron.
Thanks,
Andrew.



in article [email protected], Qui si
parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.com at [email protected] wrote on 7/19/07
8:35 AM:

> On Jul 17, 8:24 am, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
>> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
>> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
>> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
>> steep at retail.
>> Thanks.
>> Andrew.

>
> Park makes a good, not expensive one..great for the home builder.
> Great idea, IMO. Along with a decent spoke wrench, dish tool and stiff
> truing stand.
>
 
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Qui si parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.com

Guest
On Jul 20, 8:45 pm, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:
> I appreciate the feedback. I have quality tools otherwise but have always
> thought a tension meter may make things easier and safer. I know there are
> many thoughts on this.


Well, I have been bulding wheels for over 20 years and after 3000+
wheels, I still use a tension-meter on all the wheels I build. Great
tool for anybody that wishes to do this last small 'artisian' thing
found in cycling(the only other one frame building, IMO).


My truing stand is as stiff as they come - cast
> iron.
> Thanks,
> Andrew.
>
> in article [email protected], Qui si
> parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.comat [email protected] wrote on 7/19/07
> 8:35 AM:
>
> > On Jul 17, 8:24 am, AWN <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> I can¹t recall the exact correct name but I need the tensioning device for
> >> spokes/wheel building/truing. If any of you have upgraded or strayed away
> >> from using this, I would be interested in hearing what you might want to
> >> part with it. Does anyone manuf one for less than $100-$400? They seem
> >> steep at retail.
> >> Thanks.
> >> Andrew.

>
> > Park makes a good, not expensive one..great for the home builder.
> > Great idea, IMO. Along with a decent spoke wrench, dish tool and stiff
> > truing stand.