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    what's the verdict on the park tensiometer?

    I'm not interested in building my own wheels, but when truing them, i get nervous about applying too much tension. Should I increase tension on the right side or decrease it on the left side etc.?

    Would the tensiometer allow me to true wheels evenly and keep them safer than just tightening by "feel" and the truing stand?

    Thanks for any ideas
    B.

    oh and p.s. will it work the same for bladed spokes? i wonder if the profile of the spoke messes with the way the tensiometer attaches.

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    I like mine. I think it is a very good tool for a very good price tag. Be sure to release the gauge onto the spokes gradually. If you release it too quickly the measurements will be erratic due to elastic rebound. A tensiometer will help you build and true wheels but it is not really a truing tool. It is possible to build an out-of-round wheel with perfectly even tension.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby
    will it work the same for bladed spokes? i wonder if the profile of the spoke messes with the way the tensiometer attaches.
    Works for ALL spokes. I did a comparison between the values of the Park as compared to the DT Proline digital (at 10x the price) that our LBS has and it was bang on! Of course, the old "ping" test works too if you're careful.

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    +1 Mine works just awesome. Incredible value. I've built 6 wheels with it so far, and they are all my best builds ever (out of about 25 w/out a tensiometer in the last 15 years).

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    I like mine
    A wild man once explained to me how bicycles came from sailboats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle
    I like mine
    Ditto

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