Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Bikes: Bianchi San Jose, Dahon Curve D3, Dahon Mu Uno
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how do you actually count spoke threads
I know, you look at them.
But what I'm really asking is this. People have varied amounts of threads that should be showing when you first begin to tension the wheel. One says tighten until you don't see the threads, one says tighten until five are showing, one suggests tightening until two show.
When I tightened up to the last thread, the wheel started out too tight according to my tensiometer.
Leaving five seems like a lot of extra work, so I'd like to try two.
But how can you really tell that only two threads are exposed? For me, it's very hard to see. Is there some trick to it? Or do I need reading glasses and that's my problem!? Or am I being too literal expecting to actually get them that close?