Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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Proper Spoke Tension with Tensiometer?
I have a Park TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter. I'm wondering what are some ballpark numbers for a properly tensioned wheel. What are some good numbers for the front wheel? Rear wheel left side? Rear wheel right side?
Do you have to know the rim, hub, and spoke types?
I laced my first wheels on my new LHT. I used Sheldon's instructions. To set tension I checked the wheels on my other touring bike. It worked okay, but I don't want to load it up and take it on tour until I'm more sure of what I've done.
Any tips would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance!