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    Stressing New Bontrager

    There's an extra set of new Bontrager Race Lites sitting in the garage. But I don't have a stressing tool to break it in. How many miles do I have to ride to stress them before re-truing them?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrkelley
    There's an extra set of new Bontrager Race Lites sitting in the garage. But I don't have a stressing tool to break it in. How many miles do I have to ride to stress them before re-truing them?

    Thanks in advance
    What's a stressing tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPie
    What's a stressing tool?
    I'm guessing that he means a tensionometer.

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    A tensionometer would not stress the spokes significantly.

    If he means a tool to relieve the stress in the spokes, that only requires a couple gloved hands. Stress relieving would not require retruing unless the spokes were overtightened to begin with.

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    After assembly, I put one wheel on a hard surfaced floor on one end of the axle and bounce my entire body weight on the rim and I hear lots pings! Nice..... almost feels like poppin' a nice zit. I also squeeze (by hand) the crap outa parrallel spokes on newly built wheels, retrue them, and ride. They may or may not need retruing after several weeks.
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    I put them down on one end and firmly PUSH against the rim which also gives a nice ping or two... I'm not too keen on the "applying all your bodyweight" method myself.

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    I have about 2,500 miles on my set and they are still true with no extra attention at all...

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    Where they hand built? Do they have any miles on them? You can always take them for a spin around the block. 1 lap should do it.
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