Originally Posted by trek330
There does remain however more tensioning to do.When one wants to increase tension on the whole wheel that is true do I give twice the amount of turn on the drivetrain side than the non drive side?Or equal amount of turns all around and then retrue?My rim is a Mavic open sport and I think 110 kgf of pressure would be enough(about 24 on the scale)Is that right??Any help would be appreciated!!
Good job on your 1st wheel! The ratio of right-to-left side turns will vary depending upon how much dish you have in the wheel. A 126mm wheel with 8-spd cluster will require close to the 2:1 ratio you mentioned. However, a 135mm wheel with hi-lo hub-flanges and offset-holes in the rim may need close to a 1:1 ratio to increase tension evenly. So.. it depends.
For simplicity's sake, I recommend you break up the final tension-increase into separate steps. First increase tension by turning both sides the same amount so that they're both at around 75kgf. Then check the dish and the rim may be off to the left a tiny bit. Then increase tension on the right side some more to correct the dish and verify tension. You may need to go back and forth a couple times with decreasing turns of the spoke-wrench (1/16th turns sometimes for the final pass). You may end up with 80/110kgf tension, which is decent. In some cases of severe dishing, you may end up at 60/110kgf. In which case, double-butted thinner spokes on the left side would help keep the spokes tensioned in the load zone.
Last edited by DannoXYZ; 10-19-10 at 04:11 PM.