Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Yes, the diameter at the point where you measure is what counts. The contact points of the tension meter aren't in a straight line. 2 are behind the spoke, and one is in front. The conversion chart exists to allow for the change in offset the spokes thickness causes.
BTW- be careful about determining the gauge of the center section. While all 14g DB spokes are the same at the ends, the center can be anywhere from 1.5 to 1.8mm. If you don't have a caliper, you can look up the spec for the specific spokes you're using.
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