Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Didsbury, Alberta, Canada - near Calgary
Bikes: Cannondale touring bike
Verrry interesting. I'm a professional piano tuner, so I pay quite a bit of attention to spoke tones too - but I don't use headphones! 'Course, I'm used to listening for these tones. The problem I've found is that when spokes cross and touch, the pitch is raised (shorter "string" - like pushing a string against a fret in a guitar). If they all crossed at exactly the same place on the length of the spoke, they should all sound the same pitch. Sounds good in theory, I haven't had it work out in practice yet.