Dirty White Boy
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: 2004 Specialized Sirrus Comp, 1984 Raleigh Gran Prix fixed gear conversion
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I use a tensiometer, but usually only on the phase before final truing. By that, I mean that I bring the spokes up to the desired tension, and then true, stress-relieve, etc. as many times as it takes for the stress-relieving process not to affect the trueness. I then ride said wheel(s), and re-true and stress relieve as necessary. So far I've had no problems, and have nothing but very true, very strong wheels.
Having said that, I do get different tones from different spokes. I figure if I can get it true enough that it doesn't become untrue with reasonable use, then the tension is taking care of itself.