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    Spoke Tension

    I will be building my flip-flop wheel will this weekend (that's the plan anyway ) and was wondering what tension should I set my spokes at? Thanks for you help.

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    I pluck them and try to get a D or G note.... and that's usually tense enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I pluck them and try to get a D or G note.... and that's usually tense enough for me.
    which octave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
    which octave?
    I don't really know..... I'm not musically inclined. Actually, I pluck them and listen for uniformity. Actual tension is done more by feel/squeeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleEye
    I will be building my flip-flop wheel will this weekend (that's the plan anyway ) and was wondering what tension should I set my spokes at? Thanks for you help.
    If you have a spoke tension gauge, set them for 65-70 and it should be OK. That is what I use and never have any breakage or loose spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgearhead
    If you have a spoke tension gauge, set them for 65-70 and it should be OK. That is what I use and never have any breakage or loose spokes.
    Cool! I do have a tension gage. Thanks!

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