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Old 03-14-14, 07:40 AM
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My experience: With rear wheels with a lot of dish (most), the DS spokes have much more influence on radial truing and the NDS much more influence on lateral truing due to their different bracing angles. My process is to start with all spokes slack, then bring up to tension only the DS and radial true using only the DS with the NDS spokes slack. Once the DS is tensioned and the rim radially true, I dish and laterally true using only the NDS spokes. Dishing the rim with the NDS spoke only slightly increases DS tension. Once there, it's a matter of stressing the spokes, equalizing tensions and fine tuning the trueness recognizing that the DS still has greater influence over radial and the NDS greater influence over lateral.
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