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Old 05-28-18, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact View Post
Spoke tension increases, decreases then increases again as they roll pass the contact patch. But the tension never goes "slack" to zero.
That would depend on how loose it is to begin with.

Anyway, to my understanding, the problem is that spokes that become untensioned enough at the bottom of the wheel that they move relative to their shape when tensioned, are susceptible to fatigue cracking.

Thinks like forming the bend probably help, but short of something like a straight pull spoke I doubt you can get it formed perfectly enough that there is no movement at all as the tension changes.
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