Wheel Fanatyk’s Tensiometer

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by Tosspot, Nov 18, 2015.

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    Tosspot Guest

    Tosspot, Nov 18, 2015
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    Rob Morley Guest

    I learned the finer points of wheelbuilding from someone who had an
    outstanding reputation among local club riders (having taught myself the
    basics) and he never used anything more sophisticated than a spoke key.
    I suppose that some modern wheels (high rigidity rims and low spoke
    counts) may benefit from tension checking, but I tend to avoid those
    myself and I've had no problems with traditional construction.
     
    Rob Morley, Nov 18, 2015
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    Clive George Guest

    Clive George, Nov 18, 2015
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    Dennis Davis Guest

    Oh goody goody, that's three "must-have" toys for my Christmas list.
    I'll take them all, even though I don't like pizza all that much.

    Not that it really matters. I doubt that Santa will bring me any of
    them :-(
     
    Dennis Davis, Nov 18, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest

    Oooh, harsh!
     
    Tosspot, Nov 19, 2015
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  6. For $300, I'm painfully aware that I could buy quite a few wheel builds.

    I dunno. I have a TM-1; it's not that variable, but of course I have no
    idea if the calibration is any good.
     
    David Damerell, Nov 19, 2015
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    Clive George Guest

    It looks lovely, and if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket
    and a slight case of OCD to appease, go for it. (and judging by your
    spreadsheet, the latter might well be the case :) )

    I'm not convinced you won't get the same variable readings problem though.
     
    Clive George, Nov 19, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest


    The calibration I could deal with, I could calibrate it myself quite
    easily (a bottle of water and a pole would suffice) but I find it
    irritating taking three reading and averaging them. I want something
    that will produce consistent readings.

    Hmm, I think the answer might be to try and find someone who has similar
    and try it out.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 20, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest

    Which reminds me, latest version done. External links corrected,
    diagram on hub measurements, and a few tidy ups. Watch this space.

    Is there any free lilypad I can drop it onto? Pastebin or similar?
     
    Tosspot, Nov 20, 2015
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  10. I'd be grateful if you'd explain the method you'd use. Obvious ways of
    attaching an 80kg weight to one end of a spoke haven't struck me...
     
    David Damerell, Nov 20, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest


    Archimedes. We have office water in 15 litre containers. An empty[1]
    one of those, and a (roughly) meter pole.

    Or else it'll be stealing office water.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 20, 2015
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