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

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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
  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
  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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