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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:24 pm 
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I was given this today :D
Hozan C737 spoke tension meter. I'm thrilled to be rid of my Park TM-1.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:37 pm 
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i thought Park tools were precise... :oops:

nice tension meter.

yes, i love good tools, despise bad tools.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:43 pm 
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For those of us who have never seen one before - how does it work?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:22 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
For those of us who have never seen one before - how does it work?


there are three contact points - two hook under the spoke and the thrid presses in between them from the other side - the middle point measures the amount of force/deflection which is related to the tension in the spoke. .... or something very close to that.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:44 pm 
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nice......i have a mild erection!......i bet it causes some frustration though, perfection must be a difficult thing to acheive.........


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:51 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
secret_squirrel wrote:
For those of us who have never seen one before - how does it work?


there are three contact points - two hook under the spoke and the thrid presses in between them from the other side - the middle point measures the amount of force/deflection which is related to the tension in the spoke. .... or something very close to that.


Close but, not quite. You described the p.i.t.a. Park tm1's use. One of the cool things about the Hozon is only the lead end goes under the spoke, the center and handle end stay on top. It's way less fiddly to use; Just hook the tip and tilt down.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:57 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
nice......i have a mild erection!......i bet it causes some frustration though, perfection must be a difficult thing to acheive.........


Tension meters are a great help in wheel building and repair. Even more so for guys like me who don't do it everyday. With rim brake wheels it's always about a balance between tension and true. On disc brake wheels I love to go full on tension perfection. The front wheel on my trail bike, which is regularly abused, has remained perfect for nearly 5 years now!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:47 pm 
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What's the gauge R and R for that vs the Park one?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Nice - I've got one of these:
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...also definitely better than a Park TM-1. Which isn't bad, but is nowhere near as accurate.


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