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 Post subject: Wheel Building Question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:20 pm 
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Does anyone know if straight pull spokes should be tensioned any differently from conventional spokes? (Tighter/Slacker)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Only built a few radial wheels BITD but I remember giving them an extra twist :wink:

But be aware I bought a pair of Mavic crossrides off a mate and he really tension-ed them and the hub ended up snapping :facepalm: :|


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 pm 
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For radial you need less tension as the component of the force radially is lower compared to tangential spoking.

If you mean straight pull for spokes with no j-bend for the spoke head, then tension is identical to a j-spoke lacing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:50 pm 
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hamster wrote:

If you mean straight pull for spokes with no j-bend for the spoke head, then tension is identical to a j-spoke lacing.

Yes that's what I wanted to know, thanks :)


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Tension is usually specified by the rim manufacturer for the rim.


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