Least Favorite Maintenance--Spokes

4 replies to this topic
  • guidster

Posted June 27, 2002 - 06:58 AM


Are there any tips or tricks to tightening spokes. Try as I might, I almost always wind up with a tight, but wobbly wheel!


  • tony_t.

Posted June 27, 2002 - 07:53 AM


You could try Fasst Co. spoke wrench they are pretty expensive but they come preset to torque the spokes so you won't over tighten them.

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  • Sean_McCutcheon

Posted June 27, 2002 - 08:48 AM


I hate spoke tightening too! I wish I could afford a Fasst Co. spoke wrench. There like $130.

  • bassr_#186

Posted June 27, 2002 - 09:02 PM


Go slowly and never tighten a spoke more than a quarter turn at a time as you go around the wheel. Overtightening is the biggest problem. I have been able to true wheels without a dial-indicators or spoke torque wrenches by just taking my time. I mount the wheel on the bike without a tire to do the job.

  • Guest_mxrider426_*

Posted June 27, 2002 - 10:42 AM


I just tighten the loose ones, and I have no problem. Takes 5 min.

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