Excel Rim Spoke Torgue Settings

Hello All,

I have a new Excel Rim, with Buchanan Spokes

stock hub. I bought a new torque wrench and

did my research. I'm going to figure out how to

do this trueing thing.

What is a good torque value for this set up. The

manual state 2.9 for spokes, that has to be a

mis-print. I've only seen one other value in the

search and came up with 48ft-lbs but didn't state

what their set up was.

Thanks for the help!

Mine is set at 48 from the factory.

I just had my troublesome Excels that were laced to OE hubs with Buchanan spokes reworked by Buchanan with larger Buchanan spokes. Robert Buchanan himself told me 60-70 inch lbs for the front and 65-75 inch lbs for the rear. I adjusted my Fasst wrench to 65 and I haven't had a problem since.

Buchanan did not do my Excel wheelset originally........I should have known better.

Hello All,

I have a new Excel Rim, with Buchanan Spokes

stock hub. I bought a new torque wrench and

did my research. I'm going to figure out how to

do this trueing thing.

What is a good torque value for this set up. The

manual state 2.9 for spokes, that has to be a

mis-print. I've only seen one other value in the

search and came up with 48ft-lbs but didn't state

what their set up was.

Thanks for the help!

I can't imagine 48 ft-lbs of torque ....must be a typo..:mad:

:mad: :mad:

Thanks All, Will give it the college try.

Thanks All, Will give it the college try.

It is NOT 48 "ft.lbs"!!!

"2.9" is the correct spec in the manual, and is stated as "ft.lbs.". If you bought a spoke-specific torque wrench, odds are real good it is calibrated in "inch pounds". 2.9 ft.lbs. converts to 34.8 inch-pounds (2.9 X 12).:mad: That's spec for the factory spokes.

The Buchanon spokes may require a higher torque, I can't say, but I can promise you they don't require 48 foot pounds.

Bubba, you torque your spokes to 48 "foot pounds" and you are going to have one freaking wobbly rim.:worthy::ride:

Okay?!! :mad: :mad:

It is NOT 48 "ft.lbs"!!!

"2.9" is the correct spec in the manual, and is stated as "ft.lbs.". If you bought a spoke-specific torque wrench, odds are real good it is calibrated in "inch pounds". 2.9 ft.lbs. converts to 34.8 inch-pounds (2.9 X 12). That's spec for the factory spokes.

Yep you're right it's 48 in. lbs.

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