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Excel Rim Spoke Torgue Settings

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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!

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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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