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gtxkid

Is a spoke touque wrench needed

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Want to start trueing wheels.

Need to do some of our own.

Is the FASST adjustable touque wrench worth the money.

Greg

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for std. spoke maintance? no.

if your truing wheels as in your case. as long as your spoke threads and nipples are CLEAN, then they will give a close number. and most likely will be consistent through every spoke.

btw. excel makes one....its MUCH cheaper

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I have actually never owned one. I usually set and even out the tension by tone. But unless you have another similar wheel to go by or some experience (yours or someone else's) to work with, a torque wrench will give you a good starting point.

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For an entry-level / occasional use tool, I strongly recommend the Excel kit. After I bought mine, I went over a wheel I had recently built by "feel" and "tone" and was astounded at how far out I was. The Excel unit may not be "high end" precision instrument, but at least it puts you in the ball park.

Just my $0.02.

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